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Starship SN8 | 15 km Flight

SpaceX | USA
SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA
Dec. 4, 2020, 11 p.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission: Suborbital

The SN8 Starship prototype is expected to perform a first flight to an altitude of 15 km or 50,000 ft.

Suborbital SN8 - Maiden Flight SpaceX Starship Landing Pad
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Dragon CRS-2 SpX-21

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Dec. 5, 2020, 4:39 p.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission: Resupply

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.

Low Earth Orbit B1058 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Long March 3B/E | Gaofen 14

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Dec. 6, 2020, 3:55 a.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission:

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.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Astra Rocket 3.2 | Flight 2

Astra Space | USA
Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA
Dec. 7, 2020, 7 p.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission:

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

Suborbital
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Sirius SXM-7

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 10, 2020, 4:19 p.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission: Communications

SXM-7 is a large high power broadcasting satellite for SiriusXM's digital audio radio service (DARS). Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) got in July 2016 the contract to build the two satellites based on their SSL-1300 bus - SXM-7 and SXM-8. Both operate in the S-band spectrum. Each satellite will generate more than 20-kW of power and will have a large unfurlable antenna reflector, which enables broadcast to radios without the need for large dish-type antennas on the ground. SXM-7 is meant to replace the XM-3 satellite.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit B1051 - Flight Proven ( ) Unknown
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Angara A5/Briz-M | Dummy payload

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Dec. 11, 2020, midnight
Status: To Be Confirmed
Unknown Mission

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


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Electron | StriX-α (The Owl's Night Begins)

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Dec. 12, 2020, 10:09 a.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission:

StriX-α is a demonstration mission for Japanese company Synspective which plans to deploy a constellation of synthetic aperture radar satellites. For this mission, Rocket Lab will utilize a custom expanded fairing to encompass Synspective’s wide-body satellite – the first use of the expanded fairing options that Rocket Lab recently introduced.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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PSLV-XL | CMS-01 (GSAT-12R)

Indian Space Research Organization | IND
Sriharikota, Republic of India
Dec. 14, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission: Communications

CMS-01, formerly also known as GSAT-12R, is an Indian telecommunications satellite.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-44

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 15, 2020, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Classified payload for NRO.

Low Earth Orbit #NROL44
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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | OneWeb 4

Russian Space Forces | RUS
Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation
Dec. 17, 2020, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Unknown Mission

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


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Soyuz 2.1B
Launch Successful
16 hours, 57 minutes 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
1 day, 16 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...


H-IIA
Launch Successful
4 days, 10 hours ago
JDRS-1
Yoshinobu Launch Complex - Tanegashima, Japan

JDRS-1 is a Japanese Data Relay Satellite.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Launch Successful
1 week, 1 day 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, 2 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, 5 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...


Electron
Launch Successful
1 week, 6 days 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...


Vega
Launch Failure
2 weeks, 2 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, 3 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
2 weeks, 5 days ago
NROL-101
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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