About Us

Meet Space Launch Now the best space launch schedule for keeping up to date on all of your favorite rocket launches from around the world. Get updates and notifications for rocket launches from SpaceX, NASA, ULA, ROSCOSMOS, ISRO, and many more!


History

Space Launch Now started as a weekend project in 2016 for Caleb Jones as none of the current Android apps for Launch Library were still maintained. After several weeks of development and a few posts to Reddit and Facebook a small but strong community started to build of spaceflight enthusiast. We now have several active staff members and a small team of volunteer librarians and translators helping to bring the most accurate spaceflight data to phones, tablets and computers around the world.

Staff

After nearly three years, Space Launch Now now has a small core team of staff members that help support translations, librarians and the public data that is available to developers around the world.

Librarians

Volunteer members of the Space Launch Now community that assists in ensuring Space Launch Now’s database of launchers, launches, agencies, and missions stays at a high level of quality.

Translators

Help bring Space Launch Now to people across the globe by helping translate the launch data into your preferred language.
Meet the Staff

Technology

All of Space Launch Now's code is publicly hosted and freely licensed on GitHub. The server hosting the website, discord, public API, and Twitter bots is a Django app running on the Digital Ocean platform. For Android, it is a fully native Java/Kotlin application that sources most of its data from the Space Launch Now server. On iOS for now it is built using the Flutter framework which is technically cross platform.


Recent Launches
Electron
It's Business Time -
2 days, 1 hour

Electron's first commercial launch will feature two Lemur-2 cubesats for Spire Global, a single cubesat for GeoOptics, a NABEO drag sail demonstrator for High Performance Space Structure Systems, an IRVINE01 cubesat from the Irvine CubeSat STEM Program, and two Proxima cubesats from Fleet Space Technologies.

Soyuz STB
MetOp-C -
6 days, 4 hours

MetOp is a series of three polar orbiting meteorological satellites developed by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Soyuz 2.1B
Glonass-M -
1 week, 2 days

Glonass-M, also known as Uragan-M, are the second generation of Uragan satellite design used for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the similar GPS and Galileo systems. This generation improves on accuracy, power consumption and design life. Each satellite weighs 1415 kg, is equipped with 12 L-band antennas, and has an operational lifetime of 7 years.

Long March 3
Beidou-3 G1Q -
1 week, 4 days

The satellite is a part of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system.

H-IIA 202
KhalifaSat & GOSAT-2 -
2 weeks, 1 day

KhalifaSat is an Earth observation satellite for UAE. KhalifaSat will provide high-resolution imagery of Earth to be used for various purposes, including urban planning, change monitoring, area classification, monitoring environmental change and aiding relief efforts for natural disasters. GOSAT 2 (Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite 2) is a Japanese satellite dedicated to greenhouse gas measurement from space. It's a follow on to the GOSAT mission and includes such improvements as an ability to gather more precise data and monitor carbon monoxide concentrations.