Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our June launch schedule. This month sees at least 6 satellites launched and 3 launches to space stations. Read on to find out more!
Last updated: May 15th 2021
- 1st SXM 8 : SiriusXM‘s SXM 8 satellite is launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 05:25 BST. The satellite was built by Maxar Technologies. Watch it live from 05:10 BST.
- 17th/18th 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 between 23:00 and 02:00 BST. Watch it live.
- 23rd STP-3 : The STP-3 mission launches aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket for the U.S. Space Force. It will contain the STPSat 6 satellite and some small satellites and launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. Delayed from February 26th.
- Undated STP-27RM : Rocket Lab launch an Electron rocket from Wallops Island, 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 mid-2019, August 2020, September 2020 and end of 2020.
- Undated GISAT 1 : India’s first GEO Imaging Satellite, GISAT 1, is launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India. It will launch aboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk. 2 (GSLV Mk.2). Delayed from January 15th 2020, February 2020, March 5th 2020, March 28th 2021, April 18th and May.
- Undated 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. Delayed from December 2018, 2019 and March 2021.
Launches to Space Stations
- 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. Delayed from March and May 20th. Watch it live.
- 10th 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.
- 29th 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. Delayed from March 19th.