With Super Heavy progressing toward testing, there remains the distinct possibility the vehicle could be conducting more ambitious test flights before the Space Launch System (SLS) conducts its maiden launch, which is currently expected to be late in 2021.However, it unlikely to be a race between the two monster rockets
https://twitter.com/RussianSpaceWeb/status/1301185616697331717QuoteSource: The first mission of Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser winged orbiter -- American incarnation of the Soviet Spiral space plane -- was penciled for a cargo delivery to #ISS from Sept. 14 to Dec. 5, 2021
Source: The first mission of Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser winged orbiter -- American incarnation of the Soviet Spiral space plane -- was penciled for a cargo delivery to #ISS from Sept. 14 to Dec. 5, 2021
Launched:№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC) September December 5 - Dream Chaser Cargo System 1st flight (SNC-1): Tenacity, Shooting Star - Vulcan Centaur 542 (second launch) - Canaveral SLC-41 (or fall)Changes on September 2nd
FALCON 9The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch the thirteenth batch of Starlink satellites from pad 40 on mid-September TBA.A Falcon 9 from pad 39A will launch the fourteenth Starlink batch on September TBA.And a Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the fourth Block III GPS satellite on September 30, sometime between 8pm and midnight EDT.The next Crew Dragon, Crew-1, is scheduled for launch from pad 39A on October 23 at 5:47am EDT. The launch window is instantaneous (sunrise is not until 7:28am). The launch time gets 22-26 min. earlier each day.
And a Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the fifteenth batch of Starlinks on October TBA
November • Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 21Launch time: TBDLaunch site: Cape Canaveral, Florida...December • Delta 4-Heavy • NROL-82Launch time: TBDLaunch site: SLC-6, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Türksat 5A will be sent in the last quarter of 202010.08.2020 - 14:38Update: 10.08.2020 - 14:41Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, said NASA's historic mission to Mars in Perseverancia start with the launch into space last year 'name to send to Mars is said campaign the most attention that 2.5 million references to Turkey's show. Karaismailoğlu said, "Communication satellites, which are among the projects currently undergoing production, are planning to send Türksat 5A to space in the last quarter of 2020 and Türksat 5B to space in the second quarter of 2021. Our first domestic and national communication satellite, Türksat 6A. God willing, we will send it to space in 2022. " said.
Momentus Awarded NASA TROPICS Pathfinder MissionLooks like this contract has a value of $112k to launch a 3U cubesat.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (PRWEB) September 04, 2020Momentus (http://www.momentus.space), provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, today announced a service agreement with NASA to transport the TROPICS Pathfinder CubeSat to low earth orbit (LEO) no later than June 30 2021. The TROPICS Pathfinder CubeSat in the Planetary System Corporation 3U Canisterized Satellite Dispenser will be integrated onto Momentus’ Vigoride transfer vehicle currently scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon-9 dedicated rideshare mission. NASA selected the Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) constellation mission as part of its Earth Venture Instrument-3 (EVI-3) element. NASA’s Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) Program Office approved the separate TROPICS Pathfinder mission to launch in advance of the TROPICS constellation mission as a technology demonstration and risk reduction effort. The TROPICS Pathfinder mission will permit the checkout and optimization of all mission elements prior to the primary constellation mission.
NASA/KSC plans to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) Mission Launch Services contract. Previous notice regarding TROPICS was the Draft Request for Proposal (80KSC020R0036). The TROPICS contract will be limited to Contractors from the United States launch vehicle/services industry pursuant to the Public Law 105‐303, Title II, Section 201; the United States National Space Transportation Policy, dated November 21, 2013. The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 481212 and 1,500 employees, respectively. The anticipated release date of the RFP is on or about July 31, 2020, with an anticipated proposal due date on or about August 31, 2020.It is anticipated TROPICS will award a firm-fixed price contract for Launch services to place the TROPICS satellite constellation three low-Earth orbital planes with two CubeSats in each plane. NASA will have sole responsibility for the payloads on the launch vehicles. In order to meet science objectives, all CubeSats must launch within a window of 120 days.
EVI-3 Investigation Summary: Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats(TROPICS)Investigation Start Date: June 2016Launch Date: NET 1Q2022Cost-Capped: $30.2M NPR 7120.5 Category 3NPR 8705.4 Payload Risk Class DMission consists of a constellation of 6 3U CubeSats that use scanning microwave radiometers.TROPICS will collect measurements of tropical cyclones. 3D temperature and humidity observations will improve our understanding of cyclone lifecycles and cyclone intensification.
Discussion of the manifest, and updates. The best guess at the current manifest is in this post.
The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch the thirteenth batch of Starlink satellites from pad 39A on September 17 at TBA EDT. A Falcon 9 will launch the fourthteenth Starlink batch from pad TBA on late September TBA. A Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the fourth Block III GPS satellite on September 30, sometime between 8pm and midnight EDT. And a Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the fifteenth batch of Starlink satellites on October TBA. Other upcoming Falcon 9 launches are TBA. The next Crew Dragon, Crew-1, is scheduled for launch from pad 39A on October 23 at 5:47am EDT. The launch window is instantaneous (sunrise is not until 7:28am). The launch time gets 22-26 min. earlier each day.
Discussion thread for Starlink v1.0 Flight 12.Check the Starlink Index Thread for links to more Starlink information.NSF Threads for Starlink v1.0 Flight 12: Discussion / UpdatesSeptember 17, 2020 on Falcon 9 (booster 1058.3) from SLC-40. ASDS landing is expected. Expected deployment orbit of approximately 200x380km.Payload: A batch of 60? Starlink satellites.
WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic has slowed work on the first ViaSat-3 broadband satellite, making a launch in mid-2021 unlikely, Viasat CEO Mark Dankberg said Aug. 7....That satellite should still launch by the end of 2021, he said, but lacks a more specific launch date until the payload shipment.