Upcoming Rocket Launch List

July 29. 2016


**Launch dates are tentative and subject to change**

Date: August 22, 2019

Vehicle: ULA Delta 4 | GPS 3 SV02

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force second third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The satellite is built by Lockheed Martin. The Air Force previously planned to launch the third GPS 3-series satellite on this mission. The rocket will fly in the Medium+ (4,2) configuration with two solid rocket boosters.

**Delayed from July 25, 2019**

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station – SLC-37B

Launch Window: 9:00-9:27 a.m.


Date: September 2019

Vehicle: ULA Atlas V | CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-080, will launch Boeing’s first CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on an unpiloted Orbital Test Flight to the International Space Station. The capsule will dock with the space station, then return to Earth to landing in the Western United States after an orbital shakedown cruise ahead of a two-person Crew Test Flight. The rocket will fly in a vehicle configuration with two solid rocket boosters and a dual-engine Centaur upper stage.

**Delayed from August 17, 2019**

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station – SLC-41

Launch Window: TBD


Date: October 2019

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | Starlink 2

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the second batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, Florida

Launch Window: TBD


Date: November 2019

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | JCSAT 18/Kacific 1

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the JCSAT 18/Kacific 1 communications satellite jointly owned by SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. of Japan and Kacific Broadband Satellites of Singapore. Built by Boeing, the JCSAT 18/Kacific 1 communications satellite will provide mobile and broadband services across the Asia-Pacific region.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, Florida

Launch Window: TBD


Date: November 2019

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | Crew Dragon Demo 2

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first test flight with astronauts on-board to the International Space Station under the auspices of NASA’s commercial crew program. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will fly on the Demo-2 mission. The Crew Dragon will return to a splashdown at sea.

**Delayed from September 21, 2019**

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center – LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date: November 2019

Vehicle: ULA Atlas V | CST-100 Starliner Crew Flight Test

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-082, will launch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on its first mission with astronauts, known as the Crew Test Flight, to the International Space Station. The capsule will dock with the space station, then return to Earth to landing in the Western United States. Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson and NASA astronauts Eric Boe and Nicole Mann will fly on the Crew Flight Test. The rocket will fly in a vehicle configuration with two solid rocket boosters and a dual-engine Centaur upper stage.

**Delayed from August 2019**

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station – SLC-41

Launch Window: TBD


Date: December 2019

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | GPS 3 SV03

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force’s third third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The satellite is built by Lockheed Martin. The Air Force previously planned to launch the second GPS 3-series satellite on this mission.

**Delayed from October 2019**

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, Florida

Launch Window: TBD


Date: December 4, 2019

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | CRS 19

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 21st Dragon spacecraft mission on its 19th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

**Delayed from October 15, 2019**

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, Florida

Launch Window: TBD


Date: December 2019

Vehicle: ULA Atlas V | AFSPC 7/OTV-6

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the AFSPC 7 mission for the U.S. Air Force. The mission’s primary payload is the X-37B, a spaceplane also called the Orbital Test Vehicle, on the program’s sixth mission. The rocket will fly in the 501 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station – SLC-41

Launch Window: TBD


Date:  February 5, 2020

Vehicle: ULA Atlas V | Solar Orbiter

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the Solar Orbiter spacecraft for NASA and the European Space Agency. Built by Airbus Defense and Space, Solar Orbiter, or SolO, will travel inside the orbit of Mercury to study how the sun creates and controls the heliosphere, the vast bubble of charged particles blown by the solar wind into the interstellar medium. The rocket will fly in the 411 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, one solid rocket booster and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station – SLC-41

Launch Window: 11:27 p.m.


Date: March 1, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | CRS 20

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 22nd Dragon spacecraft mission on its 20th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

**Delayed from October 15, 2019**

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, Florida

Launch Window: TBD