Florida Launch Schedule

Upcoming launches out of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral AFB

New Glenn | EscaPADE (Maiden flight)

Blue Origin | United States of America
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD September, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Maiden flight of Blue Origin's New Glenn launch vehicle carrying the Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers (EscaPADE), a dual-spacecraft mission to study ion and sputtered escape from Mars. The spacecrafts' scientific goals are to understand the processes controlling the structure of Mars' hybrid magnetosphere and how it guides ion flows; understand how energy and momentum are transported from the solar wind through Mars' magnetosphere; and understand the processes controlling the flow of energy and matter into and out of the collisional atmosphere.

Mars Orbit
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Vulcan VC4L | Dream Chaser CRS 2 Flight 1

United Launch Alliance | United States of America
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD September, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

First flight of the Dream Chaser Spaceplane to the ISS.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Dragon CRS-2 SpX-31

SpaceX | United States of America
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
TBD September, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

31st commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station operated by SpaceX. The flight will be conducted under the second Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Cargo Dragon 2 brings supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support science and research investigations that occur onboard the orbiting laboratory.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Galileo L13 (FOC FM26 & FM28)

SpaceX | United States of America
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD September, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system. Originally planned for launch on Soyuz-ST and then Ariane 6 but both were unavailable. Galileo provides Europe with an alternative to the American GPS and Russian GLONASS constellations, but will be interoperable with both systems.

Medium Earth Orbit Unknown F9 - Maiden Flight Atlantic Ocean
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | BlueBird Block 1

SpaceX | United States of America
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD September, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

First five satellites for SpaceMobile’s cellphone-compatible broadband constellation.

Low Earth Orbit Unknown F9 - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 1
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Hera

SpaceX | United States of America
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 | United States of America
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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Terran R | Mars Lander

Relativity Space | United States of America
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 | United States of America
Cape Canaveral, 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 | Transporter 12 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)

SpaceX | United States of America
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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Falcon 9
Success
13 hours, 7 minutes ago
Starlink Group 6-62
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.


Falcon 9
Success
1 day, 7 hours ago
NROL-146
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

First batch of satellites for a reconnaissance satellite constellation built by SpaceX and Northrop Grumman for the National Reconnaissance Office to…


Kuaizhou-11
Success
2 days, 11 hours ago
Wuhan-1 and others
Launch Area 95A - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Carried 4 satellites to SSO: * Wuhan-1 * Chutian 001 * Tianyan 22 * Lingque-3 01


Long March 2D
Success
3 days, 12 hours ago
Beijing 3C
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Commercial optical Earth observation constellation of 4 satellites for 21AT (Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Company Ltd).


New Shepard
Success
4 days, 1 hour ago
NS-25
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, Van Horn, TX, USA

Twenty-fifth flight of New Shepard carrying six passengers.


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 15 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-59
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.


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
6 days, 18 hours ago
Kosmos 2576
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Russian military payload of unknown purposes. Hitchhiking Payloads: SITRO-AIS 53-56; Zorkiy-2M-4 & 6


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Starlink Group 8-7
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 20 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Starlink Group 6-58
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 4C
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Shiyan 23
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Satellite officially named for "space environment detection" purposes, exact details unknown.