2016 U.S. Space Launch Manifest

Atlas-V 421 launching NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft in 2015. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace

Atlas-V 421 launching NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft in 2015. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace

–  Last updated July 18 @ 6:00 p.m. EDT

 

NEXT U.S. LAUNCH

NROL-61 logo. Image Credit: ULA

NROL-61 logo. Image Credit: ULA

  

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Mission: ULA / NROL-61 Classified
– Launch Vehicle: Atlas-V 421 Rocket
– Launch Site:  SLC-40, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla

A United Launch Alliance Atlas-V rocket, flying in the “421” configuration with two solid rocket boosters attached, will launch the classified NROl-61 payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Launch is scheduled to take place NET 8:37 a.m. EDT on July 28 from Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida.

Follow our NROL-61 Launch Tracker for regular updates and LIVE COVERAGE on launch day!

NROL-61 will mark ULA’s sixth launch of 2016 and the 109th since the company was founded in 2006. It also will be the sixth Atlas V to launch in the 421 configuration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2016 U.S. LAUNCH MANIFEST ( company / rocket / payload / launch time )

 

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station & Kennedy Space Center, Florida

  • JULY 28 – ULA / Atlas-V 421 rocket / NROL-61 Classified / 8:37 a.m. EDT
  • AUGUST 19 – ULA / Delta-IV Medium+ (4,2) rocket / AFSPC-6 for USAF / Launch Window TBD
  • AUGUST TBD – SpaceX / Falcon-9 rocket / JCSAT-16 satellite / Launch Date & Window TBD
  • SEP 8 – ULA / Atlas-V 411 rocket / OSIRIS-REX asteroid sample return mission / 7:05 – 9:05 p.m. EDT
  • SEP TBD – SpaceX / Falcon-9 rocket / AMOS-6 satellite / Launch Date & Window TBD
  • SEP TBD – SpaceX / Falcon-9 rocket / SES-10 satellite / Launch Date & Window TBD
  • SEP TBD – SpaceX / Falcon-9 rocket / EchoStar 23 satellite / Launch Date & Window TBD
  • OCT 3 – ULA / Atlas-V 401 rocket / SBIRS GEO 3 satellite for USAF / Launch Window TBD
  • OCT 20 – ULA / Delta-IV Medium+ (5,4) / Wideband Global SATCOM-8 satellite for USAF / Launch Window TBD
  • OCT TBD – SpaceX / Falcon-9 rocket / SES-11 (Echostar 105) satellite / Launch Date & Window TBD
  • NOV 4 – ULA / Atlas-V 541 rocket / GOES-R Weather satellite / 5:40 p.m. EDT
  • NOV 11 – SpaceX / Falcon-9 rocket / CRS-10 ISS Resupply for NASA / Launch Window TBD
  • NOV 21 – Orbital ATK / Pegasus air launch / NASA’s CYGNSS satellite / Launch Window TBD
  • NOV TBD – SpaceX / Falcon Heavy Inaugural DEMO Flight / Launch Date & Window TBD
  • DEC 1 – ULA / Atlas-V 401 rocket / NROL-79 / Launch Window TBD
  • DEC 8 – ULA / Atlas-V 431 rocket / EchoStar-19 satellite / Launch Window TBD

 

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

  • SEP 12 – SpaceX / Falcon-9 rocket / Iridium Next satellites 1-10 / 10:33 p.m. PDT
  • SEP 15 – ULA / Atlas-V 401 / WorldView-4 satellite / 11:30-11:44 a.m. PDT
  • OCT TBD – Orbital ATK / Minotaur-C rocket / Skysat satellites for Google / Launch Date & Window TBD
  • OCT TBD – SpaceX / Enhanced Falcon-9 v1.1 / Formosat 5 & misc cubesats / Launch Date & Window TBD
  • DEC 1 – ULA / Atlas-V 401 / NROL-79 classified / Launch Date & Window TBD
  • DEC TBD – SpaceX / Falcon-9 rocket / Iridium Next satellites 11-20 / Launch Date & Window TBD

 

Wallops Flight Facility, VA

  • AUGUST 22 – Orbital ATK / Antares Return-to-Flight / Cygnus OA-5 ISS Resupply / Launch Window TBD
  • DEC 30 – Orbital ATK / Antares / Cygnus OA-7 ISS Resupply / Launch Window TBD