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Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our June launch schedule. This month sees at least 84 satellites launched, 2 launches to space stations, 1 lunar mission and 1 test flight. Read on to find out more!

Last updated: June 20th 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. Watch it live.
  • 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.
  • 17th Starlink 4-19 : A new batch of 53 Starlink satellites launches from the Kennedy Space Center at 17:08 BST. They will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Watch it live.
  • 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. Watch it live from 15:04 BST.
  • 19th Globalstar FM15 : Globalstar launch a spare satellite aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida at 05:27 BST. Watch it live.
  • (No earlier than) 21st PVSAT : Th 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.
  • 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 between 22:03 and 23:43 BST. Delayed from April and June 17th.
  • 28th SES 22 : SES launch the SES 22 communications satellites built by Thales Alenia Space. It will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
  • 29th USSF 12 : The experimental missile warning satellite for the U.S Space Force, Wide Field of View (WFOV), launches on the USSF 12 mission aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket alongside rideshare payloads. Delayed from April.
  • 30th STP-28A : The third operational launch of a Virgin Orbit LauncherOne rocket drops from a modified Boeing 747 carrier jet named Cosmic Girl and will carry 7 small satellites for government agencies. The mission is called Straight Up and will launch from Mojave Air and Space Port, California between 06:00 – 10:00 BST.
  • Undated Starlink 4-21 : From the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches with a batch of Starlink satellites. Moved forward from July. Watch it live.

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

  • 25th 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 and 13th.

Test Flights

  • Undated Demonstration Launch : India launch the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) for the first time from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India. Delayed from September and December 2019, Delayed from April 2021 and May 2022.