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Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our September launch schedule. This month sees about 6 satellites launch and 4 astronauts travel to the ISS. Read on to find out more!

Last updated: August 5th 2020

Satellite Launches

  • (No earlier than) 30th: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida. It will carry the U.S. Air Force’s fourth third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System, built by Lockheed Martin. Delayed from October, December, May, July and August.
  • Undated: Rocket Lab launch an Electron rocket from Wallops Island in Virginia for the U.S. Air Force. It will contain the experimental mission Monolith, a space weather instrument forming part of the Space Test Program. Delayed from 2019 and August 2020.
  • Undated: ESA‘s SEOSat-Ingenio Earth observation satellite and CNES‘s Taranis satellite will launch aboard an Arianespace Vega rocket. The launch site is in Kourou, French Guiana. Delayed from June due to coronavirus outbreak. Delayed from August 25th.
  • Undated: An Arianespace Soyuz rocket launches on a mission for the United Arab Emirates. The Falcon Eye 2 Earth-imaging satellite was built by Airbus with optical imaging by Thales Alenia Space, and will launch from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. Delayed from October 15th, November, March 6th and April 14th.
  • Undated: The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launch a classified payload aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. It will launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Launches to the ISS

  • Undated: 4 astronauts make their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first crewed operational flight. NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi will launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.