Space Schedule- April

April 6: The full moon of April, known as the Pink Moon, will arrive at 12:34 a.m. EDT (0534 GMT).

April 7: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Intelsat 40e communications satellite for Intelsat from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. 

April 8: A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch a new-generation Boeing-built broadband satellite ViaSat 3 Americas. The launch is scheduled for 6:25 p.m. EDT (2225 GMT) from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. 

April 13: Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket to launch the European Space Agency's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer mission, known as JUICE. The mission will observe Jupiter along with its three large moons GanymedeCallisto and Europa. The spacecraft will enter orbit of the Jovian system in July 2031. The launch is scheduled for 8:25 a.m. EDT (1215 GMT) from Kourou, French Guiana. You can watch the launch live here on, details on how will be announced closer to the time.

April 20: The new moon will arrive at 12:12 a.m. EDT (0512 GMT).

April 20: A rare hybrid solar eclipse will occur today. The solar eclipse will be visible to observers across southeast Asia and Australia. 

April 20: A United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket will launch a classified spy satellite cargo for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

April 22: The Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight! The shower is active between Apr. 16 and Apr. 25 each year. 

May 2: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Crew Dragon spacecraft on Axiom Mission 2 to the International Space Station. The commercial mission will include former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson in command, and John Shoffner (a racecar driver and airshow pilot), who paid for his seat as the pilot. They will be joined by two Saudi astronauts, Arabia, Ali AlQarni and Rayyanah Barnawi. Axiom 2 will launch from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. You can watch the launch live here on, details on how will be released closer to the time. 

May 5: A United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket will launch on its inaugural flight with the Peregrine commercial lunar lander for Astrobotic. It will lift off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

May 5: The full moon of May, known as the Flower Moon, will arrive at 1:34 p.m. EDT (1834 GMT).

May 5: A penumbral lunar eclipse will occur today! Some parts of the lunar eclipse should be visible in South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and Antarctica.

May 5: The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks tonight! The shower is active between Apr. 15 and May 27 each year. 

May 6: A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will launch a Cygnus cargo freighter on a flight to the International Space Station.