Future Rocket Launch Schedule 2018

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 2018 and beyond

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March 2018 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, AFSPC 11

The Atlas V rocket will launch a military communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

Delayed from December 7, 2017.

March 2018 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, GOES-S

The Atlas V rocket will launch the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-S) for the United States’ National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service to support weather forecasting and severe storm tracking.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

March 2018 - United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Rocket, GPS III–1

The Delta 4 rocket will launch a GPS satelite.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–37B.

June 2018 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, AEHF–5

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

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

June 2018 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, CST–100 Starliner Flight Test

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the first test flight of an unmanned Boeing CST–100 Starliner to the International Space Station.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

July 31, 2018 - United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Rocket, Solar Probe Plus

The Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch the NASA Solar Probe Plus to investigate the outer corona of the Sun.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–37B.

Delayed from 2015.

August 2018 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, CST–100 Starliner Flight Test

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the second test flight of a manned Boeing CST–100 Starliner to the International Space Station. This will be the first ever manned launch of an Atlas V.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

October 2018 - 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.

August 2018 - 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.

Autumn 2018 - Space Launch System

The first launch of the new Space Launch System (SLS) heavy lift rocket. The mission will be to send an unmanned Orion capsule around the moon.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–39B.

Late 2018 - United Launch Alliance Delta IV Rocket, WGS–10

The Delta IV rocket will launch the tenth Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft (Wideband Gapfiller Satellite) for the U.S. military.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–37B.

Late 2018 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, AFSPC 8

The Atlas V rocket will launch a military communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

February 2019 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, AEHF–5

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.

Late 2018 - 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.

2019 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, NROL–52

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 - 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.

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