Every Major Rocket Launch Scheduled in the Next Month
We compiled the space missions from around the world. Mark these on your calendar.
Date and time: May 21 at 4:39 a.m. EDT
Location and type: Antares rocket launching from Wallops Island, Virginia.
Mission: The rocket is carrying three tons of supplies to the International Space Station.
Date and time: May 22, 3:47 EDT
Location and type: SpaceX’s Falcon 9, Vandenberg AFB, California.
Mission: Seven-satellite launch for NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) as well as five Iridium Next communications satellites.
Date and time: May 31, 12:29-1:27 a.m. EDT
Location and type: SpaceX Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Mission: Launching SES 12 communications satellite for SES of Luxembourg.
Date and time: June 6, 7:11 a.m. EDT
Location and type: Russia’s Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan.
Mission: Members of the next Expedition crew will head to the International Space Station.
Date and time: June 11, 12-2 a.m. EST
Location and type: H-2A rocket from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.
Mission: Launch an info gathering satellite with radar reconnaissance for the Japanese government.
Date and time: June 14, TBD
Location and type: Pegasus XL rocket, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands.
Mission: Launch NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) into orbit to study the frontier of space.
And just for fun, here’s a blooper reel from SpaceX founder Elon Musk, showcasing all the times the company got rocket launches wrong, so they can make sure to get them right moving forward.
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