Unclear:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)<snip>TBD - WGS-11 - EELV - CanaveralTBD - WGS-12 - EELV - Canaveral<snip>Changes on March 23rd
Although the U.S. Air Force did not request funding for the spacecraft, the bill included $600 million for the next two Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) satellites, WGS 11 and WGS 12.
The production of two new satellites for the Air Force will “move faster” than the typical WGS schedule, said Rico Attanasio, Boeing’s director of Department of Defense and civil navigation and communications programs.“We’ve been working with the Air Force,” he told SpaceNews in an interview at the 34th Space Symposium. “We’ve been telling them we can go fast. We can move on a commercial timeline.”<snip>After the final appropriations bill came out with the $600 million add-on, commercial satellite communications providers were dejected, as they were expecting the Air Force to stop buying WGS and transition to commercial services. Critics questioned the decision to spend more money on government-owned satellites that have less capacity than the latest commercial birds.
The next Delta 4 launch from Cape Canaveral, a Delta 4 medium on its next to last flight, will launch WGS-10 for the US Air Force on January at the earliest, in the evening EST.
Launch has slipped 2 days. New launch day and window:25 August at 23:33 EDT to 03:33 EDT on 26th.... which is 26 August from 0333-0733 UTC.
FWIW, SFN Launch Schedule, updated August 21, moved this launch date from August 25 to TBD.
ATLAS 5The next United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral, flying with the maximum fiveSRBs, will launch AEHF-4 for the US Air Force on October 17 or 18 at the very earliest, aroundmidnight EDT. The launch window stretches two hours.
FALCON 9The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch the Telstar 18 VANTAGEcommunication satellite from pad 40 on September TBD at about 11:30pm EDT. The launchwindow stretches four hours to about 3:30am EDT. The next Falcon launch after that is NovemberTBD.
Big slip. Now NET September 9 on the Eastern Range (via L2).
FALCON 9The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch the Telstar 18 VANTAGEcommunication satellite from pad 40 on September 9 at about 11:30pm EDT.
Scheduled:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)2018NET December - GPS III-1 - Falcon 9 - Canaveral SLC-402019April (TBD) - GPS III-2 - Delta-IV-M+(4,2) - Canaveral SLC-37BNET H2 - GPS III-3 - Falcon 9 - Canaveral SLC-40Late - GPS III-4 - Falcon 9 - Canaveral SLC-40 (or Q1 2020)2020H2 - GPS III-5 - Falcon 9 - Canaveral SLC-40TBD - GPS III-6 - Falcon 9 - Canaveral SLC-40 (or NLT June 2021)
Pauline Acalin @w00ki33I love this angle of B1048 returning to port on 7/27.🍀 This booster is scheduled to re-launch at the end of September for SAOCOM 1A and then return to launch site (RTLS) for the first West Coast land recovery! #SpaceX #iridium7
SFN Launch Schedule, updated Aug. 24:ICON launch date and window announced:October 6, 08:00 to 09:30 UTC = 4:00 to 5:30 a.m. EDT.
Tory Bruno @torybrunoFeeling nostalgic for our last trip to Mars? Here’s the post flight from #InSight. Mighty Atlas made another Interplanetary bullseye
For (travel) planning purposes only, the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch with Telstar 18 Vantage/Apstar-5C is currently appearing on the Eastern Range as September 8 (23:23 opening of a four hour window) via L2.
GPS III-1 now NET December 15th per SpaceNews.https://mailchi.mp/f9adf2caf8fe/sn-military-space-air-force-wants-new-gps-in-orbit-before-years-end-dod-big-on-otas-space-force-by-2020-a-long-shot
Jeff Foust @jeff_foustNASA’s Steven Clarke shows this chart at the NASA Advisory Council HEO/science joint meeting of exploration milestones.
Marcia Smith @SpcPlcyOnlineQ-so when are you planning EM-2? (Since he had not mentioned it despite long discussion)Hill - mid-2022. Can move up date bc now have 2nd ML so can use ICPS.Q- you're using ICPS for EM-2?Hill --yes, and for Europa too if it's ready by 2023.
Marcia Smith @SpcPlcyOnlineGerstenmaier: this is pathway to surface.(Looks like Gateway is shown as being completed in 2026)