U.S. Space Launch Manifest

The NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences GRACE Follow-On spacecraft launch onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It shared it’s ride to orbit with five Iridium NEXT communications satellites as part of a commercial rideshare agreement. Photo Credit: NASA

–  Last updated Jan 6, 2019 @ 8:00 a.m. EST

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Mission: SpaceX / Iridium 8
– Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Rocket
– Launch Site:  SLC-4E / Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

SpaceX is scheduled to launch 10 Iridium NEXT communication satellites to low-Earth orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg AFB, CA Launch Complex 4E as soon as January 9, 2019 at 7:48am PST (15:48 UTC).

The satellites are the eighth of ten sets launched by SpaceX for Iridium, in a series of 75 total satellites on orbit as part of the new ‘Iridium NEXT’ constellation.

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

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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station & Kennedy Space Center, Florida

– TBD:  Northrop Grumman / Pegasus XL rocket / NASA’s ICON satellite

  • JAN 17:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 rocket / Crew Dragon Demo-1 (uncrewed) / TBD
  • JAN 25:  ULA / Delta IV rocket / WGS-10 for USAF / 6:40-7:35pm EST
  • EARLY 2019:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 / PSN-6 & SpaceIL Moon Lander / TBD
  • EARLY 2019:  SpaceX / Falcon Heavy / Arabsat 6A / TBD
  • EARLY 2019:  SpaceX / Falcon Heavy / STP-2 for USAF / TBD
  • MARCH 2019:  ULA / Atlas V rocket / Boeing Starliner Crew Demo (uncrewed) / TBD
  • MARCH 2019:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 / CRS-17 / TBD
  • SPRING 2019:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 / AMOS-7 satellite / TBD
  • APRIL 2019:  ULA / Delta IV rocket / GPS 3-02 / TBD
  • MAY 2019:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 / CRS-18 / TBD
  • JUNE 2019: SpaceX / Falcon 9 rocket / Crew Dragon ‘Demo-2’ / TBD
  • JUNE 2019:  ULA / Atlas V ‘551’ rocket / AEHF-5 FOR USAF / TBD
  • AUGUST 2019:  ULA / Atlas V rocket / Starliner Crew Flight Test / TBD
  • OCTOBER 2019:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 rocket / GPS 3-03 / TBD
  • OCTOBER 2019:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 rocket / CRS-19 ISS Resupply for NASA / TBD

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 – Will be updated as schedules become more certain.

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Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

  • EARLY 2019:  ULA / Delta IV Heavy rocket / Classified NROL-71 / TBD
  • JAN 9:  SpaceX / Falcon 9 Rocket / Iridium NEXT 66-75 / 7:48am PT

Wallops Flight Facility, VA

  • SPRING 2019:  Northrop Grumman / Minotaur-1 rocket / classified NROL-111 / TBD
  • APRIL 2019:  Northrop Grumman / Antares rocket / NG-11 ISS Resupply for NASA / TBD
  • OCTOBER 2019:  Northrop Grumman / Antares rocket / NG-12 ISS Resupply for NASA / TBD

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