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Firefly Alpha | Maiden Flight

Firefly Aerospace | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Jan. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Test Flight

First flight of the new Firefly Alpha small sat launcher developed by Firefly Aerospace.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SAOCOM 1B

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Feb. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SmallSat Rideshare Mission 1

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
March 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-82

Boeing | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Sept. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Government/Top Secret

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


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SmallSat Rideshare Mission 2

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Oct. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Sentinel-6A (Jason-CS)

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Nov. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Earth Science

The Sentinel-6A mission, also known as Jason Continuity of Service (Jason-CS), is a partnership between NASA, NOAA, ESA, and EUMETSAT. This mission consists of two parts: the first one continues the long-term global sea surface height data record begun by first Jason satellites in 1992. This part of the mission will provide altimeter data necessary for ocean climate monitoring, ocean modelling and numerical ocean prediction, weather forecasting, marine meteorology, coastal altimetry and modelling. A secondary objective of the mission is to collect high-resolution vertical profiles of temperature, using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Radio-Occultation sounding technique, to assess temperature changes in the troposphere and stratosphere and to support numerical weather prediction. Sentinel-6A is to operate in a highly-inclined circular orbit at an altitude of 1336 km, with an operational mission lasting 5 years.

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Atlas V 401 | Landsat 9

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Dec. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Earth Science

Landsat 9 is a partnership between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to continue the Landsat program’s critical role in monitoring, understanding and managing the land resources needed to sustain human life. Landsat 9, like Landsat 8, will have a higher imaging capacity than past Landsats, allowing more valuable data to be added to the Landsat’s global land archive. Satellite will operaite in sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 705 km and has a mission lifetime of 5 years.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SmallSat Rideshare Mission 3

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Dec. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | O3b mPower 1-3

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Jan. 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | WorldView Legion 1

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Jan. 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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