July 24, 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:
6/27: Angara 1.2PP test flight scrubbed; Adjusting time for PSLV/Spot 7; Adding date for Falcon 9/Orbcomm OG2; Ariane 5/ATV 5 moved forward; Adding time for Delta 4/Orion EFT-1
7/05: Antares/Orb-2 delayed; Adding window for Falcon 9/Orbcomm OG2; Falcon 9/AsiaSat 8 delayed; Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 4 delayed
7/09: Antares/Orb-2 delayed; Adjusting time for Soyuz/Foton M4; GSLV Mk.3/Atmospheric Test Flight delayed; Adding time for Soyuz/Galileo FOC-1; Adding time for Soyuz 40S; Adding date for Proton/Olymp; Antares/Orb-3 delayed; Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 5 delayed; Adding date for Proton/Express AM6; Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 6 delayed; Adding Atlas 5/MUOS 3; Adding Soyuz/Progress 58P; Adding Soyuz 42S; Adding Antares/Orb-4; Adding Soyuz/Progress 59P; Adding Soyuz 43S
7/11: Antares/Orb-2 delayed
7/13: Adjusting time for Falcon 9/Orbcomm OG2
7/17: Soyuz/Foton M4 delayed; Adding time for Delta 4/AFSPC 4
7/18: Ariane 5/ATV 5 delayed; Adding Atlas 5/NROL-35
7/21: Adding date and time for Ariane 5/ATV 5; Adding date and time for Falcon 9/AsiaSat 8; Adding date for Falcon 9/AsiaSat 6
7/23: Delta 4/AFSPC 4 scrubbed; Adjusting time for Ariane 5/ATV 5; Adding date for Ariane 5/Measat 3b & Optus 10
7/24: Delta 4/AFSPC 4 scrubbed

July 25  Delta 4  •  AFSPC 4
Launch time: 2255 GMT (6:55 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch the AFSPC 4 mission for the U.S. Air Force. The rocket will fly in the Medium+ (4,2) configuration with two solid rocket boosters. The payloads include two satellites for the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program. Delayed from February. Moved forward from December. Scrubbed on July 23 and July 24. [July 24]
July 29  Ariane 5  •  ATV 5
Launch time: 2347 GMT (7:47 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ES rocket, designated VA219, to launch the European Space Agency's fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle, named Georges Lemaitre. The ATV is a cargo-carrying spacecraft to deliver supplies and equipment to the orbiting International Space Station. Delayed from June 17 and June 25. Moved forward from July 25. Delayed from July 24. [July 23]
July 31/Aug. 1  Atlas 5  •  GPS 2F-7
Launch window: 0327-0345 GMT on 1st (11:27-11:45 p.m. EDT on 31st)
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the Air Force's seventh 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. [June 14]
August  Long March 4B  •  Gaofen 2
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Taiyuan, China

A Chinese Long March 4B rocket will launch the Gaofen 2 high-resolution remote sensing satellite. Gaofen 2 will collect high-resolution images of Earth's surface for research and civil government applications. The main users of the satellite are the Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, and the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection. Delayed from December. [March 4]
Aug. 4  Falcon 9  •  AsiaSat 8
Launch window: 0525-0725 GMT (1:25-3:25 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the AsiaSat 8 communications satellite. AsiaSat 8 will support direct broadcasting, private networks and broadband connectivity for customers in China, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Delayed from April, May, June and August. [July 21]
August  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 and July. [July 9]
Aug. 13  Atlas 5  •  WorldView 3
Launch time: 1829 GMT (2:29 p.m. EDT; 11:29 a.m. PDT)
Launch site: SLC-3E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the WorldView 3 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 mid-2014. [May 25]
Aug. 21  Soyuz  •  Galileo FOC-1
Launch time: 1231:14 GMT (8:31:14 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: ELS, Sinnamary, French Guiana

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designated VS09, 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 April, July and October 2013. Delayed from June. [July 9]
Aug. 25  Falcon 9  •  AsiaSat 6
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the AsiaSat 6 communications satellite. AsiaSat 6 will support video broadcasting and broadband networks for customers in Asia, Australia, India and the Pacific islands. Delayed from May. [July 21]
September  H-2A   •  Himawari 8
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch the Himawari 8 weather satellite for the Japan Meteorological Agency. Himawari 8 will collect weather imagery over the East Asia and Western Pacific regions. [March 26]
Sept. 11  Ariane 5  •  Measat 3b & Optus 10
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA218, to launch the Measat 3b and Optus 10 satellites. Measat 3b will provide Ku-band direct-to-home broadcasting and other telecommunications services over Malaysia, India and Indonesia for Measat Global of Malaysia. NewSat Ltd. of Australia has also leased some of Measat 3b's capacity to be marketed as Jabiru 2. Optus 10 will deliver television broadcasts and two-way voice and data services to customers in Australia and New Zealand for SingTel Optus. Delayed from May 28 and June 6. [July 23]
Sept. 12  Falcon 9  •  SpaceX CRS 4
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the sixth Dragon spacecraft on the fourth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from April 6, April 29, June 6, June 8, July 25 and Aug. 8. [July 5]
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]
Sept. 16  Atlas 5  •  CLIO
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the CLIO mission on a commercial flight for a U.S. government customer. [June 14]
TBD  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. [April 30]
Sept. 25  Soyuz  •  ISS 40S
Launch time: 2024 GMT (4:24 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. [July 9]
Sept. 28  Proton  •  Olymp
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy a secretive payload reportedly known as Olymp or Luch. Delayed from June 5, June 20 and July 8. [July 9]
October  Vega  •  IXV
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

A European Vega rocket, designated VV04, will launch with the 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. [Dec. 26]
October  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 and April. [Jan. 15]
Oct. 21  Proton  •  Express AM6
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Express AM6 satellite to provide television and radio broadcasting, broadband Internet, multimedia services and mobile communications for the Russian Satellite Communications Co. Delayed from July 14. [July 9]
Oct. 21  Antares  •  Orb-3
Launch window: TBD
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. [July 9]
October  Atlas 5  •  GPS 2F-8
Launch window: TBD
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. [May 9]
Oct. 29  Soyuz   •  Progress 57P
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 57th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. [Jan. 15]
Nov. 5  Delta 2  •  SMAP
Launch window: 1416-1425 GMT (9:16-9:25 a.m. EST; 6:16-6:25 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. [Jan. 15]
November  Soyuz  •  Galileo FOC-2
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 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. [May 9]
Nov. 23  Soyuz  •  ISS 41S
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. Moved forward from Nov. 24. [March 4]
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]
Dec. 1  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. [July 9]
Dec. 4  Delta 4-Heavy  •  Orion EFT-1
Launch time: 1303 GMT (8:03 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. [June 27]
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]
December  H-2A   •  Hayabusa 2
Launch time: TBD
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. [Jan. 16]
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 in geostationary orbit to monitor space weather and Earth's climate. [May 16]
January  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. [July 9]
1st Quarter  Soyuz  •  O3b F3
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 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. [May 9]
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  Atlas 5  •  MMS
Launch window: TBD
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. [April 30]
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]
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 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]
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]



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