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Past Missions This Year

Jan 6 Turksat 5A
asiasat spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 8:27 PM EST / 2021-01-07 01:27:00Z
Window 3 hours, 58 minutes

Jan 20 Another One Leaves the Crust
rocket lab
Vehicle Electron
Location Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1
Time 7:45 PM NZDT / 2021-01-20 06:45:00Z
Window 1 hour, 30 minutes

Rocket Lab is slated to send a single communications "microsatellite" for the German-based OHB Group that will "enable specific frequencies to support future services from orbit." This is to be the 18th flight of the Electron rocket and will fly out of Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.

Jan 20 Starlink L16
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 8:02 AM EST / 2021-01-20 13:02:00Z

SpaceX is expected to launch another 60 Starlink internet satellites atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket. This will be the 16th batch of the first version of SpaceX's Starlink satellites. Should all go according to plan, the spacecraft will be deposited in a 550-kilometer circular orbit.

Jan 24 Transporter 1
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 10:00 AM EST / 2021-01-24 15:00:00Z
Window 22 minutes

SpaceX is expected to launch its first dedicated rideshare mission atop a Falcon 9 rocket. Several organizations, ranging from companies to governments, are slated to have their microsatellites and nanosatellites launched into a 500-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit.

Feb 4 Starlink L18
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 1:19 AM EST / 2021-02-04 06:19:00Z

SpaceX is set to launch another 60 Starlink satellites atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket. It is expected to be the 19th batch of V1.0 Starlink internet satellites.

Feb 15 Progress MS-16
rka tsskb-progress
Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time 10:45 AM ALMT / 2021-02-15 04:45:00Z

Roscosmos is slated to send the uncrewed Progress MS-16 cargo resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. Upon reaching orbit, the freighter is expected to take about two days to reach the outpost.

Feb 15 Starlink L19
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 10:59 PM EST / 2021-02-16 03:59:00Z

SpaceX is set to launch another 60 Starlink satellites atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket. L-19 is expected to be the 19th batch of V1.0 Starlink internet satellites.

Feb 20 NG-15 Cygnus
nasa northrop grumman
Vehicle Antares 200
Location Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0A
Time 12:36 PM EST / 2021-02-20 17:36:00Z

Northrop Grumman’s NG-15 Cygnus spacecraft is slated to be the 15th such spacecraft to fly to the International Space Station to resupply the orbiting outpost. NG-15 Cygnus is also the fourth flight for Northrop Grumman under the second Commercial Resupply Services contract. The spacecraft will launch atop an Antares 230+ rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia, and spend several days catching up to and rendezvousing with the International Space Station.

Mar 4 Starlink L17
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 3:24 AM EST / 2021-03-04 08:24:00Z

SpaceX is targeting Thursday, March 4 for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously flew on seven missions: the Iridium-8 mission, the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission, and five Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean. One half of

Mar 11 Starlink L20
asiasat spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 3:13 AM EST / 2021-03-11 08:13:00Z
Window 1 second

SpaceX is targeting Tuesday, March 9 for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The instantaneous window is at 9:58 p.m. EST, or 2:58 UTC on March 10. The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously supported launch of NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, and a Starlink mission.

Mar 14 Starlink L21
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 5:44 AM EDT / 2021-03-14 09:44:00Z

SpaceX is set to send it's 22nd batch of roughly 60 Starlink satellites into orbit for the company's Starlink satellite internet service.

Mar 22 CAS500 1 & ELSA-d
tsskb-progress
Vehicle Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time 12:07 PM ALMT / 2021-03-22 06:07:00Z
Window 1 second

A Glavkosmos Soyuz 2.1a rocket topped with a Fregat upper stage will launch the first of two Korean CAS500 (Compact Advanced Satellite 500) Earth observation satellites for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute into orbit. In total 38 satellites will be launched. Flying as secondary payloads are Astroscale’s ELSA-d active debris removal demonstration mission, UniSat 7, four GRUS Earth-imaging microsatellites (GRUS 1B–1E) built by Axelspace of Japan and multiple other MicroSats, CubeSats and Poc

Mar 24 Starlink L22
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 4:58 AM EDT / 2021-03-24 08:58:00Z

SpaceX is set to send it's 23rd batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit for the company's Starlink satellite internet service.

Mar 25 ST30
tsskb-progress
Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Vostochny Cosmodrome LD1
Time 11:47 AM YAKT / 2021-03-25 02:47:00Z
Window 1 second

A Starsem Soyuz 2.1b rocket topped with a Fregat upper stage will launch on a mission designated ST30 to put 36 OneWeb internet communication satellites for Oneweb LLC into a near polar orbit at an altitude of 450km.

Apr 9 Soyuz MS-18
rka tsskb-progress
Vehicle Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time 1:42 PM ALMT / 2021-04-09 07:42:00Z

A Soyuz rocket is slated to launch the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft with two cosmonauts and an American astronaut to the International Space Station for a roughly six-month stay. They'll replace the crew of Soyuz MS-17 during a week-long handover. Note: The image used in this entry shows the Soyuz-FG variant. Soyuz missions now exclusively use the Soyuz-2 variant.

Apr 23 Crew-2 Dragon
nasa spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 (Crew Dragon)
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 5:49 AM EDT / 2021-04-23 09:49:00Z

SpaceX's Crew-2 Dragon mission is slated to bring NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur as well as Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet to the International Space Station. They'll replace outgoing astronauts from the Crew-1 flight and are expected to remain aboard the outpost for about five to six months before being replaced by the Crew-3 Dragon astronauts as early as September 2021.

Apr 26 ST31
tsskb-progress
Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Vostochny Cosmodrome LD1
Time 7:14 AM YAKT / 2021-04-25 22:14:00Z
Window 1 second

A Starsem Soyuz 2.1b rocket topped with a Fregat upper stage will launch on a mission designated ST31 to put 36 OneWeb internet communication satellites for Oneweb LLC into a near polar orbit at an altitude of 450km.

Apr 26 NROL-82
nro ula
Vehicle Delta IV Heavy
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-6
Time 1:47 PM PDT / 2021-04-26 20:47:00Z

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy is expected to launch the classified NROL-82 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. This is currently expected to be the fourth-to-last Delta 4 Heavy rocket to be launched and the second-to-last from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Apr 28 Starlink V1.0-L24
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 11:44 PM EDT / 2021-04-29 03:44:00Z
Window 1 second

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, April 28 for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The instantaneous window is at 11:44 p.m. EDT, or 3:44 UTC on Thursday, April 29. The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously supported launch of GPS III Space Vehicle 03, Turksat 5A, and four Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Just Read the

May 4 Starlink V1.0-L25
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 3:01 PM EDT / 2021-05-04 19:01:00Z
Window 1 second

May 9 Starlink V1.0-L27
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 2:42 AM EDT / 2021-05-09 06:42:00Z
Window 1 second

Starlink V1.0-L27; booster is designated as B1051.10 for this flight.

May 15 Starlink V1.0-L26
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 6:58 PM EDT / 2021-05-15 22:58:00Z
Window 1 second

SpaceX is set to launch another 60 Starlink internet satellites for its megaconstellation.

May 18 SBIRS GEO 5
dod ula
Vehicle Atlas V 421
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time 1:37 PM EDT / 2021-05-18 17:37:00Z
Window 1 second

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, designated AV-091, will launch the U.S. military’s fifth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite, or SBIRS GEO 5, for missile early-warning detection.

May 26 Starlink L28
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 2:59 PM EDT / 2021-05-26 18:59:00Z
Window 1 second

SpaceX is set to launch its 29th batch of Starlink internet satellites. The Falcon 9 is expected to have around 60 spacecraft inside its payload fairing.

May 29 OneWeb 7
tsskb-progress
Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Vostochny Cosmodrome LD1
Time 2:38 AM YAKT / 2021-05-28 17:38:00Z
Window 1 second

About 36 OneWeb communications satellites are expected to launch atop a Russian Soyuz 2.1b rocket.

Jun 3 CRS-22 Dragon
nasa spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 (Crew Dragon)
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 1:29 PM EDT / 2021-06-03 17:29:00Z
Window 1 second

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is slated to send the second cargo variant of the company's Dragon-2 spacecraft, which is based on the Crew Dragon, to the International Space Station. In addition to thousands of pounds supplies in the pressurized capsule, the unpressurized trunk section will contain two new roll-out solar arrays to start the process of augmenting the outposts existing solar array wings. Two more cargo Dragon flights over the coming years will bring two more pairs for a total of s

Jun 6 SXM-8
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 12:26 AM EDT / 2021-06-06 04:26:00Z
Window 1 hour, 59 minutes

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is slated to launch the SXM-8 satellite for SiriusXM.

Jun 15 NROL-111
nro northrop grumman
Vehicle Minotaur-C
Location Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0B
Time 9:35 AM EDT / 2021-06-15 13:35:00Z
Window 1 second

Jun 17 GPS 3 SV05
usaf spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 12:09 PM EDT / 2021-06-17 16:09:00Z
Window 15 minutes

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to send the fifth third-generation GPS navigation satellite into space for the U.S. Space Force.

Jun 30 Progress MS-17
rka tsskb-progress
Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time 5:27 AM ALMT / 2021-06-29 23:27:00Z

Roscosmos is slated to send the uncrewed Progress MS-17 cargo resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. Upon reaching orbit, the freighter is expected to take about two days to reach the outpost and dock with the Zvezda module.

Jun 30 Transporter 2
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 2:56 PM EDT / 2021-06-30 18:56:00Z

The Falcon 9 first stage B1060.8 will launch a collection of smallsats on the Transporter-2 (aka SXRS-5) rideshare mission to Sun-synchronous orbit.

Jul 1 OneWeb 8
tsskb-progress
Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Vostochny Cosmodrome LD1
Time 9:48 PM YAKT / 2021-07-01 12:48:00Z

Launching atop a Soyuz 2.1b rocket will be the eighth batch of OneWeb satellites for the company's internet constellation. A total of 36 spacecraft are aboard this rocket and are expected to be deployed in a polar low Earth orbit.

Jul 21 Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module
rka khrunichev
Vehicle Proton-M
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-81
Time 8:58 PM ALMT / 2021-07-21 14:58:00Z

Russia is slated to launch its long-delayed science module, Nauka, to the International Space Station. It is expected to take about a week to reach the outpost. It will replace the 20-year-old Pirs Docking Compartment, which is set to be removed via a Progress spacecraft before Nauka arrives at the ISS.