Space Schedule- February


Feb. 5: The full moon of February, known as the Snow Moon, arrives at 1:29 p.m. EST (1829 GMT)

Feb. 5: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Amazonas Nexus communications satellite for Hispasat from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. 

Feb. 9: A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch the 83rd Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. The launch is scheduled for 1:51 a.m. EST (0651 GMT) from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Feb. 11: Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF will be imaged close to Mars by the Virtual Telescope Project in Rome, weather permitting. The broadcast starts at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT).

Feb. 11/12: A Japanese H3 rocket will launch on its first test flight with the Advanced Land Observing Satellite 3, or ALOS 3, an Earth observation satellite for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).  The launch is scheduled to take place from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan with the launch window commencing at 8:37 p.m. EST (Feb. 11), 0137 GMT (Feb. 12).

Feb. 19/20: Russia's space agency will launch an empty Soyuz capsule to the International Space Station in February to replace a damaged spacecraft that is unsafe to return its crew of three to Earth. The launch is scheduled for 8:57 p.m. EST (Feb. 19), 0157 GMT (Feb. 20). 

Feb. 20: The new moon arrives at 2:06 a.m. EST (0706 GMT).

Feb. 26: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on the program's ninth flight with astronauts. The Crew 6 mission will include NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen, Warren "Woody" Hoburg, UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi, and Russian cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev will launch on the Crew Dragon spacecraft to begin a six-month expedition on the International Space Station. The launch is scheduled for 2:07 a.m. EST (0707 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. 

March 1: Jupiter meets Venus in conjunction. The pair will shine just a moon-width apart in the west-southwest sky, half an hour after sunset.  

March 7: The full moon of March, known as the Worm Moon, arrives at 7:40 a.m. EST (1240 GMT).