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Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our January launch schedule. This month sees 1 test flight and 2 satellites launched. Read on to find out more!

Last updated: September 24th 2020

Test Flights

  • (No earlier than) 4th: Boeing‘s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft will attempt its second unpiloted test flight. It will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-082. Delayed from 2020.

Satellite Launches

  • Undated: Arianespace launch an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA254. It will contain the Star One D2 and Eutelsat Quantum communication satellites. Star One D2 is owned by Embratel Star One and was built by Maxar. Part of an ESA, Eutelsat and Airbus research and development project, the Eutelsat Quantum satellite was built by SSTL and Airbus.
  • Undated: SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket containing the first two WorldView Legion Earth observation satellites for Maxar Technologies. It will launch from the Vandenburg Air Force Base, California.
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