Spaceflight101 Launch Calendar
Regularly updated listing of scheduled orbital space launches with links to more in-depth information on satellites and launch vehicles – click on individual events to view detailed information. Click here for a complete calendar with scheduled launches over the next several years. May contain outdated information, all times are UTC.
Launch Date: March 21, 2019 Launch Window: TBA Launch Vehicle: Proton-M Launch Operator: Roscosmos Launch Site: Site 200/39, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan Payload: Nauka (20,300kg) Payload Type: Space Station Research Module Spacecraft Manufacturer: Khrunichev A Russian government-operated Proton-M rocket without upper stage will launch the
|Launch Date:||March 21, 2019|
|Launch Site:||Site 200/39, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan|
|Payload Type:||Space Station Research Module|
A Russian government-operated Proton-M rocket without upper stage will launch the Nauka Multi-Purpose Laboratory Module into orbit to become a permanent part of the International Space Station and give its Russian Segment a state-of-the-art laboratory. Providing work and living space, Nauka is the final major addition planned for ISS with launch first planned in 2009 but ending up delayed by a full decade by a string of fiascos involving the module’s processing including repeated trouble with its propulsion system needed for maneuvering it to the Space Station. The module’s design is largely based on the FGB Zarya module, the first component of ISS launched into orbit back in 1998.
🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Proton-M
Launch Date: March 30, 2019 Launch Window: TBA Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 2-1A Launch Operator: Roscosmos Launch Site: Site 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan (TBD) Payload: Soyuz MS-12 (No. 742) Spacecraft Manufacturer: RSC Energia Crew (TBC): Oleg Skripochka (Roscosmos, CDR) Andrei Babkin (Roscosmos, FE-1) Shannon Walker (NASA, FE-2) Rendezvous &
|Launch Date:||March 30, 2019|
|Launch Vehicle:||Soyuz 2-1A|
|Launch Site:||Site 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan (TBD)|
|Payload:||Soyuz MS-12 (No. 742)|
|Spacecraft Manufacturer:||RSC Energia|
|Crew (TBC):||Oleg Skripochka (Roscosmos, CDR)
Andrei Babkin (Roscosmos, FE-1)
Shannon Walker (NASA, FE-2)
|Rendezvous & Docking:||March 7, 2019|
A Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft into orbit for a same-day rendezvous with the International Space Station to bring the Expedition 59/60 crew to their orbital home and workplace for a half-year mission. Carrying two Roscosmos and one NASA crew member, the mission will be the first crewed launch of the Soyuz 2-1A that will operate for nine minutes to deliver the spacecraft into a 200-Kilometer orbit from where it will maneuver up into the Station’s orbit of 400 Kilometers for a fully automated link-up. The 7,200-Kilogram Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft will remain docked to the Poisk Module throughout the crew’s stay on ISS to act as life boat and return them to Earth at the end of their flight via parachute-assisted landing in Kazakhstan.
🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Soyuz FG
🛰 Payload Overview: Soyuz MS Series