Future Rocket Launch Schedule 2019 and beyond

Atlas V launch as seen from Hangar Beach
Atlas V launch as seen from Hangar Beach

All launch dates are provisionally and are subject to change, you should always check with the Kennedy Space Center before making a special trip.

Future Launch Schedule for 2019 and beyond

Click here for the current NASA launch schedule from Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center.

Early 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - GPS IIIA–02

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the GPS IIIA–02 satellite for the USAF.

Delayed from May 2018.

February 1, 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 17

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 19th Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the 17th resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

February 2019 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, Solar Orbiter

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the Solar Orbiter probe for the European Space Agency to provide the closest ever views of the Sun.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

February 2019 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, AEHF–6

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

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

May 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 18

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 20th Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the 18th resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

TBC 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - JCSat 18/Kacific 1

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the JCSat 18/Kacific 1 satellites for JSAT Corporation and Kacific Ltd.

TBC 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - Mission to the Moon

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a mission to the moon with the objective of finding NASAs Lunar Roving Vehicle.

An Autonomous Landing and Navigation Module (ALINA) containing a pair of Audi lunar quattro rovers, will land near to the original Apollo 17 landing site and stream images back to Earth using a small 4G base station on board the ALINA.

2019 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, CST–100 Starliner

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the first operational mission of the Boeing CST–100 Starliner to the International Space Station carrying two astronauts.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

2019 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, Peregrine

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the Peregrine lunar lander for Astrobotic.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

2019 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, STP–3

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch a group of military and scientific research satellites as part of the U.S. Air Force Test Program–3.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

2019 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, OTV–6

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch one of the top-secret X–37B Orbital Test Vehicles for the US military on its sixth mission.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

Quarter 2 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9, Amos 17

A flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Amos 17 communications satellite for Spacecom of Israel.

This mission is a replacement launch for Spacecom. On September 1, 2016, the ill fated Amos 6 satellite was destroyed when a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the pad just before commencement of a static-fire test.

October 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 19

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 21st Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the 19th resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

December 2019 - Space Launch System - Exploration Mission 1 (EM–1)

The first launch of the new Space Launch System (SLS) heavy lift rocket which replaces the cancelled Constellation programme and the retired Space Shuttle programme.

The SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever built.

The mission will be to send an unmanned Orion capsule around the moon and deploy 6 small CubeSats.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–39B.

Delayed from November 2018.

2019 - United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Rocket, NROL–44

The Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch a classified payroll for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–37B.

TBC 2019 - SpaceX Falcon Heavy - Lunar Free-Return Mission

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch a crewed Dragon 2 capsule with two private fee paying passengers on a trip around the moon and back.

This mission looks likely to be cancelled or rescheduled as SpaceX are now concentrating on their even bigger rocket project, the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). Before humans can fly on the Falcon Heavy, the new rocket needs to be certified for human flight.

Quarter 4, 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9, USCV–1 (NASA Crew Flight 1)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the first crew flight for NASA to the International Space Station.

Quarter 4, 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 20

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 22nd Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the 20th resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 21

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 23rd Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the 21st resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - GPS IIIA–03

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the GPS IIIA–03 satellite for the USAF.

2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - SXM–7

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SXM–7 satellite for SiriusXM.

July 2020 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, Mars 2020

The Atlas V rocket will launch the Mars 2020 rover project to land on the red planet. The new rover is based on the Curiosity rover but with a new payload.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

August 2020 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, NROL–101

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

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

2020 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - SXM–8

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SXM–8 satellite for SiriusXM.

2020 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser

The Atlas V rocket will launch the first prototype Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser, a re-usable mini space shuttle. A second launch is scheduled for 2021.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

2020 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - GTO-C

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the GTO-C satellite for Spaceflight Industries.

2020 - SpaceX Falcon 9 Heavy - ViaSat–3

A SpaceX Falcon 9 Heavy rocket will launch the ViaSat–3 satellite for ViaSat.

2020 - SpaceX Falcon 9, Amos 8

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Amos 8 communications satellite for Spacecom of Israel. This satellite is a direct replacement for the ill fated Amos 6 satellite that was destroyed when a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the pad just before commencement of a static-fire test in 2016.

2020 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 22

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 24th Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the 22nd resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

2020 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 23

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 25th Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the 23rd resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

2020 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 24

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 26th Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the 24th resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

2020 - SpaceX Falcon 9, USCV–2 (NASA Crew Flight 2)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the second crew flight for NASA to the International Space Station.

2021 - United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Rocket, NROL–68

The Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch a classified payroll for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–37B.

2021 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - SWOT

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SWOT (Surface water & ocean topography) satellite for NASA, CNES (France)and CSA (Canada).

2021 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 25

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 27th Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the 25th resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

2021 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 26

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 28th Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the 26th resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

2021 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 27

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 29th Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the 27th resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

2021 - SpaceX Falcon 9, USCV–3 (NASA Crew Flight 3)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the third crew flight for NASA to the International Space Station.

2022 - United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Rocket, NROL–70

The Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch a classified payroll for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–37B.

2022 - SpaceX Falcon 9, USCV–4 (NASA Crew Flight 4)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the fourth crew flight for NASA to the International Space Station.

2023 - SpaceX Falcon 9, USCV–5 (NASA Crew Flight 5)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the fifth crew flight for NASA to the International Space Station.

2024 - SpaceX Falcon 9, USCV–6 (NASA Crew Flight 6)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the sixth crew flight for NASA to the International Space Station.

Sources

  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Space Flight Now
  • Aviation Week and Space Technology
  • SpaceX
  • United Launch Alliance
  • Wikipedia

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