Next Upcoming Launch
Falcon 9 Block 5 | Dragon CRS-2 SpX-21
L - -- : -- : -- : --
Dec. 5, 2020, 4:39 p.m.
SpaceX will launch the first cargo variant of its Dragon 2 spacecraft on their 21st commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The flight will be conducted under the second Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Dragon will be filled with supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support more than 250 science and research investigations that occur onboard the orbiting laboratory.subject View Launch
Dec 06, 2020Sun-Synchronous Orbit Xichang Satellite Launch Center, 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), a state-sponsored programme aimed to develop a near-real time, all-weather, global surveillance network consisting of satellite, near-space (stratosphere) airships, and aerial observation platforms.
December 05, 2020Earth
When Hayabusa-2 flies past Earth in December 2020, it will release the capsule spinning at one revolution per three seconds. The capsule will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere at 12 km/s and it will deploy a radar-reflective parachute at an altitude of about 10 km, and eject its heat-shield, while transmitting a position beacon signal. The sample capsule will land at the Woomera Test Range in Australia.
December 06, 2020International Space Station
Following its launch atop a Falcon 9, the CRS-21 Dragon will autonomously dock to the ISS, bringing crew supplies as well as experiments.
December 09, 2020Kennedy Space Center
US Vice President Mike Pence will convene the 8th meeting of the National Space Council at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on December 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET. The meeting will be livestreamed on NASA TV.
December 15, 2020Dorbod Banner, Inner Mongolia, China
The Chang'e 5 sample-return capsule will enter the Earth's atmosphere and land in Dorbod Banner, Inner Mongolia.
Gonets-M30, Gonets-M31, Gonets-M3243/3 (43L) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Falcon Eye 2Soyuz Launch Complex - Kourou, French Guiana
JDRS-1Yoshinobu Launch Complex - Tanegashima, Japan
Falcon 9 Block 5
Starlink 15Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Long March 5
Chang'e 5Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Falcon 9 Block 5
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich (Sentinel-6A; Jason-CS)Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Return to SenderRocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
SEOSAT-Ingenio & TaranisAriane Launch Area 1 - Kourou, French Guiana
Falcon 9 Block 5
SpX USCV-1 (NASA Crew Flight 1)Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Atlas V 531
NROL-101Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Japanese asteroid sampling mission on course for return to Earth
If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Space...
SpaceX’s new cargo spacecraft may make its debut on Saturday
Also, NASA has agreed to fly on a Falcon 9 that has already been used three times.
New Artemis 1 schedule uncertainty as NASA EGS ready to contin...
The NASA Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) program at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida is prepared to continue in...
Chang’e-5 spacecraft prepare for historic lunar orbit rendezvo...
China’s Chang’e-5 spacecraft will attempt a first-ever robotic rendezvous and docking in lunar orbit Saturday ahead o...
NASA Invites Media to Discuss Science Priorities for Artemis I...
NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 7, to discuss the release of a report defining the ...
Virgin Galactic prepares for low-key first spaceflight from Ne...
When Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo takes to the skies above New Mexico later this month, it will do so without the c...