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When are the next Space Shuttle launches?

This file was kept updated during the Space Shuttle Program
from 2006 to 2011. Much has been left here as an archive.



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When are the next unmanned rocketlaunches?
These launches take place at the Cape Canaveral Air Station just north of JettyPark (a good public viewing site for unmanned missile launches) atPort Canaveral. Join the members of LISATS (Launch Information Service and Amateur Television System) on State Route 528 to view a launch. Listen to their ham radio repeater on 146.940 MHz for launch coverage.

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    Dragon SpaceX-3, An unmanned cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station under a NASA Commercial Resupply Services contract.
    - Booster: Falcon 9 v1.1
    - Launch date: 2014-04-18, 3:25 pmEDT (19:25 UTC)
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    Orbcomm OG2, Eight Orbcomm Generation Two (OG2) satellites will be launched on a single SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 booster into LEO (Low Earth Orbit)
    - Booster: Falcon 9 v1.1
    - Launch date: 2014-04-30

    NRO L-33, A spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office.
    - Booster: Atlas V (401)/Centaur
    - Launch date: 2014-05-07

    Navstar IIF-6, Global Positioning System Satellite
    - Booster: Delta IV
    - Launch date: 2014-05-15, 8:08 pmEDT (2014-05-16 00:08 UTC)

    AsiaSat 8, AsiaSat 8 will support direct broadcasting, private networks and broadband connectivity for customers in China, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
    - Booster: Falcon 9 v1.1
    - Launch date: 2014-05-xx

    AsiaSat 6, AsiaSat 6 will support direct broadcasting, private networks and broadband connectivity for customers in China, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
    - Booster: Falcon 9 v1.1
    - Launch date: 2014-06-xx

    Navstar IIF-7, Navstar Global Positioning System Satellite
    - Booster: Atlas V (401)/Centaur
    - Launch date: 2014-07-xx

    Dragon SpaceX-4, An unmanned cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station under a NASA Commercial Resupply Services contract.
    - Booster: Falcon 9 v1.1
    - Launch date: 2014-08-08, 6:18 pmEDT* (22:18 UTC)
    * Time of launch has not been announced, but was calculated by SpaceLaunchInfo.Com based on mission rendezvous requirements.

    AFSPC-4, A satellite for the US Air Force Space Command.
    - Booster: Delta IV
    - Launch date: 2014-08-xx, 6:39 pmEDT (22:39 UTC) UTC)

    CLIO, a secret satellite procured by an unidentified US Government Agency
    - Booster: Atlas V (501)/Centaur
    - Launch date: 2014-09-xx

    MMS, The Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS) is a planned NASA unmanned space mission, to study the Earth's magnetosphere using four identical spacecraft flying in a tetrahedral formation. #
    - Booster: Atlas V (501)/Centaur
    - Launch date: 2014-11-26, 21:32 pmEST (2014-11-28 03:32 UTC) UTC)

    Dragon SpaceX-5, An unmanned cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station under a NASA Commercial Resupply Services contract.
    - Booster: Falcon 9 v1.1
    - Launch date: 2014-11-27, 10:20 pmEST* (2014-11-28 03:20 UTC)
    * Time of launch has not been announced, but was calculated by SpaceLaunchInfo.Com based on mission rendezvous requirements.

    EFT 1, Unmanned Orion space capsule configured as Exploration Flight Test-1. It will be launched to an altitude of 3,600 miles to be able to test the capsule's heat shield as it enters the atmosphere at high speed.
    - Booster: Delta IV Heavy
    - Launch date: 2014-12-xx

    SpaceX-6, An unmanned cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station under a NASA Commercial Resupply Services contract.
    - Booster: Falcon 9 v1.1
    - Launch date: 2015-01-xx


Last Updated 2014-04-15
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