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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Hera

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD October, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Hera is a space mission in development at the European Space Agency in its Space Safety program. Its primary objective is to study the Didymos binary asteroid system that was impacted by DART and contribute to validation of the kinetic impact method to deviate a near-Earth asteroid in a colliding trajectory with Earth. It will measure the size and the morphology of the crater created by and momentum transferred by an artificial projectile impacting an asteroid, which will allow measuring the efficiency of the deflection produced by the impact. It will also analyze the expanding debris cloud caused by the impact.

Asteroid
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Falcon Heavy | Europa Clipper

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
October 10, 2024
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission:

Europa Clipper is the first dedicated mission to study Jupiter's moon Europa. Mission is developed by NASA and comprises of an orbiter spacecraft, which, while in orbit around Jupiter, will perform numerous flybys over Europa. Europa Clipper payload suit included high-resolution cameras and spectrometers for imaging Europa's surface and thin atmosphere, an ice-penetrating radar to search for subsurface water, and a magnetometer and gravity measurements to measure the moon's magnetic field and unlock clues about its ocean and deep interior.

Heliocentric N/A B1065 - Flight Proven ( ) Atlantic Ocean Unknown FH - Maiden Flight Atlantic Ocean B1064 - Flight Proven ( ) Atlantic Ocean
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Transporter 12 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD October, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Dedicated rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Terran R | Mars Lander

Relativity Space | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD October, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Impulse Space's Mars Lander is designed to support research and development needed for human exploration of Mars.

Mars Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Axiom Space Mission 4

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
TBD October, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

This is a Crew Dragon flight for a private company Axiom Space. The mission will carry a professionally trained commander alongside three private astronauts to and from the International Space Station. This crew will stay aboard space station for at least eight days.

Low Earth Orbit Unknown F9 - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 1
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Bandwagon 2 (Dedicated Mid-Inclination Rideshare)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD November, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Dedicated rideshare flight to a mid-inclination orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | 425 Project Flight 3

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD November, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Note: Name of payload is provisional. Third launch of an ultimately 5 reconnaissance satellites for the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), with 1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite on this launch. They will be launched to low Earth orbit between 600 and 700 km by 2025, enabling South Korea’s military to observe the nuclear-armed neighbor’s key military facilities every two hours with 30-50 centimeters resolution imagery, according to a 2019 report produced by the Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning. The project is lead by the Korean Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), with input from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), Hanwha Systems and Thales Alenia Space.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon Heavy | VIPER

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
TBD November, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, is a mobile robot that will go to the South Pole of the Moon to get a close-up view of the location and concentration of water ice that could eventually be harvested to sustain human exploration on the Moon, Mars — and beyond. VIPER represents the first resource mapping mission on another celestial body.

Lunar Orbit Unknown FH - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 1 Unknown FH - Maiden Flight Unknown Unknown FH - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 2
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Vulcan | USSF-87

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified payload for the US Space Force

Unknown
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Terran 1 | VCLS Demo 2 Mission One

Relativity Space | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Payload consists of a single 30 kg NASA payload to be delivered to a 500 km orbit with a 41 degrees inclination.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9
Success
17 hours, 5 minutes ago
Starlink Group 6-40
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 3
Success
19 hours, 32 minutes ago
WHG-01
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chinese communication satellite with name meaning "Satellite Internet - High Orbit Satellite 01" in Chinese. Details TBD.


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
1 day, 2 hours ago
Meteor-M No.2-4 & others
Cosmodrome Site 1S - Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

Meteor-M satellites are a new generation of Russian meteorological satellites. Hitchhiking Payloads: SITRO-AIS 13-28, Zorkiy-2M-2, Pars 1 (Iran).


Falcon 9
Success
4 days, 10 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-39
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 24 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 5
Success
6 days, 21 hours ago
TJSW-11
101 - Wenchang Space Launch Site, People's Republic of China

Chinese classified satellite claimed to be for communication technology test purposes. Actual mission not known.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
Starlink Group 7-15
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
HTS-113BT (Merah Putih 2)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

HTS-113BT is a new High Throughput Satellite telecommunications satellite in C-band/Ku-Band for PT Telkom Satelit Indonesia (Telkomsat) , a state-own…


Electron
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
On Closer Inspection (ADRAS-J)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

The Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan (ADRAS-J) mission consists of a spacecraft developed and operated by Astroscale aiming to rendezvous wi…


GSLV Mk II
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
INSAT-3DS
Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad - Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

INSAT-3DS is an Indian weather satellite built by the Indian Space Research Organisation and operated by ISRO as part of the Indian National Satellit…


H3-22
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
VEP 4, CE-SAT-1E & TIRSAT
Yoshinobu Launch Complex LP-2 - Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

New test flight of the H3 ordered following the failure of the inaugural launch of H3 in March 2023 with ALOS-3. Main payload is VEP 4 (Vehicle E…