2018 U.S. Space Launch Manifest

Atop the noticeably charred first stage of its Upgraded Falcon 9, Iridium NEXT-5 takes flight on Friday, 30 March. This was SpaceX’s tenth flight out of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., since September 2013. Photo Credit: SpaceX

–  Last updated May 20, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. EDT

 

NEXT U.S. LAUNCH:

 

 

 

Photo: Iridium

Mission: SpaceX / Iridium-6 / GRACEFO
– Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Rocket
– Launch Site:  Vandenberg AFB, CA

 

 

An already flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket will launch the next set of 5 Iridium mobile communications satellites (51-55) and two Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE Follow-On) satellites for NASA, from Vandenberg AFB in southern California, as soon as May 22.

 

 

Liftoff is scheduled for exactly 12:47:58 pm PDT (19:47:58 UTC)

 

 

 

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2018 U.S. LAUNCH MANIFEST  ( company / rocket / payload / launch time )

 

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station & Kennedy Space Center, Florida

 

  • MAY 24:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 rocket / SES-12 / TBD
  • JUNE / JULY:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 rocket / Dragon CRS-15 ISS Resupply for NASA / TBD
  • JULY 31:  ULA / Delta-IV Heavy rocket / Parker Solar Probe for NASA / 4:15 a.m. EDT
  • AUGUST (Net):  SpaceX / Falcon 9 rocket / Crew Dragon Demo (uncrewed) / TBD
  • AUGUST (Net):  ULA / Atlas V rocket / Boeing Starliner Crew Demo (uncrewed) / TBD
  • OCT TBD:  ULA / Atlas V rocket / AEHF-4 for USAF / TBD
  • NOV TBD:  ULA / Delta IV rocket / WGS-10 forn USAF / TBD
  • NOV TBD:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 rocket / Dragon CRS-16 ISS Resupply for NASA / TBD

 

 

 – Will be updated as schedules become more certain.

 

 

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

  • MAY 22:  SpaceX / Falcon-9 / Iridium Next 51-55 & GRACE Follow-On for NASA / 12:47pm PDT (19:47 UTC)
  • JUNE / JULY:  SpaceX / Falcon-9 / Iridium Next 56-65 / TBD
  • AUGUST / SEP:  SpaceX / Falcon-9 / Iridium Next 66-75 / TBD
  • SEP 12:  ULA / The final Delta II rocket / NASA ICESat 2 satellite / 8:46 a.m. EDT
  • SEP / OCT:  ULA / Delta IV Heavy rocket / Classified NROL-71 / TBD

 

 

Wallops Flight Facility, VA

  • NOV TBD:  Orbital ATK / Antares / Cygnus OA-10 NASA ISS Resupply / TBD