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February 24, 2014 - A regularly updated listing of planned missions from spaceports around the globe. Dates and times are given in Greenwich Mean Time. "NET" stands for no earlier than. "TBD" means to be determined. Recent updates appear in red type. Please send any corrections, additions or updates by e-mail to: sclark@spaceflightnow.com

Latest changes:
1/03: Antares/Orb-1 delayed
1/08: Antares/Orb-1 delayed; Ariane 5/ABS 2 & Athena-Fidus delayed; Adding date for Delta 4/GPS 2F-5
1/15: Adding date and time for Ariane 5/ABS 2 & Athena-Fidus; Adding date and time for Ariane 5/ASTRA 5B & Amazonas 4A; Soyuz/O3b F2 delayed; Adding date and time for Soyuz/Sentinel 1A; Super Strypi/ORS 4 delayed; Falcon 9/CRS 4 delayed; Adding time for Delta 2/OCO 2; Adding Soyuz/Progress 57P; Adding Delta 2/SMAP; Adding Falcon 9/CRS 6
1/16: Proton/Turksat 4A delayed; PSLV/Spot 7 delayed; Adding Proton/Express AT1 & Express AT2; Adding PSLV/IRNSS 1B; Adding GSLV Mk.3 atmospheric test flight; Adding Proton/Luch 5V & Kazsat 3; Adding Soyuz/Foton M4; Adding Falcon 9/AsiaSat 6; Adding Proton/Turksat 4B; Adding H-2A/Himawari 8; Adding Atlas 5/MMS; Adding H-2A/Hayabusa 2
1/28: Adding window for Delta 4/GPS 2F-5; Delta 4/AFSPC 4 delayed; Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 3 delayed; Adding date for Vega/DZZ-HR; Adding Atlas 5/CLIO; Adding Soyuz/Galileo FOC-2; Adding date for Atlas 5/MMS
2/03: Adding time for Proton/Turksat 4A
2/10: Falcon 9/SpaceX CRS 3 delayed; Adjusting window for Ariane 5/ASTRA 5B & Amazonas 4A; Adding time for Proton/Express AT1 & Express AT2; Adding time for Soyuz/Progress 55P; Adding time for Vega/DZZ-HR; Ariane 5/ATV 5 delayed
2/18: Ariane 5/ASTRA 5B & Amazonas 4A delayed; Adding date for Delta 4/GPS 2F-6
2/19: Adding date and time for Zenit 3SL/Eutelsat 3B
2/24: Adding Soyuz/Glonass M; GSLV Mk.3/Atmospheric Test Flight delayed; Adding Proton/ASTRA 2G; Soyuz/Foton M4 delayed

Feb. 27

 H-2A   •  GPM Core

Launch window: 1807-2007 GMT (1:07-3:07 p.m. EST)
Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch the Global Precipitation Measurement mission Core satellite, a joint project between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The GPM Core observatory is equipped with an advanced radar and microwave imager to provide data and set a new standard for precipitation measurements from space. Delayed from Feb. 14. [Dec. 26]


March 11

 Soyuz  •  Glonass M

Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch a Glonass M navigation satellite. The rocket will fly in the Soyuz 2-1b configuration with a Fregat upper stage. [Feb. 24]


TBD

 Long March 4B  •  Gaofen 2

Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Taiyuan, China

A Chinese Long March 4B rocket will launch the Gaofen 2 high-resolution remote sensing satellite. Gaofen 2 will collect high-resolution images of Earth's surface for research and civil government applications. The main users of the satellite are the Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, and the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection. Delayed from December. [Dec. 10]


March 15

 Proton  •  Express AT1 & Express AT2

Launch time: 2308 GMT (7:08 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Express AT1 and Express AT2 communications satellites for the Russian Satellite Communications Co. [Feb. 10]


March 16

 Falcon 9  •  SpaceX CRS 3

Launch time: 0841 GMT (4:41 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the fifth Dragon spacecraft on the third operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from April 6, Sept. 30, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 15, Feb. 11, Feb. 22 and March 1. [Feb. 10]


TBD

 Ariane 5  •  ASTRA 5B & Amazonas 4A

Launch window: TBD
Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA216, to launch the ASTRA 5B and Amazonas 4A satellites. ASTRA 5B will provide Ku-band and Ka-band television broadcasting services for SES of Luxembourg, and the satellite hosts an L-band navigation payload for the European Commission's European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS). Amazonas 4A will expand Ku-band broadcast television services over Latin America for Hispasat of Madrid. Moved forward from Dec. 13. Delayed from Dec. 6, Feb. 19 and March 7. [Feb. 18]


March 25

 Atlas 5  •  NROL-67

Launch window: TBD
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket will fly in the 541 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, four solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. [Nov. 22]


March 25

 Soyuz  •  ISS 38S

Launch time: 2116 GMT (5:16 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the manned Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew. The capsule will remain at the station for about six months, providing an escape pod for the crew. [Dec. 26]


March 28

 Soyuz  •  Sentinel 1A

Launch time: 2102:26 GMT (5:02:26 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: ELS, Sinnamary, French Guiana

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket will launch on a mission from the Guiana Space Center in South America. The Soyuz will carry the Sentinel 1A radar observation satellite for the European Space Agency and the European Commission. The Soyuz 2-1a (Soyuz ST-A) rocket will use a Fregat upper stage. Arianespace will oversee the launch. Delayed from late 2013. [Jan. 15]


March

 PSLV  •  IRNSS 1B

Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), flying on the PSLV-C24 mission, will launch the IRNSS 1B navigation satellite. The payload is the second spacecraft in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, which aims to improve positioning services over India and neighboring regions. [Jan. 16]


April 3

 Atlas 5  •  DMSP F19

Launch window: TBD
Launch site: SLC-3E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program 19 spacecraft for the U.S. Air Force. Built by Lockheed Martin, this polar-orbiting weather satellite will be used by the military for global weather forecasting. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from March. [Oct. 29]


April

 Falcon 9  •  Orbcomm OG2

Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch eight second-generation Orbcomm communications satellites. The satellites will operate for Orbcomm Inc., providing two-way data messaging services for global customers. The rocket will fly in the Falcon 9 v1.1 configuration with upgraded Merlin 1D engines, stretched fuel tanks, and a payload fairing. Delayed from September and November. [Feb. 10]


April 9

 Soyuz   •  Progress 55P

Launch time: 1525 GMT (11:25 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 55th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. [Feb. 10]


April 15

 Zenit 3SL  •  Eutelsat 3B

Launch time: 2204:55 GMT (6:04:55 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: Odyssey platform, Pacific Ocean (154° West, 0° North)

The Sea Launch Zenit 3SL rocket will carry into orbit the Eutelsat 3B communications satellite. Eutelsat 3B will provide telecommunications services over Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and South America. [Feb. 19]


April

 Falcon 9  •  AsiaSat 8

Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the AsiaSat 8 communications satellite. AsiaSat 8 will support direct broadcasting, private networks and broadband connectivity for customers in China, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. [Oct. 20]



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