Next Upcoming Launch

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Dragon CRS-2 SpX-21

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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.

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Upcoming Launches

Dec 06, 2020

Long March 3B/E | Gaofen 14

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Sun-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.
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Dec 10, 2020

Astra Rocket 3.2 | Flight 2

Astra Space

Suborbital Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA

Astra will attempt a second test flight of Rocket 3.0 following an unsuccessful first flight
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Upcoming Events

December 05, 2020

Hayabusa-2 Sample Returns to Earth


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, 2020

CRS-21 Dragon Docking

International 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.

Press Event
December 09, 2020

8th meeting of the National Space Council

Kennedy 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, 2020

Chang'e 5 Sample Returns to Earth

Dorbod Banner, Inner Mongolia, China

The Chang'e 5 sample-return capsule will enter the Earth's atmosphere and land in Dorbod Banner, Inner Mongolia.

Soyuz 2.1B
Launch Successful
2 days, 7 hours ago
Gonets-M30, Gonets-M31, Gonets-M32
43/3 (43L) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Gonets-M are an upgraded version of Gonets satellites, derived from military communications system Strela-3. Gonets-M constellation is tasked with...

Soyuz STA
Launch Successful
3 days, 7 hours ago
Falcon Eye 2
Soyuz Launch Complex - Kourou, French Guiana

Falcon Eye 2 is a high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates. Built by Airbus Defense and Space with an optical imaging p...

Launch Successful
6 days, 1 hour ago
Yoshinobu Launch Complex - Tanegashima, Japan

JDRS-1 is a Japanese Data Relay Satellite.

Falcon 9 Block 5
Launch Successful
1 week, 3 days ago
Starlink 15
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.

Long March 5
Launch Successful
1 week, 4 days ago
Chang'e 5
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chang'e 5 is China's robotic lunar sample return mission, which is set to bring back at least 2 kg of lunar soils and rock samples. The probe will ...

Falcon 9 Block 5
Launch Successful
1 week, 6 days ago
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich (Sentinel-6A; Jason-CS)
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich and Sentinel-6B make up the Sentinel-6 mission, also known as Jason Continuity of Service (Jason-CS), which is a pa...

Launch Successful
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Return to Sender
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

"Return to Sender" will loft 30 satellites to a sun-synchronous orbit at 500 km altitude for a range of customers, including TriSept, Unseenlabs, S...

Launch Failure
2 weeks, 4 days ago
SEOSAT-Ingenio & Taranis
Ariane Launch Area 1 - Kourou, French Guiana

SEOSAT-Ingenio is a high-resolution optical imaging mission of Spain - the flagship mission of the Spanish space strategic plan. Its mission is dev...

Falcon 9 Block 5
Launch Successful
2 weeks, 5 days ago
SpX USCV-1 (NASA Crew Flight 1)
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

SpaceX's first operational flight of manned Dragon 2 vehicle.

Atlas V 531
Launch Successful
3 weeks ago
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

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