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.

Which Launches Do You Want to See?

Last updated: August 13, 2018

Upcoming Launches

Note: All times shown are in Eastern Daylight Time.

August 21

🇪🇺 Vega: Aeolus

  • Payload: Wind Monitoring Satellite
  • Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana
  • Launch scheduled: 5:20 pm
  • Watch the launch: esa.int/esatv/Television

NET August 25

🇺🇸 Falcon 9: Telstar 18 VANTAGE

  • Payload: Communications Satellite
  • Launch site: Cape Canaveral, Florida
  • Launch scheduled: 11:33 pm
  • Watch the launch: spacex.com/webcast

September 5

🇪🇺(🇮🇳)  Ariane 5: Horizons 3e & Azerspace 2/Intelsat 38

  • Payload: Communications Satellites
  • Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana
  • Launch scheduled: 5:20 pm
  • Watch the launch: esa.int/esatv/Television

September 10

🇯🇵H-2B: HTV 7

  • Payload: ISS Cargo Delivery
  • Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
  • Launch scheduled: 6:32 pm

September 15

🇺🇸 Delta 2: ICESat 2

  • Payload: Ice Monitoring Satellite
  • Launch site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
  • Launch scheduled: 8:46 am

NET September 24

🇺🇸 Pegasus XL: ICON

  • Payload: Ionosphere Monitoring Satellite
  • Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
  • Launch scheduled: 4:00 am

Other Upcoming Launches:

  • September 26 –  🇺🇸 Delta 4-Heavy: NROL-71
  • TBD September –
    • 🇳🇿(🇺🇸) Rocket Lab: VCLS 1
    • 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: SAOCOM 1A
    • 🇮🇳 PSLV: NovaSAR-S & SSTL-S1
    • 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: Iridium Next 66-75
    • 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: Spaceflight SSO-A
    • 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: Crew Dragon Demo 1
  • TBD 2018 – 
    • 🇳🇿(🇺🇸) Rocket Lab: It’s Business Time
    • 🇮🇳 GSLV Mk.3: GSAT 29
    • 🇺🇸 Falcon 9: Es’hail 2
    • 🇨🇳 Long March 2C: CFOSAT

*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)

  • 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