2018 U.S. Space Launch Manifest

Launch of Iridium-4 from Vandenberg AFB, California. Photo: SpaceX

–  Last updated July 2, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m. EDT

 

NEXT U.S. LAUNCH:

 

 

 

The Iridium NEXT satellites are encapsulated into the Upgraded Falcon 9 payload fairing. Photo Credit: SpaceX/Iridium

 

 

 

Mission: SpaceX / Iridium NEXT 56-65 (Iridium-7)
– Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Rocket
– Launch Site:  SLC-4E / Vandenberg AFB, Ca.

 

 

SpaceX is targeting no earlier than July 20, 2018 at 5:12 a.m. PDT (12:12 UTC) to launch the next batch of Iridium NEXT satellites from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California.

 

Mission designate Iridium-7, launching satellites 56-65.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station & Kennedy Space Center, Florida

 

  • LATE JULY:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 rocket / Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite / TBD
  • AUGUST 4:  ULA / Delta-IV Heavy rocket / Parker Solar Probe for NASA / TBD
  • AUIGUST (Net):  SpaceX / Falcon 9 rocket / Merah Putih satellite / TBD
  • AUGUST (Net):  SpaceX / Falcon 9 rocket / Crew Dragon 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
  • LATE 2018 TBD:  ULA / Atlas V rocket / Boeing Starliner Crew Demo (uncrewed) / TBD

 

 

 – Will be updated as schedules become more certain.

 

 

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

 

  • JULY 20 NET:  SpaceX / Falcon-9 / Iridium Next 56-65 / 5:12 a.m. PDT
  • 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