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Atlas V N22 | CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2 (Uncrewed)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 3, 2021, 5:20 p.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission: Test Flight

This is the second uncrewed test flight for the Starliner spacecraft. Reflight of the OFT mission will allow Boeing to demonstrate readiness of the spacecraft and implement corrections to the problems which were found during the first OFT flight.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 2-1

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Aug. 10, 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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Antares 230+ | Cygnus CRS-2 NG-16 (S.S. Ellison Onizuka)

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems | USA
Wallops Island, Virginia, USA
Aug. 10, 2021, 9:56 p.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission: Resupply

This is the 16th planned flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 15th flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. This Cygnus spacecraft is named after American astronaut Ellison Onizuka who died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger.

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GSLV Mk II | EOS-03 (GISAT-1)

Indian Space Research Organization | IND
Sriharikota, Republic of India
Aug. 12, 2021, 12:13 a.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission: Earth Science

GISAT-1 is an Indian earth observation satellite to be launched in geostationary orbit. It is tasked with continuous observation of Indian sub-continent and quick monitoring of natural hazards and disaster. GISAT carries an imaging payload consisting of of multi-spectral, multi-resolution from 50 m to 1.5 km. It will provide pictures of the area of interest on near real time basis including border areas.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1v | EMKA

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Aug. 15, 2021, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

The payload of this launch is reported to be a small reconnaissance satellite called EMKA which stands for "Experimental Small Space Apparatus".

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 30

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 15, 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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Atlas V 551 | STP-3

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 15, 2021, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

Rideshare mission with the STPSat-6 satellite and six secondary payloads for the US Air Force. STPSat-6 carries the NNSA's Space and Atmospheric Burst Reporting System-3 (SABRS-3) payload and NASA's Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) experiment.

Geostationary Orbit
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Vega | Pléiades Neo 4

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Aug. 16, 2021, 1:50 a.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission:

Pléiades Neo is a constellation of four optical high-resolution Earth observation satellites built and operated by Airbus. It is a dual purpose constellation, serving both civilian and military purposes. Pléiades Neo 4 is the second satellite in the constellation which is to deliver imagery with spatial resolution of 30 cm. It is launched along with several rideshare payloads.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Dragon CRS-2 SpX-23

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Aug. 18, 2021, 10 a.m.
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Resupply

SpaceX will launch the cargo variant of its Dragon 2 spacecraft on their 23rd 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 science and research investigations that occur onboard the orbiting laboratory.

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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | OneWeb 9

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Aug. 20, 2021, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Communications

A batch of 34 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Internet broadband service for individual consumers. The constellation is planned to have around 648 microsatellites (of which 60 are spares), around 150 kg each, operating in Ku-band from low Earth orbit.

Polar Orbit
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MOMO v1
Success
22 hours, 44 minutes ago
Flight 6
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan - Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Despite the MOMO unit's number, this is the seventh flight of the sounding rocket. Company aims to reach space for the third time.


Ariane 5 ECA
Success
1 day, 9 hours ago
Star One D2 & Eutelsat Quantum
Ariane Launch Area 3 - Kourou, French Guiana

Star One D2 is a 6.2 tons satellite built by Space Systems Loral for operator Star One, subsidiary of Brazilian Embratel. Its architecture is based o…


Electron
Success
3 days ago
STP-27RM (It’s a Little Chile Up Here)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

A U.S. Air Force experimental spacecraft. It will demonstrate the use of a deployable sensor, where the sensor’s mass is a substantial fraction of th…


Long March 2D
Success
3 days, 2 hours ago
Tianhui-1-04
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

TH 1 (Tianhui-1 = "Sky drawing") is a Chinese stereo-topographic mapping satellite operated by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The satellites …


Proton-M
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
MLM Nauka
200/39 (200L) - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Nauka (which means "Science" in Russian), also known as Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM), is a new module of the russian segment of the ISS. It w…


New Shepard
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
NS-16
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

First crewed flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket.


Long March 2
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Yaogan-30-10
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

NOTE: Payload identity not confirmed. The Yaogan-30 is a series of military remote sensing satellites which are launched in triplets. The satellit…


SpaceShipTwo
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
VSS Unity 22
Spaceport America - Air launch to Suborbital flight

Powered flight of VSS Unity on the first fully crewed flight. Including the founder Sir Richard Branson.


Long March 6
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Zhongzi Group 02 (Ningxia-1-02)
Launch Complex 16 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

The Ningxin-1 satellites (also called Zhongzi) are a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellite owned by Ningxia Jingui Information Techno…


Long March 3
Success
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Tianlian 1-05
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Tianlian 1, also known as Tian Lian 1, TL-1, and CTDRS-1 is a Chinese data tracking and relay communications satellite series. Based on the DFH-3 sat…