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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.