lunedì 25 gennaio 2016

2016: Lanci in tutto il Mondo


Launch Schedule

Un elenco regolarmente aggiornato delle missioni previste negli spazioporti di tutto il mondo per l'anno in corso. Date e orari sono espressi in ora di Greenwich. "NET" sta per non prima del. "TBD" significa data da determinare. Gli aggiornamenti recenti sono visualizzati in rosso. A cura di: spaceflight.com.

Falcon 9 Credit: SpaceX  



Ultime:


Jan. 1: Adding Long March 3B/Belintersat 1; Updating time for Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS-8; Adding period for Delta 4/NROL-45; Adding approximate time for Atlas 5/OA-6; Adding approximate time for Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 9; Atlas 5/NROL-61 delayed; Adding H-2B/HTV 6; Adding Falcon Heavy/STP-2; Adding Soyuz/Progress 65P; Adding Atlas 5/EchoStar 19; Adding Soyuz 49S; Adding Atlas 5/NROL-79; Adding Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 12; Adding Atlas 5/AEHF 4; Adding Falcon 9/Crew Dragon Demo 1

Jan. 4: Adding window for Ariane 5/Intelsat 29e; Adding date for Rockot/Sentinel 3A; Adding time for Proton/ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter
Jan. 5: Ariane 5/Eutelsat 65 West A delayed; Adding timeframe for Falcon 9/Eutelsat 117 West B & ABS 2A; Adding Ariane 5/EchoStar 18 & BRIsat; Adding Pegasus XL/CYGNSS
Jan. 13: Adding time for Long March 3B/Belintersat 1; Proton/Eutelsat 9B delayed; Updating Atlas 5/GPS 2F-12 launch window; Adding Long March 3C/Beidou; Falcon 9/SES 9 delayed; Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 8 delayed; Adding date for Ariane 5/Eutelsat 65 West A; Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 9 delayed; Soyuz/Sentinel 1B moved forward
Jan. 20: Proton/Eutelsat 9B delayed; Updating Ariane 5/Intelsat 29e launch window; Updating Rockot/Sentinel 3A launch time; Updating Atlas 5/OA-6 launch window; Adding date and time for Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 8
Jan. 27Ariane 5 • Intelsat 29e

Launch window: 2320:41-0040:24 GMT (6:20:41-7:40:24 p.m. EST)

Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA228, to launch the Intelsat 29e communications satellite. Intelsat 29e is the first Intelsat Epic high throughput satellite, hosting a next-generation all-digital payload that can be reconfigured in orbit and is resilient to interference and jamming. Intelsat 29e offers coverage spanning North and South America, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the North Atlantic aeronautical route connecting North America and Europe. [Jan. 20]
Jan. 29Proton • Eutelsat 9B

Launch time: 2219 GMT (5:19 p.m. EST)

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
An International Launch Services Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Eutelsat 9B communications satellite owned by Paris-based Eutelsat. Eutelsat 9B will provide digital television and video programming across Europe. The spacecraft hosts the first payload for the European Space Agency’s European Data Relay Satellite (EDRS) system to relay communications between ground stations and satellites in low Earth orbit. Delayed from Jan. 25 and Jan. 27. [Jan. 20]
Feb. 3Atlas 5 • GPS 2F-12

Launch window: 1347-1405 GMT (8:47-9:05 a.m. EST)

Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-057, will launch the U.S. Air Force’s 12th Block 2F navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from Jan. 26. [Jan. 13]
Feb. 4Rockot • Sentinel 3A

Launch time: 1753:31 GMT (12:53:31 p.m. EST)

Launch site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
A Eurockot Rockot vehicle will launch with the Sentinel 3A Earth observation satellite for the European Space Agency and the European Commission. Sentinel 3A carries instruments to measure sea surface topography, sea and land surface temperature, and ocean and land color. Delayed from Oct. 31 and Dec. 10. [Jan. 4]
NET Feb. 6Falcon 9 • SES 9

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES 9 communications satellite. Owned by SES of Luxembourg, the spacecraft will provide direct-to-home and other communications services over Northeast Asia, South Asia and Indonesia, as well as maritime communications for vessels in the Indian Ocean. The rocket will fly on a full-thrust version of the Falcon 9 rocket. Delayed from July 15, August, November and December. [Jan. 13]
Feb. 7Soyuz • Glonass M

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch a Glonass M navigation satellite. The rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1b configuration with a Fregat upper stage. Delayed from Dec. 29. [Jan. 13]
FebruaryLong March 3C • Beidou

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Xichang, China
A Chinese Long March 3C rocket will launch a Beidou navigation satellites into orbit for the Chinese government. The rocket will fly with a Yuanzheng upper stage. [Jan. 13]
Feb. 10Delta 4 • NROL-45

Launch period: 1100-1300 GMT (6-8 a.m. EST; 3-5 a.m. PST)

Launch site: SLC-6, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, the U.S. government agency that develops and owns spy satellites. The rocket will fly in the Medium+ (5,2) configuration with two solid rocket boosters. Delayed from April 15, June 6, Sept. 15 and Dec. 9. [Jan. 1]
Feb. 12H-2A • Astro-H

Launch window: 0845-0930 GMT (3:45-4:30 a.m. EST)

Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch the Astro-H X-ray observatory for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Astro-H will observe the X-ray universe, studying objects such as supernova explosions, supermassive black holes, and galaxy clusters. Delayed from late 2015. [Dec. 12]
FebruaryPSLV • IRNSS 1F

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India
India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), flying on the PSLV-C32 mission in the PSLV-XL configuration, will launch the IRNSS 1F navigation satellite. The payload is the sixth spacecraft in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, which aims to improve positioning services over India and neighboring regions. Delayed from December. [Nov. 16]
March 9Ariane 5 • Eutelsat 65 West A

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA229, to launch the Eutelsat 65 West A communications satellite. Eutelsat 65 West A will provide direct-to-home video broadcasts and broadband Internet services to Eutelsat customers in Latin America and Brazil. Delayed from Feb. 25. [Jan. 13]
March 10Atlas 5 • OA-6

Launch window: 0808-0838 GMT (3:08-3:38 a.m. EST)

Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the sixth Orbital Sciences Cygnus cargo freighter on its fifth operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as OA-6. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. [Jan. 20]
March 14Proton • ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter

Launch time: 0931 GMT (5:31 a.m. EDT)

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the European Space Agency’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. The mission will make improved measurements of trace gases in the Martian atmosphere, such as methane, which could be an indicator of biological activity. ESA’s Schiaparelli lander will accompany the Trace Gas Orbiter to Mars. Delayed from Jan. 7. [Jan. 4]
March 18Soyuz • ISS 46S

Launch time: 2126 GMT (5:26 p.m. EDT)

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the manned Soyuz 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 crew. [Dec. 16]
March 20Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 8

Launch time: 0433 GMT (12:33 a.m. EDT)

Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 10th Dragon spacecraft on the eighth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Aug. 13, Sept. 2, Jan. 3 and Feb. 7. [Jan. 20]
MarchPSLV • IRNSS 1G

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India
India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), flying in the PSLV-XL configuration, will launch the IRNSS 1G navigation satellite. The payload is the seventh spacecraft in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, which aims to improve positioning services over India and neighboring regions. [Nov. 16]
MarchFalcon 9 • Eutelsat 117 West B & ABS 2A

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Eutelsat 117 West B and ABS 2A communications satellites. Eutelsat 117 West B will provide Latin America with video, data, government, and mobile services for Paris-based Eutelsat. ABS 2A will distribute direct-to-home television, mobile and maritime communications services across Russia, India, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean region for Asia Broadcast Satellite of Bermuda and Hong Kong. Built by Boeing, the satellites will launch in a conjoined configuration and will use all-electric propulsion for orbit-raising. Delayed from 4th quarter 2015. [Jan. 5]
March 31Soyuz • Progress 63P

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 63rd Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. Delayed from Feb. 12. [Dec. 12]
inizio  2016Falcon 9 • JCSAT 14

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the JCSAT 14 communications satellite for Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. JCSAT 14 will support data networks, television broadcasters and mobile communications users in Japan, East Asia, Russia, Oceania, Hawaii and other Pacific islands. Delayed from late 2015. [Sept. 9]
primo trimestre Falcon 9 • Amos 6

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Amos 6 communications satellite for Spacecom of Israel. Amos 6 will provide communications and broadcast services over a coverage area stretching from the U.S. Coast to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Amos 6 will also support the Israeli government’s satellite communications needs. Delayed from 3rd quarter of 2015. [May 2]
AprilDnepr • Iridium Next 1 & 2

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: Dombarovsky, Russia
An ISC Kosmotras Dnepr rocket will launch the first two satellites for the Iridium Next mobile communications satellite fleet. Delayed from June, October and December 2015. [Oct. 31]
April 12Soyuz • Sentinel 1B

Launch time: 2100 GMT (5 p.m. EDT)

Launch site: ELS, Sinnamary, French Guiana
An Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designated VS14, will launch on a mission from the Guiana Space Center in South America. The Soyuz will carry the Sentinel 1B radar observation satellite for the European Space Agency and the European Commission, the Microscope microsatellite to research gravitational forces, Norway’s Norsat 1 microsatellite for ship tracking and space weather and solar radiation research, and a CubeSat sponsored by the European Space Agency. The Soyuz 2-1a (Soyuz ST-A) rocket will use a Fregat upper stage. Moved forward from April 14. [Dec. 13]
TBDFalcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 9

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 11th Dragon spacecraft on the ninth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Dec. 9. [Jan. 13]
April 23Proton • Intelsat 31/DLA-2

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
An International Launch Services Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Intelsat 31/DLA-2 communications satellite owned by Intelsat. A majority of Intelsat 31’s capacity will be leased to DirecTV Latin America to provide direct-to-home television broadcasts to Central America, South America and the Caribbean. [Oct. 31]
AprilFalcon Heavy • Demo Flight

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch on its first demonstration flight. The heavy-lift rocket is formed of three Falcon 9 rocket cores strapped together with 27 Merlin 1D engines firing at liftoff. Delayed from 3rd Quarter of 2015. [July 22]
May 5Atlas 5 • MUOS 5

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-067, will launch the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for the U.S. Navy. Built by Lockheed Martin, this U.S. military spacecraft will provide narrowband tactical communications designed to significantly improve ground communications for U.S. forces on the move. The rocket will fly in the 551 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, five solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. [Sept. 21]
May 12Delta 4-Heavy • NROL-37

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket will launch a classified spy satellite cargo for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The largest of the Delta 4 family, the Heavy version features three Common Booster Cores mounted together to form a triple-body rocket. Delayed from April 27. [Sept. 23]
MayAriane 5 • EchoStar 18 & BRIsat

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA230, to launch the EchoStar 18 and BRIsat communications satellites. EchoStar 18 will provide direct-to-home television broadcast services over North America for EchoStar and Dish Network. BRIsat will support banking services provided by BRI, a large Indonesian bank. [Jan. 5]
May 31Antares • OA-5

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia
An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch of the seventh Cygnus cargo freighter on the sixth operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as OA-5. The rocket will fly in the Antares 230 configuration, with two RD-181 first stage engines and a Castor 30XL second stage. [Oct. 3]
June 10Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 10

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 12th Dragon spacecraft on the 10th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Feb. 13. [Sept. 29]
June 21Soyuz • ISS 47S

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the manned Soyuz 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 crew. Delayed from May 20. [Dec. 12]
June 24Atlas 5 • NROL-61

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-064, will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket will fly in the 421 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, two solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from April 21 and June 14. [Jan. 1]
June 25Proton • EchoStar 21

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
An International Launch Services Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the EchoStar 21 communications satellite, formerly known as TerreStar 2. EchoStar 21 will provide mobile broadband services over Europe with an S-band payload for EchoStar Mobile Ltd. [Oct. 31]
JulyVega • PeruSat 1 & SkySat

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana
A European Vega rocket, designated VV07, will launch with the PeruSat 1 reconnaissance satellite for the Peruvian government and four SkySat Earth observation satellites for Google/Skybox Imaging. [Dec. 12]
July 4Soyuz • Progress 64P

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 64th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. Delayed from April 22. [Dec. 12]
Metà 2016Minotaur-C • SkySat

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-576E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
An Orbital ATK Minotaur-C rocket will launch six SkySat Earth observation satellites for Google/Skybox Imaging. The Minotaur-C is an upgraded, renamed version of the Orbital Sciences Taurus rocket. Delayed from late 2015. [May 2]
July 21Delta 4 • AFSPC 6

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch the AFSPC 6 mission for the U.S. Air Force carrying the third and fourth satellites for the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program, or GSSAP. The rocket will fly in the Medium+ (4,2) configuration with two solid rocket boosters. [Sept. 21]
July 27Atlas 5 • SBIRS GEO 3

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-065, will launch the U.S. military’s third Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite, or SBIRS GEO 3, for missile early-warning detection. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from May 26. [Sept. 21]
Aug. 3Soyuz • Progress 65P

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 65th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. [Oct. 3]
Aug. 15Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 11

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 13th Dragon spacecraft on the 11th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from June 2. [Sept. 29]
AugustFalcon 9 • Iridium Next 3-12

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 10 satellites for the Iridium next mobile communications fleet. Delayed from 1st Quarter. [Oct. 31]
Sept. 3Atlas 5 • OSIRIS-REx

Launch window: Approx. 2310-0040 GMT (7:10-8:40 p.m. EDT)

Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) will reach asteroid Bennu in 2018 to collect surface samples for return to Earth in 2023. 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. [Oct. 31]
Sept. 15Atlas 5 • WorldView 4

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: SLC-3E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-066, will launch the WorldView 4 Earth observation satellite for DigitalGlobe. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from June 29. [Nov. 7]
Sept. 23Soyuz • ISS 48S

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz 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. Delayed from Sept. 22. [Dec. 12]
Sept. 28Delta 4 • WGS 8

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch the eighth Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft, formerly known as the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite. Built by Boeing, this geostationary communications spacecraft will serve U.S. military forces. The rocket will fly in the Medium+ (5,4) configuration with four solid rocket boosters. Delayed from Sept. 22. [Nov. 7]
OctoberH-2B • HTV 6

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
A Japanese H-2B rocket will launch the sixth H-2 Transfer Vehicle. The HTV serves as an unmanned cargo vehicle to deliver equipment and supplies to the International Space Station. [Jan. 1]
Oct. 4Antares • OA-7

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia
An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch of the eighth Cygnus cargo freighter on the seventh operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as OA-7. The rocket will fly in the Antares 230 configuration, with two RD-181 first stage engines and a Castor 30XL second stage. [Oct. 3]
OctoberFalcon 9 • Iridium Next 13-22

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 10 satellites for the Iridium next mobile communications fleet. [Oct. 31]
Oct. 14Atlas 5 • GOES R

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-063, will launch GOES-R, the first next-generation geostationary weather satellite for NASA and NOAA. GOES-R will orbit 22,300 miles above the equator to monitor weather conditions across the United States. The rocket will fly in the 541 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, four solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from March 11. [Nov. 7]
Oct. 17Pegasus XL • CYGNSS

Launch time: Approx. 1700 GMT (1 p.m. EDT)

Launch site: L-1011, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
An air-launched Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket will deploy NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission in orbit. The CYGNSS mission’s eight satellites will use GPS signals to study how tropical cyclones grow stronger over warm ocean waters. [Jan. 5]
OctoberFalcon Heavy • STP-2

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force’s Space Test Program-2 mission with a cluster of military and scientific research satellites. The heavy-lift rocket is formed of three Falcon 9 rocket cores strapped together with 27 Merlin 1D engines firing at liftoff. [Jan. 1]
Oct. 20Soyuz • Progress 65P

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 65th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. Delayed from April 22. [Jan. 1]
OctoberAriane 5 • Galileo 13-16

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ES rocket to launch four Galileo full operational capability satellites for Europe’s Galileo navigation constellation. [Dec. 12]
Nov. 10Atlas 5 • EchoStar 19

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the EchoStar 19 communications satellite to provide high-speed Internet services for HughesNet in North America. The satellite is also known as Jupiter 2. The rocket will fly in the 431 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, three solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. [Jan. 1]
Nov. 16Soyuz • ISS 49S

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz 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. [Jan. 1]
Dec. 1Atlas 5 • NROL-79

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: SLC-3E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. [Jan. 1
Fine 2016Vega • Gokturk 1

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana
A European Vega rocket, designated VV08, will launch with the Gokturk 1 reconnaissance satellite for the Turkish military. [Dec. 12]
Dec. 15Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 12

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 14th Dragon spacecraft on the 12th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. [Jan. 1]
Dec. 15Atlas 5 • AEHF 4

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. Built by Lockheed Martin, this U.S. military spacecraft will provide highly-secure communications. The rocket will fly in the 531 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, three solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. [Jan. 1]
DecemberFalcon 9 • Crew Dragon Demo 1

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station under the auspices of NASA’s commercial crew program. [Jan. 1]

Nessun commento: