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Here is your one-stop shop for space launches with our September launch schedule. This month sees 1 spacecraft launched, 86 satellites launched, 1 launch to a space station and 1 test flight. Read on to find out more!

Last updated: October 3rd 2021

Spacecraft Launches

  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 16th Inspiration4 : The first all-private, all-civilian mission launches from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida at 01:02 BST. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket and will carry billionaire Jared Issacman, scientist Sian Proctor, medical officer Hayley Arceneaux and mission specialist Christopher Sembrokski to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Delayed from September 15th. Watch it live.

Satellite Launches

  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 14th Starlink 2-1 : The first dedicated Starlink mission with internet satellites launches aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. 51 satellites will launch from the Vandenburg Space Force Base, California at 04:55 BST to a high-inclination orbit. Delayed from July and August 10th. Watch it live from 04:40 BST.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 14th OneWeb 10 : A Russian Soyuz rocket launches 34 satellites for OneWeb as part of their broadband network. They will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan at 19:07 BST. Delayed from August 26th.
  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 27th Landsat 9 : The Landsat 9 Earth observation satellite is launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. Built by Northrop Grumman for NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, it will launch from the Vandenburg Space Force Base, California at 19:12 BST. Delayed from September 16th due to liquid oxygen shortage. Delayed from September 23rd.

Launches to Space Stations

  • LAUNCH SUCCESS 20th Tianzhou 3 : China launch a resupply ship to their space station aboard a Chinese Long March 7 rocket. It will launch from Wenchang, China.

Test Flights

  • LAUNCH FAILURE 3rd DREAM : The first test flight of a Firefly Alpha rocket will carry multiple CubeSats for the U.S. government and commercial customers for free. It will launch from the Vandenburg Space Force Base, California between 02:00 and 06:00 BST.