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Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our August launch schedule. This month sees about 130 satellites launched. Read on to find out more!

Last updated: October 29th 2020

Satellite Launches

  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 6th: China launches its fourth Gaofen-9 series Earth observation satellite aboard a Long March 2D rocket. It will launch from Jiuquan at about 05:00 BST.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 7th: SpaceX launches Starlink 9, containing about 60 satellites, from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket will also contain 2 Earth observation microsatellites for BlackSky Global. Poor weather on July 8th led to this launch being scrubbed. Also scrubbed on July 11th due to a technical issue. Delayed from June 24th, 25th, 26th, July 29th, 31st, August 1st and 6th.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 15th: Arianespace launch an Ariane 5 ECA rocket (VA253) from Kourou in French Guiana. It will contain the Galaxy 30 communications satellite for IntelSat, the second Mission Extension Vehicle satellite servicing spacecraft for Space Logistics LLC and the BSat 4b broadcasting payload. The launch window is 22:33 to 23:20 BST. Delayed from July 28th and August 14th. Scrubbed on July 31st due to liquid hydrogen tank sensor issue.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 18th: SpaceX launches Starlink 10, the latest mission to launch 58 more Starlink satellites as part of their broadband network. The Falcon 9 rocket will also contain 3 SkySat Earth-imaging satellites for Planet, launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Delayed from July.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 23rd: From Jiuquan, China, the fifth Gaofen 9-series Earth observation satellite is launched aboard a Long March 2D rocket. It will launch at 03:27 BST.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 31st: Rocket Lab launches its Electron rocket for the 14th time, carrying the Sequoia radar observation satellite for Capella Space. Nicknamed ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Optical’, the rocket launches from the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand at 04:05 BST. Delayed from August 27th and 29th.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 31st: Argentina’s space agency, CONAE, launch SAOCOM 1B, the second of 2 Earth observation satellites. It will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 00:19 BST. Originally launching from California, this launch was delayed from the last quarter of 2019, January, February, March 30th, late July and August 28th.