Upcoming Launches

Time of Launch:
Thursday, Apr 09 2020 3:05 AM CT
Launch Name:
Soyuz 2.1a | Soyuz MS-16

Launchpad:
31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Time of Launch:
Tuesday, Apr 14 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Kuaizhou-1A | Xingyun-2 01, 02

Launchpad:
Launch Area 4?, Jiuquan
Mission Description:
Xingyun-2 01 and 02 are the first two satellites of the planned low Earth orbit constellation being built by Xingyun Satellite company, whichi is a subsidiary of CASIC. These satellites will be used to provide Internet of Things (IoT) communications services. Xingyun constellation is planned to consist of 156 satellites in total.
Time of Launch:
Friday, Apr 24 2020 8:51 PM CT
Launch Name:
Soyuz 2.1a | Progress MS-14 (75P)

Launchpad:
31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Apr 29 2020 6:00 AM CT
Launch Name:
Falcon 9 Block 5 | GPS III SV03

Company Name:
SpaceX
Launchpad:
Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL
Mission Description:
GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (known as "tranche") of GPS III satellites.
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Apr 29 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Falcon 9 Block 5 | SAOCOM 1B

Company Name:
SpaceX
Launchpad:
Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL
Mission Description:
The SAOCOM 1B spacecraft is the second of the two SAOCOM constellation satellites. It is tasked with hydrology and land observaion, and will also operate jointly with the Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation in X-band to provide frequent information relevant for emergency management.
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Apr 29 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 6

Company Name:
SpaceX
Launchpad:
Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Apr 29 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Soyuz 2.1a | Bars-M No. 3

Launchpad:
43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
Mission Description:
Bars-M is the second incarnation of the Bars project, which was started in the mid 1990ies to develop a successor for the Komtea class of area surveillance satellites. The original Bars project was halted in the early 2000s. In 2007, TsSKB-Progress was contracted for Bars-M, for which reportedly the Yantar-based service module was replaced by a new developed advanced service module. The Bars-M satellites feature an electro-optical camera system called Karat, which is developed and built by the Leningrad Optical Mechanical Association (LOMO), and a dual laser altimeter instrument to deliver topographic imagery, stereo images, altimeter data and high-resolution images with a ground resolution around 1 meter.
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Apr 29 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
LauncherOne | Test Flight

Company Name:
Virgin Orbit
Launchpad:
Mojave Air and Space Port
Mission Description:
Payload-free test flight of the LauncherOne vehicle.
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Apr 29 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Minotaur IV | NROL-129

Company Name:
Orbital Sciences Corporation
Launchpad:
Launch Area 0 B, Wallops Island, Virginia
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Apr 29 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Electron | VCLS ELaNa XXXII & others (Don't Stop Me Now)

Company Name:
Rocket Lab Ltd
Launchpad:
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1
Mission Description:
This rideshare mission carries small satellites for NASA, University of New South Wales and for NRO. The mission has been named ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ in recognition of Rocket Lab board member and avid Queen fan Scott Smith, who recently passed away.
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Apr 29 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Kuaizhou-11 | Maiden Flight

Launchpad:
Unknown Pad, Jiuquan
Mission Description:
First flight of the new solid launcher developed by ExPace, subsidiary of CASIC. It will carry 2 communication satellites on this launch.
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Apr 29 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Falcon 9 Block 5 | ANASIS-II

Company Name:
SpaceX
Launchpad:
Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL
Mission Description:
ANASIS-II is South Korea's first dedicated military satellite.
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Apr 29 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | OneWeb 4

Launchpad:
Cosmodrome Site 1S, Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Apr 29 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Long March 5B | Maiden Flight

Company Name:
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Launchpad:
Wenchang, China
Mission Description:
This is the maiden flight of Long March 5B rocket, which is to be used for delivering modules for China's new space station. This launch is also the first test flight for China's new generation crewed spacecraft.
Time of Launch:
Thursday, Apr 30 2020 2:30 PM CT
Launch Name:
Astra Rocket 3.0 | One of Three

Company Name:
Astra Space
Launchpad:
Launch Pad B
Mission Description:
"One of Three" is the first orbital attempt of Astra Space small satellite launch vehicle.
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