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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.

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

This mission has now been cancelled and replaced with a more ambitious launch of the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). In September, SpaceX announced that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had signed up to fly around the moon as early as 2023 with a group of six to eight hand-picked companion artists.

Future Launch Schedule for 2019 and beyond

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

January 2019 - SpaceX Falcon - Crew Dragon DM–1 Demonstration Mission 1

The SpaceX Falcon rocket will launch the first unmanned Crew Dragon (Dragon 2) capsule to the International Space station.

Launch is from launch pad LC–39A.

Delayed from December 2016, May, July, August and November 2017, February, April, August, November and December 2018.

January 23, 2019 - 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.

Delayed from November 1 and 16 and December 13, 2018.

January 2019 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, CST–100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test

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

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

Delayed from June, August 27 and late 2018.

January 2019 - SpaceX Falcon Heavy - Arabsat–6A

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the Arabsat–6A communications satellite. 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 1, 2 and 4, 2018.

Early 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - PSN–6

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the PSN–6 satellite for Pasifik Satelit Nusantara.

This launch will also include several “piggyback” payloads including the SpaceIL Sparrow moon lander.

February 17, 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.

Delayed from November 16, 2018 and February 1, 2019.

March 2019 - SpaceX Falcon Heavy - STP–2

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch a group of 25 military and scientific research satellites as part of the U.S. Air Force Test Program–2.

Launch is from launch pad LC–39A.

Delayed from October 2016, March and September 2017, April 30, June 13, October 30 and November 30, 2018.

Mar 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - In Flight Abort Test

A modified SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 crew capsule and perform an in flight abort test.

Launch is from launch pad LC–39A.

Delayed from June 2018.

April 4, 2019 - United Launch Alliance Delta IV Rocket, GPS 3–02

The Delta IV rocket will launch the second third-generation GPS satellite for the U.S. Air Force. This launch was originally scheduled with a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–37B.

Delayed from November 1 and December 13, 2018.

May 7, 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 including the third International Docking Adapter (IDA–3).

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.

Quarter 2, 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9, Crew Dragon DM–2 Demonstration Mission 2

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Crew Dragon spacecraft on a manned demo flight to the International Space Station on a 14 day mission.

This will be first ever Crew Dragon manned flight.

Launch is from launch pad LC–39A.

Delayed from December 2016, May, July, August and November 2017, December 2018.

Mid 2019 - 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.

Mid 2019 - 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 the Boeing CST–100 Starliner to the International Space Station. This will be the first ever manned launch using an Atlas V rocket.

The crew will consist of a NASA astronaut and a Boeing test pilot.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

Delayed from November 2018.

Quarter 3, 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.

October 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - GPS 3–03

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the third third-generation GPS satellite for the U.S. Air Force.

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.

Quarter 4, 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - GiSAT–1

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the GiSAT–1 communications satellite for Global IP Cayman.

Quarter 4, 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.

Quarter 4, 2019 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - SXM–7

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

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.

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, AFSPC–7 (X–37B 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.

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 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.

January 2020 - 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.

This is the last mission of the original phase 1 Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. A further six resupply cargo missions are planned between 2020 and 2024 plus another six crew missions as part of the ISS Crew Transportation Services program (CTS).

2020 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, Solar Orbiter

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the Solar Orbiter (SolO) probe for the European Space Agency to measure the inner heliosphere and nascent solar wind and provide the closest ever views of the Sun.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

Delayed from July 2017, October 2018 and February 2019.

March 2020 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - GPS 3–03

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the fourth third-generation GPS satellite for the U.S. Air Force.

Quarter 1, 2020 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, Cygnus / Peregrine

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch a Cygnus cargo payload plus the Peregrine lunar lander for Astrobotic.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

June 2020 - 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 and December 2019.

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.

Quarter 4, 2020 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - Türksat 5A

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Türksat 5A satellite for the Türksat Satellite Communications and Cable TV Operations Company of Turkey.

Quarter 4, 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 Heavy - AFSPC–52

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch a classified Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)–52 satellite for the U.S. Air Force.

Launch is from launch pad LC–39A.

2020 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - KPLO

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) and Lunar Impactor CubeSat for South Korea.

Launch is from launchpad SLC–40.

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, ViaSat–3

The Atlas V rocket will launch the ViaSat–3 satellite for ViaSat Inc.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

2020 - 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.

2021 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, CST–100 Starliner Mission 2

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

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

2021 - United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket, Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser

The Atlas V rocket will launch a Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser, a re-usable mini space shuttle on a mission to the International Space Station.

Launch will be from launch pad SLC–41.

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.

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.

NASA Launch Schedules

Sources

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

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