A massive radio broadcasting satellite for SiriusXM is set for liftoff Friday on top of a Falcon 9 rocket, punctuating a busy week for SpaceX that included the debut of a new-generation cargo ship for the International Space Station and a spectacular atmospheric test flight of a prototype rocket over South Texas.
This listing shows the completed space launches from spaceports around the globe in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Dates and times are given in Greenwich Mean Time. For earlier missions, see pages listing launches from 2004 through 2008, from 2009 through 2011, from 2012 through 2014, from 2015 through 2016, and from 2017 through 2018. 2021 April 9, 2021Soyuz • ISS 64S Launch time: 0742:41 GMT (3:42:41 a.m. EDT) Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan A Russian government Soyuz rocket launched the crewed Soyuz MS-18 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 residents. The rocket flew in the Soyuz-2.1a configuration. Read our full story. [April 9] April 7, 2021Falcon 9 • Starlink V1.0-L23 Launch time: 1634:18 GMT (12:34:18 p.m. EDT) Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the 24th batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink V1.0-L23. Read our full