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Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our September launch schedule. This month sees 2 astronaut crews make their way to space stations, 4 satellites launched and 1 test flight. Read on to find out more!

Last updated: March 6th 2021

Launches to Space Stations

  • 13th: SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on its 3rd crewed operational flight to the International Space Station. The crew will be NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Thomas Marshburn, ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer and a 4th member to be assigned later. It will launch from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Watch it live.
  • 22nd: The next Expedition crew will make their way to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft. They will launch aboard a Russian government Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Satellite Launches

  • Undated: An Arianespace Soyuz rocket launches 2 Galileo full operational capability satellites for Europe’s Galileo navigation constellation. It will launch from the Guiana Space Center, French Guiana. Delayed from mid-2021.
  • 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. Delayed from January. Watch it live.

Test Flights

  • Undated: Boeing‘s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft makes its first crewed test flight, launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. It will take NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore, Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann to the International Space Station. Delayed from August 2020, mid-2020, early 2021 and June 2021.
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