Vandenberg Launch Schedule

Upcoming launches out of Vandenberg AFB, California

Firefly Alpha | Maiden Flight

Firefly Aerospace | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
June 30, 2021, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Test Flight

First flight of the new Firefly Alpha small sat launcher developed by Firefly Aerospace.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | WorldView Legion 1 & 2

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Sept. 1, 2021, 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
Sept. 1, 2021, 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 | Landsat 9

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Sept. 16, 2021, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Earth Science

Landsat 9 is a partnership between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to continue the Landsat program’s critical role in monitoring, understanding and managing the land resources needed to sustain human life. Landsat 9, like Landsat 8, will have a higher imaging capacity than past Landsats, allowing more valuable data to be added to the Landsat’s global land archive. Satellite will operaite in sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 705 km and has a mission lifetime of 5 years.

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

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Sept. 30, 2021, 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 | Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Nov. 24, 2021, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is the first-ever mission to demonstrate the capability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a spacecraft with it at high speed – a technique known as a kinetic impactor. DART is a planetary defense-driven test of one of the technologies for preventing the Earth impact of a hazardous asteroid: the kinetic impactor. DART’s primary objective is to demonstrate a kinetic impact on a small asteroid. The binary near-Earth asteroid (65803) Didymos is the target for DART. While Didymos’ primary body is approximately 800 meters across, its secondary body (or “moonlet”) has a 150-meter size, which is more typical of the size of asteroids that could pose a more common hazard to Earth. The DART spacecraft will achieve the kinetic impact by deliberately crashing itself into the moonlet at a speed of approximately 6 km/s, with the aid of an onboard camera and sophisticated autonomous navigation software. The collision will change the speed of the moonlet in its orbit around the main body by a fraction of one percent, enough to be measured using telescopes on Earth.

Heliocentric N/A B1063 - Flight Proven ( ) Landing Zone 4
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Atlas V 401 | JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Jan. 1, 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 | 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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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-91

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
July 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 | 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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Long March 2
Success
2 days, 21 hours ago
Yaogan-30-09
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

The Yaogan-30 is a series of military remote sensing satellites which are launched in triplets. The satellites are spaced by 120° in their orbit.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
3 days, 12 hours ago
GPS III SV05
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (known …


Long March 2F
Success
4 days, 2 hours ago
Shenzhou 12
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

First crewed flight to the Chinese large modular space station.


Minotaur I
Success
5 days, 14 hours ago
NROL-111
Launch Area 0 B - Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

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


Pegasus XL
Success
1 week ago
Odyssey (TacRL-2)
Vandenberg Space Force Base - Air launch to orbit

Payload for the US Space Force’s Tactically Responsive Launch program. It is a space domain awareness satellite that was procured under the Space For…


Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Beijing-3
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

0.5 m resolution Earth observation satellite for Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Company Ltd.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
2 weeks ago
SXM-8
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

SXM-8 is a large high power broadcasting satellite for SiriusXM's digital audio radio service (DARS). Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) got in July 2016 …


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Dragon CRS-2 SpX-22
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

SpaceX will launch the second cargo variant of its Dragon 2 spacecraft on their 22nd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space …


Long March 3
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Fengyun-4B
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

China's geostationary meteorological satellite program FY-4 (Feng Yun 4) is the second generation of chinese geostationary meteorological satellites.


Long March 7
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Tianzhou-2
201 - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

First cargo delivery mission to the Chinese large modular space station.