SPACE COAST LAUNCH SCHEDULE
  • Date: Friday, July 30, 2021
  • Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Atlas V
  • Mission: Boeing’s Starliner-100 Orbital Flight Test-2, the second test mission for the uncrewed Starliner spacecraft. The test will aim to dock it with the ISS and return it to the desert of the western U.S. A success in this test will pave the way for the first crewed test of Starliner in late 2021.
  • Launch Site: Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
  • Launch Window: 2:53 p.m. ET
 
 
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket sits on Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center ahead of the rocket's 1st test flight, which will carry a Tesla Roadster into space. (SpaceX)
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket sits on Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center ahead of the rocket's 1st test flight, which will carry a Tesla Roadster into space. (SpaceX)

2021 AND BEYOND: Florida and nationwide

FLORIDA LAUNCHES

  • Date: No earlier than July 2021
  • Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Atlas V
  • Mission: Space Test Program-3's Sat-6, a Laser Communications Relay Demonstration for the Defense Department
  • Launch Site: Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
  • Launch Window: TBA
  • Date: No earlier than October 16, 2021
  • Vehicle: ULA Altas V
  • Mission: Lucy mission
  • Launch Site: Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
  • Launch Window: TBA
  • Date: NET October 23, 2021
  • Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9
  • Mission: Crew-3 mission
  • Launch Site: Launch Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center
  • Launch Window: TBA
  • Date: December 2021
  • Vehicle: ULA Altas V
  • Mission: NASA GOES-T Weather Satellite
  • Launch Site: Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
  • Launch Window: TBA
  • Date: Late 2021
  • Vehicle: ULA Altas V
  • Mission: Boeing Starliner crew capsule flight test to ISS (with 2 crew members aboard)
  • Launch Site: Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
  • Launch Window: TBA
  • Date: TBD
  • Vehicle: ULA Altas V
  • Mission: Boeing Starliner crew Starliner-1
  • Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
  • Launch Window: TBA

NATIONWIDE

  • Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
  • Vehicle: Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket
  • Mission: New Shepard-16's first crewed mission to space, carrying several passengers, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, brother Mark Bezos and a paying passenger.
  • Launch Site: Launch Site One, Van Horn, West Texas
  • Launch Window: TBA
  • Date: No earlier than August 1, 2021
  • Vehicle: SpaceX's Starship Super Heavy
  • Mission: First orbital test flight of the Starship Super Heavy (a Super Heavy rocket with a Starship on top)
  • Launch Site: Boca Chica, Texas
  • Launch Window: TBA

(Sources: SpaceX, NASA, United Launch Alliance, Space Launch Delta 45, Boeing, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Lockheed Martin, FireFly Aerospace, Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin)

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