September 12, 2014 - A regularly updated listing of planned missions from spaceports around the globe. Dates and times are given in Greenwich Mean Time. "NET" stands for no earlier than. "TBD" means to be determined. Recent updates appear in red type. Please send any corrections, additions or updates by e-mail to: sclark@spaceflightnow.com

Latest changes:
8/17: Adding time for Long March 4B/Gaofen 2
8/21: Soyuz/Galileo FOC-1 delayed; Adding window for Ariane 5/Measat 3b & Optus 10; Adding window for Ariane 5/Intelsat DLA 1 & Arsat 1; Antares/Orb-3 moved forward; Delta 2/SMAP delayed; Soyuz/Galileo FOC-2 delayed
8/24: Falcon 9/AsiaSat 6 delayed; GSLV Mk.3/Atmospheric Test Flight delayed; Adding Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 7
8/26: Falcon 9/AsiaSat 6 delayed
9/01: Adding date for Vega/IXV; Adding Vega/LISA Pathfinder
9/02: Adding time for Antares/Orb-3; Updating window for Delta 4-Heavy/Orion EFT-1; Adding Falcon 9/Jason 3
9/03: Adding date for Falcon 9/AsiaSat 6; Adding window for Atlas 5/CLIO; Adding PSLV/IRNSS 1C; Adding time for Soyuz/Progress 57P; Adding date and time for Atlas 5/MMS
9/04: Falcon 9/AsiaSat 6 delayed
9/08: Adding time for Atlas 5/GPS 2F-8; Adding Long March 4B/CBERS 4
9/12: Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 4 delayed; Adding Ariane 5/DirecTV 14 & GSAT 16; Adding Dnepr/Iridium NEXT 1 & 2

Sept. 20  Falcon 9  •  SpaceX CRS 4
Launch time: 0616 GMT (2:16 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the sixth Dragon spacecraft on the fourth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from April 6, April 29, June 6, June 8, July 25, Aug. 8, Sept. 12 and Sept. 19. [Sept. 12]
Sept. 25  Soyuz  •  ISS 40S
Launch time: 2024 GMT (4:24 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the manned Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew. The capsule will remain at the station for about six months, providing an escape pod for the crew. [July 9]
Sept. 28  Proton  •  Olymp
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy a secretive payload reportedly known as Olymp or Luch. Delayed from June 5, June 20 and July 8. [July 9]
October  PSLV  •  IRNSS 1C
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), flying on the PSLV-C26 mission, will launch the IRNSS 1C navigation satellite. The payload is the third spacecraft in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, which aims to improve positioning services over India and neighboring regions. [Sept. 3]
Oct. 7  H-2A   •  Himawari 8
Launch window: 0516-0916 GMT (1:16-5:16 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch the Himawari 8 weather satellite for the Japan Meteorological Agency. Himawari 8 will collect weather imagery over the East Asia and Western Pacific regions. [Aug. 12]
October  Dnepr   •  ASNARO 1
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Dombarovsky, Russia

An ISC Kosmotras Dnepr rocket will launch the ASNARO 1 Earth observation satellite for Japan's Institute for Unmanned Space Experiment Free Flyer. Four Japanese microsatellites will also be launched by the Dnepr rocket. [Aug. 15]
Oct. 14  Antares  •  Orb-3
Launch time: 0410 GMT (12:10 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia

The Orbital Sciences Antares rocket will launch the fourth Cygnus cargo freighter on the third operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as Orb-3. The Antares rocket will fly an upgraded Castor 30XL second stage motor for the first time. Delayed from Oct. 3. Moved forward from Oct. 21. [Sept. 2]
Oct. 16  Ariane 5  •  Intelsat DLA 1 & Arsat 1
Launch window: 2100-2151 GMT (5:00-5:51 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA220, to launch the Intelsat DirecTV Latin America 1 and Arsat 1 satellites. Intelsat DLA 1, also known as Intelsat 30, will broadcast direct-to-home television services to Latin America in a partnership between Intelsat and DirecTV. Arsat 1 is the first communications satellite to be built in Argentina. [Aug. 21]
October  Super Strypi  •  ORS 4
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii

A Super Strypi launch vehicle will deliver the HiakaSat spacecraft and multiple CubeSat payloads into orbit. The Super Strypi is a rocket developed by Sandia National Laboratories with assistance from the University of Hawaii, Aerojet and the U.S. Defense Department. Delayed from October 2013 and April. [Jan. 15]
Oct. 21  Proton  •  Express AM6
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Express AM6 satellite to provide television and radio broadcasting, broadband Internet, multimedia services and mobile communications for the Russian Satellite Communications Co. Delayed from July 14. [July 9]
4th Quarter  Long March 3C  •  Chang'e 5 Precursor
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Xichang, China

A Chinese Long March 3C rocket will launch a mission to demonstrate re-entry technologies for the planned Chang'e 5 lunar sample return mission. [Aug. 12]
Oct. 29  Soyuz   •  Progress 57P
Launch time: 0708 GMT (3:08 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 57th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. [Sept. 3]
Oct. 29  Atlas 5  •  GPS 2F-8
Launch window: 1719-1737 GMT (1:19-1:37 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the Air Force's eighth Block 2F navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. [Sept. 8]
TBD  Proton  •  ASTRA 2G
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

An International Launch Services Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the ASTRA 2G communications satellite for SES of Luxembourg. ASTRA 2G will deliver next generation broadcast, VSAT and broadband services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Delayed from May and June. [April 30]
4th Quarter  GSLV Mk.3  •  Atmospheric Test Flight
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India

India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk.3 will launch on a suborbital test flight. The GSLV Mk.3 is powered by two large solid rocket boosters, a liquid-fueled core second stage and a cryogenic third stage. This suborbital test flight will demonstrate the performance of the GSLV Mk.3 in the atmosphere. Delayed from May, June, July and August. [Aug. 24]
Nov. 18  Vega  •  IXV
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

A European Vega rocket, designated VV04, will launch with the European Space Agency's Intermediate Experimental Vehicle, or IXV. The IXV will launch on a suborbital trajectory, testing advanced flight control and re-entry technologies before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. Delayed from October. [Sept. 1]
Nov. 23  Soyuz  •  ISS 41S
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the manned Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew. The capsule will remain at the station for about six months, providing an escape pod for the crew. Moved forward from Nov. 24. [March 4]
TBD  Proton  •  Turksat 4B
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

An International Launch Services Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Turksat 4B communications satellite. Delayed from June. [April 30]
Dec. 1  Falcon 9  •  SpaceX CRS 5
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the seventh Dragon spacecraft on the fifth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Sept. 12. Moved up from Nov. 27. Delayed from Oct. 3. [July 9]
December  Soyuz  •  Galileo FOC-2
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: ELS, Sinnamary, French Guiana

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designated VS10, will launch on a mission from the Guiana Space Center in South America. The Soyuz will carry two Galileo full operational capability satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation constellation. The Soyuz 2-1b (Soyuz ST-B) rocket will use a Fregat-MT upper stage. Arianespace will oversee the launch. Delayed from November. [Aug. 21]
Dec. 4  Delta 4-Heavy  •  Orion EFT-1
Launch time: 1205-1435 GMT (7:05-9:35 a.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket will launch NASA's Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle on Exploration Flight Test-1. The uncrewed test flight of the Orion spacecraft will reach an altitude of 3,600 miles before re-entering the atmosphere to demonstrate the capsule's heat shield. The largest of the Delta 4 family, the Heavy version features three Common Booster Cores mounted together to form a triple-body rocket. Delayed from September. [Sept. 2]
December  Long March 4B  •  CBERS 4
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Taiyuan, China

A Chinese Long March 4B rocket will launch the CBERS 4 remote sensing satellite. CBERS 4 is the fourth China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite for the collection of global imagery for environmental, urban planning and agricultural applications. [Sept. 8]
Dec. 11  Atlas 5  •  NROL-35
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-3E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket will fly in the 541 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, four solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. The rocket will also fly a new upper stage powerplant designated the RL10C engine. [July 18]
December  Ariane 5  •  DirecTV & GSAT 16
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA221, to launch the DirecTV 14 and GSAT 16 satellites. DirecTV 14 will provide direct-to-home television broadcasts across the United States. GSAT 16 will supply communications services for the Indian Space Research Organization. [Sept. 12]
December  H-2A   •  Hayabusa 2
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch the Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample return mission. Hayabusa 2 will encounter asteroid 1999 JU3 in 2018 and return at least a gram of samples to Earth in December 2020. [Jan. 16]
TBD  Proton  •  Inmarsat 5 F2
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

An International Launch Services Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Inmarsat 5 F2 communications satellite for Inmarsat of London. Delayed from May. [April 30]
January  Delta 2  •  SMAP
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: SLC-2W, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

A United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket will launch the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite for NASA. SMAP is an Earth satellite mission designed to measure and map Earth's soil moisture and freeze/thaw state to better understand terrestrial water, carbon and energy cycles. The rocket will fly in the 7320 configuration with three solid rocket boosters and no third stage. Delayed from November. [Aug. 21]
Jan. 13  Falcon 9  •  DSCOVR
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Deep Space Climate Observatory for the U.S Air Force, NOAA and NASA. DSCOVR will be positioned in geostationary orbit to monitor space weather and Earth's climate. [May 16]
January  Atlas 5  •  MUOS 3
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for the U.S. Navy. Built by Lockheed Martin, this U.S. military spacecraft will provide narrowband tactical communications designed to significantly improve ground communications for U.S. forces on the move. The rocket will fly in the 551 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, five solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. [July 9]
1st Quarter  Soyuz  •  O3b F3
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: ELS, Sinnamary, French Guiana

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designated VS11, will launch on a mission from the Guiana Space Center in South America. The Soyuz will carry four satellites for O3b Networks, which will provide broadband service to developing countries. The Soyuz 2-1b (Soyuz ST-B) rocket will use a Fregat upper stage. Arianespace will oversee the launch. Delayed from November. [May 9]
Feb. 1  H-2B   •  HTV 5
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

A Japanese H-2B rocket will launch the fifth H-2 Transfer Vehicle. The HTV serves as an unmanned cargo vehicle to deliver equipment and supplies to the International Space Station. Delayed from July 1. [March 15]
Feb. 3  Soyuz   •  Progress 58P
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 58th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. [July 9]
Feb. 4  Falcon 9  •  SpaceX CRS 6
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the eighth Dragon spacecraft on the sixth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Dec. 5. [July 9]
March 12/13  Atlas 5  •  MMS
Launch window: 0244-0314 GMT on 13th (10:44-11:14 p.m. EDT on 12th)
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission. The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission will use four identical spacecraft, variably spaced in Earth orbit, to make three-dimensional measurements of magnetospheric boundary regions and examine the process of magnetic reconnection. The rocket will fly in the 421 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, two solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from Nov. 26. [Sept. 3]
March 28  Soyuz  •  ISS 42S
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the manned Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew. The capsule will remain at the station for about six months, providing an escape pod for the crew. [July 9]
March 31  Falcon 9  •  Jason 3
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Jason 3 ocean altimetry mission. Jason 3 will measure ocean surface topography to aid in ocean circulation and climate change research for NOAA, EUMETSAT, NASA and the French space agency, CNES. [Sept. 2]
April 1  Antares  •  Orb-4
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia

The Orbital Sciences Antares rocket will launch the fifth Cygnus cargo freighter on the fourth operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as Orb-4. The Antares rocket will fly an upgraded Castor 30XL second stage motor, and the flight will mark the first mission using an enhanced Cygnus spacecraft with upgraded solar arrays and additional cargo volume. Delayed from Jan. 8. [July 9]
Spring  Delta 4  •  GPS 2F-9
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force's ninth Block 2F navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The rocket will fly in the Medium+ (4,2) configuration with two solid rocket boosters. [Aug. 3]
April  Vega  •  Sentinel 2A
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

A European Vega rocket, designated VV05, will launch with the Sentinel 2A Earth observation satellite for the European Space Agency and the European Commission. Sentinel 2A carries an optical imaging payload for land observation. [Aug. 15]
April 30  Soyuz   •  Progress 59P
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 59th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. [July 9]
May 26  Soyuz  •  ISS 43S
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the manned Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew. The capsule will remain at the station for about six months, providing an escape pod for the crew. [July 9]
June  Atlas 5  •  GPS 2F-10
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force's 10th Block 2F navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. [Aug. 3]
June 13  Falcon 9  •  SpaceX CRS 7
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the eighth Dragon spacecraft on the sixth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. [Aug. 24]
June  Dnepr   •  Iridium NEXT 1 & 2
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Dombarovsky, Russia

An ISC Kosmotras Dnepr rocket will launch the first two satellites for the Iridium NEXT mobile communications satellite fleet. [Sept. 12]
July  Vega  •  LISA Pathfinder
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

A European Vega rocket, designated VV06, will launch with the European Space Agency's LISA Pathfinder mission. LISA Pathfinder will test the concept of gravitational wave detection from the L1 Lagrangian point between the Earth and sun. [Sept. 1]



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