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Atlas V 401 | Landsat 9

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Sept. 27, 2021, 6:12 p.m.
Status: Go for Launch
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, has a higher imaging capacity than past Landsats, allowing more valuable data to be added to the Landsat global land archive. Its operational orbit is a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 705 km for a mission lifetime of at least 5 years.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Nov. 24, 2021, 6:58 a.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is the first-ever mission to demonstrate the capability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a spacecraft with it at high speed – a technique known as a kinetic impactor. DART is a planetary defense-driven test of one of the technologies for preventing the Earth impact of a hazardous asteroid: the kinetic impactor. DART’s primary objective is to demonstrate a kinetic impact on a small asteroid. The binary near-Earth asteroid (65803) Didymos is the target for DART. While Didymos’ primary body is approximately 800 meters across, its secondary body (or “moonlet”) has a 150-meter size, which is more typical of the size of asteroids that could pose a more common hazard to Earth. The DART spacecraft will achieve the kinetic impact by deliberately crashing itself into the moonlet at a speed of approximately 6 km/s, with the aid of an onboard camera and sophisticated autonomous navigation software. The collision will change the speed of the moonlet in its orbit around the main body by a fraction of one percent, enough to be measured using telescopes on Earth.

Heliocentric N/A B1063 - Flight Proven ( ) Landing Zone 4
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | WorldView Legion 1 & 2

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

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


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Atlas V 401 | JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Jan. 1, 2022, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Earth Science

JPSS is a collaborative program between NOAA and NASA. JPSS-2 is one of five satellites that will comprise the JPSS constellation. These spacecraft gather global measurements of atmospheric, terrestrial and oceanic conditions, including sea and land surface temperatures, vegetation, clouds, rainfall, snow and ice cover, fire locations and smoke plumes, atmospheric temperature, water vapor and ozone.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | O3b mPower 4-7

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
March 31, 2022, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Unknown Mission

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


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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-91

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Aug. 1, 2022, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Unknown Mission

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


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Oct. 1, 2022, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Unknown Mission

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


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SWOT - Surface Water and Ocean Topography

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:45 a.m.
Status: To Be Determined
Unknown Mission

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


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SPHEREx

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
June 30, 2024, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Astrophysics

SPHEREx is a planned two-year astrophysics mission to survey the sky in the near-infrared light, which, though not visible to the human eye, serves as a powerful tool for answering cosmic questions involving the birth of the universe, and the subsequent development of galaxies. It also will search for water and organic molecules – essentials for life as we know it – in regions where stars are born from gas and dust, known as stellar nurseries, as well as disks around stars where new planets could be forming. Astronomers will use the mission to gather data on more than 300 million galaxies, as well as more than 100 million stars in our own Milky Way galaxy.

Polar Orbit
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Long March 3
In Flight
5 hours, 20 minutes ago
Beidou-4S (?)
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Probable test satellite for the future 4th generation navigation satellite for the Chinese Beidou Navigation Satellite System. Payload identity highl…


Kuaizhou
Success
7 hours, 16 minutes ago
Jilin-1-02D
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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


Long March 7
Success
1 week ago
Tianzhou-3
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Second cargo delivery mission to the Chinese large modular space station.


Hapith I
Failure
1 week, 4 days ago
Test Flight
Pad 1 - Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex, South Australia

The first Hapith I launch will be testing TiSPACE's hybrid rocket engine technology in preparation for the future Hapith V launch vehicle. Targeting …


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Inspiration4
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Inspiration4 is the world’s first all-commercial astronaut mission to orbit. Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, is donating the thre…


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
OneWeb 10
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

A batch of 34 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Internet broadband service for individual consum…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Starlink Group 2-1
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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


Soyuz
Success
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Razbeg 1 (Kosmos 2551)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

The Russian Razbeg 1 is small military satellite optical reconnaissance satellite. It was built by NPP VNIIEM. It is likely the same satellite ide…


Long March 3
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
ChinaSat 9B
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Zhongxing-9B (ChinaSat 9B) is a Chinese communications satellite, that will replace the Zhongxing-9A satellite in orbit. The latter was launched in 2…


Long March 4C
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Gaofen-5-02
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, 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 …