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Next Launch TMA-15M on a Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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23 Nov 14 21:01:00 GMT
24 Nov 14 3:01:00 ALMT
23 Nov 14 16:01:00 Eastern

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2014 U.S. Space Launch Manifest

NROL-15-Launch Delta-IV Heavy

 – Last updated November 5, 2014 @ 3:30 p.m. EDT




NASA's official EFT-1 mission patch signifies the mission's nature as the first human-capable vehicle since the end of the Apollo era to attempt a high-energy re-entry at lunar-return velocities. Image Credit: NASA

NASA’s official EFT-1 mission patch

– Mission:
 Orion EFT-1
- Launch Vehicle: ULA Delta-IV Heavy
- Launch Site:  SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral, Fla.

NASA’s much anticipated Orion Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1, is scheduled to launch on America’s largest and most powerful rocket, the United Launch Alliance Delta-IV Heavy, from Cape Canaveral, Fla. no earlier than Dec. 4, 2014 at 7:05 a.m. EDT, with the launch window extending to 9:44 a.m. EDT.

Orion will fly to an altitude of 3,600 miles above the Earth’s surface, beyond low-Earth orbit and more than 15 times farther than the International Space Station. The two-orbit, four-hour uncrewed flight test will help engineers evaluate the systems critical to crew safety including the heat shield, parachute system and launch abort system as NASA prepares to launch Orion and its crews on deep space missions atop the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) Rocket starting early next decade.

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2014 U.S. SPACE LAUNCH MANIFEST ( company / rocket / payload / launch time )


Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

  • Dec. 4 – ULA / Delta-IV Heavy / NASA EFT-1 Mission / Launch Window 7:05 a.m. EDT – 9:44 a.m. EDT
  • Dec. 16 – SpaceX / Falcon-9 v1.1 / NASA ISS CRS #5 / Launch Window 2:31 p.m. EDT

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

  • Dec. 11 – ULA / Atlas-V / Classified NROL-35 / Launch Window TBD
  • Jan. 29, 2015 – ULA / Delta-II / NASA SMAP Mission / Launch Window 6:16 a.m. PST – 6:25 a.m. PST (delayed from Nov. 5, 2014)

  Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia

  Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan Russia   

  • Nov. 23 – Russia Soyuz ISS Crew 41S / Launch Window 3:59 p.m. EDT