October 27, 2014 - A regularly updated listing of planned missions from spaceports around the globe. Dates and times are given in Greenwich Mean Time. "NET" stands for no earlier than. "TBD" means to be determined. Recent updates appear in red type. Please send any corrections, additions or updates by e-mail to: sclark@spaceflightnow.com

Latest changes:
9/08: Adding time for Atlas 5/GPS 2F-8; Adding Long March 4B/CBERS 4
9/12: Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 4 delayed; Adding Ariane 5/DirecTV 14 & GSAT 16; Adding Dnepr/Iridium NEXT 1 & 2
9/18: Adjusting time for Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 4
9/20: Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 4 scrubbed; Super Strypi/ORS 4 delayed; Adjusting window for Atlas 5/GPS 2F-8; Adding date for Delta 2/SMAP
9/26: Adding time for Proton/Olymp; Adding Long March 2C/Shijian 11-07; Antares/Orb-3 delayed; Adding Falcon 9/Orbcomm OG2; Adding PSLV/IRNSS 1D; Adding Atlas 5/AFSPC 5
10/03: Adding date and time for PSLV/IRNSS 1C; Dnepr/ASNARO 1 delayed; Antares/Orb-3 delayed; Adding time for Proton/Express AM6; Adding time for Soyuz 41S; Adding Soyuz/Glonass K; Adding date for Proton/ASTRA 2G; Adding date and time for H-2A/Hayabusa 2; Adding date for Ariane 5/DirecTV 14 & GSAT 16; Adding Soyuz/Progress 60P; Adding Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 8
10/06: PSLV/IRNSS 1C delayed
10/08: Antares/Orb-3 delayed; Adding window for Vega/IXV; Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 5 delayed; Swapping payloads for next Soyuz from French Guiana; Adding window for Delta 2/SMAP
10/09: Adding window for PSLV/IRNSS 1C
10/20: Adding date and time for Long March 3C/Chang'e 5 Precursor; Antares/Orb-3 delayed; Adding timeframe for GSLV Mk.3/Atmospheric Test Flight; Adding date for Atlas 5/MUOS 3; Adding Ariane 5/Thor 7 & Sicral 2; Adding PSLV/IRNSS 1E; Adding timeframe for Delta 4/GPS 2F-9
10/27: Antares/Orb-3 scrubbed

Oct. 28  Antares  •  Orb-3
Launch time: 2222 GMT (6:22 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia

The Orbital Sciences Antares rocket will launch the fourth Cygnus cargo freighter on the third operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as Orb-3. The Antares rocket will fly an upgraded Castor 30XL second stage motor for the first time. Delayed from Oct. 3. Moved forward from Oct. 21. Delayed from Oct. 14, Oct. 20, Oct. 22 and Oct. 24. Scrubbed on Oct. 27. Watch a webcast of the launch. [Oct. 27]
Oct. 29  Soyuz   •  Progress 57P
Launch time: 0709 GMT (3:09 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 57th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. Watch a webcast of the launch. [Sept. 3]
Oct. 29  Atlas 5  •  GPS 2F-8
Launch window: 1721-1739 GMT (1:21-1:39 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the Air Force's eighth 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. Watch a webcast of the launch. [Sept. 20]
November  GSLV Mk.3  •  Atmospheric Test Flight
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India

India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk.3 will launch on a suborbital test flight. The GSLV Mk.3 is powered by two large solid rocket boosters, a liquid-fueled core second stage and a cryogenic third stage. This suborbital test flight will demonstrate the performance of the GSLV Mk.3 in the atmosphere. Delayed from May, June, July and August. [Oct. 20]
Nov. 18  Vega  •  IXV
Launch window: 1200-1400 GMT (7:00-9:00 a.m. EST)
Launch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

A European Vega rocket, designated VV04, will launch with the European Space Agency's Intermediate Experimental Vehicle, or IXV. The IXV will launch on a suborbital trajectory, testing advanced flight control and re-entry technologies before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. Delayed from October. [Oct. 8]
Nov. 23  Soyuz   •  Glonass K
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch a Glonass K navigation satellite. The rocket flew in the Soyuz 2-1b configuration with a Fregat upper stage. [Oct. 3]
Nov. 23  Soyuz  •  ISS 41S
Launch time: 2059 GMT (3:59 p.m. EST)
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. Moved forward from Nov. 24. [Oct. 3]
Nov. 28  Proton  •  ASTRA 2G
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

An International Launch Services Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the ASTRA 2G communications satellite for SES of Luxembourg. ASTRA 2G will deliver next generation broadcast, VSAT and broadband services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Delayed from May and June. [Oct. 3]
Nov. 29/30  H-2A   •  Hayabusa 2
Launch time: 0424:48 GMT on 30th (11:24:48 p.m. EST on 29th)
Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch the Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample return mission. Hayabusa 2 will encounter asteroid 1999 JU3 in 2018 and return at least a gram of samples to Earth in December 2020. [Oct. 3]
Nov. 30  Dnepr   •  ASNARO 1
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Dombarovsky, Russia

An ISC Kosmotras Dnepr rocket will launch the ASNARO 1 Earth observation satellite for Japan's Institute for Unmanned Space Experiment Free Flyer. Four Japanese microsatellites will also be launched by the Dnepr rocket. Delayed from October. [Oct. 3]
Dec. 4  Delta 4-Heavy  •  Orion EFT-1
Launch time: 1205-1435 GMT (7:05-9:35 a.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket will launch NASA's Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle on Exploration Flight Test-1. The uncrewed test flight of the Orion spacecraft will reach an altitude of 3,600 miles before re-entering the atmosphere to demonstrate the capsule's heat shield. 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 September. [Sept. 2]
Dec. 4  Ariane 5  •  DirecTV 14 & GSAT 16
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA221, to launch the DirecTV 14 and GSAT 16 satellites. DirecTV 14 will provide direct-to-home television broadcasts across the United States. GSAT 16 will supply communications services for the Indian Space Research Organization. [Oct. 3]
December  Long March 4B  •  CBERS 4
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Taiyuan, China

A Chinese Long March 4B rocket will launch the CBERS 4 remote sensing satellite. CBERS 4 is the fourth China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite for the collection of global imagery for environmental, urban planning and agricultural applications. [Sept. 8]
Dec. 9  Falcon 9  •  SpaceX CRS 5
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the seventh Dragon spacecraft on the fifth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Sept. 12. Moved up from Nov. 27. Delayed from Oct. 3 and Dec. 1. [Oct. 8]
Dec. 10  Soyuz  •  Resurs P2
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the Resurs P2 Earth observation satellite to collect remote sensing data for Russian government agencies and foreign customers. [Oct. 3]
Dec. 11  Atlas 5  •  NROL-35
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 541 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, four solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. The rocket will also fly a new upper stage powerplant designated the RL10C engine. [July 18]
Dec. 12  Proton  •  Yamal 401
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

An International Launch Services Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Yamal 401 communications satellite for Gazprom Space Systems of Russia. Yamal 401 will deliver C-band and Ku-band communications services to Russia and neighboring countries. [Oct. 3]
December  Falcon 9  •  Orbcomm OG2
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 11 second-generation Orbcomm communications satellites. The satellites will operate for Orbcomm Inc., providing two-way data messaging services for global customers. The rocket will fly in the Falcon 9 v1.1 configuration with upgraded Merlin 1D engines, stretched fuel tanks, and a payload fairing. [Sept. 26]
December  PSLV  •  IRNSS 1D
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), flying on the PSLV-C27 mission, will launch the IRNSS 1D navigation satellite. The payload is the fourth spacecraft in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, which aims to improve positioning services over India and neighboring regions. [Sept. 26]
December  Soyuz  •  O3b F3
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: ELS, Sinnamary, French Guiana

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designated VS10, will launch on a mission from the Guiana Space Center in South America. The Soyuz will carry four satellites for O3b Networks, which will provide broadband service to developing countries. The Soyuz 2-1b (Soyuz ST-B) rocket will use a Fregat upper stage. Arianespace will oversee the launch. Delayed from November. Moved up from early 2015. [Oct. 8]
TBD  Proton  •  Turksat 4B
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

An International Launch Services Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Turksat 4B communications satellite. Delayed from June. [April 30]
TBD  Proton  •  Inmarsat 5 F2
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

An International Launch Services Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Inmarsat 5 F2 communications satellite for Inmarsat of London. Delayed from May. [April 30]
January  Super Strypi  •  ORS 4
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii

A Super Strypi launch vehicle will deliver the HiakaSat spacecraft and multiple CubeSat payloads into orbit. The Super Strypi is a rocket developed by Sandia National Laboratories with assistance from the University of Hawaii, Aerojet and the U.S. Defense Department. Delayed from October 2013, April and October 2014. [Sept. 20]
Jan. 13  Falcon 9  •  DSCOVR
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Deep Space Climate Observatory for the U.S Air Force, NOAA and NASA. DSCOVR will be positioned at the L1 libration point to monitor space weather and Earth's climate. [May 16]
Jan. 17  Atlas 5  •  MUOS 3
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the second 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. [Oct. 20]
January  Ariane 5  •  Thor 7 & Sicral 2
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA222, to launch the Thor 7 and Sicral 2 satellites. Thor 7 will provide high-throughput Ka-band broadband services for the offshore sector in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the Red Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean for Norway's Telenor Satellite Broadcasting. Sicral 2 carries communications payloads for Italian and French military authorities. [Oct. 20]
Jan. 29  Delta 2  •  SMAP
Launch window: 1420:42-1423:42 GMT (9:20:42-9:23:42 a.m. EST; 6:20:42-6:23:42 a.m. PST)
Launch site: SLC-2W, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

A United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket will launch the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite for NASA. SMAP is an Earth satellite mission designed to measure and map Earth's soil moisture and freeze/thaw state to better understand terrestrial water, carbon and energy cycles. The rocket will fly in the 7320 configuration with three solid rocket boosters and no third stage. Delayed from November. [Oct. 8]
1st Quarter  Soyuz  •  Galileo FOC-2
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: ELS, Sinnamary, French Guiana

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designated VS11, will launch on a mission from the Guiana Space Center in South America. The Soyuz will carry two Galileo full operational capability satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation constellation. The Soyuz 2-1b (Soyuz ST-B) rocket will use a Fregat-MT upper stage. Arianespace will oversee the launch. Delayed from November and December. [Oct. 8]
Feb. 1  H-2B   •  HTV 5
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

A Japanese H-2B rocket will launch the fifth H-2 Transfer Vehicle. The HTV serves as an unmanned cargo vehicle to deliver equipment and supplies to the International Space Station. Delayed from July 1. [March 15]
Feb. 3  Soyuz   •  Progress 58P
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 58th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. [July 9]
Feb. 4  Falcon 9  •  SpaceX CRS 6
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the eighth Dragon spacecraft on the sixth 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. 5. [July 9]
March 12/13  Atlas 5  •  MMS
Launch window: 0244-0314 GMT on 13th (10:44-11:14 p.m. EDT on 12th)
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission. The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission will use four identical spacecraft, variably spaced in Earth orbit, to make three-dimensional measurements of magnetospheric boundary regions and examine the process of magnetic reconnection. 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 Nov. 26. [Sept. 3]
March  Delta 4  •  GPS 2F-9
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force's ninth Block 2F navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The rocket will fly in the Medium+ (4,2) configuration with two solid rocket boosters. [Oct. 20]
March 28  Soyuz  •  ISS 42S
Launch time: 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. [July 9]
March 31  Falcon 9  •  Jason 3
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Jason 3 ocean altimetry mission. Jason 3 will measure ocean surface topography to aid in ocean circulation and climate change research for NOAA, EUMETSAT, NASA and the French space agency, CNES. [Sept. 2]
April 1  Antares  •  Orb-4
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia

The Orbital Sciences Antares rocket will launch the fifth Cygnus cargo freighter on the fourth operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as Orb-4. The Antares rocket will fly an upgraded Castor 30XL second stage motor, and the flight will mark the first mission using an enhanced Cygnus spacecraft with upgraded solar arrays and additional cargo volume. Delayed from Jan. 8. [July 9]
April  Vega  •  Sentinel 2A
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

A European Vega rocket, designated VV05, will launch with the Sentinel 2A Earth observation satellite for the European Space Agency and the European Commission. Sentinel 2A carries an optical imaging payload for land observation. [Aug. 15]
April 30  Soyuz   •  Progress 59P
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 59th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. [July 9]
April  Atlas 5  •  AFSPC 5
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the AFSPC 5 mission for the U.S. Air Force. [Sept. 26]
May 26  Soyuz  •  ISS 43S
Launch time: 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. [July 9]
June  Atlas 5  •  GPS 2F-10
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force's 10th 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. [Aug. 3]
June 13  Falcon 9  •  SpaceX CRS 7
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the ninth Dragon spacecraft on the seventh operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. [Aug. 24]
June  Dnepr   •  Iridium NEXT 1 & 2
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Dombarovsky, Russia

An ISC Kosmotras Dnepr rocket will launch the first two satellites for the Iridium NEXT mobile communications satellite fleet. [Sept. 12]
July  Vega  •  LISA Pathfinder
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

A European Vega rocket, designated VV06, will launch with the European Space Agency's LISA Pathfinder mission. LISA Pathfinder will test the concept of gravitational wave detection from the L1 Lagrangian point between the Earth and sun. [Sept. 1]
Aug. 6  Soyuz   •  Progress 60P
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 60th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. [Oct. 3]
Aug. 13  Falcon 9  •  SpaceX CRS 8
Launch time: TBD
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. [Oct. 3]



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