Vandenberg Launch Schedule

Upcoming launches out of Vandenberg AFB, California

Delta IV Heavy | NROL-91

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Sept. 24, 2022, 9:53 p.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission:

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Unknown
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Firefly Alpha | FLTA002 (To The Black)

Firefly Aerospace | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Sept. 30, 2022, 7:01 a.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission:

Second test flight of the Firefly Alpha small sat launcher developed by Firefly Aerospace.

Low Earth Orbit #ToTheBlack
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink Group 4-29

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
TBD October, 2022
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

A batch of 46 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Low Earth Orbit Unknown F9 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Atlas V 401 | JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
TBD November, 2022
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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Firefly Alpha | Flight Three

Firefly Aerospace | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
TBD November, 2022
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Third flight of the Firefly Alpha small sat launcher, carrying its first payload for NASA.

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

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
TBD December, 2022
Status: To Be Determined
Unknown Mission

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

Unknown F9 - Flight Proven ( ) Landing Zone 4
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SDA Tranche 0

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
TBD December, 2022
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 | SARah 2 & 3

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
TBD December, 2022
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Final two SARah radar remote sensing satellite built by Airbus for the German military.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
TBD March, 2023
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 | Iridium-9

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
TBD June, 2023
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Up to 5 spare satellites for the Iridium NEXT constellation.

Polar Orbit Unknown F9 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Soyuz 2.1a
Success
3 days, 5 hours ago
Soyuz MS-22
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-22 will carry Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Prokopeyev, Dmitry Petelin and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio to the International Space Station aboar…


Long March 2D
Success
3 days, 20 hours ago
Yunhai-1-03
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

The Yunhai-1 satellite is designed for detecting environmental elements in the atmosphere and ocean, the space environment, disaster prevention and r…


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 19 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-34
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 54 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Electron
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
The Owl Spreads Its Wings
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Second of three launches of a StriX satellite as part of Synspective’s SAR constellation. StriX-1 can gather high resolution Earth observation data r…


Long March 7A
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
ChinaSat 1E
201 - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Note: provisional information based on satellite naming The FH 2 (Feng Huo 2) series are reportedly the second generation of chinese military coms…


New Shepard
Failure
1 week, 5 days ago
NS-23
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

Twenty-third flight of New Shepard carrying 36 science and research payloads along with tens of thousands of postcards from Club For Future.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Starlink Group 4-2 & BlueWalker 3
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 34 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. BlueWalker 3 is a rideshar…


Ariane 5 ECA+
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Eutelsat Konnect VHTS
Ariane Launch Area 3 - Kourou, French Guiana

Eutelsat Konnect VHTS is a large geostationary high-throughput Ka-band communications satellite designed to serve Europe with a capacity of 500 Gbps.


Long March 2D
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Yaogan 35 Group 05
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

3 Chinese military reconnaissance satellites.


Kuaizhou
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
CentiSpace-1 S3 & S4
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

CentiSpace-1 S3 and S4 are Chinese commercial small satellites by Beijing-based company Future Navigation for providing GNSS augmentation signals ser…