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Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our June launch schedule. This month sees at least 87 satellites launched, 2 launches to space stations and 1 lunar mission. Read on to find out more!

Last updated: August 23rd 2022

Satellite Launches

  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 2nd GeeSAT 1 : The first nine small satellites of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group‘s planned constellation to aid self driving cars launch aboard a Chinese Long March 2C rocket from Xichang, China at 05:00 BST.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 8th Nilesat 301 : Built by Thales Alenia Space, the Nilesat 301 satellite launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida at 22:04 BST. It will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Delayed from April 30th.
  • LAUNCH FAILURE 12th TROPICS 1 & 2 : The Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) mission launches its first pair of small CubeSats aboard a small satellite launch vehicle from Astra. They will launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida at 18:43 BST. Delayed from April.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 17th Starlink 4-19 : A new batch of 53 Starlink satellites launches from the Kennedy Space Center at 17:09 BST. They will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 18th SARah 1 : The German military launch the SARah 1 radar remote sensing satellite aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Built by Airbus, it will launch from the Vandenburg Space Force Base, California at 15:19 BST.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 19th Globalstar FM15 & USA 328-331 : Globalstar launch a spare satellite and 4 classified U.S. government payloads aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida at 05:27 BST.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 21st PVSAT : The second orbital test flight of the Korea Space Launch Vehicle 2 (Nuri) carries the Performance Verification Satellite (PVSAT) and 4 CubeSats to orbit. It was developed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute and will launch from Naro Space Center, South Korea at 07:00 BST. Delayed from June 16th.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 22nd Tianxing 1 : The Tianxing 1 satellite launches aboard a Chinese Kuaizhou 1A rocket from Jiuquan, China at 03:08 BST.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 22nd MEASAT 3d & GSAT 24 : MEASAT launch the MEASAT 3d satellite, built by Airbus Defence and Space, alongside the GSAT 24 satellite for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). They will launch aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA257, from Kourou, French Guiana at 22:50 BST. Delayed from April and June 17th.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 23rd Yaogan 35 : China launch 3 Yaogan 35 military satellites aboard a Chinese Long March 2D rocket from Xichang, China at 03:33 BST.
  • LAUNCH SUCCCESS 27th Gaofen 12-03 : A Chinese Long March 4C rocket launches the Gaofen 12-03 Earth observation satellite from Jiuquan, China at 16:46 BST.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 29th SES 22 : SES launch the SES 22 communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space. It will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida at 22:04 BST. Delayed from June 28th.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 30th DS-EO : The PSLV-C53 mission launches aboard India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle with 3 payloads: the DS-EO optical Earth-imaging satellite, the NeuSAR satellite and SCOOB-1. ST Engineering and Singapore’s Defense Science and Technology Agency built DS-EO.

Launches to Space Stations

  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 3rd Progress 81P : Aboard a Russian government Soyuz rocket, the 81st Progress cargo delivery ship launches to the International Space Station. It will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan at 10:32 BST.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 5th Shenzhou 14 : Chinese astronauts Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe travel to the Chinese space station aboard the Shenzhou 14 spacecraft. It launches from Jiuquan, China at 02:44 BST aboard a Long March 2F rocket. Delayed from May.

Lunar Missions

  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 28th CAPSTONE : NASA‘s Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) will launch to the Moon aboard a Rocket Lab Electron rocket. It will launch from the Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand. Delayed from 2021, March 2022, June 6th, 13th 25th and 27th.