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87 'Launch' stories

March 2020 - January 2022

LaunchDateLocation
Starlink Group 4-5 | SpaceX | Falcon 9Thursday, January 6, 4:49 p.m. ESTLC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Transporter-3 | SpaceX | Falcon 9Thursday, January 13, 10:25 a.m. ESTSLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida
USSF-8 | ULA | Atlas V 511Friday, January 21, Window TBDSLC-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida
NG-17 | Northrop Grumman | AntaresSunday, February 19Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia
AX-1 | SpaceX | Falcon 9Monday, February 21LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
GOES-T | ULA | Atlas VWednesday, March 1, 4:38-6:38 p.m. ESTSLC-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida
Artemis I | NASA | Space Launch SystemMarch 2022LC-39B, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Upcoming Launch Descriptions


Thursday, January 6, 4:49 p.m. EST

LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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Transporter-3 | SpaceX | Falcon 9

Thursday, January 13, 10:25 a.m. EST

SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

SpaceX will launch the third mission of its rideshare program from SLC-40. This mission will launch to a Sun-Synchronous orbit and will feature a landing at LZ-1 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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USSF-8 | ULA | Atlas V 511

Friday, January 21, Window TBD

SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

ULA will launch two identical satellites for the Space Force directly to a geosynchronous orbit (22,300 miles above the equator). These satellites are a part of the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP). GSSAP-5 and GSSAP-6 will be onboard. This launch will be the first and only Atlas V to fly in a 511 configuration (5 Meter Fairing, 1 SRB, and 1 RL-10 Engine).


NG-17 | Northrop Grumman | Antares

Sunday, February 19

Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia

NG-17 will be the 17th resupply mission from Northrop Grumman (formerly Orbital ATK) for NASA’s Commerical Resupply Services 2 contract. Northrop’s Antares rocket will launch a Cygnus spacecraft to the ISS, and it will be berthed to the station using the Canadarm2.

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AX-1 | SpaceX | Falcon 9

Monday, February 21

LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Axiom’s first private mission to the International Space Station will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 and use the Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft will carry a former NASA astronaut and now Axiom VP as the commander and three highly successful businessmen to enjoy low Earth orbit and conduct their experiments on the station. The most notable member of the crew, Eytan Stibbe, will be the second Israeli to go to space. The first was Ilan Ramon, who perished in the Columbia Disaster.

Crew

  • Michael López-Alegría (Commander, Axiom)
  • Larry Connor (Pilot, Axiom)
  • Mark Pathy (Mission Specialist, Axiom)
  • Eytan Stibbe (Mission Specialist, Axiom)

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GOES-T | ULA | Atlas V

Wednesday, March 1, 4:38-6:38 p.m. EST

SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

GOES-T will be the third in a new line of upgraded weather satellites for the NOAA. The GOES series of satellites sit in geostationary orbit to monitor weather systems as they develop.

Updates

  • Lanch date changed from February 16 to March 1.
  • Launched date changed from January 8 to February 16.

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Artemis I | NASA | Space Launch System

March 2022

LC-39B, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

NASA’s maiden launch of the Space Launch System will carry an Orion spacecraft around the Moon and back to validate the launch and life support systems. If successful, this mission will put NASA on a path to return humanity to the Moon, this time to stay and land the first woman and person of color on another celestial body.

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