Space Schedule August

Worldwide Space Schedule


Aug.6: A Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch the first of Capella Space's next-generation Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Earth-imaging satellites called "Acadia." This will be the first launch of these four, new satellites. The launch is scheduled for 1:00 a.m. EDT (0500 UTC) from Launch Complex 1, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand.

Aug. 7: A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch the Glonass-K2 no.13L navigation satellites from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia.

Aug. 9: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch another batch of Starlink satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

Aug. 10: Virgin Galactic will launch six people to suborbital space on the company's first private astronaut mission. The flight, Galactic 02, is scheduled to lift off from New Mexico's Spaceport America at 10:00 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT). 

Aug. 10: A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch the Luna 25 moon landing mission from Vostochny Cosmodrome at 7:10 p.m. EDT (2310 GMT).

Aug. 11: The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight! The prolific meteor shower is active from mid-July until late August. 

Aug. 16: The new moon will arrive at 5:38 a.m. EDT (1038 GMT).

Aug. 21: SpaceX Falcon 9 will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on the program's 12th crewed flight. The crew includes NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, European Space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen, Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, and Russian cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov. They will spend six months aboard the International Space Station. The launch is scheduled for 5:23 a.m. EDT (0923 GMT) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. If needed, a backup opportunity is available at 3:49 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25.

Aug. 23: A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch a Progress MS-24 (85P) cargo ship to the international space station from Baikonur Cosmodrome Kazakhstan.

Aug. 25/26: A Japanese H-IIA rocket will launch the SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon) mission and the XRISM (X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission) from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan at 8:34 p.m. EDT (0034 GMT). 

Aug. 24: The moon will pass in front of Antares, one of the brightest and most colorful stars in the sky.

Aug. 26: An Indian PSLV rocket will launch the Aditya L1 mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India. Aditya L1 is the first space-based Indian mission to study the sun

Aug. 29: A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket will launch the classified SILENTBARKER (NROL-107) mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. It is a joint mission between the U.S. Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office. Its goal is to provide "satellite threat intelligence and space situational awareness."

Aug. 30: The second full moon in August is known as the Blue Moon. It will arrive at 9:36 p.m. EDT (0236 GMT Aug 31).