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Launch Schedule

Launches 2016

Date Launcher Launch Site Notes
Satellite (Alternative Names) Orbit Notes
May
5 May Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
JCSat 14 GEO commercial communication satellite
21 May Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat-M Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Uragan-M / Glonass-M MEO Russian navigation satellite
24 May Soyuz-STB / Fregat-MT CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Galileo MEO 2 navigation satellites
28 May Proton-M / Briz-M P4 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Intelsat 31 (ISDLA 2, Intelsat DLA 2) GEO commercial communication satellite
30 May Long March 4B    
ZY 3-02    
Aleph-1 1/2 (NuSat 1/2)    
May Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Intelsat 32e GEO commercial communication satellite
May – June Soyuz-2.1a / Fregat-M    
Kanopus-V-1K N1 (Kanopus-V N2)    
Lanbmapper BC 1/2    
SatByul    
Zond    
Zvezda    
May Rokot / Briz KM Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Musson 2 (Geo IK-2 N2)   scientific satellite which will measure variations in the Earth's gravitational field
delayed Dnepr 1 Dombarovsky, Russia  
PAZ (SEOSAR) LEO synthetic aperture radar (SAR) earth observation satellite
May Soyuz-2.1b Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Progress M-UM (ISS 06R) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
May Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Star One D1 GEO commercial communication satellite
May Falcon 9 v1.2 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
Thaicom 8 GEO commercial communication satellite
June
4 June Delta 4 Heavy Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
NROL-37    
8 June Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
BRIsat GEO commercial communication satellite
EchoStar 18 GEO direct broadcasting satellite
10 June PSLV-CA Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
Cartosat 2C LEO sun synchronous earth observation satellite
M3MSat (Exactview 7) LEO sun synchronous  
Max Valier Sat LEO sun synchronous student built technology nanosatellite
SathyabamaSat LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (2U)
SkySat 3 (SkySat Gen II-1) LEO sun synchronous commercial earth observation satellite
Swayam 1 LEO sun synchronous    
Venta 1 LEO sun synchronous maritime AIS tracking nanosatellite
delayed Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
NROL-61    
24 June Soyuz FG Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Soyuz MS-1 ISS 47S LEO manned transport vessel to the International Space Station
24 June Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA  
SpX-9 (Dragon CRS-9) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station (Dragon CRS-9)
IDA 2 LEO    
26 June Long March 7   first flight
Aoxiang 1 LEO Chinese experimental reentry capsule
30 June Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat-M    
Tundra 12L    
June Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
ABS 2A GEO commercial communication satellite
Eutelsat 117 West B (Satmex 9) GEO commercial communication satellite
June Long March 3B/E    
Beidou-2 M7 MEO Chinese navigation satellite
Beidou-2 M8 MEO Chinese navigation satellite
June      
Biarri-Squad   3 satellites
June Falcon 9 v1.1FT Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
Formosat 5 (ARGO, NSPO) LEO  
Arkyd 6 LEO  
BlackSky Pathfinder 1/2 LEO  
Canyval-X 1/2 LEO  
CNUSail 1 LEO  
EcAMSat (E. coli AntiMicrobial Satellite) LEO biological cubesat (6U) which will investigate whether microgravity affects the antibiotic resistance of E coli
eXCITe (PTB 1) LEO  
Fox 1C LEO  
ISARA (Integrated Solar Array and Reflectarray Antenna) LEO technology cubesat (3U) that will demonstrate high bandwidth communications
KAUSAT 5 LEO  
Nayif 1 (FUNcube 5) LEO  
OCSD B/C (IOCPS) LEO  
SIGMA (KHUSAT 3) LEO  
skCUBE LEO  
STEP Cube Lab LEO  
June Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
MUOS 5 GEO military communication satellite
July
6 July Antares 230 Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA  
OA-5 Cygnus CRS-06 (ORB-6) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
6 July Soyuz-2.1a Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Progress MS-3 (ISS 64P) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
27 July Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
SBIRS-GEO 3 GEO US early warning satellite
July Falcon 9 v1.2 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
Amos 6 GEO commercial communication satellite
July GSLV-II Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
GSAT 9   commercial communication satellite
July Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
DSN 1 GEO Japanese military communication satellite
GSAT 18 GEO commercial communication satellite
July – September Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Intelsat 33e   commercial communication satellite
July Falcon 9 v1.1FT Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
Iridium-NEXT F3 to F12 LEO 10 commercial communication satellites
July Vega CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
PeruSat 1 LEO Peruvian military optical surveillance satellite
SkySat 4 to 7 LEO four commercial earth observation satellites
July – September Dnepr-1    
QB50-DS   6 cubesats
July Long March 2D    
QSS (QUESS (Quantum Experiments at Space Scale))    
July PSLV Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
Resourcesat 2A    
PlanetiQ      
Scatsat 1      
July – September Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat-M Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Uragan-M / Glonass-M MEO Russian navigation satellite
August
4 August Delta 4 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
AFSPC 6 GEO US military communication satellite
August      
ASTERIA    
August Proton Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Echostar 21 (EchoStar T2, Terrestar 2) GEO commercial communication satellite
August GSLV-II    
GSAT 3DR (Insat 3DR)    
August Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Intelsat 36 GEO commercial communication satellite
August Long March 2D    
TanSat (GCOMS)    
September
8 September Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
OSIRIS-REx interplanetary asteroid sample return mission
15 September Atlas 5 Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
WorldView-4 (GeoEye 2) LEO commercial earth imaging satellite
23 September Soyuz-FG Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Soyuz MS-2 ISS 48S LEO manned transport vessel to the International Space Station
28 September Delta 4M+ (5,4) Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
WGS 8 GEO US military communications satellite
September Long March 5   first flight
     
September Long March 2C    
CSES 1 (Earthquake Electromagnetism Monitor)    
September Long March    
LJ 1    
September Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
SGDC 1    
September Long March 2F/G    
Tian Gong 2 LEO Chinese space station laboratory module
Banxing 2 LEO  
October
13 October Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
GOES-R GEO meteorological satellite
17 October Pegasus XL Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
CYGNSS   8 satellites which will use GPS signals to investigate the growth of tropical cyclones
17 October Long March 2F / G    
Shenzhou 11 LEO Chinese manned mission to visit the Tian Gong 2 laboratory module
20 October Soyuz U Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Progress MS-4 (ISS 65P) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
31 October Rokot / Briz KM Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Sentinel 5 Precursor LEO earth observation satellite
October – December LauncherOne   first flight
     
October – December Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Al Yah 3 GEO  
October – December Proton M / Briz M P4 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Asiasat 9 GEO commercial communication satellite
October – December Proton M / Briz M Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Blagovest N11    
October – December Proton M / Blok DM3 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Elektro-L N3   meteorological satellite
October – December Neptune 5   first flight
Enclosure    
M2M2SKY    
NCKU    
Synergy Moon    
October – December Falcon 9 v1.1 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
Es'hail 2    
October Ariane 5ES CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Galileo FM13, FM14, FM15, FM16 MEO 4 navigation satellites
October – December Vega CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Goturk 1 LEO Turkish military reconnaissance satellite
October – December Falcon 9 v1.1 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
Griffin Lunar Lander to moon lunar lander
Andy to moon lunar rover
Moonraker to moon lunar rover
Tetris to moon lunar rover
October – December PLS    
GSAT 11S    
October – December Long March 4B    
Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT)    
October – December Falcon Heavy    
Hellas-Sat 3 (EuropaSat) GEO commercial communication satellite
October H-2B Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan  
HTV-6 (H-II Transfer Vehicle) LEO Japanese unmanned cargo vehicle to the International Space Station
October – December H-2A Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan  
IGS Radar 5 LEO sun synchronous Japanese military radar imaging satellite
October Dnepr-1 Dombarovsky, Russia  
Iridium-NEXT F1 to F2 LEO two commercial communication satellites
October Falcon 9 v1.1FT Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
Iridium-NEXT F13 to F22 LEO 10 commercial communication satellites
October – December Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
NBN 1B GEO commercial communication satellite
October – December Dnepr-1    
QB50-DIOD   2 cubesats
October Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
SES 10 GEO commercial communication satellite
October – December Long March 3B / G2      
SJ 13      
October – December Minotaur-C Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
Skysat 8 – 13 LEO  
October – December Falcon Heavy Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA  
STPSat 5    
October – December Ariane 5 CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Telkom 3S GEO  
October      
TRV 1    
October – December Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat-M Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Uragan-M / Glonass-M MEO Russian navigation satellite
November
10 November Atlas V Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
Echostar 19 (Jupiter 2) GEO commercial communication satellite
15 November Soyuz FG Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Soyuz MS-3 ISS 49S LEO manned transport vessel to the International Space Station
21 November Falcon 9 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA  
SpX-10 (Dragon CRS-10) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station (Dragon CRS-10)
November Falcon Heavy Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA first flight
     
November      
Buccaneer Risk Mitigation Flight    
November Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Hispasat AG1 GEO commercial communication satellite
November Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA  
SAOCOM 1A    
November Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
SES 11 (EchoStar 105) GEO commercial communication satellite
December
1 December Atlas 5 Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
NROL-79 (Intruder 12A/12B)    
8 December GSLV-II    
SAARC    
30 December Long March 3B/E Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, China  
Chinasat 9A (DFH-4, Sinosat 4, Xinnuo 4, ZX 9A)   commercial communication satellite
30 December Antares 230 Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA  
OA-7 Cygnus CRS-07 (ORB-7) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
14-BISAT LEO  
Aalto 2 LEO  
ANUSAT 2 LEO  
Aoxiang 1 LEO  
BeEagleSat LEO  
BUSAT 1 LEO  
DELFI 1/2 LEO  
DeltaDsat LEO  
DragSail-CubeSat LEO  
DUTH LEO  
EntrySat LEO  
ExAlta 1 LEO  
GAMASAT LEO  
HAVELSAT LEO  
Hoopoe LEO  
i-INSPIRE II LEO  
InflateSail LEO  
KPI-SAU 1 LEO  
LilacSat 1 LEO  
LINK LEO  
LituanicaSAT 2 LEO  
Nano-JASMINE LEO  
NJUST 1 LEO  
NUDTSat LEO  
GMS-SA LEO  
OGMS-SA LEO  
Pegasus LEO  
PHOENIX LEO  
PICASSO LEO  
QARMAN LEO  
QB-Colombia LEO  
QBITO LEO  
QBUS 1/2/3/4 LEO  
RIOSAT LEO  
RoBiSAT 1/2 LEO  
SamSat LEO  
SAT_IP2 LEO  
SIMBA LEO  
SNUSAT 1 LEO  
SOMP2 LEO  
SpaceCube LEO  
STU 1 LEO  
SUSat LEO  
UCLSat LEO  
UNSW-EC0 LEO  
UPSat LEO  
URSA MAJOR LEO  
VZLUsat 1 LEO  
X-CubeSat LEO  
YUsend-QB50 LEO  
ZA-AeroSat LEO  
ZJU CubeSat LEO  
December Long March 2D    
GJ-1 1, GJ-1 2    
December GSLV-III Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
GSAT 19A    
December PSLV Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
HySIS    
December Soyuz-2.1b    
Labirint 11    
December Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Meteor M N2-2 LEO sun synchronous Russian meteorological satellite
Ionosfera 2 LEO sun synchronous    
SKA LEO sun synchronous  
SKA LEO sun synchronous  
December Long March    
Ministar 1    


Launches 2017

Date Launcher Launch Site Notes
Satellite (Alternative Names) Orbit Notes
January
13 January Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA  
SpX-11 (Dragon CRS-11) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station (Dragon CRS-11)
20 January Delta II Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
JPSS 1 LEO meteorological satellite
26 January Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
AEHF 4 GEO military communication satellite
27 January Ariane 5 CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
BeppiColombo Mercury planetary probe to Mercury consisting of two orbiters
January – March Lynx Mk III   first flight
     
January – March Neptune 5    
27U Team Synergy Moon Spacecraft    
January – March Angara-A5 / DM-03    
AngoSat    
Energia 100    
January – March      
FF 1    
January – March Ariane 5 CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
GSAT 17 GEO  
January – March Neptune 3   first flight
Lunar Bullet    
January – March Long March 3B /G2 Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, China  
SupremeSat 3    
February
1 February Soyuz-2.1a Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Progress MS-5 (ISS 66P) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
1 February Falcon 9 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA  
SpX-15 (Dragon CRS-15) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station (Dragon CRS-13)
2 February Delta 4M+ (5,4) Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
WGS 9 GEO military communication satellite
March
11 March Soyuz-2.1a Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Soyuz MS-4 ISS 50S LEO manned transport vessel to the International Space Station
March Firefly Alpha   first flight
     
March Falcon Heavy    
COSMIC 2-1 to 2-6 (Formosat 7A to 7F) LEO  
Cygnus LEO  
FalconSat 6 LEO  
GPIM LEO  
LightSail B LEO  
Nanosat 7 LEO  
NPSAT 1 LEO  
Oculus-ASR LEO  
OTB (DSAC) LEO  
Prox 1 LEO  
SET 1 LEO  
SSTE 4 LEO  
April
3 April Falcon 9 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA  
SpX-14 (Dragon CRS-14) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station (Dragon CRS-14)
8 April Falcon 9 v1.2 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA  
SpX-12 (Dragon CRS-12) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station (Dragon CRS-12)
April Falcon 9 v1.1 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
Dragon V2 F2 (SpX-DM2) LEO crewed flight
April – June Minotaur 4    
ORS 5 (Operationally Responsive Space 5) LEO  
April Rokot / Briz KM    
Sentinel 2B LEO earth observation satellite
April – June Falcon 9    
SES 16 (GovSat)    
April Atlas 5    
Starliner CST-100 (Boe-OFT) LEO uncrewed test flight
April Long March 7    
Tianzhou 1 LEO  
April Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
ViaSat 2 GEO commercial communication satellite

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