U.S. Space Launch Manifest

AmericaSpace image ULA United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket Vandenberg Air Force Base Space Launch Complex NROL-65 photo credit Robert C. Fisher

A ULA Delta IV Heavy launching a previous NRO mission from Vandenberg AFB, CA. Photo Credit: Robert C. Fisher / AmericaSpace

–  Last updated Dec 8, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. EST

NEXT U.S. LAUNCH:

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Mission: United Launch Alliance (ULA) / Classified NROL-71
– Launch Vehicle: Delta IV Heavy Rocket
– Launch Site:  SLC-6 / Vandenberg AFB, CA

United Launch Alliance will launch a 233-foot tall Delta IV rocket, pushing 2.1 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, to deliver a classified national security satellite into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office.

Code named NROL-71, the mission will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base SLC-6 in southern California.

Liftoff is scheduled for Saturday, Dec 8 at 8:06 p.m. PT (4:06 GMT).

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

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station & Kennedy Space Center, Florida

  • DEC 18:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 rocket / GPS 3-01 FOR USAF / TBD
  • TBD:  Northrop Grumman / Pegasus XL rocket / NASA’s ICON satellite / 4:00am – 5:30am EDT
  • JAN 17:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 rocket / Crew Dragon Demo-1 (uncrewed) / TBD
  • JAN 23:  ULA / Delta IV rocket / WGS-10 for USAF / TBD
  • EARLY 2019:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 / CRS-17 / TBD
  • EARLY 2019:  SpaceX / Falcon Heavy / Arabsat 6A / TBD
  • MARCH 2019:  ULA / Atlas V rocket / Boeing Starliner Crew Demo (uncrewed) / TBD
  • APRIL 2019:  ULA / Delta IV / GPS 3-02 / TBD
  • MAY 2019:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 / CRS-18 / TBD

 – Will be updated as schedules become more certain.

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

  • DEC 8:  ULA / Delta IV Heavy rocket / Classified NROL-71 / 8:06pm PT
  • JAN 7:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 Rocket / Iridium NEXT 66-75 / 7:53am PT

Wallops Flight Facility, VA