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Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our December launch schedule. This month sees 1 satellite launched, 1 launch to a space station, 1 test flight and 1 lunar misson. Read on to find out more!

Last updated: April 15th 2021

Launches to Space Stations

  • 4th SpaceX CRS 24: SpaceX launch the Dragon 2 spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on its 4th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. This marks SpaceX’s 24th mission under their Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. It will launch from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Watch it live.

Satellite Launches

  • 7th GOES-T: GOES-T, the 3rd next-generation geostationary weather satellite for NASA and NOAA is launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida at 22:40 BST.

Test Flights

  • Undated Demonstration Launch: India’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) will perform its first orbital test flight from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India. Delayed from September and December 2019, January and December 2020 and April 2021.

Lunar Missions

  • Undated Peregrine: Astrobiotic‘s Peregrine robotic lunar lander will launch on the inaugural flight of a United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. It will carry several experiments, instruments and tech demo payloads for customers including NASA.
  • Undated BlackSky Global: India’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicles (SSLV)’s first commercial mission will launch 4 Earth observation satellites for BlackSky Global from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India. Delayed from November 2019, early 2020, early 2021 and July.
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