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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 20

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March 10, 2021, 2:58 a.m.


Communications

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

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Upcoming Launches


Mar 14, 2021

Firefly Alpha | Maiden Flight

Firefly Aerospace

Low Earth Orbit Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

First flight of the new Firefly Alpha small sat launcher developed by Firefly Aerospace.
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Mar 15, 2021

GSLV Mk II | EOS-03 (GISAT-1)

Indian Space Research Organization

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Sriharikota, Republic of India

GISAT-1 is an Indian earth observation satellite to be launched in geostationary orbit. It is tasked with continuous observation of Indian sub-continent and quick monitoring of natural hazards and disaster. GISAT carries an imaging payload consisting of of multi-spectral, multi-resolution from 50 m to 1.5 km. It will provide pictures …
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Upcoming Events


Static Fire
March 16, 2021

SLS 2nd Hot Fire Test

Stennis Space Center, Mississippi

NASA plans to conduct a second Green Run hot fire test as early as the fourth week in February with the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s core stage that will launch the Artemis I mission to the Moon. The four RS-25 engines will be fired for 8 minutes, demonstrating performance similar to an actual launch.

Relocation
March 19, 2021

Soyuz MS-17 Relocation

International Space Station

The Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft will be relocated from the Rassvet module to the Poisk module. Undocking scheduled at 16:43 UTC, redocking scheduled at 17:13 UTC.

Landing
April 01, 2021

Tianwen-1 Rover Landing

Utopia Planitia, Mars

The Tianwen-1 rover will attempt to land on Mars using a parachute to slow down and a propulsive landing for the final 1.5km of the descent.

Landing
September 01, 2023

OSIRIS-Rex Sample Return

Earth

In September 2023 the OSIRIS-REx return capsule will re-enter Earth's atmosphere and land under a parachute at the Air Force's Utah Test and Training Range


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
3 days, 3 hours ago
Starlink 17
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Starship Prototype
Success
3 days, 12 hours ago
10 km Flight
Launch Pad A - SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA

The SN10 Starship performed a test flight similar to SN8 and SN9. It launched up to an altitude of 10 km or 33,000 ft, did a belly flop maneuver foll…


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
1 week ago
Arktika-M No.1
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Arktika-M ("Arctic-M") is a series of Earh observation satellites which will gather meteorological and hydrological data on polar region. Arktika-M s…


PSLV-DL
Success
1 week ago
Amazonia & 18 others
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad - Sriharikota, Republic of India

Amazonia 1 is a Brazilian optical Earth observation satellite of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). This satellite will further streng…


Long March 4C
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Long March 4C
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Antares 230+
Success
2 weeks ago
Cygnus CRS-2 NG-15 (S.S. Katherine Johnson)
Launch Area 0 A - Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

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…


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Starlink 19
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Soyuz 2.1a
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Progress MS-16
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

The Progress MS-16 Spacecraft will resupply the International Space Station.


Long March 3
Success
1 month ago
TJSW-6
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Alleged Chinese classified geosynchronous satellite. Payload identity uncertain.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 month ago
Starlink 18
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


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