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Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our August launch schedule 2021. This month sees 2 launches to space stations and 4 satellites launched. Read on to find out more!

Last updated: April 1st 2021

Launches to Space Stations

  • 1st NG-16: The 17th Cygnus cargo freighter is launched aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket to the International Space Station. Known as NG-16, it will launch from Wallops Island, Virginia. Delayed from July.
  • 18th SpaceX CRS 23: The 3rd cargo resupply mission by the SpaceX Dragon 2 spacecraft will launch to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. This is SpaceX’s 23rd mission under its Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Watch it live.

Satellite Launches

  • Undated USSF 8 (GSSAP 5 & 6): The USSF 8 mission will launch for the U.S. Space Force‘s Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP). It contains the 5th and 6th satellites for the program, which will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. Delayed from late 2020 and March.
  • Undated SES 17 & Ovzon 3: The SES 17 and Ovzon 3 satellites launch aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA255 from Kourou, French Guiana. SES 17 was built by Thales Alenia Space and Ovzon 3 was built by Maxar and owned by Ovzon AB.
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