Countdown to Next Launch

Sunday, December 6, 2020

SpaceX | Falcon 9 - B1058.4 | CRS-21

Launch window: 1617 UTC (1117 EST)
Launch site: LC-39A, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA

SpaceX’s 21st resupply mission for NASA, its first under the second-generation Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-2) contract, will be the first resupply mission to use the upgraded version of the Dragon spacecraft. The flight will bring science and supplies to the newly expanded Expedition 64 crew beginning with liftoff on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket B1058.4. This particular booster will be attempting it's 4th launch and landing.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

ULA | Delta IV Heavy | NROL-44

Launch window: 2250-0330 UTC 12/11 (1750-2230 EST)
Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch the NROL-44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Abort from 08/29/2020 at 0328 EDT (0728 UTC)

NET Thursday, December 17, 2020

SpaceX | Falcon 9 - B1059 | NROL-108

Launch window: TBD
Launch site: LC-39A, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The mission is designated NROL-108. The first stage booster is expected to attempt a return to launch site landing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This particular Falcon 9 rocket booster, B1059, has launched 4 and landed on 4 previous missions. CRS-19 & 20, Starlink L8 and SAOCOM 1B. This will be its 5th attempt at spaceflight and landing.

NET Q4 2020

Rocket Lab | Electron | STP-27RM

Launch window: TBD
Launch site: Launch Complex 2, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

A Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch on its first mission from a new launch pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. The launch customer is the U.S. Air Force, and the mission will launch an experimental mission for the Space Test Program called Monolith with a space weather instrument. The Monolith mission will demonstrate the ability of a small satellite to support large aperture payloads.