Current Rocket Launch Schedule 2017

Atlas V Rocket Launch [Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls]
Atlas V Rocket Launch [Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls]

If you ever get the opportunity to watch the launch of a rocket then you do not want to miss it; it is an experience of a lifetime. Words cannot describe the sounds of a rocket blasting off from the Kennedy Space Center.

Upcoming launches

Note that all launch dates are provisional and are subject to change, you should always check with the Kennedy Space Center before making a special trip. Click to see the next launch date.

Click here for previous launch details for 2016 and future launches for 2018.

January 21, 2017 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, SBIRS GEO 3

The Atlas V rocket launched the third U.S. military Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite (SBIRS GEO 3) for early warning missile detection.

Launch was from launch pad SLC–41.

Delayed from May 26, July 27 and October 3, 2016.

February 19, 2017 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 10

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the twelfth Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the tenth resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

Launch was from launch pad LC–39A.

This was a historic moment as it was the first launch from launch pad LC–39A since the Space Shuttle Atlantis flew the 135th and last ever mission on July 11, 2011.

Delayed from February 13, June 10 and August 1. Moved up from November 21, 2016. Delayed from November 11, 2016, January 22, February 8, 15 and 19, 2017.

March 16, 2017 - SpaceX Falcon 9, Echostar 23

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the EchoStar 23 communications satellite for EchoStar Corp. The mission profile did not allow SpaceX to attempt a recovery of the first stage in this instance.

Launch was from launch pad LC–39A.

Delayed from Q3 and Q4, 2016, January 26, 30, February 3, 28 and March 14, 2017.

March 18, 2017 - United Launch Alliance Delta IV Rocket, WGS 8

The Delta IV rocket launched the ninth Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft (Wideband Gapfiller Satellite) for the U.S. military.

Launch was from launch pad SLC–37B.

Delayed from February 2, March 2, 8 and 17, 2017.

March 30, 2017 - SpaceX Falcon 9, SES 10

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the SES 10 communications satellite.

This was the first ever mission by SpaceX re-using the first stage booster from a previous launch and recovery.

Launch was from launch pad LC–39A.

Delayed from Q3 and October, 2016, February 2017.

April 18, 2017 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, Cygnus CRS OA–7

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched the eighth Cygnus resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

Launch was from launch pad SLC–41.

Delayed from March 9, 21 and 27, 2017.

May 1, 2017 - SpaceX Falcon 9, NROL–76

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Launch was from launch pad LC–39A.

This was the first ever launch of an NRO satellite by SpaceX.

Delayed from April 16 and 30, 2017

May 15, 2017 - SpaceX Falcon 9, Inmarsat 5 F4

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Inmarsat 5 F4 communications satellite.

Launch was from launch pad LC–39A with a launch window of 7:20 pm. to 8:10 p.m. EDT. Because of the weight of the payload, no attempt was made to recover the first stage booster.

Delayed from April 30, 2017

June 3, 2017 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS–11

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the thirteenth cargo Dragon spacecraft mission. The purpose of the mission was to take the eleventh resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

This launch marks the 100th launch from pad LC–39A, previous home to the Saturn 5 Apollo moon launches and Space Shuttle.

The Dragon capsule had already flown before on a previous mission (CRS–4) in 2014 and the first stage booster then made a successful recovery landing at LZ–1 after the launch. This is the fifth recovery of the first stage booster back at Cape Canaveral.

Launch was from launch pad LC–39A with a launch window at 5:07 p.m. EDT.

Delayed from June 2 and August 15, 2016, January 13, February 1, April 9, May 14 and 31, 2017. Launch scrubbed on June 1 due to unfavourable weather conditions.

June 23, 2017 - SpaceX Falcon 9, BulgariaSat 1

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the BulgariaSat 1 communications satellite using a previously flown first stage booster.

SpaceX successfully landed the first stage on the autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) “Of Course I Still Love You”, in the Atlantic Ocean. This was the first stages second landing at sea, the first was in the Pacific having launched from Vandenberg in California.

Launch was from launch pad LC–39A at 3:10 p.m. EDT.

Delayed from June 15 and 17, 2017.

July 2, 2017 - SpaceX Falcon 9, Intelsat 35e

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Intelsat 35e communications satellite.

Launch will be from launch pad LC–39A with a launch window starting at 7:36 p.m. to 8:36 p.m. EDT.

Delayed from April and July 1, 2017.

August 3, 2017 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, TDRS M

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) that will provide communications between Mission Control and the International Space Station and other orbiting satelites.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–41 with a launch window from 9:02 a.m. to 9:42 a.m. EDT.

Moved up from August 4, 2017.

August 10, 2017 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 12

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the fourteenth Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the twelfth resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

Launch will be from launch pad LC–39A at 2:07 p.m. EDT.

Delayed from December 15, 2016, Quarter 1, April 8 and June 1, 2017.

August 25, 2017 - Minotaur 4, ORS 5

An Orbital ATK Minotaur 4 rocket will launch the ORS 5 for the U.S. military. The Operationally Responsive Space programme (ORS) is designed to scan space for other satellites and debris.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–46 with a launch window starting at 11:15 p.m. EDT.

Delayed from July 15, 2017

August 28, 2017 - SpaceX Falcon 9, OTV–5

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch one of the top-secret X–37B Orbital Test Vehicles for the US military on its fifth mission.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–40 at 2:07 p.m. EDT.

August 31, 2017 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, NROL–52

The Atlas V rocket launched a classified payroll for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

TBC 2017 - SpaceX Falcon 9, SES 11/Echostar 105

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES 11 communications satellite.

Delayed from October and November 2016 and July 2017.

Quarter 3, 2017 - SpaceX Falcon Heavy - Demo Flight

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch on its first demonstration flight. It consists of three Falcon 9 cores joined together with a total of 27 Merlin 1D engines.

Launch is from launch pad LC–39A.

Delayed from Quarter 3, 2015, April, September and December 2016 and Quarter 1 and 2, 2017.

TBC 2017 - SpaceX Falcon 9, Koreasat 5A

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Koreasat 5A communications satellite for KTsat.

Launch is from launchpad LC–39A.

Delayed from November 10 and December 8, 2016.

Quarter 3, 2017 - SpaceX Falcon Heavy - STP–2

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch a group of military and scientific research satellites as part of the U.S. Air Force Test Program–2. It consists of three Falcon 9 cores joined together with a total of 27 Merlin 1D engines.

Launch is from launch pad LC–39A.

Delayed from October 2016 and March 2017.

October 11, 2017 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, AEHF 4

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite for the U.S. military.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–41.

Delayed from December 15, 2016, January 26, May 4, June 22 and 29, 2017.

November 1, 2017 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 12

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the fifteenth Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the thirteenth resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

Delayed from September 13, 2017.

November 9, 2017 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, SBIRS GEO 4

The Atlas V rocket will launch the fourth U.S. military Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite (SBIRS GEO 4) for early warning missile detection.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–41.

Delayed from October 27, 2017

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