Vandenberg Launch Schedule

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Falcon 9 Block 5 | NROL-87

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Feb. 2, 2022, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

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

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | O3b mPower 1-3

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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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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Falcon 9 Block 5 | WorldView Legion 1 & 2

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
May 15, 2022, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

WorldView Legion is a constellation of Earth observation satellites built and operated by Maxar. Constellation is planned to consist of 6 satellites in both polar and mid-inclination orbits, providing 30 cm-class resolution.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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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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Atlas V 401 | JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Sept. 30, 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 | 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 2D
Success
1 day, 16 hours ago
Shiyan 13
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Chinese satellite declared for technological demonstration purposes, details TBD.


LauncherOne
Success
4 days, 20 hours ago
Above the Clouds
Mojave Air and Space Port - Air launch to orbit

Mission to a 500 km circular orbit inclined at 45 degrees carrying eight R&D satellites from US government agencies with communications and navigatio…


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 3 hours ago
Transporter 3 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Transporter 3 mission is a dedicated rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commerci…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Starlink Group 4-5
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Simorgh
Failure
2 weeks, 5 days ago
3 unknown payloads
Imam Khomeini Spaceport - Semnan Space Center, Islamic Republic of Iran

Three unknown research payloads are reported to have been sent into space, according to the Iranian Ministry of Defense. However, no new objects are …


Long March 3
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
TJSW-9
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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


Long March 2D
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Tianhui 4
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Chinese cartography satellite, details TBD.


Angara A5/Persey
Failure
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Dummy payload
35/1 - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

This is the third test flight of Angara A5 launch vehicle and its first flight with Persey upper stage. Since it's a test flight, the rocket carries …


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
OneWeb 12
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

A batch of 36 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Internet broadband service for individual consum…


Long March 4C
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Zhiyuan 1-02E
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

ZY-1 02E is a Chinese Earth observation satellite. The primary objective is to acquire high-resolution (5 meter) panchromatic and multispectral image…