Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our October launch schedule. This month sees 1 test flight, at least 154 satellites launched and 3 launches to space stations. Read on to find out more!
Last updated: November 3rd 2022
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 1st Demo Flight 2 : The second test flight of a Firefly Alpha rocket will carry a rideshare payload of multiple small satellites. It will launch from the Vandenburg Space Force Base, California at 08:01 BST. Delayed from May. Scrubbed on September 11th and 12th. Delayed from September 19th. Scrubbed on September 30th.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 4th SES 20 & SES 21 : 2 communications satellites are launched for SES from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida 22:36 BST. They will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. Delayed from August and September 30th.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 6th Starlink 4-29 : From the Vandenburg Space Force Base, California, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the next batch of 52 Starlink satellites at 00:10 BST. Scrubbed on October 3rd. Delayed from October 4th.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 6th GAzelle : A Rocket Lab Electron rocket launches the GAzelle satellite, which carries the Argos 4 Advanced Data Collection System for NOAA, the U.S Space Force and CNES. It will launch from the Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand at 18:09 BST. Delayed from October 5th.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 9th Galaxy 33 & 34 : Intelsat launch the Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34 communications satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida at 00:05 BST. Both satellites were built by Northrop Grumman. Delayed from October 5th. Scrubbed on October 6th and 7th.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 10th Glonass : A Russian Glonass satellite launches from the Plesestk Cosmodrome, Russia at 03:52 BST. It will launch aboard a Soyuz rocket.
- LAUNCH FAILURE 12th RAISE 3 & QPA-SAR 3 & 4 : A Japanese Epsilon rocket launches the RAISE 3 satellite for JAXA and the QPS-SAR 3 and 4 satellites for iQPS. Launching from Uchinoura Space Center, Kagoshima, at 01:50 BST, it will also carry 5 CubeSats.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 12th Angosat 2 : Launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan at 15:00 BST, a Russian Proton rocket takes Angola’s Angosat 2 satellite into orbit.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 13th Hotbird 13F : The Hotbird 13F satellite launches for Eutelsat aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida 06:22 BST. Delayed from October 12th.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 15th Kosmos 2560 : A Russian military satellite is launched aboard an Angara 1.2 rocket from the Plesestk Cosmodrome, Russia.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 20th Starlink 4-36 : The next batch of Starlink satellites launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida at 15:50 BST. They will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Delayed from September 26th and 30th.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 22nd OneWeb 14 : 36 satellites are launched for OneWeb by India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk. 3 (GSLV Mk.3) from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India at 19:37 BST.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 28th Starlink 4-31 : Another batch of 53 Starlink satellites launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenburg Space Force Base, California at 02:14 BST.
Launches to Space Stations
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 5th Crew 5 : The Crew Dragon spacecraft launches on its 8th crewed flight aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It will take NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata and Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida at 17:00 BST. Delayed from September 1st and 29th. Delayed from October 3rd.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 26th Progress 82P : The 82nd Progress cargo ship makes its way to the International Space Station aboard a Russian government Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan at 01:20 BST.
- LAUNCH SUCCESS 31st Mengtian : The Mengtian laboratory module launches aboard a Chinese Long March 5B rocket from Wenchang, China at 07:37 GMT. This is the 3rd major element of China’s space station.