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Kuaizhou-11 | Maiden Flight

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July 8, 2020, midnight


Test Flight

First flight of the new solid launcher developed by ExPace, subsidiary of CASIC. It will carry 2 communication satellites on this launch.

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Upcoming Launches


Jul 08, 2020

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 9

SpaceX

Low Earth Orbit Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 57 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. This launch will also carry two BlackSky Earth-imaging satellites as a rideshare.
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Jul 10, 2020

Long March 3B/E | APStar-6D

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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.
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Upcoming Events


Docking
July 23, 2020

Progress MS-15 Docking

International Space Station

The Progress MS-15 spacecraft is scheduled to autonomously dock to the Pirs module of the ISS.

Spacecraft Event
August 01, 2020

OSIRIS-Rex Sample Collection

101955 Bennu

The OSIRIS-REx is a NASA asteroid study and sample-return mission. The mission's main goal is to obtain a sample of at least 60 grams from 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous near-Earth asteroid, and return the sample to Earth for a detailed analysis. Rehearsals will be performed before the sampling event, during ...

Static Fire
August 31, 2020

SLS Green Run Hot Fire

Stennis Space Center, Mississippi

The core stage of the 'Space Launch System' will undergo a 'Green Run' test, where the stage and major components will be tested as a full stack to ensure safety of the vehicle. Part of the testing will involve a 8 minute 'Hot Fire' of the core stage, demonstrating performance ...

Docking
October 14, 2020

Soyuz MS-17 Docking

International Space Station

The Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft will dock to the International Space Station carrying three new Expedition 63 crew members : ROSCOSMOS cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov as well as NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins.


Shavit-2
Success
10 hours, 19 minutes ago
Ofek-16
Unknown - Palmachim Airbase, State of Israel

Ofek is a series of Israeli reconnaissance satellites.


Long March 2D
Success
1 day, 11 hours ago
Chuangxin 3A (02)
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Chuangxin is a series of experimental small satellites developed by China Academy of Science.


Electron
Failure
1 day, 14 hours ago
Pics Or It Didn’t Happen
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

‘Pics Or It Didn’t Happen’ will deploy seven imaging small satellites to a 500km circular low Earth orbit for a range of customers including Spacef...


Long March 4
Success
3 days, 8 hours ago
Gaofen Multimode
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
5 days, 15 hours ago
GPS III SV03 "Columbus"
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (know...


Long March 3
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Beidou-3 G3
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

This satellite is a part of the geostationary component of the 3rd phase of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system. It features a...


Long March 2D
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Gaofen-9-03
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


MOMO
Failure
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Flight 5
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan - Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Interstellar Technologies will launch the 'MOMO' observation rocket on its fifth mission.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Starlink 8
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 58 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. This launch will also ca...


Electron
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Don't Stop Me Now
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

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"...


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