Upcoming Launches

Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Jun 03 2020 8:25 PM CT
Launch Name:
Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 7

Company Name:
SpaceX
Launchpad:
Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL
Mission Description:
A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Jun 10 2020 11:43 PM CT
Launch Name:
Electron | 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:
Sunday, Jun 14 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
GSLV Mk II | GISAT-1

Company Name:
Indian Space Research Organization
Launchpad:
Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad
Mission Description:
GISAT-1 is an Indian earth observation satellite to be launched in geostationary orbit. It is tasked with continuous observation of Indian sub-continent and quick monitoring of natural hazards and disaster. GISAT carries an imaging payload consisting of of multi-spectral, multi-resolution from 50 m to 1.5 km. It will provide pictures of the area of interest on near real time basis including border areas.
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Time of Launch:
Sunday, Jun 14 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Vega | SSMS POC

Launchpad:
Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou
Mission Description:
The Vega POC (Proof Of Concept) flight will be the first mission of the SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service), a modular carbon fiber dispenser, a program initiated by ESA in 2016, with the contribution of the European Commission. For all the European partners involved, its purpose is to address the burgeoning institutional and commercial small spacecraft market with a new rideshare concept. Payload includes dozens of satellites: Athena, ION CubeSat Carrier, ESAIL, NEMO-HD, GHGSat C1, six Flock-v cubesats, several Lemur-2 cubesats, twelve SpaceBEE nanosats, FSSCat A & B, RTAF-Sat, DIDO 3, IGOSat, PICASSO, PINO, PIXL, QARMAN, SIMBA, TRISAT, Casaa-Sat, TTÜ100, and more.
Time of Launch:
Sunday, Jun 14 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:
Sunday, Jun 14 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
SSLV | Demo 1

Company Name:
Indian Space Research Organization
Launchpad:
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad
Mission Description:
First test flight of Indian SSLV (Small Satellite Launch Vehicle).
Time of Launch:
Sunday, Jun 14 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
PSLV-CA | RISAT-2BR2

Company Name:
Indian Space Research Organization
Launchpad:
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad
Mission Description:
Satellite imaging mission of ISRO using an active SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) imager to provide continuity of service for RISAT-2.
Time of Launch:
Sunday, Jun 14 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
PSLV | RISAT-1A

Company Name:
Indian Space Research Organization
Launchpad:
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad
Time of Launch:
Sunday, Jun 14 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:
Sunday, Jun 14 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Long March 3B | Beidou-3 G3

Company Name:
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Launchpad:
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2), Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Mission Description:
This satellite is a part of the geostationary component of the 3rd phase of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system. It features a phased array antenna for navigation signals and a laser retroreflector and additionally deployable S/L-band and C-band antennas.
Time of Launch:
Sunday, Jun 14 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink-8

Company Name:
SpaceX
Launchpad:
Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL
Mission Description:
A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. This launch will also carry three SkySat Earth-imaging satellites as a rideshare for Planet.
Time of Launch:
Monday, Jun 15 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Long March 3B/E | APStar-6D

Company Name:
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Launchpad:
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2), Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Mission Description:
APStar-6D is a commercial communications satellite for APT Satellite Company Ltd under an end-to-end contract signed with China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC) for satellite production and launch services. It will deliver VSAT, video distribution, Direct-to-home television and cellular backhaul to the Asia-Pacific Region.
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Jun 17 2020 2:18 AM CT
Launch Name:
Long March 2D | Gaofen-9-03

Company Name:
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Launchpad:
Unknown Pad, Jiuquan
Time of Launch:
Monday, Jun 29 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Long March 3B | Fengyun-4B

Company Name:
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Launchpad:
Unknown, Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Time of Launch:
Monday, Jun 29 2020 7:00 PM 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.
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