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List of spaceflight launches in July–December 2022

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This article lists orbital and suborbital launches planned for the second half of the year 2022, including launches planned for 2022 without a specific launch date.

For all other spaceflight activities, see 2022 in spaceflight. For launches in the first half of 2022, see List of spaceflight launches in January–June 2022.

Orbital launches

Date and time (UTC) Rocket Flight number Launch site LSP
Payload
(⚀ = CubeSat)
Operator Orbit Function Decay (UTC) Outcome
Remarks

July

1 July
23:15[2]
United States Atlas V 541 AV-094[3] United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
United States WFOV U.S. Space Force Geosynchronous Early warning In orbit Operational
United States USSF-12 Ring STP Geosynchronous Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
United States USA-337[4] AFRL Geosynchronous Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
USSF-12 mission. The USA-337 object was ejected from the USSF-12 Ring spacecraft.[1] Final flight of Atlas V 541 configuration.
2 July
06:53[6]
United States LauncherOne "Straight Up" United States Cosmic Girl, Mojave United States Virgin Orbit
United States CTIM-FD CU Boulder Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
United States GPX-2 Langley Research Center Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
United States Gunsmoke-L (Lonestar) × 2 SMDC Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
United States MISR-B Department of Defense Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
United States NACHOS-2 LANL Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Operational
United States Recurve AFRL Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
United States Slingshot-1 The Aerospace Corporation Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
STP-S28A mission, carrying 7 payloads. The ELaNa 39 mission, consisting of two CubeSats, was launched on this flight.[5]
7 July
09:18:06[7]
Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia GLONASS-K 16L (K1 No. 4) VKS Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
7 July
13:11:10[8]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-21 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 53 SpaceX Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
11 July
01:39:40[9]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 3-1 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 46 SpaceX Low Earth (SSO) Communications In orbit Operational
First dedicated mission deploying Starlink satellites to sun-synchronous orbit.
12 July
16:30[10]
China Long March 3B/E 3B-Y85 China Xichang LC-2 China CASC
China Tianlian II-03 CNSA Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
13 July
06:30[11]
United States Electron "Wise One Looks Ahead" New Zealand Mahia LC-1A United States Rocket Lab
United States RASR-3 NRO Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
NROL-162 mission.
13 July
13:13:17[12]
Europe Vega-C VV21 France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
Italy LARES 2 ASI Medium Earth Laser ranging
Geodesy
In orbit Operational
Italy ALPHA NPC Spacemind Medium Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
Italy AstroBio CubeSat (ABCS) Sapienza University of Rome Medium Earth Immunoassay research In orbit Operational
France CELESTA (ROBUSTA 1D) CERN / University of Montpellier Medium Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
Italy GreenCube Sapienza University of Rome Medium Earth Space farming In orbit Operational
France MTCube-2 (ROBUSTA 1F) University of Montpellier Medium Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
Slovenia TRISAT-R University of Maribor Medium Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
First flight of Vega-C.
15 July
00:44:22[18]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 F9-164 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States SpaceX CRS-25 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics 20 August
18:53
Successful
United States BeaverCube MIT Low Earth Technology demonstration
Education
In orbit Operational
United States CapSat-1 The Weiss School Low Earth Education In orbit Operational
United States CLICK A[19] MIT Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
United States D3 ERAU Daytona Beach Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
Japan FUTABA[16] Kyushu Institute of Technology Low Earth Education In orbit Operational
Japan HSU-SAT1[16] Happy Science University Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
United States JAGSAT University of South Alabama Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
Moldova TUMnanoSAT[20] Technical University of Moldova Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
The ELaNa 45 mission, consisting of five CubeSats, was launched on this flight.[13][14] TUMnanoSAT is Moldova's first satellite.[15] TUMnanoSAT, FUTABA, and HSU-SAT1 were deployed into orbit from the ISS on 12 August 2022.[16] D3, JAGSAT, CapSat-1, BeaverCube, and CLICK A were deployed into orbit from the ISS on 6 September 2022.[17]
15 July
22:57:16[21]
China Long March 2C 2C-Y71 China Taiyuan LC-9 China CASC
China SuperView Neo 2-01 (Siwei Gaojing 2-01) China Siwei Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
China SuperView Neo 2-02 (Siwei Gaojing 2-01) China Siwei Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
17 July
14:20:00[22]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-22 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 53 SpaceX Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
22 July
17:39:40[23]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 3-2 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 46 SpaceX Low Earth (SSO) Communications In orbit Operational
24 July
06:22:32[24]
China Long March 5B Y3 China Wenchang LC-1 China CASC
China Wentian CMSA Low Earth (TSS) Space station assembly In orbit Operational
Wentian is the first Laboratory Cabin Module of the Tiangong space station, and was docked and linked to the Tianhe core module.
24 July
13:38:20[25]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-25 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 53 SpaceX Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
27 July
04:12[27]
China ZK-1A (Lijian-1) Y1 China Jiuquan LA-4 China CAS Space
China SATech 01 CAS Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
China Dianci Zuzhuang Shiyan × 2 CAS Low Earth (SSO) Electromagnetic research In orbit Operational
China GNSS-R CAS Low Earth (SSO) Atmospheric research In orbit Operational
China Jinan-1 Hefei Institutes of Physical Science Low Earth (SSO) Quantum key distribution In orbit Operational
China Nanyue Science Satellite SASTSpace Low Earth (SSO) Science popularisation In orbit Operational
Maiden launch of ZK-1A. CAS Space, also known as Zhongke Aerospace, is a commercial spinoff of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).[26]
29 July
13:28[28]
China Long March 2D 2D-Y65 China Xichang LC-3 China CASC
China Yaogan 35-03A CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
China Yaogan 35-03B CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
China Yaogan 35-03C CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational

August

1 August
20:25:48[29]
Russia Soyuz-2.1v / Volga Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia Kosmos 2558 Ministry of Defence Low Earth (SSO) Satellite inspection In orbit Operational
Napryazhenie / 14F150 / Nivelir satellite, closely following USA-326 (NROL-87).
4 August
03:08[30]
China Long March 4B 4B-Y40 China Taiyuan LC-9 China CASC
China TECIS Ministry of Natural Resources Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Operational
China Jiaotong-4 (HEAD-2G) HEAD Aerospace Group Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Operational
China Minhang Shaonian SAST Low Earth Education In orbit Operational
100th consecutive successful launch of a Long March rocket since the Long March 3B launch failure in 2020.
4 August
05:00[31]
United States Electron "Antipodean Adventure" New Zealand Mahia LC-1B United States Rocket Lab
United States RASR-4 NRO Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
NROL-199 mission.
4 August
10:29[32]
United States Atlas V 421 AV-097 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
United States SBIRS GEO-6 U.S. Space Force Geosynchronous Early warning In orbit Operational
Final flight of Atlas V 421 configuration.
4 August
~16:00[33]
China Long March 2F/T 2F-T4 China Jiuquan SLS-1 China CASC
China Reusable Experimental Spacecraft CASC Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
4 August
23:08[35]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 F9-168 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
South Korea Danuri (KPLO) KARI Selenocentric Lunar orbiter In orbit En route
Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO). A laser-etched photo mosaic of Starman and his Tesla Roadster, composed of user-sent images from Tesla's "Launch Your Photo into Deep Space Orbit" reward for their referral program, was bolted to the Falcon 9 second stage.[34]
7 August
03:48[36]
India SSLV D1 India Satish Dhawan FLP India ISRO
India EOS-02 (Microsat-2A)[37] ISRO Low Earth (intended)
Transatmospheric (achieved)
Earth observation 7 August Launch failure
India AzaadiSAT Space Kidz India Low Earth (intended)
Transatmospheric (achieved)
Education
First flight of India's Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV). A 'Data Loss' malfunction on the rocket during terminal stage caused satellites to be placed in an unusable transatmospheric orbit of 356 km x 76 km (221 mi x 47 mi).
9 August
04:11:00[38]
China Ceres-1 Y3 China Jiuquan China Galactic Energy
China Taijing-1 01 (Pingan-3)[39] MinoSpace Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
China Taijing-1 02 (Xingshidai-12)[39] MinoSpace / ADA Space Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
China Donghai-1 ASES Space Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
Mission designated "White is the New Black".
9 August
05:52:38[40]
Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roscosmos
Iran Khayyam ISA Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Operational
Russia CubeSX-HSE-2[41] HSE University Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Operational
Russia CYCLOPS[42] BSTU Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
Russia Geoscan-Edelweiss[43] GeoScan Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
Russia ISOI[44] Samara Medex / RAS Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Operational
Russia KAI-1[45] KNRTU-KAI Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
Russia KODIZ (Monitor-1)[46] MSU Low Earth Radiation research In orbit Operational
Russia Kuzbass-300[47] KuzSTU Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Operational
Russia MIET-AIS[48] MIET Low Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
Russia Polytech Universe-1, 2[49] SPbPU Low Earth Electromagnetic radiation research In orbit Operational
Russia ReshUCube-1[50][51] SibSAU Low Earth Magnetospheric research In orbit Operational
Russia Siren[52][53] BelSU Low Earth Space farming In orbit Operational
Russia Skoltech B1, B2[54] Skoltech Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
Russia UTMN[52] TSU Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Operational
Russia VIZARD-SS1[55][56] Gymnasium № 1522 / School № 2086 Low Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
10 August
02:14:40[57]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-26 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 52 SpaceX Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
10 August
04:50[58]
China Long March 6 Y10 China Taiyuan LC-16 China CASC
China Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D 09, 35–43 Chang Guang Satellite Technology Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
China Jilin-1 Hongwai-01A 01–06 Chang Guang Satellite Technology Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
12 August
21:40:20[59]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 3-3 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 46 SpaceX Low Earth (SSO) Communications In orbit Operational
19 August
17:37[61]
China Long March 2D 2D-Y66 China Xichang LC-3 China CASC
China Yaogan 35-04A CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
China Yaogan 35-04B CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
China Yaogan 35-04C CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
103rd consecutive successful launch of the Long March series rockets, breaking the old record of 102 set between 1996 and 2011.[60]
19 August
19:21:20[62]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-27 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 53 SpaceX Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
23 August
02:36[63]
China Kuaizhou 1A Y15 China Xichang China ExPace
China Chuangxin-16A CAS Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
China Chuangxin-16B CAS Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
24 August
03:01[63]
China Long March 2D 2D-Y75 China Taiyuan LC-9 China CASC
China Beijing-3B Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
28 August
03:41:20[64]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-23 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 54 SpaceX Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
31 August
05:40:10[65]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 3-4 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 46 SpaceX Low Earth (SSO) Communications In orbit Operational

September

2 September
23:44[66]
China Long March 4C 4C-Y52 China Jiuquan SLS-2 China CASC
China Yaogan 33-02 CAS Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
5 September
02:09:40[68]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-20 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 51 SpaceX Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
United States SHERPA-LTC2[69] Spaceflight, Inc. Low Earth Space tug In orbit Operational
SHERPA-LTC2 carried Boeing's Varuna-TDM as a hosted payload.[67]
6 September
02:24:30[70]
China Kuaizhou 1A Y16 China Jiuquan China ExPace
China Centispace-1 S3 Beijing Future Navigation Technology Low Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
China Centispace-1 S4 Beijing Future Navigation Technology Low Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
6 September
04:19[70]
China Long March 2D 2D-Y67 China Xichang LC-3 China CASC
China Yaogan 35-05A CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
China Yaogan 35-05B CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
China Yaogan 35-05C CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
7 September
21:45:07[71]
Europe Ariane 5 ECA VA258 France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
Europe Eutelsat Konnect VHTS Eutelsat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
11 September
01:20:00[72]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-2 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 34 SpaceX Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
United States BlueWalker 3 AST SpaceMobile Low Earth Communications
Technology demonstration
In orbit Operational
13 September
13:18[73]
China Long March 7A 7A-Y5 China Wenchang LC-2 China CASC
China ChinaSat-1E China Satcom Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
15 September
20:38[74]
United States Electron "The Owl Spreads Its Wings" New Zealand Mahia LC-1B United States Rocket Lab
Japan StriX-1 Synspective Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
Second of three dedicated launches for Synspective's StriX constellation.
19 September
00:18:40[75]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-34 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 54 SpaceX Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
20 September
23:15[76]
China Long March 2D 2D-Y76 China Jiuquan SLS-2 China CASC
China Yunhai-1 03 SAST Low Earth (SSO) Meteorology In orbit Operational
21 September
13:54:49[77]
Russia Soyuz-2.1a Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roscosmos
Russia Soyuz MS-22 Roscosmos Low Earth (ISS) Expedition 67/68 In orbit Docked to ISS
24 September
22:25:30[78]
United States Delta IV Heavy D-387 United States Vandenberg SLC-6 United States ULA
United States NROL-91 / (KH-11 19)[79] NRO Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
Final Delta IV launch from Vandenberg.
24 September
22:55[80]
China Kuaizhou 1A Y14 China Taiyuan China ExPace
China Shiyan 14 CAST Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
China Shiyan 15 SAST Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
24 September
23:32:10[81]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-35 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 52 SpaceX Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
26 September
13:38[82]
China Long March 2D 2D-Y68 China Xichang LC-3 China CASC
China Yaogan 36-01A CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
China Yaogan 36-01B CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
China Yaogan 36-01C CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
26 September
23:50[83]
China Long March 6 Y9 China Taiyuan LC-16 China CASC
China Shiyan 16A SAST Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
China Shiyan 16B SAST Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
China Shiyan 17 CAST Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration In orbit Operational

October

1 October
07:01[85]
United States Firefly Alpha FLTA002 United States Vandenberg SLC-2W United States Firefly / ALS[86]
United States TechEdSat-15 (TES-15) NASA Ames / SJSU Low Earth (Retrograde) Technology demonstration 5 October[87] Partial success
United States TIS Serenity Teachers in Space, Inc. Low Earth (Retrograde) Education 12 October[88] Partial success
 ▫  Spain FOSSASAT-1B FOSSA Systems Low Earth (Retrograde) LoRa technology demonstration 5 October Partial success[89]
 ▫  Spain GENESIS-G/ASTROLAND-1[90] AMSAT-EA Low Earth (Retrograde) Amateur radio 5 October Partial success
 ▫  Spain GENESIS-J/ASTROLAND-2[90] AMSAT-EA Low Earth (Retrograde) Amateur radio 5 October Partial success
 ▫  Greece QUBIK-3[91] Libre Space Foundation Low Earth (Retrograde) Technology demonstration 5 October Partial success[92]
 ▫  Greece QUBIK-4[91] Libre Space Foundation Low Earth (Retrograde) Technology demonstration 5 October Partial success[92]
"To The Black". Second orbital launch attempt, reflying several payloads lost in the previous launch attempt. Libre Space Foundation's PicoBus deployed 5 PocketQubes. First partially successful flight of the Firefly Alpha launch vehicle. All satellites were deployed; however, due to a lower-than-intended deployment orbit, most of the satellites re-entered before reaching their intended design life within a week after launch.[84]
4 October
21:36:00[93]
United States Atlas V 531 AV-099 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
Luxembourg SES-20 SES S.A. Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
Luxembourg SES-21 SES S.A. Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
Final flight of Atlas V 531 configuration.
5 October
16:00:57[94]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 F9-178 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States SpaceX Crew-5 SpaceX / NASA Low Earth (ISS) Expedition 68/69 In orbit Docked to ISS
Fifth operational Crew Dragon mission to the ISS for NASA.
5 October
23:10:30[95]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-29 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 52 SpaceX Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
7 October
13:10[96]
China Long March 11H Y4 China Sea Launch Platform, Yellow Sea China CASC
China Centispace-1 S5 Beijing Future Navigation Technology Low Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
China Centispace-1 S6 Beijing Future Navigation Technology Low Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
7 October
17:09:21[97]
United States Electron "It Argos Up From Here" New Zealand Mahia LC-1B United States Rocket Lab
United States France GAzelle (Argos-4) NOAA / CNES Low Earth (SSO) Communications In orbit Operational
Orbital Test Bed (OTB) satellite carrying the Argos-4 Advanced Data Collection System (A-DCS) hosted payload.
8 October
23:05:00[99]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 F9-180 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Galaxy 33 Intelsat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
United States Galaxy 34 Intelsat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
Galaxy 33 will replace Galaxy 15, which was decommissioned on 31 August 2022.[98] Galaxy 34 will replace Galaxy 12.
8 October
23:43[100]
China Long March 2D 2D-Y55 China Jiuquan SLS-2 China CASC
China ASO-S (Kuafu-1) CAS Low Earth (SSO) Space weather forecasting In orbit Operational
Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory (ASO-S). Part of China's Kuafu project.
10 October
02:52:32[101]
Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/3 Russia RVSN RF
Russia GLONASS-K 17L (K1 №5) VKS Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
12 October
00:50:43[102][103]
Japan Epsilon Epsilon-6 Japan Uchinoura LP-Mu Japan JAXA
Japan AMATERU-I (QPS-SAR-3)[104] iQPS Low Earth Earth observation 12 October Launch failure
Japan AMATERU-II (QPS-SAR-4)[104] iQPS Low Earth Earth observation
Japan RAISE-3 JAXA Low Earth Technology demonstration
Japan FSI-SAT Future Science Institute Low Earth Technology demonstration
Japan KOSEN-2 Yonago College Low Earth Technology demonstration
Japan MAGNARO Nagoya University Low Earth Technology demonstration
Japan MITSUBA Kyushu Institute of Technology Low Earth Technology demonstration
Japan WASEDA-SAT-ZERO Waseda University Low Earth Technology demonstration
Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration-3 mission, carrying 8 satellites.
12 October
15:00:00[105]
Russia Proton-M / DM-03 Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 81/24 Russia Roscosmos
Angola AngoSat-2 GGPEN Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
Replacement for AngoSat 1, which failed shortly after launch in 2017.
12 October
22:53[106]
China Long March 2C 2C-Y66 China Taiyuan LC-9 China CASC
China S-SAR 01 (Huanjing-2E) Ministry of Emergency Management Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
14 October
19:12[107]
China Long March 2D 2D-Y69 China Xichang LC-3 China CASC
China Yaogan 36-02A CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
China Yaogan 36-02B CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
China Yaogan 36-02C CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
15 October
05:22[108]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 F9-181 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
Europe Hotbird 13F Eutelsat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
15 October
19:55:15[109]
Russia Angara 1.2 Russia Plesetsk Site 35/1 Russia Roscosmos
Russia EO MKA №3 (Kosmos 2560) VKS Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
20 October
14:50:40[110]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-36 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 54 SpaceX Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
21 October
19:20:15[111]
Russia Soyuz-2.1v / Volga Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia Roscosmos
Russia MKA №1 (Kosmos 2561) VKS Low Earth (SSO) Military In orbit Operational
Russia MKA №2 (Kosmos 2562) VKS Low Earth (SSO) Military In orbit Operational
22 October
18:37[112]
India LVM 3 M2 India Satish Dhawan SLP India ISRO
United Kingdom OneWeb × 36 OneWeb Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
First commercial LVM 3 (GSLV Mk. III) launch. Heaviest payload launched to date by ISRO at 5,796 kg (12,778 lb).
22 October
19:57:09[113]
Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Vostochny Site 1S Russia Roscosmos
Russia Gonets-M 23 (33L) Gonets Satellite System Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
Russia Gonets-M 24 (34L) Gonets Satellite System Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
Russia Gonets-M 25 (35L) Gonets Satellite System Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
Russia Skif-D Roscosmos Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
Skif-D is a demonstrator satellite for the Sfera constellation.
26 October
00:20:09[114]
Russia Soyuz-2.1a Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roscosmos
Russia Progress MS-21 / 82P Roscosmos Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics In orbit Docked to ISS
28 October
01:14:10[115]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-31 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 53 SpaceX Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
29 October
01:01[116]
China Long March 2D 2D-Y72 China Jiuquan SLS-2 China CASC
China Shiyan-20C CAST Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
31 October
07:37:23[117]
China Long March 5B Y4 China Wenchang LC-1 China CASC
China Mengtian CMSA Low Earth (TSS) Space station assembly In orbit Operational
Mengtian is the second Laboratory Cabin Module of the Tiangong space station.

November

1 November
13:41[118]
United States Falcon Heavy FH-004 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States LDPE-2 U.S. Space Force Geosynchronous Space tug In orbit Operational
United States Shepherd Demonstration U.S. Space Force Geosynchronous Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
United States LINUSS Chase (LINUS-A1)[120][121] Lockheed Martin Space Geosynchronous Satellite servicing
Technology demonstration
In orbit Operational
United States LINUSS RSO (LINUS-A2)[120][121] Lockheed Martin Space Geosynchronous Satellite servicing
Technology demonstration
In orbit Operational
United States TETRA-1[122] U.S. Space Force Geosynchronous Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
United States USUVL[123] Universal Space Network Geosynchronous Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
USSF-44 mission, carrying two primary payloads and multiple CubeSats.[118][119]
2 November
06:47:48[124]
Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia EKS-6 (Tundra 16L, Kosmos 2563) Ministry of Defence Tundra Early warning In orbit Operational
3 November
05:22[125]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 F9-184 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
Europe Hotbird 13G Eutelsat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
4 November
17:27[126]
United States Electron "Catch Me If You Can" New Zealand Mahia LC-1B United States Rocket Lab
Sweden MATS SNSA Low Earth (SSO) Gravity wave observation In orbit Operational
First-stage mid-air catch was not achieved due to a telemetry drop out during reentry.
5 November
11:50[127]
China Long March 3B/E 3B-Y91 China Xichang LC-2 China CASC
China ChinaSat-19 China Satcom Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
7 November
10:32:42[129]
United States Antares 230+ United States MARS LP-0A United States Northrop Grumman
United States Cygnus NG-18
S.S. Sally Ride
NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics In orbit Docked to ISS
Uganda PearlAfricaSat-1 Uganda Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Awaiting deployment
Japan SpaceTuna1[130] Kindai University Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Awaiting deployment
Japan TAKA Kyushu Institute of Technology Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Awaiting deployment
Zimbabwe ZIMSAT-1 Zimbabwe Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Awaiting deployment
PearlAfricaSat-1 and ZIMSAT-1, the first Ugandan and Zimbabwean satellites respectively, will launch together with TAKA as part of the BIRDS-5 Project.[128]
10 November
09:49:00[131]
United States Atlas V 401 AV-098 United States Vandenberg SLC-3E United States ULA
United States NOAA-21 (JPSS-2) NOAA Low Earth (SSO) Meteorology In orbit Operational
United States LOFTID NASA Langley / ULA Low Earth to Suborbital Technology demonstration 10 November
12:02
Successful
Final Atlas V launch from Vandenberg. Final flight of Atlas V 401 configuration and final Atlas V flight with the four meter fairing overall. LOFTID entered orbit with JPSS-2 and was de-orbited after JPSS-2 deployment, re-entering and splashing down southeast of Hawaii.
11 November
22:52[132]
China Long March 6A 6A-Y2 China Taiyuan LC-9A China CASC
China Yunhai-3 SAST Low Earth (SSO) Meteorology In orbit Operational
Second stage broke up into over 50 debris pieces following spacecraft deployment.
12 November
02:03:12[134]
China Long March 7 7-Y6 China Wenchang LC-2 China CASC
China Tianzhou 5 CMSA Low Earth (TSS) Space logistics In orbit Operational
China CAS-10 (XW-4)[135] CAMSAT Low Earth Amateur radio In orbit Awaiting deployment
China Gaoxin-1 TBA Low Earth TBA In orbit Awaiting deployment
China Lianli[136] DUT Low Earth TBA In orbit Awaiting deployment
China Macao Student Science 1[137] MUST Low Earth Education In orbit Awaiting deployment
China Shengxi Jishu Yanzheng TBA Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Awaiting deployment
Cargo flight to the Tiangong space station. At least five rideshare payloads are manifested on this flight.[133]
12 November
16:06:00[138]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 F9-185 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Galaxy 31 Intelsat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
United States Galaxy 32 Intelsat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
15 November
01:38[139]
China Long March 4C 4C-Y48 China Jiuquan SLS-2 China CASC
China Yaogan 34-03 CAS Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Operational
16 November
06:20[139]
China Ceres-1 Y4 China Jiuquan China Galactic Energy
China Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D 08, 51–54 Chang Guang Satellite Technology Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
Mission designated "Young for You".
16 November
06:47:44[141]
United States SLS Block 1 United States Kennedy LC-39B United States NASA
United States Artemis 1 NASA Selenocentric (DRO) Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
Italy ArgoMoon ASI Heliocentric Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
United States BioSentinel NASA Heliocentric Astrobiology In orbit Operational
United States CuSP NASA Heliocentric Space weather In orbit Operational
Japan EQUULEUS University of Tokyo Earth–Moon L2 Earth observation In orbit En route;
Operational[142]
United States LunaH-Map NASA Selenocentric Lunar orbiter In orbit En route
United States Lunar IceCube NASA Selenocentric Lunar orbiter In orbit En route
United States LunIR Lockheed Martin Space Heliocentric Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
United States Near-Earth Asteroid Scout NASA Heliocentric Technology demonstration In orbit En route
Japan OMOTENASHI JAXA Selenocentric Lunar lander In orbit Spacecraft failure
United States Team Miles Fluid & Reason Heliocentric Technology demonstration In orbit En route
Maiden flight of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), carrying an Orion spacecraft for the Artemis 1 mission. 10 CubeSats were deployed within eight hours after launch.[140]
23 November
02:57[143]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 F9-186 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
Europe Eutelsat 10B Eutelsat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
26 November
06:26[144]
India PSLV-XL C54 India Satish Dhawan FLP India ISRO
India EOS-06 (Oceansat-3) ISRO Low Earth (SSO) Oceanography In orbit Operational
India Anand (Pixxel-TD 1) Pixxel Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
Switzerland Astrocast × 4 Astrocast SA Low Earth (SSO) IoT In orbit Operational
Bhutan India BhutanSat (INS-2B) Bhutan DITT / ISRO Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
India Thybolt 1, 2 Dhruva Space Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
26 November
19:20:43[148]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 F9-187 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States SpaceX CRS-26 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics In orbit Operational
Italy DanteSat[145] NPC Spacemind Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Awaiting deployment
Canada LORIS[149] Dalhousie University Low Earth Education In orbit Awaiting deployment
United States MARIO[147] University of Michigan Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Awaiting deployment
Taiwan NUTSat[145] NFU / NSPO Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Awaiting deployment
Canada ORCASat[150] University of Victoria Low Earth Adaptive optics calibration In orbit Awaiting deployment
United States petitSat[147] NASA Goddard Low Earth Ionospheric research In orbit Awaiting deployment
United States Brazil SPORT[145] NASA Marshall / INPE / ITA Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Awaiting deployment
Indonesia SS-1[146] Surya University Low Earth Education In orbit Awaiting deployment
United States TJREVERB[147] TJHSST Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Awaiting deployment
Nine CubeSats will be delivered on this mission,[145][146] including four satellites for the ELaNa 49 mission.[147]
27 November
12:23[151]
China Long March 2D 2D-Y89 China Xichang LC-3 China CASC
China Yaogan 36-03A CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
China Yaogan 36-03B CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
China Yaogan 36-03C CAS Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
28 November
15:13:50[152]
Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/3 Russia RVSN RF
Russia GLONASS-M 761 VKS Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
29 November
15:08:17[153]
China Long March 2F Y15 China Jiuquan SLS-1 China CASC
China Shenzhou 15 CMSA Low Earth (TSS) Crewed spaceflight In orbit En route
Fourth crewed flight to the Tiangong space station. They will join the crew of Shenzhou 14 already onboard TSS and perform the first Chinese crew handover in space.
Upcoming launches
30 November
08:39[155]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
Japan Hakuto-R Mission 1 ispace TLI to lunar surface Lunar lander  
United Arab Emirates Rashid UAESA / MBRSC TLI to lunar surface Lunar rover  
United States Lunar Flashlight[156] NASA Selenocentric Lunar orbiter  
Emirates Lunar Mission.[154]
30 November
21:00–23:00[157]
Russia Soyuz-2.1a / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia Neitron №2 Ministry of Defence Low Earth Reconnaissance  
Late November[158][159] Russia Proton-M / Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Russia Roscosmos
Russia Luch-5 Gonets Satellite System Geosynchronous Communications  
November (TBD)[160] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 2-4 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 52 SpaceX Low Earth Communications  
November (TBD)[161] United States LauncherOne "Start Me Up" United Kingdom Cosmic Girl, Cornwall United States Virgin Orbit
Oman AMAN ETCO Low Earth Earth observation  
United Kingdom United States CIRCE A, B Dstl / NRL Low Earth Ionospheric research  
United Kingdom DOVER RHEA Group Low Earth Technology demonstration  
United Kingdom ForgeStar-0 Space Forge Low Earth Technology demonstration  
United Kingdom IOD-3 Amber Satellite Applications Catapult Low Earth Maritime domain awareness  
United Kingdom United States Prometheus 2A, 2B UK Ministry of Defence / NRO Low Earth Technology demonstration  
Poland STORK-6 SatRevolution Low Earth Earth observation  
First LauncherOne flight from Spaceport Cornwall. Oman's first satellite, AMAN, will launch on this flight.
November (TBD)[162][163] China Long March 6 China Taiyuan LC-16 China CASC
China Qilu-2 SDIIT Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
China Qilu-3 SDIIT Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
November (TBD)[164] China TBA China TBA China TBA
China Tianxian-2 (Chaohu-2) Spacety Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
China Tianxian-3 (Chaohu-3) Spacety Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
China Tianxian-4 (Chaohu-4) Spacety Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
November (TBD)[165][166] China TBA China TBA China TBA
China Golden Bauhinia-3 Hong Kong Aerospace Science & Technology Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
China Golden Bauhinia-4 Hong Kong Aerospace Science & Technology Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
China Golden Bauhinia-6 Hong Kong Aerospace Science & Technology Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  

December

3 December[167][168] China Zhuque-2 Y1 China Jiuquan China LandSpace
China TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
Maiden flight of Zhuque-2, LandSpace's first liquid-propellant rocket.
6 December[170][67] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
Italy ION SCV-007[171] D-Orbit Low Earth (SSO) CubeSat deployer  
United States Orbiter SN1[172] Launcher Low Earth (SSO) Space tug  
United States Vigoride-5 (VR-5)[169] Momentus Space Low Earth (SSO) Space tug  
United Kingdom Alba Cluster 6[173] Alba Orbital Low Earth (SSO) PocketQube dispenser  
United States Blackjack × 4[174][175] DARPA Low Earth (SSO) Reconnaissance  
United States Cornicen[176] Hedron Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
United States Lynk Tower 2, 3, 4[177] Lynk Global Low Earth (SSO) Communications  
United States New Zealand MethaneSAT[178] EDF / NZSA Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation of atmospheric methane  
United States PredaSAR 1[179] PredaSAR Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Germany Reliant Standard[180] Exolaunch Low Earth (SSO) Space tug / Flight test  
Australia Skykraft ATM carrier[181] Skykraft Low Earth (SSO) Satellite deployer  
Australia Skykraft ATM × 5[182] Skykraft Low Earth (SSO) Air traffic management  
United States Tomorrow-R1[183][184] Tomorrow.io Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
United States Tomorrow-R2[183][184] Tomorrow.io Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
United States Umbra-05[185] Umbra Lab Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
United States Umbra-06[185] Umbra Lab Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
United States YAM-5[186] Loft Orbital Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
United States Alpha Cube Sat[187] NSS / XISP Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Switzerland Astrocast × 4[171] Astrocast SA Low Earth (SSO) IoT  
Czech Republic BDSat-2[188] CEITEC Low Earth (SSO) Amateur radio  
United Kingdom EarthTV × 4[189] Sen Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation
UHD streaming
 
Sweden United States EPIC[190] ACC Clyde Space / Orbcomm Low Earth (SSO) IoT / AIS  
France Gama Alpha[191] Gama Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Luxembourg KSF3 × 4 (Observer Mission)[192] Kleos Space Low Earth (SSO) Navigation  
United States Lemur-2 × 7[193] Spire Global Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
United Kingdom Spain Menut[170][194] Open Cosmos / Catalan Space Agency Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
United States MOXY[195] XiProtocol.io Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
United States NOCLIP[196] Pointblank LLC Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
United States PACE-2[197][198] NASA Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
United States PROVES – Yearling[172] Cal Poly Pomona Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration
Education
 
Ukraine QBUA01[188] National Technical University of Ukraine Low Earth (SSO) Amateur radio  
United States RROCI[199] Orion Space Solutions Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Poland Germany STAR VIBE[200] Scanway / German Orbital Systems Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Singapore Zeus-1[169] Qosmosys / Orient G Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
United States TBA[172] Skyline Celestial Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Italy TBA[172] NPC Spacemind Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
United States TBA[172] Stanford Student Space Initiative Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration
Education
 
TBA[172] Undisclosed customer Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
 ▫  Argentina MDQube-SAT (?)[172] Innova Space Low Earth (SSO) IoT  
 ▫  Spain URESAT-1[173] AMSAT-EA Low Earth (SSO) Amateur radio  
Dedicated SmallSat Rideshare mission to sun-synchronous orbit, designated Transporter-6. Vigoride-5 carries CalTech's Space Solar Power Project (SSPD-1) as a hosted payload.[169]
7 December
18:00–20:00[201]
United States Electron "Virginia is for Launch Lovers" United States MARS LC-2 United States Rocket Lab
United States Hawk 6A, 6B, 6C HawkEye 360 Low Earth SIGINT  
First launch from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.
7 December[202][203] United States RS1 DEMO-1 United States Kodiak LP-3C United States ABL
United States VariSat-1A, 1B[204] VariSat Low Earth Technology demonstration  
First flight of RS1, designated DEMO-1.
9–15 December
04:00–10:00[206]
China Jielong 3 Y1 China Launch Platform, Yellow Sea China China Rocket
China Huoju-1 (Torch-1)[207] Rocket Pi Low Earth Astrobiology  
China Fengtai Shaonian-2 (CAS-5A)[208] TBA Low Earth (SSO) Education  
Maiden flight of Jielong 3, also known as Smart Dragon 3 (SD-3).[205]
11 December
~06:00[209]
China Long March 11 China Xichang China CASC
China TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
Early December[67] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United Kingdom OneWeb × 40 OneWeb Low Earth Communications  
First launch of OneWeb satellites by SpaceX.[210]
12 December
11:46[67][211]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States France SWOT NASA / CNES Low Earth Earth observation  
13 December[212][213] Europe Ariane 5 ECA VA259 France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
United States Galaxy 35[214] Intelsat Geosynchronous Communications  
United States Galaxy 36[214] Intelsat Geosynchronous Communications  
Europe MTG-I1[215] EUMETSAT Geosynchronous Meteorology  
15 December[67][216] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
Luxembourg O3b mPOWER FM21[217] SES S.A. Medium Earth Communications  
Luxembourg O3b mPOWER FM22 SES S.A. Medium Earth Communications  
Mid December[219][220] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States Transport Layer Tranche 0 × 4 SDA Low Earth (SSO) Military communications  
United States Tracking Layer Tranche 0 × 4 SDA Low Earth (SSO) Military communications  
First of two launches for the Space Development Agency's Tranche 0 Transport and Tracking Layer.[218]
20 December[221] Europe Vega-C VV22 France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
Europe Pléiades Neo 5 Airbus Defence and Space Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Europe Pléiades Neo 6 Airbus Defence and Space Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
29 December
06:58[222][223]
United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
Israel EROS-C3 ImageSat Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
30 December
04:00[224][225]
China Long March 3B / YZ-1 China Xichang China CASC
China BeiDou-3 M25 (Beidou-56) CNSA Medium Earth Navigation  
China BeiDou-3 M26 (Beidou-57) CNSA Medium Earth Navigation  
31 December[226] China Ceres-1 Y5 China Launch platform, Yellow Sea China Galactic Energy
China TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
First sea launch of Ceres-1.
Late December[227] China Kuaizhou 11 Y2 China Jiuquan China ExPace
China TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
Return to flight for the Kuaizhou 11 after the July 2020 launch failure.
December (TBD)[228] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 2-2 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × ? SpaceX Low Earth Communications  
December (TBD)[229] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-24 United States Cape Canaveral or Kennedy United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × ? SpaceX Low Earth Communications  
December (TBD)[67][230] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 4-37 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × 54 SpaceX Low Earth Communications  
December (TBD)[231] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 Starlink Group 5-1 United States Cape Canaveral or Kennedy United States SpaceX
United States Starlink × ? SpaceX Low Earth Communications  
December (TBD)[232] China Jielong 3 Y2 China Launch Platform, Yellow Sea China China Rocket
China TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
December (TBD)[232] China Jielong 3 Y3 China Launch Platform, Yellow Sea China China Rocket
China TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
December (TBD)[233] China Long March 7A 7A-Y4 China Wenchang LC-2 China CASC
China TBA TBA TBA TBA  
December (TBD)[234][235] China Long March TBA China TBA China CASC
Egypt MisrSat-2 Egyptian Space Agency Low Earth Earth observation  
December (TBD)[237] India SSLV D2 India Satish Dhawan FLP India ISRO
India EOS-? ISRO Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Second SSLV development flight, carrying an Earth observation satellite.[236]
December (TBD)[239] United States Starship United States Starbase United States SpaceX
TBA SpaceX Transatmospheric Flight test  
First Starship orbital velocity test flight, completing about three-quarters of an orbit and landing in the Pacific Ocean northwest of Kauai.[238]
December (TBD)[240][241] United States Terran 1 "Good Luck, Have Fun" United States Cape Canaveral LC-16 United States Relativity Space
No payload Relativity Space Low Earth Flight test  
Maiden flight of Terran 1.
December (TBD)[242] China ZK-2 China TBA China CAS Space
China TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
Maiden launch of ZK-2.
Q4 (TBD)[244][245] India GSLV Mk II F14[246] India Satish Dhawan SLP India ISRO
India NVS-01 (IRNSS-1J)[247] ISRO Geosynchronous Navigation  
Replacement for IRNSS-1G.[243]
Q4 (TBD)[248] United States RS1 DEMO-2 United States Kodiak LP-3C United States ABL
United States TBA TBA Low Earth Technology demonstration  
Second flight of RS1, designated DEMO-2.
Q4 (TBD)[249] Iran Simorgh Iran Semnan LP-2 Iran ISA
Iran Zafar-2[250] IUST Low Earth Earth observation  
Q4 (TBD)[251] Russia Soyuz-2.1a / Fregat Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia GK Launch Services
Japan GRUS-1 × 4[252] Axelspace Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
GK Launch Services rideshare mission.
Q4 (TBD)[253] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia GLONASS-K2 13L (K2 №1) VKS Medium Earth Navigation  
First GLONASS-K2 satellite.
Q4 (TBD)[253][254] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia GLONASS-K2 14L (K2 №2) VKS Medium Earth Navigation  
Q4 (TBD)[256][257] Germany Spectrum Norway Andøya Germany Isar Aerospace
Germany MSAE-OTTERS DLR RSC3 Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Germany CyBEEsat TU Berlin Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Germany TOM × 3[258] ZFT Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Norway FRAMSat-1 NTNU Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Slovenia TRISAT-S University of Maribor Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Maiden flight of Isar Aerospace's Spectrum rocket. First of two demonstration flights.[255]
Q4 (TBD)[259] Taiwan Hapith V Australia Whalers Way Taiwan TiSPACE
TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
Maiden flight of Hapith V.

To be determined

2022 (TBD)[260] India Agnibaan United States Kodiak India Agnikul Cosmos
TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
Maiden flight of the Agnibaan launch vehicle.
2022 (TBD)[263] South Korea Blue Whale 1 Australia Whalers Way South Korea Perigee Aerospace
South Korea Dummy payload Perigee Aerospace Low Earth (SSO) Flight test  
First flight of Blue Whale 1.[261] Scheduled to launch after a suborbital test flight of a smaller vehicle in December 2021.[262]
2022 (TBD)[264][265] China Ceres-1 China Jiuquan China Galactic Energy
China Zengzhang-1 InterSpace Explore Low Earth Reentry capsule
Technology demonstration
 
2022 (TBD)[266] United States Electron New Zealand Mahia LC-1 United States Rocket Lab
United States BlackSky BlackSky Low Earth Earth observation  
United States BlackSky BlackSky Low Earth Earth observation  
Sixth dedicated launch for BlackSky.
2022 (TBD)[267] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States TBA United States SpaceX
United States Luxembourg Vigoride Robotic Arm Demo Momentus Space / Made in Space Europe Low Earth Technology demonstration  
2022 (TBD)[268][269] Iran Qaem 100 Iran Shahrud Missile Test Site Iran IRGC
Iran Nahid-2 ISA Low Earth Communications  
2022 (TBD)[270] Japan H-IIA Japan Tanegashima LA-Y1 Japan MHI
Japan IGS-Radar 7 CSICE Low Earth (SSO) Reconnaissance  
2022 (TBD)[271][272] Japan H3-22S TF1 Japan Tanegashima LA-Y2 Japan MHI
Japan ALOS-3 JAXA Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
First flight of the H3 launch vehicle.
2022 (TBD)[273] China Jielong 1 Y2 China Jiuquan LA-4 China China Rocket
China Yizheng-2 Jiangsu Satellite Technology Services Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
China Yizheng-3 Jiangsu Satellite Technology Services Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[275] United States LauncherOne United States Cosmic Girl, Mojave United States Virgin Orbit
Poland TBA SatRevolution Areocentric Mars orbiter  
First commercial smallsat mission to Mars,[274] which will use the Exploration 3-Stage Variant of LauncherOne.[275]
2022 (TBD)[276] China Long March 2C China Taiyuan LC-9 China CASC
China HaiYang 1E[277][278] Ministry of Natural Resources Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[279] China Long March 3B / YZ-1 China Xichang China CASC
China BeiDou-3 M27 (Beidou-58) CNSA Medium Earth Navigation  
China BeiDou-3 M28 (Beidou-59) CNSA Medium Earth Navigation  
2022 (TBD)[280] China Long March 3B / YZ-1 China Xichang China CASC
China BeiDou-3 M29 (Beidou-60) CNSA Medium Earth Navigation  
China BeiDou-3 M30 (Beidou-61) CNSA Medium Earth Navigation  
2022 (TBD)[281] China Long March 4C China Taiyuan LC-9 China CASC
China Fengyun 3F[282] CMA Low Earth (SSO) Meteorology  
2022 (TBD)[281] China Long March 4C China Taiyuan LC-9 China CASC
China Fengyun 3G[282] CMA Low Earth Meteorology  
2022 (TBD)[283] China Long March 4C China Jiuquan SLS-2 China CASC
China JILIN-1 Gaofen 03E CNSA Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[276] China Long March 6 China Taiyuan LC-16 China CASC
China HaiYang 3A[284] Ministry of Natural Resources Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[276] China Long March 6 China Taiyuan LC-16 China CASC
China HaiYang 3B[284] Ministry of Natural Resources Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[276] China Long March TBA China TBA China CASC
China HaiYang XX Ministry of Natural Resources Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Ocean Salinity Observation Satellite.
2022 (TBD)[285] Russia Soyuz-2.1a / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43 Russia RVSN RF
Russia Meridian-M 11 (21L)[286] Ministry of Defence Molniya Communications  
2022 (TBD)[287] Russia Soyuz-2.1b Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roscosmos
Russia Resurs-P No.4[288] Roscosmos Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  


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2021 in spaceflight

2021 in spaceflight

This article documents notable spaceflight events during the year 2021. 2021 saw several spaceflight related records being set worldwide. This includes both the most orbital launch attempts and most successful orbital launches in a year. In addition, 2021 saw records set in the number of humans in orbit at one time and the most humans in space at one time.

2023 in spaceflight

2023 in spaceflight

This article documents expected notable spaceflight events during the year 2023.

Rocket

Rocket

A rocket is a vehicle that uses jet propulsion to accelerate without using the surrounding air. A rocket engine produces thrust by reaction to exhaust expelled at high speed. Rocket engines work entirely from propellant carried within the vehicle; therefore a rocket can fly in the vacuum of space. Rockets work more efficiently in a vacuum and incur a loss of thrust due to the opposing pressure of the atmosphere.

Launch service provider

Launch service provider

A launch service provider (LSP) is a type of company which specialises in launching spacecraft. In 2018, the launch services sector accounted for $5.5 billion out of a total $344.5 billion "global space economy". It is responsible for the ordering, conversion or construction of the carrier rocket, assembly and stacking, payload integration, and ultimately conducting the launch itself. Some of these tasks may be delegated or sub-contracted to other companies. For example, United Launch Alliance has formally subcontracted the production of GEM solid rocket motors for their Delta II and Delta IV rockets to Alliant Techsystems, both vehicles are now retired. An LSP does not necessarily build all the rockets it launches.

Payload

Payload

Payload is the object or the entity which is being carried by an aircraft or launch vehicle. Sometimes payload also refers to the carrying capacity of an aircraft or launch vehicle, usually measured in terms of weight. Depending on the nature of the flight or mission, the payload of a vehicle may include cargo, passengers, flight crew, munitions, scientific instruments or experiments, or other equipment. Extra fuel, when optionally carried, is also considered part of the payload.

CubeSat

CubeSat

A CubeSat is a class of miniaturized satellite based around a form factor consisting of 10 cm (3.9 in) cubes. CubeSats have a mass of no more than 2 kg (4.4 lb) per unit, and often use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components for their electronics and structure. CubeSats are put into orbit by deployers on the International Space Station, or launched as secondary payloads on a launch vehicle. As of August 2021, more than 1,600 CubeSats have been launched.

Suborbital flights

Date and time (UTC) Rocket Flight number Launch site LSP
Payload
(⚀ = CubeSat)
Operator Orbit Function Decay (UTC) Outcome
Remarks
6 July
13:47[289]
Canada Black Brant IX SISTINE III Australia Arnhem Space Centre United States NASA
United States SISTINE CU Boulder Suborbital UV spectroscopy 6 July Successful
Apogee: 151 mi (243 km).
7 July
06:01[291]
United States Minotaur II+ United States Vandenberg TP-01 United States Northrop Grumman
United States Mk21A reentry vehicle AFNWC Suborbital Technology demonstration 7 July Launch failure
Reentry vehicle demonstration for the future LGM-35A Sentinel intercontinental ballistic missile.[290] Rocket exploded 11 seconds after launch.
11 July
11:01[292]
Canada Black Brant IX Australia Arnhem Space Centre United States NASA
United States DEUCE CU Boulder Suborbital Ultraviolet astronomy 11 July Successful
Fourth DEUCE launch following flights in 2017, 2018, and 2020. Apogee: 162 mi (261 km).
12 July[293] United States AGM-183 ARRW Flight-3 United States Boeing B-52 Stratofortress United States United States Air Force
United States United States Air Force Suborbital Missile test 12 July Successful
23 July
20:00:00[294]
Japan S-520 S-520-RD1 Japan Uchinoura LP-KS Japan JAXA
Japan JAXA Suborbital Flight test 23 July
20:06:52
Successful
Supersonic combustion flight test. Apogee: 168 km (104 mi).[294]
4 August
05:56–09:00[295]
China DF-15 China China PLA
China Suborbital Missile test 4 August Successful
11 missiles launched. 1 of 11. Apogee: ~200 km (120 mi).
4 August
05:56–09:00[295]
China DF-15 China China PLA
China Suborbital Missile test 4 August Successful
11 missiles launched. 2 of 11. Apogee: ~200 km (120 mi).
4 August
05:56–09:00[295]
China DF-15 China China PLA
China Suborbital Missile test 4 August Successful
11 missiles launched. 3 of 11. Apogee: ~200 km (120 mi).
4 August
05:56–09:00[295]
China DF-15 China China PLA
China Suborbital Missile test 4 August Successful
11 missiles launched. 4 of 11. Apogee: ~200 km (120 mi).
4 August
05:56–09:00[295]
China DF-15 China China PLA
China Suborbital Missile test 4 August Successful
11 missiles launched. 5 of 11. Apogee: ~200 km (120 mi).
4 August
05:56–09:00[295]
China DF-15 China China PLA
China Suborbital Missile test 4 August Successful
11 missiles launched. 6 of 11. Apogee: ~200 km (120 mi).
4 August
05:56–09:00[295]
China DF-15 China China PLA
China Suborbital Missile test 4 August Successful
11 missiles launched. 7 of 11. Apogee: ~200 km (120 mi).
4 August
05:56–09:00[295]
China DF-15 China China PLA
China Suborbital Missile test 4 August Successful
11 missiles launched. 8 of 11. Apogee: ~200 km (120 mi).
4 August
05:56–09:00[295]
China DF-15 China China PLA
China Suborbital Missile test 4 August Successful
11 missiles launched. 9 of 11. Apogee: ~200 km (120 mi).
4 August
05:56–09:00[295]
China DF-15 China China PLA
China Suborbital Missile test 4 August Successful
11 missiles launched. 10 of 11. Apogee: ~200 km (120 mi).
4 August
05:56–09:00[295]
China DF-15 China China PLA
China Suborbital Missile test 4 August Successful
11 missiles launched. 11 of 11. Apogee: ~200 km (120 mi).
4 August
13:56:07[296][297]
United States New Shepard NS-22 United States Corn Ranch United States Blue Origin
United States Blue Origin NS-22 Blue Origin Suborbital Crewed spaceflight 4 August
14:06:27
Successful
Sixth crewed flight of New Shepard. Apogee: 107 km (66 mi).
9 August[298] United States ARAV-B Pacific Dragon United States Barking Sands United States U.S. Navy
United States U.S Navy Suborbital Missile target 9 August Successful
Exercise Pacific Dragon 2022.
9 August[298] United States SM-3 Block IA Pacific Dragon United States USS Fitzgerald United States U.S. Navy
United States Kill vehicle U.S Navy Suborbital Interceptor 9 August Successful
Successful test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. Interceptor targeting a short-range ballistic missile.
11 August
14:20:00[299]
Japan S-520 S-520-32 Japan Uchinoura LP-KS Japan JAXA
Japan Toyama Prefectural University Suborbital Ionospheric research 11 August Successful
Apogee: 279 km (173 mi).[299]
11 August
22:08:30[300][301]
United States Terrier-Improved Malemute ROCKSAT-X 2022 United States Wallops Flight Facility United States NASA
United States RockSat-X Colorado Space Grant Consortium Suborbital Education 11 August Successful
Apogee: 159 km (99 mi).
16 August
07:49[302]
United States Minuteman III United States Vandenberg LF-09 United States AFGSC
United States AFGSC Suborbital Test flight 16 August Successful
22 August
05:30[304]
Canada Black Brant IX United States White Sands Missile Range United States NASA
United States Micro-X Northwestern University Suborbital X-ray astronomy 22 August Successful
Second flight of the Micro-X payload.[303] Apogee: 254 km (158 mi).
24 August
01:16[306]
United States Terrier-Improved Malemute United States Wallops Flight Facility United States NASA
United States SpEED Demon ERAU Suborbital Technology demonstration 24 August Successful
Sporadic-E ElectroDynamics Demonstration mission (SpEED Demon).[305] Apogee: 160 km (99 mi).
25 August[307] China Reusable Suborbital Carrier China Jiuquan China CASC
CASC Suborbital Test flight 25 August Successful
Second test flight of the Reusable Suborbital Carrier (亚轨道重复使用运载器). It successfully landed at Alxa Right Banner Badanjilin Airport.
29 August
~22:30[308][309][310]
Netherlands T-Minus Engineering Dart TED-03/VE2NOM Australia Koonibba Test Range Netherlands T-Minus Engineering
Australia TMSLA-1323 Asension Suborbital Technology demonstration 29/30 August Launch failure
First of two anticipated launches for the TED-03/VE2NOM launch campaign. The rocket suffered an anomaly and failed to reach its target altitude. The second launch was not attempted.
3 September
06:50[311]
India RH-300 Mk II F22 India TERLS India ISRO
India Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator ISRO Suborbital Technology demonstration 3 September Successful
Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).
7 September
08:13[312]
United States Minuteman III United States Vandenberg LF-10 United States AFGSC
United States Test reentry vehicles AFGSC Suborbital Test flight 7 September Successful
7–8 September[313][314] Iran Fateh-360 Iran Nasrabad, Isfahan Iran NEZAJA
Iran Live warhead NEZAJA Suborbital Missile test 7–8 September Successful
Part of the Eqtedar-1401 military exercise.
12 September
14:27[316]
United States New Shepard NS-23 United States Corn Ranch United States Blue Origin
United States Blue Origin NS-23 Blue Origin Suborbital Uncrewed commercial spaceflight 12 September Launch failure
Uncrewed flight of New Shepard, carrying 36 commercial payloads.[315] A booster failure around 1 minute into the flight caused a mission abort, with the capsule successfully separating from the booster and landing under parachutes. The cause of the failure is currenty under investigation.
24 September[317] Slovenia United States Black Rock Desert Slovenia Andrej Vrbec and Denis Banovic
Slovenia Andrej Vrbec and Denis Banovic Suborbital Amateur rocket 24 September Partial launch failure
Estimated apogee: >100 km (62 mi). The rocket flew as intended, but telemetry was lost 4 minutes into flight. The first stage was recovered.
26 September
04:10[319]
Canada Black Brant IX United States White Sands Missile Range United States NASA
United States tREXS 1 Penn State University Suborbital X-ray astronomy 26 September Successful
The Rockets for Extended-source X-ray Spectroscopy (tREXS).[318] Apogee: 252.2 km (156.7 mi).
1 October
06:26:00[320]
Brazil VSB-30 Sweden Esrange Germany MORABA
Germany Europe TEXUS-57 DLR / ESA Suborbital Microgravity research 1 October Successful
Apogee: 240 km (150 mi).
1 October
17:30:58[321]
United States MESOS United States Black Rock Desert United States Kip Daugirdas
United States Kip Daugirdas Suborbital Amateur rocket 1 October Successful
Apogee: 89.45 km (55.58 mi).
3 October
22:22[322]
North Korea Hwasong-12 North Korea Mupyong-ri, Chagang North Korea KPA Strategic Force
North Korea KPA Strategic Force Suborbital Missile test 3 October
22:44
Successful
Apogee: 970 km (600 mi). Downrange distance of approximately 4,500 km (2,800 mi).
3 October[323] Iran Saman-1 test rocket Iran Iran Ministry of Defence
Iran Saman-1 ISRC Suborbital Technology demonstration 3 October Successful
Test of the Saman-1 upper stage.
4 October
15:00[324][325]
United States ATACMS South Korea Gangneung Air Base United States United States Army
United States United States Army Suborbital Missile test 4 October Successful
Launch of four ATACMS missiles (1 of 4). Apogee: ~80 km (50 mi).
4 October
15:00[324][325]
United States ATACMS South Korea Gangneung Air Base United States United States Army
United States United States Army Suborbital Missile test 4 October Successful
Launch of four ATACMS missiles (2 of 4). Apogee: ~80 km (50 mi).
4 October
15:00[324][325]
United States ATACMS South Korea Gangneung Air Base United States United States Army
United States United States Army Suborbital Missile test 4 October Successful
Launch of four ATACMS missiles (3 of 4). Apogee: ~80 km (50 mi).
4 October
15:00[324][325]
United States ATACMS South Korea Gangneung Air Base United States United States Army
United States United States Army Suborbital Missile test 4 October Successful
Launch of four ATACMS missiles (4 of 4). Apogee: ~80 km (50 mi).
4 October
16:00[324]
South Korea Hyunmoo-2 South Korea Gangneung Air Base South Korea ADD
South Korea ADD Suborbital Missile test 4 October Launch failure
The missile "failed shortly after launch and crashed."
8 October
~16:48[326]
North Korea KN-25 North Korea Munchon North Korea KPA Strategic Force
North Korea KPA Strategic Force Suborbital Missile test 8 October Successful
Apogee: 90 km (56 mi). Downrange distance of approximately 350 km (220 mi). (1 of 2).
8 October
~16:58[326]
North Korea KN-25 North Korea Munchon North Korea KPA Strategic Force
North Korea KPA Strategic Force Suborbital Missile test 8 October Successful
Apogee: 90 km (56 mi). Downrange distance of approximately 350 km (220 mi). (2 of 2).
8 October[327] United Kingdom Skylark L Iceland Langanes launch site United Kingdom Skyrora
United Kingdom Skyrora Suborbital Test flight 8 October Launch failure
Intended apogee: 102 km (63 mi). The vehicle experienced an anomaly shortly after lift-off, landing in the sea 500 m from the pad.
14 October[328] India Sagarika India INS Arihant India Ministry of Defence
India Ministry of Defence Suborbital Missile test 14 October Successful
18 October
~04:00[329]
Turkey Tayfun Turkey Rize–Artvin Airport Turkey Roketsan
Turkey Roketsan Suborbital Missile test 18 October
04:07:38
Successful
21 October
07:25[330]
United States Improved Malemute/Improved Malemute Sweden Esrange Germany MORABA
Germany MAPHEUS-12 DLR Suborbital Microgravity research 21 October Successful
Apogee: 260 km (160 mi).
21 October[331] India Agni-Prime India INS Arihant India Integrated Test Range
India Ministry of Defence Suborbital Missile test 21 October Successful
23 October
17:20[332]
Brazil VSB-30 V29 Brazil Alcântara Brazil FAB
Brazil MQ-PSM AEB Suborbital Technology demonstration 23 October
17:27
Successful
Test flight of the MQ-PSM (Modelo de Qualificação da Plataforma Suborbital de Microgravidade) technology, designated "Operação Santa Branca". Apogee: 227 km (141 mi).
11–25 October[333] Netherlands Kingfisher United Kingdom Outer Hebrides Netherlands T-Minus Engineering
Netherlands T-Minus Engineering Suborbital Test flight 11–25 October Successful
Maiden flight of the Kingfisher suborbital launch vehicle. Apogee: 185 km (115 mi).
11–25 October[333] Netherlands Kingfisher United Kingdom Outer Hebrides Netherlands T-Minus Engineering
Netherlands T-Minus Engineering Suborbital Test flight 11–25 October Successful
Apogee: 185 km (115 mi).
26 October
18:30[334]
United States Terrier-Improved Malemute United States Wallops Flight Facility United States NASA
United States Sandia National Laboratories Suborbital Technology demonstration 26 October Successful
1 of 2. High Operational Tempo for Hypersonics flight campaign.
26 October[335] Russia Sineva Russia K-114 Tula Russia Ministry of Defence
Russia Ministry of Defence Suborbital Missile test 26 October Successful
26 October[336] Russia Yars Russia Plesetsk Russia Ministry of Defence
Russia Ministry of Defence Suborbital Missile test 26 October Successful
27 October[337] United States Terrier-Improved Malemute United States Wallops Flight Facility United States NASA
United States Sandia National Laboratories Suborbital Technology demonstration 27 October Successful
2 of 2. High Operational Tempo for Hypersonics flight campaign.
1 November[338][339] North Korea Hwasong? North Korea North Korea KPA Strategic Force
North Korea KPA Strategic Force Suborbital Missile test 1 November Successful
Apogee: 150 km (93 mi), downrange distance of 150 km (93 mi).
1 November[339] North Korea Hwasong? North Korea North Korea KPA Strategic Force
North Korea KPA Strategic Force Suborbital Missile test 1 November Successful
Apogee: 100 km (62 mi), downrange distance of 200 km (120 mi).
2 November
22:39[340]
North Korea Hwasong-17 North Korea Sunan North Korea KPA Strategic Force
North Korea KPA Strategic Force Suborbital Missile test 3 November Failure?
Apogee: 1,920 km (1,190 mi).
2 November[341] India AD-1 India Integrated Test Range India DRDO
India DRDO Suborbital Missile test 2 November Successful
Flight test of the AD-1 Ballistic Missile Interceptor.
3 November
~12:30[340]
North Korea Hwasong-6 North Korea North Korea KPA Strategic Force
North Korea KPA Strategic Force Suborbital Missile test 3 November Successful
Apogee: 130 km (81 mi). (1 of 3).
3 November
~12:30[340]
North Korea Hwasong-6 North Korea North Korea KPA Strategic Force
North Korea KPA Strategic Force Suborbital Missile test 3 November Successful
Apogee: 130 km (81 mi). (2 of 3).
3 November
~12:30[340]
North Korea Hwasong-6 North Korea North Korea KPA Strategic Force
North Korea KPA Strategic Force Suborbital Missile test 3 November Successful
Apogee: 130 km (81 mi). (3 of 3).
3 November[342] Russia Bulava Russia Generalissimus Suvorov Russia Ministry of Defence
Russia Ministry of Defence Suborbital Missile test 3 November Successful
5 November
09:07:00[343][344]
United States Improved Orion Sweden Esrange Germany MORABA / Sweden SNSA
Germany Sweden REXUS-27 DLR / SNSA Suborbital Education 5 November Successful
Apogee: 84.9 km (52.8 mi).
5 November[268] Iran Qaem 100 Iran Shahrud Missile Test Site Iran IRGC
Iran IRGC Suborbital Flight test 5 November Successful
Suborbital test flight of the first stage of the Qaem 100 orbital launch vehicle.
7 November
06:43:00[343][345]
United States Improved Orion Sweden Esrange Germany MORABA / Sweden SNSA
Germany Sweden REXUS-28 DLR / SNSA Suborbital Education 7 November Successful
Apogee: 95.7 km (59.5 mi).
16 November[346] United States Terrier Terrier Oriole JFTM-07 E1 United States Pacific Missile Range Facility United States MDA
United States MDA Suborbital ABM target 16 November Successful
Apogee: 300 km (186 mi)?, intercepted by SM-3 Block IIA.
16 November[346] United States SM-3 Block IIA JFTM-07 E1 Japan JS Maya, Pacific Ocean Japan JMSDF
Japan JMSDF Suborbital ABM interceptor 16 November Successful
Apogee: 300 km (186 mi)?, intercepted target.
18 November
01:14[347]
North Korea Hwasong-17 North Korea Sunan North Korea KPA Strategic Force
North Korea KPA Strategic Force Suborbital Missile test 18 November Successful
Apogee: ~6,000 km (3,700 mi).
18 November
06:00[349]
India Vikram-S India Satish Dhawan SRLC India Skyroot Aerospace
India Fun-Sat Space Kidz India Suborbital Education 18 November
06:05
Successful
India LakshyaSat-2 N Space Tech Suborbital Flight test
Armenia Name unknown BazoomQ Space Research Lab Suborbital Education
Test flight of the Vikram-S demonstrator rocket, designated "Prarambh", carrying three payloads.[348] Apogee: 89.5 km (55.6 mi).
18 November[350] Russia RS-28 Sarmat Russia Plesetsk Russia RVSN
Russia RVSN Suborbital Missile test 18 November Successful
19 November[346] United States SRBM JFTM-07 E2 United States Pacific Missile Range Facility United States MDA
United States MDA Suborbital ABM target 19 November Successful
Apogee: 150 km (93 mi)?, intercepted by SM-3 Block IB.
19 November[346] United States SM-3 Block IB JFTM-07 E2 Japan JS Haguro, Pacific Ocean Japan JMSDF
Japan JMSDF Suborbital ABM interceptor 19 November Successful
Apogee: 150 km (93 mi)?, intercepted target.
20 November
17:20:00[351]
Canada Black Brant IX Norway Andøya United States NASA
United States ACES II High-Flyer University of Iowa Suborbital Auroral science 20 November Successful
First of two launches for the Auroral Current and Electrodynamics Structure (ACES) II mission. The two rocket launches were timed to reach their apogee at the same time. Apogee: 406.3 km (252.5 mi).
20 November
17:21:40[351]
Canada Black Brant IX Norway Andøya United States NASA
United States ACES II Low-Flyer University of Iowa Suborbital Auroral science 20 November Successful
Second of two launches for the ACES II mission. The two rocket launches were timed to reach their apogee at the same time. Apogee: 187.8 km (116.7 mi).
23 November
08:23:00[352]
Brazil VSB-30 S1X-3/M15 Sweden Esrange Sweden SSC
Sweden MASER-15 SSC Suborbital Microgravity research 23 November Successful
SubOrbital Express Microgravity flight opportunity 3. Expected apogee: 260 km (160 mi).
Upcoming launches
30 November[353] United States SpaceLoft XL SL-13 United States Spaceport America United States UP Aerospace
United States Celestis 18 Celestis Suborbital Space burial  
Celestis Aurora Flight.
November (TBD)[356][357] Australia Kestrel I VS03 Australia Whalers Way Pad 1 Australia ATSpace
Australia Inovor Technologies / Ascension / Southern Launch Suborbital Test flight  
ECO TEST VS03. Third of three test launches from Pad 1 at Whalers Way.[354][355] Launch vehicle previously tested under the name "Hapith I".[259] Expected apogee: 200 km (120 mi).
5 December[358][359] United States Terrier-Improved Malemute United States Wallops Flight Facility United States NASA
United States SubTEC-9 NASA Suborbital Technology demonstration  
December (TBD)[361] South Korea HANBIT-TLV Brazil Alcântara South Korea INNOSPACE
Brazil SISNAV DCTA Suborbital Inertial navigation  
First test flight of the HANBIT-TLV suborbital launch vehicle.[360]
2022 (TBD)[318] United States Oriole IV United States Wallops Flight Facility United States NASA
United States SMART NRL Suborbital Plasma physics  
Space Measurement of Rocket-released Turbulence (SMART) will measure lower hybrid oscillations. Apogee: ~700 km (430 mi).
2022 (TBD)[362] Germany SR75 United Kingdom SaxaVord Germany HyImpulse
Germany HyImpulse Suborbital Flight test  
Maiden flight of SR75. Expected apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

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Rocket

Rocket

A rocket is a vehicle that uses jet propulsion to accelerate without using the surrounding air. A rocket engine produces thrust by reaction to exhaust expelled at high speed. Rocket engines work entirely from propellant carried within the vehicle; therefore a rocket can fly in the vacuum of space. Rockets work more efficiently in a vacuum and incur a loss of thrust due to the opposing pressure of the atmosphere.

Launch service provider

Launch service provider

A launch service provider (LSP) is a type of company which specialises in launching spacecraft. In 2018, the launch services sector accounted for $5.5 billion out of a total $344.5 billion "global space economy". It is responsible for the ordering, conversion or construction of the carrier rocket, assembly and stacking, payload integration, and ultimately conducting the launch itself. Some of these tasks may be delegated or sub-contracted to other companies. For example, United Launch Alliance has formally subcontracted the production of GEM solid rocket motors for their Delta II and Delta IV rockets to Alliant Techsystems, both vehicles are now retired. An LSP does not necessarily build all the rockets it launches.

Payload

Payload

Payload is the object or the entity which is being carried by an aircraft or launch vehicle. Sometimes payload also refers to the carrying capacity of an aircraft or launch vehicle, usually measured in terms of weight. Depending on the nature of the flight or mission, the payload of a vehicle may include cargo, passengers, flight crew, munitions, scientific instruments or experiments, or other equipment. Extra fuel, when optionally carried, is also considered part of the payload.

CubeSat

CubeSat

A CubeSat is a class of miniaturized satellite based around a form factor consisting of 10 cm (3.9 in) cubes. CubeSats have a mass of no more than 2 kg (4.4 lb) per unit, and often use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components for their electronics and structure. CubeSats are put into orbit by deployers on the International Space Station, or launched as secondary payloads on a launch vehicle. As of August 2021, more than 1,600 CubeSats have been launched.

Orbit

Orbit

In celestial mechanics, an orbit is the curved trajectory of an object such as the trajectory of a planet around a star, or of a natural satellite around a planet, or of an artificial satellite around an object or position in space such as a planet, moon, asteroid, or Lagrange point. Normally, orbit refers to a regularly repeating trajectory, although it may also refer to a non-repeating trajectory. To a close approximation, planets and satellites follow elliptic orbits, with the center of mass being orbited at a focal point of the ellipse, as described by Kepler's laws of planetary motion.

Orbital decay

Orbital decay

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Canada

Canada

Canada is a country in North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering over 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world's longest binational land border. Canada's capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Australia

Australia

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils. It is a megadiverse country, and its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes and climates, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east, and mountain ranges in the south-east.

Arnhem Space Centre

Arnhem Space Centre

The Arnhem Space Centre (ASC) is Australia's first and only commercial spaceport, located near Nhulunbuy, in Arnhem Land, Australia. It is owned and operated by Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA), and it is the site of NASA's first non orbital sounding rocket launch from a commercial port outside the United States on 27 June 2022.

NASA

NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the US federal government responsible for the civil space program, aeronautics research, and space research.

SISTINE

SISTINE

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Minotaur II

Minotaur II

Minotaur II rockets consist of the M55A1 first stage and SR19AJ1 second stage of a decommissioned Minuteman missile. The third stage varies depending on the configuration required for the payload: a Minuteman II M57A1 stage is used on the baseline configuration, whilst the Minotaur II+ uses an SR-73-AJ. The Minotaur II Lite is a two-stage configuration, without a third stage. A heavy configuration is also available, with an Orion 50XL third stage, as used on the Minotaur I. The baseline configuration can propel a 400 kilograms (880 lb) payload 4,000 kilometres (2,500 mi) downrange, whilst the heavy configuration can place 1,400 kilograms (3,100 lb) onto a 8,000-kilometre (5,000 mi) trajectory.

Source: "List of spaceflight launches in July–December 2022", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 29th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spaceflight_launches_in_July–December_2022.

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