Florida Launch Schedule

Upcoming launches out of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral AFB

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Bandwagon 2 (Dedicated Mid-Inclination Rideshare)

SpaceX | United States of America
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 Heavy | VIPER

SpaceX | United States of America
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 Unknown Unknown FH - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 2 Unknown FH - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 1
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpainSat NG I

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

First of two new-generation satellites built by Airbus to provide secure communications to the Spanish government, its allies, and various international organizations.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | 425 Project Flight 3

SpaceX | United States of America
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 9 Block 5 | Dragon CRS-2 SpX-32

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

32nd 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 | O3b mPower 7 & 8

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

Seventh and eighth of a constellation of eleven high-throughput communications satellites in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) built by Boeing and operated by SES.

Medium Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | NROL-69

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

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office

Unknown
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | OSAM-2

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

OSAM-2 is a mission to demonstrate the ability of small spacecraft to manufacture and assemble spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit. Once it’s positioned in low-Earth orbit, the spacecraft will 3D-print two beams that extend 32 feet (10 meters) out from each side of the spacecraft. As manufacturing progresses, each beam will unfurl two solar arrays that generate as much as five times more power than traditional solar panels on spacecraft of similar size.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | USSF-36

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

Classified payload for the US Space Force.

Unknown
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New Glenn | Project Kuiper (New Glenn #1)

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

Project Kuiper is a mega constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit that will offer broadband internet access, this constellation will be managed by Kuiper Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon. This constellation is planned to be composed of 3,276 satellites. The satellites are projected to be placed in 98 orbital planes in three orbital layers, one at 590 km, 610 km and 630 km altitude. 61 satellites will be carried on each New Glenn launch.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9
Success
16 hours, 18 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, 10 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, 14 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, 15 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, 4 hours 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, 18 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, 21 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, 2 days 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.