Global Rocket Launch Calendar – Up Next: ICON

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.

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Last updated: October 20, 2018

Upcoming Launches

Note: All times shown are in Eastern Daylight Time.

October 26

🇺🇸 Pegasus XL: ICON

  • Payload: Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) Satellite
  • Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
  • Launch scheduled: 4:00 am

October 29

🇯🇵 H-2A: GOSAT 2 & KhalifaSat

  • Payload: Greenhouse Gas Observation Satellite
  • Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
  • Launch scheduled: 12:08 am

October 30

🇷🇺 Soyuz: Progress 71P

  • Payload: International Space Station (ISS) Cargo Resupply
  • Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
  • Launch scheduled: 8:53 pm
  • Webcast: online.roscosmos.ru

November 6

🇪🇺 Soyuz: MetOp C

  • Payload: Polar Weather Orbiting Satellite
  • Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana
  • Launch scheduled: 8:47 pm

November 14

🇺🇸Falcon 9: Es’hail 2

  • Payload: Communications Satellite
  • Launch site: Cape Canaveral, Florida
  • Launch scheduled: TBD
  • Webcast: spacex.com/webcast

November 15

🇺🇸Antares: NG-10

  • Payload: International Space Station (ISS) Cargo Resupply
  • Launch site: Wallops Island, Virginia
  • Launch scheduled: 4:49 am

Other Upcoming Launches:

  • November 19 – 🇺🇸Falcon 9: Spaceflight SSO-A
  • November 22 – 🇷🇺 Soyuz: EgyptSat-A
  • November 27 – 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: SpaceX CRS 1
  • November 29 – 🇺🇸 Delta 4-Heavy: NROL-71
  • TBD November – 
    • 🇨🇳 Long March 2C: CFOSAT
    • 🇨🇳 Long March 3B: Beidou
    • 🇮🇳 GSLV Mk.3: GSAT 29
    • 🇷🇺 Soyuz: Glonass M
    • 🇳🇿(🇺🇸) Electron: It’s Business Time
    • 🇨🇳 Long March 5: Shijian 20
    • 🇮🇳 PSLV: HySIS
  • December 14 – 🇷🇺 Soyuz: CSG 1 & CHEOPS
  • December 15 – 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: GPS 3-01
  • December 19 – 🇷🇺 Soyuz: ISS 57S
  • December 26 – 🇷🇺Soyuz: Kanopus-V 5 and 6
  • December 31 – 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: Iridium Next 66-75
  • TBD December – 
    • 🇨🇳 Long March 3B: Chang’e 4
    • 🇪🇺 Vega: PRISMA
    • 🇳🇿(🇺🇸) Electron: VCLS 1
  •  TBD 2019 – 
    • 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: Crew Dragon Demo 1
    • 🇯🇵 H-2B: HTV 7

*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)

  • October 19, 2018 – 🇪🇺/🇯🇵 Ariane 5: BepiColombo (Mercury Probe)
  • October 17, 2018 – 🇺🇸 Atlas 5: AEHF 4 (Secure Communications Satellite)
  • October 7, 2018 – 🇺🇸(🇦🇷) Falcon 9: SAOCOM 1A (Earth Observation Satellite)
  • September 25, 2018 – 🇪🇺(🇮🇳)  Ariane 5: Horizons 3e & Azerspace 2/Intelsat 38 (Communications Satellites)
  • September 16, 2018 – 🇮🇳 PSLV: NovaSAR-S & SSTL-S1 (Earth Observation Satellites)
  • September 15, 2018 – 🇺🇸 Delta 2: ICESat 2 (Ice Monitoring Satellite)
  • September 9, 2018 – 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: Telstar 18 VANTAGE (Communications Satellite)
  • September 7, 2018 – 🇨🇳Long March 2B: Haiyang-1C (Marine Observation Satellite)
  • September 7, 2018 – 🇨🇳OS-X1 Test Flight
  • September 5, 2018 – 🇨🇳Hypebrola-1Z Test Flight
  • August 25, 2018 – 🇺🇸 EXOS Aerospace: SARGE Test Flight
  • August 24, 2018 – 🇨🇳 Long March 3B: Beidou GNSS (Global Navigation Satellites)
  • August 21, 2018 – 🇪🇺 Vega: Aeolus (Wind Monitoring Satellite)
  • August 11, 2018 – 🇺🇸 Delta 4-Heavy: Parker Solar Probe
  • August 7, 2018 – 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: Merah Putih (Communications Satellite)
  • July 30, 2018 – 🇨🇳 Long March 4B: Gaofen-11 (Observational Satellite)
  • July 28, 2018 – 🇨🇳 Long March 3B: Beidou-3 (Navigational Satellites)
  • July 25, 2018 – 🇪🇺 Ariane 5: Galileo 23-26 (Navigational Satellites)
  • July 25, 2018 – 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: Iridium Next 56-65 (Mobile Communications Satellites)
  • July 22, 2018 – 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: Telstar 19 VANTAGE (Communications Satellite)
  • July 18, 2018 – 🇺🇸 New Shepard: M9 (Emergency Motor Test Flight)
  • July 9, 2018 – 🇷🇺 Soyuz: Progress 70P (ISS Cargo Delivery)
  • July 9, 2018 – 🇨🇳 Long March 3A: Beidou-2 GNSS (Navigational Satellite)
  • July 8, 2018 – 🇨🇳 Long March 2C: PRSS (Remote Sensing Satellite)
  • June 29, 2018 – 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: CRS 15 (ISS Cargo Resupply)
  • June 26, 2018 – 🇨🇳 Long March 2C: Unknown (Classified)
  • June 17, 2018 – 🇷🇺 Soyuz: Glonass M (Navigational Satellite)
  • June 12, 2018 – 🇯🇵 H-2A: IGS Radar 6 (Radar Reconnaissance)
  • June 6, 2018 – 🇷🇺 Soyuz: ISS 55S (ISS Crew)
  • June 5, 2018 – 🇨🇳 Long March 3A: Fengyun 2H (Geostationary Weather)
  • June 4, 2018 – 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: SES 12 (Communications)
  • June 2, 2018 – 🇨🇳 CNSA – Long March 2D: Gaofen 6C (Earth Observation)
  • May 22, 2018 – 🇺🇸 SpaceX – Falcon 9: Iridium Next 51-55 & GRACE Follow-On
  • May 21, 2018 – 🇺🇸 Orbital ATK – Antares: OA-9
  • May 11, 2018 – 🇺🇸 SpaceX – Falcon 9: Bangabandhu-1
  • May 5, 2018 – 🇺🇸 NASA/ULA – Atlas 5: INSIGHT
  • May 3, 2018 – 🇨🇳 CNSA – Long March 3B: Apstar-6C