Space Schedule

Worldwide Space Schedule


July 4:  Arianespace will launch the Syracuse B and Heinrich Hertz communications satellites aboard an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana. The launch window is between 5:30 p.m.-7:05 p.m. EDT (2130-2332 GMT). 

July 7: A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the USSF 52 mission for the U.S. Space Force. It will lift off from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

July 14: A Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch NASA's Starling mission which consists of four cubesats designed to demonstrate technologies for future 'swarm' satellites. It will also carry Telesat’s LEO 3 demonstration satellite and two 3U satellites for Spire Global. The launch is scheduled for 4:23 p.m. EDT (2023 GMT) from Launch Complex 1, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand.

July 17: The new moon will arrive at 2:32 p.m. EDT (1932 GMT). 

July 21: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on its first crewed flight. NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Mike Fincke, along with an unidentified third crew member, will fly on the mission. The Crew Test Flight to the International Space Station will lift off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. 

Aug. 1: The full moon of August, known as the Sturgeon Moon, will arrive at 2:32 p.m. EDT (1932 GMT). 

Aug. 4: A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will launch a Cygnus cargo freighter on a flight to the International Space Station.