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Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our May launch schedule! This month sees 4 satellites launched, 1 cargo delivery to a space station and 1 test flight. Read on to find out more!

Last updated: March 6th 2020

Satellite Launches

  • Undated: The U.S. military launch their 5th Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite (SBIRS GEO 5). Used for early-warning detection of missiles, it will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
  • Undated: The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launches a classified spy satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket. Named NROL-82, the mission will launch from the Vandenburg Air Force Base, California. Delayed from September 2019.
  • 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 and March 4th.

Launches to Space Stations

  • Undated: The first resupply freighter launches for the Chinese space station. Tianzhou 2 will launch aboard a Chinese Long March 7 from Wenchang, China.

Test Flights

  • Undated: Boeing‘s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is launched on its second unpiloted test flight aboard a United Launch Alliance rocket designated AV-082. The spacecraft will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida around 21:00 GMT, 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 and April 2nd.
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