August 3: Atlas V

Company / Agency: United Launch Alliance for NASA

Location: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Time: 9:02 a.m., opening of 40-minute window

The Atlas V will deliver a new Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-M, to orbit for NASA.

 

August 10: Falcon 9

Company / Agency: SpaceX for NASA

Location: Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A

Time: 2:04 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.

SpaceX will launch on its 12th mission under the Commercial Resupply Services contract for NASA. A Dragon spacecraft will deliver supplies, cargo and science experiments to the International Space Station.

August 25: Minotaur IV

Company / Agency: Orbital ATK for the U.S. Department of Defense

Location: Launch Complex 46, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Time: 11:15 p.m. EDT, opening of a four-hour window

The first Minotaur rocket to launch from Florida’s Space Coast will attempt to launch the SensorSat mission for the DOD’s Operationally Responsive Space Office, a mission labeled ORS-5. The experimental surveillance satellite flying in low Earth orbit will observe what is flying in higher geosynchronous orbits.

August 28: Falcon 9

Company / Agency: SpaceX for the U.S. Air Force

Location: Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center or Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Time: TBD

The Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office will launch an unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mini-shuttle on the program’s fifth mission, known as OTV-5. It will be the first launch of the secretive space plane by SpaceX, after four by United Launch Alliance.

 

August 31: Atlas V

Company / Agency: United Launch Alliance for U.S. National Reconnaissance Office

Location: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Time: Between noon and 4 p.m.

An Atlas V (421) rocket will attempt to boost the NRO’s classified NROL-52 mission to orbit.

 

 

TBD Falcon 9

Company / Agency: SpaceX for NASA

Location: Kennedy Space Center or Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Time: TBD

SpaceX will launch on its 13th mission under the Commercial Resupply Services contract for NASA. A Dragon spacecraft will deliver supplies, cargo and science experiments to the International Space Station.

 

Oct 11 Atlas V

Company / Agency: United Launch Alliance for the Department of Defense

Location: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Time: TBD

Nov 9 Atlas V

An Atlas V (531) rocket will launch the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite (AEHF-4).

Company / Agency: United Launch Alliance for the Department of Defense

Location: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Time: TBD

The Atlas V (411) rocket will attempt to deploy a fourth missile warning satellite to complete the Air Force’s operational Space Based Infrared System constellation, or SBIRS, in geosynchronous orbit. An Atlas V successfully launched the third SBIRS satellite in January.

TBD

Company / Agency: SpaceX

Location: Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center

Time: TBD

SpaceX will fly its heavy-lift rocket, which is made up of three Falcon 9 cores and 27 engines, on a demonstration flight from KSC without a payload. CEO Elon Musk in March said the company was targeting “late summer” 2017 for the launch.

 

 

See Also: Nasa Launches

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