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Ceres-1 | Golden Bauhinia 1-03 (?)

Galactic Energy | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Nov. 30, 2021, midnight
Status: To Be Confirmed
Unknown Mission

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


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 4-3

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 1, 2021, 11:20 p.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission:

A batch of 53 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Low Earth Orbit
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Soyuz STB/Fregat | 2 x Galileo

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Kourou, French Guiana
Dec. 2, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission:

Payload consists of two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system.

Medium Earth Orbit
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LauncherOne | Above the Clouds

Virgin Orbit | USA
Air launch to orbit
Dec. 2, 2021, 6 p.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission:

Mission to a 500 km circular orbit inclined at 45 degrees carrying eight R&D satellites from US government agencies with communications and navigation experiments as well as two Earth-observation nanosatellites from Polish company SatRevolution.

Low Earth Orbit
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Atlas V 551 | STP-3

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 5, 2021, 9:04 a.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
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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Soyuz 2.1a | Soyuz MS-20

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Dec. 8, 2021, 7:38 a.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz MS-20 will carry Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin as well as two tourists, a Japanese billionere Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant Yozo Hirano, to the International Space Station.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE)

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Dec. 9, 2021, 6 a.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission:

Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) is a space observatory tasked with measuring the polarization of cosmic X-rays. This data will help to learn more about objects that emit these X-rays, such as black holes and neutron stars.

Low Earth Orbit
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New Shepard | NS-19

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
Dec. 9, 2021, 3 p.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission: Suborbital

NS-19 is the third crewed New Shepard flight, carrying two honorary guests and four paying customers.

Suborbital NS-4 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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Proton-M/Briz-M | Ekspress-AMU3 & AMU7

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Dec. 12, 2021, 12:09 p.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission:

The Ekspress-AMU 3 and Ekspress-AMU 7 are two communications satellite for russian domestic communication services. While the spacecraft themselves are built by russian RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz), the communication payloads are built by Thales Alenia Space. Both satellites are based on the Ekspress-1000 bus and feature 16 Ku-, 1 L- and 20 C-band transponders. They will be located at 96.5° and 145° East respectively.

Geostationary Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Türksat 5B

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 19, 2021, 3:58 a.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission:

Türksat 5B is a geostationary communications satellite. It is tasked with providing broadband telecommunication services to customers across Turkey, the Middle East and large regions of Africa.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Long March 3
Success
1 day, 22 hours ago
ChinaSat 1D
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

The FH 2 (Feng Huo 2) series are reportedly the second generation of chinese military comsats and data relay satellites. They provide both C-band and…


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat
Success
3 days, 13 hours ago
Kosmos 2552 (EKS 5/Tundra 5)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

The Tundra or EKS (meaning Unified Space System) series of satellites is the next generation of Russian early warning satellites.


Kuaizhou
Success
3 days, 15 hours ago
Shiyan 11
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Unknown Chinese satellite reported for technology development purposes.


Soyuz 2.1b
Success
4 days, 1 hour ago
Uzlovoy Module (UM) "Prichal"
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

The UM (Uzlovoy Module) or NM (Node Module) is a node to be added to the Russian part of the ISS complex. It is also named Prichal. UM will be deliv…


Falcon 9
Success
4 days, 8 hours ago
Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is the first-ever mission to demonstrate the capability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a spacecr…


Long March 4C
Success
5 days, 15 hours ago
Gaofen-3 02
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites for the state-sponsored program China High-definition Earth Observation System …


Astra Rocket 3
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
STP-27AD2
Launch Pad 3B - Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, USA

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


Long March 4B
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Gaofen-11-03
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), a …


Electron
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Love At First Insight
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Payload consists of two BlackSky Gen-2 high-resolution multi-spectral Earth observation satellites.


Vega
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
CERES
Ariane Launch Area 1 - Kourou, French Guiana

CERES (CapacitÉ de Renseignement Électromagnétique Spatiale) is a space-based signal intelligence (SIGNIT) system consisting of three satellites cons…