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Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our July launch schedule. This month sees at least 8 satellites launched, 1 launch to a space station and 1 test flight. Read on to find out more!

Last updated: April 1st 2021

Satellite Launches

  • Undated Transporter 2: The Transporter 2 mission launches several microsatellites and nanosatellites to a sun synchronous orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for commercial and government customers. It will launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. Watch it live.
  • Undated RISAT 1A: India launch the RISAT 1A radar Earth observation satellite aboard their Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, designated PSLV-C52. It will launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota.
  • Undated: Arianespace launch an Ariane 5 ECA rocket designated VA254 from Kourou, French Guiana. It will contain the Star One D2 and Eutelsat Quantum communications 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. Delayed from January, February, March 4th and May.
  • Undated USSF 44: The U.S. Air Force launches 2 payloads aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. Named USSF 44, the mission will launch from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. It will contain the TETRA 1 microsatellite for the military and 1 classified payload. Delayed from 2020 and early 2021. Watch it live.
  • Undated LARES 2: ASI launch the LARES 2 satellite from Kourou, French Guiana. It will launch aboard an Arianespace Vega C rocket on its inaugural flight. Delayed from mid-2020 due to coronavirus outbreak. Delayed from December 2020 and early 2021.

Launches to Space Stations

  • Undated Nauka: A new laboratory module for the International Space Station, named Nauka, will launch aboard a Russian government Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. It will also carry the European Robotic Arm.

Test Flights

  • Undated CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2: Boeing‘s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is launched on its 2nd unpiloted test flight aboard a United Launch Alliance rocket designated AV-082. The spacecraft will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and make its way to the International Space Station. Delayed from end of 2020 and January 4th. Moved forward from March 29th. Delayed from March 25th, April 2nd and May.

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