Before SpaceX’s unpiloted Crew Dragon test flight earlier this year, the capsule spent nearly eight months at the Florida launch site before it lifted off bound for the space station. SpaceX hopes for a much shorter wait before the Demo-2 mission.“We’re hoping for the first crew flight in February,” Shotwell said.
FALCON 9The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral is scheduled to launch the JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 commsat for Japan from pad 40 on December 16 at 7:10pm EST. The launch window stretches to 8:38pm EST. Then, a Falcon 9 is scheduled to launch the next set of Starlink internet constellation satellites from pad 40 on late December TBD. And a Falcon 9 is scheduled to launch an in-flight abort test of the Crew Dragon capsule from pad 39A on January 4, likely in the morning EST. Then, a Falcon 9 is slated to launch another Starlink mission on January TBD.
Accreditation open for Starlink-3:HAWTHORNE, Calif. – December 9, 2019. Media accreditation is now open for a SpaceX Starlink mission from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch is targeted for no earlier than January.
The two-stage liquid-propellant rocket LauncherOne is now fully on track for the first mission, which was originally scheduled for late 2019 and might begin next year. The first flight will be critical for the company, paving the way for regular commercial operations and more deep-space ventures.
QuoteOmegA rocket will launch up to two NationSats for Saturn Satellite Networks on certification flight for the US Air Force NSSL program in spring 2021 Space • OmegA • Rocket December 12, 2019DULLES, Va. – Dec. 12, 2019 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced that Saturn Satellite Networks has selected the OmegA space launch vehicle to launch up to two satellites on the rocket’s inaugural flight scheduled for spring 2021. OmegA will launch from Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39B and insert the SSN satellites into a geosynchronous transfer orbit....https://news.northropgrumman.com/news/releases/northrop-grumman-signs-customer-for-first-flight-of-omegaTM
OmegA rocket will launch up to two NationSats for Saturn Satellite Networks on certification flight for the US Air Force NSSL program in spring 2021 Space • OmegA • Rocket December 12, 2019DULLES, Va. – Dec. 12, 2019 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced that Saturn Satellite Networks has selected the OmegA space launch vehicle to launch up to two satellites on the rocket’s inaugural flight scheduled for spring 2021. OmegA will launch from Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39B and insert the SSN satellites into a geosynchronous transfer orbit....https://news.northropgrumman.com/news/releases/northrop-grumman-signs-customer-for-first-flight-of-omegaTM
So apparently SpaceX is trying to schedule a New Years Eve launch again (after a famous early example way back in.2013)....SFN shows this launch as on December 30, 11:40 pm EST = December 31, 04:40 UTC.
SFN Launch Schedule update of December 12 for SAOCOM-1B: March 2020.
•SV03 ready for shipment to Cape Canaveral; Launch forecast Mar 2020•SV04 declared Available for Launch 10 Sep 19; Launch forecast 3Q 2020
Some updates according to the new ELaNa CubeSats schedule https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches
ELaNa 34Date: December 15, 2020Mission: LandSat-9- Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA3 CubeSat Missions scheduled to be deployed CatSat - University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona CUTE - University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado CuPID - Boston University, Boston Massachusets
GPS-III launches, source "Global Positioning System Program Status" Lt Col Ken McDougall 11/20/2019 https://www.gps.gov/governance/advisory/meetings/2019-11/mcdougall.pdfQuote•SV03 ready for shipment to Cape Canaveral; Launch forecast Mar 2020•SV04 declared Available for Launch 10 Sep 19; Launch forecast 3Q 2020
After launching two prototypes in 2018, Kepler’s first service-grade satellites are slated to launch mid next year on a Soyuz rocket booked through Glavkosmos. The SpaceX rideshares will follow the Soyuz mission later in 2020, Bottoms said.
Small-satellite startup Kepler Communications is teaming up with SpaceX to make good on its deployment goals for its first nanosatellite constellation. SpaceX will carry two separate batches of nanosatellites from Kepler aboard its Falcon 9 launch vehicles.
Astra filed an FCC permit for a launch between February 17 and March 30 from...somewhere? (I assume Kodiak again.)2355-EX-ST-2019
SAT-MOD-20191217-00148SkySat-16 through SkySat-18 are intended to be launched as secondary payloads in April2020 on a Falcon 9 launch vehicle, and SkySat-19 through SkySat-21 are intended to belaunched as secondary payloads in June 2020 on a subsequent Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The sixSkySats are expected to be deployed into a 190 km x 380 km elliptical orbit.
Dec. 18, 2019CONTRACT RELEASE C19-029NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Environmental Satellite MissionNASA has selected United Launch Services LLC (ULS) of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-T (GOES-T) mission, which will provide advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s weather, oceans and environment, real-time mapping of total lightning activity, and improved monitoring of solar activity and space weather....The GOES-T mission currently is targeted to launch in December 2021 on an Atlas V 541 rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. GOES-T is the third spacecraft in the next generation GOES-R Series of geostationary weather satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The GOES-R Series includes GOES-R, S, T, and U.
A National Reconnaissance mission, NROL-129, is scheduled to fly sometime in the spring on a Northrop Grumman Minotaur 4 launch vehicle from Wallops Island, Virginia.An Air Force Research Lab experimental payload will fly in the spring aboard a Rocket Lab Electron vehicle from the company’s new launch pad at Wallops Island. The STP-27RM Space Test Program mission is an experimental satellite called Monolith that will be used for space weather research....Another NRO mission, NROL-111, will launch in late 2020 from Wallops Island aboard a Northrop Grumman Minotaur 1 vehicle.
Looks like another Starlink launch for January. This is getting crazy. https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1207795226649206786
Then, a Falcon 9 is slated to launch another Starlink mission on mid-JanuaryTBD. And a Falcon 9 with another batch of Starlink satellites is slated for late January earliest.DELTA 4-HEAVYThe next Delta 4-Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch NROL-44 for the NationalReconnaissance Office on June TBD.