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Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our November launch schedule. This month sees at least 74 satellites launched, 1 spacecraft launched and 2 launches to space stations. Read on to find out more!

Last updated: November 30th 2021

Satellite Launches

  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 3rd Yaogan 32-02 : 2 Yaogan 32 military satellites launch aboard a Chinese Long March 2C rocket from Jiuquan, China at 07:43 GMT.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 6th Yaogan 35 : A Chinese Long March 2D rocket launch 3 Yaogan 35 military satellites from Xichang, China at 03:00 GMT.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 9th RAISE 2 : Aboard a Japanese Epsilon rocket, the Rapid Innovative Payload Demonstration Satellite 2 (RAISE 2) launches from the Uchinoura Space Center, Japan at 00:55 GMT. It will launch for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency alongside 8 smaller rideshare payloads. Scrubbed on September 30th, October 6th and November 7th.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 13th Starlink 4-1 : A group of 53 Starlink satellites launch for SpaceX‘s internet constellation. They will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida at 12:19 GMT. Delayed from mid-August. Scrubbed on November 12th.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 16th CERES : 3 CERES signals intelligence satellites launch for the French military from Kourou, French Guiana at 09:27 GMT. Built by Airbus Defense and Space and Thales Alenia Space, they will launch aboard an Arianespace Vega rocket, designated VV20. Delayed from November 15th.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 18th BlackSky 10 & 11 : Nicknamed “Love At First Insight”, a mission launches a Rocket Lab Electron rocket carrying two satellites for BlackSky‘s Earth observation fleet. It will launch from the Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand at 01:38 GMT. Delayed from August, September and October. Scrubbed on November 11th.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 20th STP-27AD2 : Developed by Astra, a small satellite launch vehicle will launch a non-deployable test payload for the U.S. Space Force. It will launch from the Pacific Spaceport Complex, Kodiak Island, Alaska between 06:16 GMT. Delayed from October 27th. Scrubbed on November 19th.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 25th EKS 5 : A Russian government Soyuz rocket launches from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia AT 01:09 GMT. The payload is the EKS 5 early warning satellite for the military.

Spacecraft Launches

  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 24th DART : A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches NASA‘s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) from the Vandenburg Air Force Base, California at 06:21 GMT. This is NASA’s first flight demonstration aimed at planetary defence. Delayed from July.

Launches to Space Stations

  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 11th Crew 3 : SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on its 5th crewed operational flight to the International Space Station. The crew will be NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Thomas Marshburn, ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer and NASA mission specialist Kayla Barron. It will launch from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida at 02:03 GMT. Delayed from September 13th, October 23rd, 30th and 31st and November 3rd.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 24th Prichal : The Prichal module (also known as the Uzlovoy Module) is launched to the International Space Station via a Russian government Soyuz rocket. It will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan at 13:06 GMT.