Upcoming Launches

Time of Launch:
Sunday, Sep 20 2020 12:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 12

Company Name:
SpaceX
Launchpad:
Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL
Mission Description:
A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.
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Time of Launch:
Friday, Sep 25 2020 11:01 PM CT
Launch Name:
Delta IV Heavy | NROL-44

Launchpad:
Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral, FL
Mission Description:
Classified payload for NRO.
Time of Launch:
Monday, Sep 28 2020 6:20 AM CT
Launch Name:
Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Gonets-M27, Gonets-M28, Gonets-M29

Launchpad:
43/3 (43L), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
Mission Description:
Gonets-M are an upgraded version of Gonets satellites, derived from military communications system Strela-3. Gonets-M constellation is tasked with monitoring ecological and industrial objects, providing communication and data transmission services, covering also the remote areas like the Far North region.
Time of Launch:
Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Atlas V 531 | NROL-101

Launchpad:
Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL
Mission Description:
Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
Time of Launch:
Tuesday, Sep 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:
Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Electron | STP-27RM

Company Name:
Rocket Lab Ltd
Launchpad:
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2, Wallops Island, Virginia
Mission Description:
A U.S. Air Force experimental spacecraft.
Time of Launch:
Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 9:26 PM CT
Launch Name:
Antares 230+ | Cygnus CRS-2 NG-14 (S.S. Kalpana Chawla)

Company Name:
Orbital ATK
Launchpad:
Launch Area 0 A, Wallops Island, Virginia
Mission Description:
This is the 15th planned flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 14th flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. This Cygnus spacecraft carries the name of NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla, who was the first female astronaut of Indian descent.
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Sep 30 2020 1:20 AM CT
Launch Name:
Kuaizhou-1A | Jilin-1-02D

Launchpad:
Unknown Pad, Jiuquan
Mission Description:
Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Sep 30 2020 1:20 AM CT
Launch Name:
Kuaizhou-1A | Jilin-1-02F

Launchpad:
Unknown Pad, Jiuquan
Mission Description:
Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Sep 30 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
H-IIA | Inmarsat-6 F1

Launchpad:
Yoshinobu Launch Complex, Tanegashima, Japan
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Sep 30 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Atlas V 551 | STP-3

Launchpad:
Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Sep 30 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Atlas V 511 | USSF-8

Launchpad:
Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Sep 30 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Falcon 9 Block 5 | GPS III SV04

Company Name:
SpaceX
Launchpad:
Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL
Time of Launch:
Wednesday, Sep 30 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Electron | StriX-α

Company Name:
Rocket Lab Ltd
Launchpad:
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A
Time of Launch:
Tuesday, Oct 13 2020 7:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Soyuz 2.1a | Soyuz MS-17

Launchpad:
31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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