Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our June launch schedule. This month sees 101 satellites launched and 3 launches to space stations. Read on to find out more!
Last updated: July 3rd 2021
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 2nd Fengyun 4B : China’s Fengyun 4B geostationary weather satellite is launched aboard a Long March 3B rocket from Xichang, China at about 17:17 BST. Delayed from May 27th.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 6th SXM 8 : SiriusXM‘s SXM 8 satellite is launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 05:26 BST. The satellite was built by Maxar Technologies. Delayed from June 1st.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 13th Odyssey (TacRL-2) : The U.S. Space Force launch the Odyssey space domain awareness satellite for their Tactically Responsive Launch program using an air-launched Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket. It will launch from the Vandenburg Space Force Base, California at 09:11 BST.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 15th NROL-111 : The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launch mission NROL-111, a classified spy satellite. It will launch aboard a U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman Minotaur 1 rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia at 14:35 BST. Delayed from December 2018, 2019 and March 2021.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 17th GPS 3 SV05 : Built by Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Space Force’s 5th 3rd-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System launches aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida at 17:09 BST.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 18th Yaogan 30-09 : The Chinese military launch a Long March 2C rocket from Xichang, China at 07:30 BST. It will contain 3 Yaogan 30-09 surveillance satellites and the Tianqi 14 data relay satellite.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 25th Pion-NKS 1 : The Pion-NKS 1 electronic intelligence-gathering satellite is launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia at 20:50 BST. Built for the Russian military, it will launch aboard a Russian government Soyuz rocket.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 30th Transporter 2 : The Transporter 2 mission launches 88 microsatellites and nanosatellites to a sun synchronous orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for commercial and government customers. It will launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida at 20:31 BST. Moved forward from July. Delayed from June 25th. Delayed from June 29th.
Launches to Space Stations
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 3rd SpaceX CRS 22 : A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches a Dragon 2 spacecraft to the ISS. This will be the spacecraft’s 2nd cargo resupply mission, and SpaceX’s 22nd as part of their Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. The rocket will launch from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida at 18:29 BST. Delayed from March and May 20th.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 17th Shenzhou 12 : A Chinese Long March 2F rocket launches the first crewed space mission to the Chinese space station. The Shenzhou 12 spacecraft will launch from Jiuquan, China at 02:22 BST. Delayed from June 10th.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 30th Progress 78P : The 78th Progress cargo delivery ship is launched to the International Space Station aboard a Russian government Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan at 00:27 BST. Delayed from March 19th.