Global Rocket Launch Calendar

Whether you plan to travel to see a launch, or just love to follow along with online webcasts, this page will provide you all the information you need to know about upcoming launches from spaceports around the world.

If you notice an error or would like to provide an update to this schedule, please email spacetourismguide@gmail.com.

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Last updated: December 8, 2018

Upcoming Launches

Note: All times shown are in Eastern Standard Time.

December 8

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Delta 4-Heavy: NROL-71

  • Payload: Classified spy satellite
  • Launch site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
  • Launch scheduled: 11:06 pm
  • Watch online: ulalaunch.com

December 10

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ(๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ) Electron: VCLS 1

  • Payload: 10 CubeSats (various)
  • Launch site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
  • Launch scheduled: TBD
  • Watch online: Rocket Lab on YouTube

December 18

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Falcon 9: GPS 3-01

  • Payload: Navigational satellite
  • Launch site: Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA
  • Launch scheduled: 9:24 am

December 18

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Soyuz: CSO 1

  • Payload: Military reconnaissance satellite
  • Launch site: Sinnamary, French Guiana
  • Launch scheduled: TBD

December 25

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Proton: Blagovest No. 13L

  • Payload: Communications satellite
  • Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
  • Launch scheduled: TBD

December 25

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Soyuz: Kanopus-V 5 & 6

  • Payload: Earth observation satellites
  • Launch site: Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia
  • Launch scheduled: TBD

Other Upcoming Launches:

  • December 27 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Soyuz: EgyptSat-A
  • December 30 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Falcon 9: Iridium Next 66-75
  • TBD December – 
    • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Pegasus XL: ICON
    • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Long March 2D: SaudiSat 5A & 5B
  •  TBD 2019 – 
    • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Falcon 9: Crew Dragon Demo 1
    • ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต H-2B: HTV 7
    • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Vega: PRISMA
    • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Long March 5: Shijian 20
    • ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Soyuz: CSG 1 & CHEOPS
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*Notation: Country of launch is shown; the country in parentheses is country of mission origin if this differs from the country of launch.

Launch Archive (from May 1, 2018)

  • December 7, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Long March 3B: Changโ€™e 4 (Lunar lander/rover)
  • December 5, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Falcon 9: CRS 16 (ISS Resupply)
  • December 4, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ(๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ) Ariane 5: GSAT 11 & GEO-Kompsat 2A (Communication & weather satellites)
  • December 3, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Falcon 9: Spaceflight SSO-A (Rideshare Payloads)
  • December 3, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Soyuz: ISS 57S (ISS Crew)
  • November 28, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ PSLV: HySIS (Imaging Satellite)
  • November 20, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ(๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ) Vega: Mohammed VI-B (Earth Observation Satellite)
  • November 19, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Long March 3B: Beidou (Navigational Satellites)
  • November 17, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Antares: NG-10 (ISS Cargo Resupply)
  • November 16, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Soyuz: Progress 71P (ISS Cargo Resupply)
  • November 15, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Falcon 9: Esโ€™hail 2 (Communications Satellite)
  • November 14, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ GSLV Mk.3: GSAT 29 (Geosynchronous Satellite)
  • November 10, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ(๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ) Electron: It’s Business Time (2 Commercial CubeSats & 1 SmallSat)
  • November 6, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Soyuz: MetOp C (Polar Weather Orbiting Satellite)
  • November 3, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Soyuz: Glonass M (Navigational Satellite)
  • November 1, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Long March 3B: Beidou (Navigational Satellite)
  • October 29, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต H-2A: GOSAT 2 & KhalifaSat (Greenhouse Gas Observation Satellite)
  • October 28, 2018 โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Long March 2C: CFOSAT (Navigational Satellite)
  • October 19, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ/๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Ariane 5: BepiColombo (Mercury Probe)
  • October 17, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Atlas 5: AEHF 4 (Secure Communications Satellite)
  • October 7, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ(๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท) Falcon 9: SAOCOM 1A (Earth Observation Satellite)
  • September 25, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ(๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ)  Ariane 5: Horizons 3e & Azerspace 2/Intelsat 38 (Communications Satellites)
  • September 16, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ PSLV: NovaSAR-S & SSTL-S1 (Earth Observation Satellites)
  • September 15, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Delta 2: ICESat 2 (Ice Monitoring Satellite)
  • September 9, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Falcon 9: Telstar 18 VANTAGE (Communications Satellite)
  • September 7, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณLong March 2B: Haiyang-1C (Marine Observation Satellite)
  • September 7, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณOS-X1 Test Flight
  • September 5, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณHypebrola-1Z Test Flight
  • August 25, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ EXOS Aerospace: SARGE Test Flight
  • August 24, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Long March 3B: Beidou GNSS (Global Navigation Satellites)
  • August 21, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Vega: Aeolus (Wind Monitoring Satellite)
  • August 11, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Delta 4-Heavy: Parker Solar Probe
  • August 7, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Falcon 9: Merah Putih (Communications Satellite)
  • July 30, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Long March 4B: Gaofen-11 (Observational Satellite)
  • July 28, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Long March 3B: Beidou-3 (Navigational Satellites)
  • July 25, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Ariane 5: Galileo 23-26 (Navigational Satellites)
  • July 25, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Falcon 9: Iridium Next 56-65 (Mobile Communications Satellites)
  • July 22, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Falcon 9: Telstar 19 VANTAGE (Communications Satellite)
  • July 18, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ New Shepard: M9 (Emergency Motor Test Flight)
  • July 9, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Soyuz: Progress 70P (ISS Cargo Delivery)
  • July 9, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Long March 3A: Beidou-2 GNSS (Navigational Satellite)
  • July 8, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Long March 2C: PRSS (Remote Sensing Satellite)
  • June 29, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Falcon 9: CRS 15 (ISS Cargo Resupply)
  • June 26, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Long March 2C: Unknown (Classified)
  • June 17, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Soyuz: Glonass M (Navigational Satellite)
  • June 12, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต H-2A: IGS Radar 6 (Radar Reconnaissance)
  • June 6, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Soyuz: ISS 55S (ISS Crew)
  • June 5, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Long March 3A: Fengyun 2H (Geostationary Weather)
  • June 4, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Falcon 9: SES 12 (Communications)
  • June 2, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ CNSA – Long March 2D: Gaofen 6C (Earth Observation)
  • May 22, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ SpaceX – Falcon 9: Iridium Next 51-55 & GRACE Follow-On
  • May 21, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Orbital ATK – Antares: OA-9
  • May 11, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ SpaceX – Falcon 9: Bangabandhu-1
  • May 5, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NASA/ULA – Atlas 5: INSIGHT
  • May 3, 2018 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ CNSA – Long March 3B: Apstar-6C