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SpaceShipTwo | Galactic 04

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Oct. 5, 2023, midnight


Tourism

Fourth commercial Virgin Galactic mission.

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Upcoming Launches


Oct 05, 2023

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink Group 6-21

SpaceX

Low Earth Orbit Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.
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Oct 06, 2023

Atlas V 501 | Project Kuiper Protoflight Mission (Atlas V #1)

United Launch Alliance

Low Earth Orbit Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

This launch will launch 2 KuiperSat demonstration satellites to 500 km altitude, 30 degree inclination orbit. They were previously scheduled on the 1st Vulcan launch. Project Kuiper is a mega constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit that will offer broadband internet access, this constellation will be managed by Kuiper …
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Upcoming Events


Static Fire
September 30, 2023

Falcon Heavy Static Fire for Psyche

LC-39A, KSC

SpaceX will static fire Falcon Heavy before the launch of NASAs Psyche mission.

Press Event
October 11, 2023

OSIRIS-REx Sample Reveal Press Conference

Johnson Space Center, Houston

The first asteroid sample collected in space and brought to Earth by the United States will be unveiled at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston News conference participants include: - NASA Administrator Bill Nelson - Francis McCubbin, deputy curation lead - Daniel Glavin, sample analysis lead - Dante Lauretta, principal …

Celestial Event
October 14, 2023

2023 Annular Solar Eclipse

USA

Camera views of the partial / "ring of fire" solar eclipse visible from multiple states in the US will be broadcasted on NASA TV.

Spacecraft Release
October 30, 2023

NG-19 Cygnus Release & Reentry

International Space Station

The Northrop Grumman NG-19 Cygnus will be unberthed from the ISS before initiating a destructive reentry into the Earth's atmosphere taking waste along with it.


Falcon 9
Success
13 hours, 34 minutes ago
Starlink Group 6-19
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Qased
Success
3 days, 9 hours ago
Noor-3
Launch Platform - Shahrud Missile Test Site, Islamic Republic of Iran

Third flight of the Iranian Qased small launch vehicle. Delivered two objects in a 450 km Earth Orbit, one of which is the Noor-3 military satellite.


Long March 4C
Success
3 days, 19 hours ago
Yaogan 33-04
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

The Yaogan 33-04 is a Chinese military “remote sensing” satellite of unknown purpose.


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 6 hours ago
Starlink Group 7-3
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 21 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
6 days, 11 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-18
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Ceres-1
Failure
1 week, 2 days ago
Jilin-1 High Resolution 04B
Launch Area 95A - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

New high resolution Earth observation satellite for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Starlink Group 6-17
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Electron
Failure
1 week, 4 days ago
We Will Never Desert You (Capella Acadia 2)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Payload consists of a single SAR Earth-imaging Acadia satellite, a new generation satellite designed, manufactured, and operated by Capella Space.


Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Yaogan 39 Group 02
Launch Complex 3 (LC-3/LA-1) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chinese reconnaissance satellites.


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks ago
Starlink Group 6-16
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


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