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Past Missions This Year

Jan 11 ChinaSat-2D
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Vehicle Long March 3B
Location Xichang Satellite Launch Center LA-2
Time 1:05 AM CST / 2019-01-10 17:05:00Z
Window 35 minutes

A Long March 3B rocket will launch from China's Xichang Space Center carrying the ChinaSat-2D (Zhongxing-2D) satellite. The launch date is currently targeted for January 09, 2019

Jan 11 Iridium NEXT Flight 8
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-4
Time 7:31 AM PST / 2019-01-11 15:31:00Z

This will be the final of eight planned SpaceX Falcon 9 launches for Iridium Communications, which is replacing its entire constellation of legacy spacecraft with the Iridium NEXT satellites. This flight will orbit the 66th-75th next-generation satellites.

Jan 19 NROL-71
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Vehicle Delta IV Heavy
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-6
Time 11:05 AM PST / 2019-01-19 19:05:00Z

A ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch the NROL-71 payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. NROL-71 is most likely a Keyhole KH-11 image reconnaissance satellite.

Jan 24 Microsat-R
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Vehicle PSLV-CA
Location Satish Dhawan Space Centre FLP
Time 11:37 PM IST / 2019-01-24 18:07:00Z
Window 4 hours

PSLV C44 rocket launch with Microsat-R satellite will be in new 'PSLV-DL' configuration with only two strap-on solid boosters.

Feb 5 GSAT 31 & HellasSat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1
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Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
Location Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time 6:01 PM GFT / 2019-02-05 21:01:00Z
Window 48 minutes

An Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA rocket, with a mission designation of VA247, is scheduled to launch the GSAT 31 and HellasSat 4/SaudiGeoSat 1 communications satellites to orbit. If it launches on schedule, this will be the first flight under Arianespace's 2019 launch manifest.

Feb 21 EgyptSat-A
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Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time 10:47 PM ALMT / 2019-02-21 16:47:00Z

The EgyptSat-A satellite (also known as MisrSat-A) is scheduled to be launched atop a Soyuz-2.1b rocket with a Fregat-M upper stage from the Baikonur, Cosmodrone in Kazakhstan's LC-31. The spacecraft had been slated to get underway in November of 2018 and is described as being a "high-resolution Earth observation satellite."

Feb 21 PSN-6
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 8:45 PM EST / 2019-02-22 01:45:00Z

PSN-6 (Pasifik Satelit Nusantara 6) is scheduled to launch together with piggybacking SpaceIL's Beresheet lunar lander and Spaceflight GTO 1 atop a Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida.

Feb 27 OneWeb 1
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Vehicle Soyuz-2 (Arianespace)
Location Guiana Space Centre ELS
Time 6:37 PM GFT / 2019-02-27 21:37:00Z

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket will carry the first 6 satellites into orbit for OneWeb, which is developing constellation of hundreds of satellites in low Earth orbit for low-latency broadband communications.

Mar 2 Crew Dragon Demo 1
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Vehicle Falcon 9 (Crew Dragon)
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 2:49 AM EST / 2019-03-02 07:49:00Z

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is slated to launch the crewed variant of the Dragon spacecraft for the first time to the International Space Station on an unpiloted test flight. The mission is expected to get underway from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A under NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

Mar 15 Soyuz MS-12
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Vehicle Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time 1:14 AM ALMT / 2019-03-14 19:14:00Z

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew members: Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague (who was previously aboard Soyuz MS-10 which suffered an in-flight abort), and Christina Hammock Koch.

Mar 15 WGS-10
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Vehicle Delta IV Medium+ (5,4)
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-37
Time 8:26 PM EDT / 2019-03-16 00:26:00Z
Window 1 hour, 54 minutes

Boeing Satellite Systems was selected to develop the WGS system as successors to the DSCS-3 series of DOD communications satellites. This will be the 10th satellite of 12 to be launched.

Mar 21 PRISMA
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Vehicle Vega
Location Guiana Space Centre ELV
Time 10:50:35 PM GFT / 2019-03-22 01:50:35Z

The PRISMA (Precursore Iperspettrale della Missione Applicativa) spacecraft is an Earth observation system by the Italian Space Agency. The spacecraft is being readied for flight atop the satellite's Vega (VV14) booster and will launch out of Kourou, French Guiana.

Mar 29 R3D2
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Vehicle Electron
Location Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1
Time 12:27 PM NZDT / 2019-03-28 23:27:00Z
Window 4 hours

Rocket Lab is set to launch its fifth Electron rocket to orbit a 330-pound (150-kilogram) satellite for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The vehicle is set to fly from the company's Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.

Apr 4 Progress MS-11
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Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time 5:01 PM ALMT / 2019-04-04 11:01:00Z

The Progress MS-11 mission is a cargo resupply run bound for the International Space Station. The mission has been given the NASA designation of Progress 72 or 72P. The Progress spacecraft are produced by the Russian state space organization - Roscosmos. Progress MS-11 has been loaded with an estimated 5,400 lbs (2450 kg) worth of food, fuel and supplies, including 1,554 lbs (705 kg) of propellant, 110 lbs (50 kg) of oxygen / air as well as 926 (420) kg of water.

Apr 4 O3b F5
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Vehicle Soyuz-2 (Arianespace)
Location Guiana Space Centre ELS
Time 2:03:37 PM GFT / 2019-04-04 17:03:37Z

Arianespace is slated to launch four satellites atop a Soyuz 2.1b into medium-Earth orbit for O3b Networks. It is the fifth set of satellites launched for the company, which is building a broadband constellation for areas that don’t have easy access to the internet.

Apr 11 Arabsat-6A
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Vehicle Falcon Heavy
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 6:35 PM EDT / 2019-04-11 22:35:00Z

SpaceX's second planned launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A in Florida will carry the Arabsat 6A satellite, a Saudi Arabian geostationary communications satellite. The satellite was constructed by Lockheed Martin and is being launched to provide television, internet and phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Apr 17 Cygnus NG-11
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Vehicle Antares 200
Location Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0A
Time 4:46 PM EDT / 2019-04-17 20:46:00Z

Northrop Grumman's 12th planned flight of a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station is scheduled to launch in April from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) launch site located at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility located in Virginia. The spacecraft was named in honor of Apollo 1 astronaut Roger B. Chaffee. The payload for this mission will consist of experiments, crew supplies and components for use on the space station.

May 4 CRS-17
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 2:48 AM EDT / 2019-05-04 06:48:00Z

CRS-17 is a cargo flight to the International Space Station in support of NASA's Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) program. The company's Cargo Dragon spacecraft will be loaded with crew supplies, hardware and experiments to be used on the orbiting lab.

May 5 STP-27RD
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Vehicle Electron
Location Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1
Time 6:00 PM NZST / 2019-05-05 06:00:00Z
Window 4 hours

This mission, named "That’s a Funny Looking Cactus," will be the sixth Electron flight and is set to launch three satellites for the U.S. Air Force into a polar orbit. The spacecraft are the Space Plug and Play Architecture Research CubeSat-1, the Falcon Orbital Debris Experiment, and Harbinger.

May 22 RISAT-2B
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Vehicle PSLV-CA
Location Satish Dhawan Space Centre FLP
Time 5:30 AM IST / 2019-05-22 00:00:00Z

The Indian Space Research Organisation is set to launch a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in its "core alone" configuration, meaning it won't have any strap-on solid rocket motors. It will launch the RISAT-2B radar imaging earth observation satellite. It is expected to be placed in a 555 kilometer orbit inclined 37 degrees.

May 23 Starlink 1
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 10:30 PM EDT / 2019-05-24 02:30:00Z
Window 1 hour, 30 minutes

SpaceX is expected to fly its first batch of Starlink satellites atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The company has not disclosed how many will be aboard this first mission, but it will be the beginning of the first phase of the mega constellation, which could encompass nearly 12,000 satellites when completed.

May 30 Yamal 601
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Vehicle Proton-M
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-81
Time 11:42 PM ALMT / 2019-05-30 17:42:00Z

A Proton-M rocket with a Breeze-M upper stage is slated to send the Yamal 601 geostationary communications satellite. The spacecraft was built by ISS Reshetnev and Thales Alenia Space on behalf of Gazprom Space Systems. Once it orbit, it is expected to provide services to Russia, the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.

Jun 12 Radarsat C1, C2 C3
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-4
Time 7:17 AM PDT / 2019-06-12 14:17:00Z

Radarsat C1, C2 & C3 will launch with a Falcon-9 rocket from VAFB.

Jun 20 Direct TV 16 and Eutelsat 7C
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Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
Location Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time 6:41 PM GFT / 2019-06-20 21:41:00Z

Arianespace has been contracted to launch the DirectTV and Eutelsat 7C communications satellites to orbit atop an Ariane 5 rocket. The planned double-satellite launch is designated VA248 and should see the two spacecraft placed into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).

Jun 25 STP-2
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Vehicle Falcon Heavy
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 2:30 AM EDT / 2019-06-25 06:30:00Z
Window 1 hour

The Space Test Program-2 (STP-2) mission is comprised of a cluster of military and scientific research satellites for the United States Air Force (USAF). The mission is currently slated to use a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket to be launch from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A.

Jul 5 Meteor M2-2
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Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Vostochny Cosmodrome LD1
Time 2:41 PM YAKT / 2019-07-05 05:41:00Z

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch with the Russian Meteor M2-1 polar-orbiting weather satellite.

Jul 13 Spektr-RG
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Vehicle Proton-M
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-81
Time 6:31 PM ALMT / 2019-07-13 12:31:00Z

A Proton rocket with a Block DM upper stage has been selected to send the Spektr-RG X-ray spacecraft. The mission is a joint endeavor between the Russian and German space agencies and should provide greater data about dark energy and dark matter throughout the universe.

Jul 20 Soyuz MS-13
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Vehicle Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time 10:28 PM ALMT / 2019-07-20 16:28:00Z

A Roscosmos Soyuz-FG rocket will launch a crewed Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of Expedition 60: Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvorzov, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan.

Jul 22 Chandrayaan-2
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Vehicle GSLV Mk III
Location Satish Dhawan Space Centre SLP
Time 2:43 PM IST / 2019-07-22 09:13:00Z

India's second robotic mission to the Moon will be launched by a GSLV Mk II rocket. The Chandrayaan-2 mission will include an orbiter, lander and rover. Once in orbit around the Moon, the lander/rover combo will detach from the orbiter to descend to the surface. Once landed, the six-wheeled rover will be deployed. Meanwhile, the orbiter will perform remote-sensing activities.

Jul 25 CRS-18
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 6:01 PM EDT / 2019-07-25 22:01:00Z

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 20th Dragon spacecraft mission on its 18th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from July 24 due to unfavorable weather.

Jul 31 Progress MS-12
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Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time 6:10 PM ALMT / 2019-07-31 12:10:00Z

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 73rd Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station.

Aug 6 Blagovest 14L
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Vehicle Proton-M
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-81
Time 3:55 AM ALMT / 2019-08-05 21:55:00Z
Window 45 minutes

Blagovest 14L is the fourth and final of four Blagovest communication satellites. It is a high throughput communications satellite used for high speed internet services, TV, radio broadcasting and voice/video networking.

Aug 6 Intelsat 39 and EDRS-C
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Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
Location Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time 4:30 PM GFT / 2019-08-06 19:30:00Z
Window 2 hours, 17 minutes

The 249th Ariane launch will place the Intelsat 39 and EDRS-C (Hylas 3) satellites into Earth orbit after launch from Launch Pad-3 at the Kourou spaceport in French Guyana.

Aug 6 Amos 17
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 7:23 PM EDT / 2019-08-06 23:23:00Z
Window 1 hour, 30 minutes

Built by Boeing and owned by Spacecom Ltd. of Israel, Amos 17 will provide high-throughput broadband connectivity and other communications services over Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Delayed due a "suspect" valve to Monday Aug. 6, 2019. After a second static test fire, the launch date was postponed but no new launch date provided.

Aug 8 AEHF 5
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Vehicle Atlas V 551
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time 5:44 AM EDT / 2019-08-08 09:44:00Z
Window 2 hours

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V (in its 551 configuration) rocket will launch the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite for the U.S. military. Built by Lockheed Martin, the spacecraft is designed to provide highly-secure communications to the Department of Defense. The launch had been scheduled for June 27, but was delayed due to a battery failure. It was then rescheduled for July 17 but an anomaly detected during testing pushed the launch date to August 8.