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Ariane 5 ECA | SES-17 & Syracuse 4A

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Oct. 23, 2021, 1:01 a.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission: Communications

SES-17 is a Ka-band high-throughput geostationary communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space designed to provide mobile internet services to airline passengers over the Americas and the Atlantic Ocean. Syracuse 4A is a French military communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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H-IIA 202 | QZS-1R

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | JPN
Tanegashima, Japan
Oct. 25, 2021, 2 a.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission:

The Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) is a three-satellite regional time transfer system and the satellite-based augmentation system for the GPS that would be receivable within Japan. The primary purpose of QZSS is to increase the availability of GPS in Japan's numerous urban canyons, where only satellites at very high elevation can be seen. A secondary function is performance enhancement, increasing the accuracy and reliability of GPS derived navigation solutions. QZS-1R is a replacement satellite for QZS-1 which was launched in 2010.

Geosynchronous Orbit
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Astra Rocket 3 | STP-27AD2

Astra Space | USA
Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA
Oct. 27, 2021, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Space Force test payload contracted through the Defense Innovation Unit’s Other Transaction Agreement with Astra Space.

Polar Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1a | Progress MS-18 (79P)

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Oct. 28, 2021, midnight
Status: Go for Launch
Mission: Resupply

The Progress MS-18 spacecraft will resupply the International Space Station.

Low Earth Orbit
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Long March 2C/YZ-1S | Yaogan-32-02

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Oct. 31, 2021, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Yaogan is a series of Chinese reconnaissance satellites.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 30

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Oct. 31, 2021, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Communications

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

Polar Orbit
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Kuaizhou-1A | Jilin-1-02F

ExPace | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Oct. 31, 2021, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Earth Science

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.


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Epsilon | RAISE-2 & Others

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency | JPN
Uchinoura Space Center, Japan
Oct. 31, 2021, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

8 payloads will fly on this mission : "RApid Innovative payload demonstration SatellitE-2" (RAISE-2), DRUMS (Debris Removal Unprecedented Micro-Satellite), Hibari, Z-Sat, and four CubeSat (ASTERISC, ARICA, NANODRAGON, KOSEN-1).

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink Group 2-2

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Oct. 31, 2021, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

A batch of 51 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Polar Orbit B1051 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX USCV-3 (NASA Crew Flight 3)

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Oct. 31, 2021, 6:21 a.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission: Human Exploration

Third crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

Low Earth Orbit B1067 - Flight Proven ( ) Unknown
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Nuri
Failure
21 hours, 57 minutes ago
Flight Test
LC-2 - Naro Space Center, South Korea

Maiden flight of the KSLV-II "Nuri" launch vehicle, carrying a dummy Payload of 1500 kg to sun-synchronous orbit.


Atlas V 401
Success
5 days, 20 hours ago
Lucy
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Lucy is the first mission to explore and study Trojan asteroids. The Trojans are a type of asteroids that orbit the Sun in two groups, in front of an…


Long March 2
Success
6 days, 13 hours ago
Shenzhou 13
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Second crewed flight to the Chinese Tiangong space station carrying Zhai Zhigang, commander, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu, operators, on their second, …


Long March 2D
Success
1 week ago
Xihe (CHASE)
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Xihe, also known as the Chinese Hα Solar Explorer (CHASE), is designed to test a newly developed satellite platform and conduct solar observations. T…


Soyuz 2.1b
Success
1 week ago
OneWeb 11
Cosmodrome Site 1S - Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

A batch of 36 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Internet broadband service for individual consum…


New Shepard
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
NS-18
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

NS-18 is the second crewed New Shepard flight, carrying 4 paying customers.


Soyuz 2.1a
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Soyuz MS-19
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz mission launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and carrying Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov as well as the Challenge movie c…


Atlas V 401
Success
3 weeks, 3 days ago
Landsat 9
Space Launch Complex 3E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Landsat 9 is a partnership between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to continue the Landsat program's critical role in monitoring, understanding a…


Long March 3
Success
3 weeks, 3 days ago
Shiyan 10
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Classified test satellite which suffered an anomaly during launch. The launch vehicle has not been confirmed to be responsible for the failure.


Kuaizhou
Success
3 weeks, 3 days ago
Jilin-1-02D
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.