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H-IIB 304 | Kounotori 8 (HTV-8)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | JPN
Tanegashima, Japan
Sept. 18, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Status: TBD
Mission: Resupply

Uncrewed cargo resupply mission to International Space Station.

#HTV8
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Long March 11 | Zhuhai-1-03

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Sept. 19, 2019, 6:37 a.m.
Status: Go
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Long March 3B / YZ-1 | Beidou-3 M19 & M20

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Sept. 24, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Navigation

These two satellites will be used to provide global navigation coverage as part of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system.


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Soyuz-FG | Soyuz MS-15

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Sept. 25, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Status: Go
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz MS-15 begins expedition 61 by carrying NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and United Arab Emirates’ Hazzaa Ali Almansoori, a Roscosmos spaceflight participant and first Emirati in space that will spend only 8 days aboard ISS before returning to Earth aboard a Soyuz MS-12.


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Kuaizhou-11 | Maiden Flight

ExPace | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Sept. 30, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Test Flight

First flight of the new solid launcher developed by ExPace, subsidiary of CASIC. It will carry 2 communication satellites on this launch.

Low Earth Orbit
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Proton-M/Briz-M | Eutelsat 5 West B & MEV-1

International Launch Services | USA
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Sept. 30, 2019, 10:26 a.m.
Status: Go
Mission: Communications

Eutelsat 5 West B will replace the Ku-band capacity of Eutelsat 5 West A (formerly Stellat 5) satellite, a key digital infrastructure addressing predominantly French, Italian and Algerian broadcast markets. Eutelsat 5 West B will provide business continuity and improved quality for these services via a Ku-band payload. The satellite is built on Orbital ATKs GEOStar-2e bus and carries 35 equivalent 36 MHz Ku-band transponders connected to three service areas. Switchable transponders will also increase commercial flexibility. Co-passenger on this flight will be provided Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems. MEV-1 (Mission Extension Vehicle-1) incorporates flight-proven technologies the company has used in its commercial satellite and space logistics businesses. After successfully completing a series of in-orbit tests, the MEV-1 will begin its mission extension service for Intelsat-901 satellite in the graveyard orbit. MEV-1 will relocate the satellite scheduled for the mission extension service, which is planned for a five-year period, after which Intelsat 901 will be place back into graveyard orbit. Intelsat will also have the option to service multiple satellites using the same MEV. MEV-1 is based on the company’s GEOStar-3 spacecraft bus platform. Controlled by the company’s satellite operations team, the MEV-1 uses a reliable, low-risk docking system that attaches to existing features on a customer’s satellite. The MEV-1 provides life-extending services by taking over the propulsion and attitude control functions. The vehicle has a 15-year design life with the ability to perform numerous dockings and undockings during its life span.


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LauncherOne | Test Flight

Virgin Orbit | USA
Air launch to orbit
Oct. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Test Flight

Payload-free test flight of the LauncherOne vehicle.

Low Earth Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Gonets-M27, Gonets-M28, Gonets-M29

Russian Space Forces | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Oct. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Minotaur IV | NROL-129

Orbital ATK | USA
Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
Oct. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Dragon In-Flight Abort Test

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Oct. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Test Flight

A Falcon 9 will launch carrying a Dragon capsule and will simulate a failure whilst flying through max-q to demonstrate the dragons ability to escape in the event of a catostrophic failure of the launch vehicle. The booster has flown three times before.

Sub-Orbital
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