Current Rocket Launch Schedule 2015

Atlas V Rocket Launch [Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls]
Atlas V Rocket Launch [Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls]

If you ever get the opportunity to watch the launch of a rocket then you do not want to miss it; it is an experience of a lifetime. Words cannot describe the sounds of a rocket blasting off from the Kennedy Space Center.

Upcoming launches

Note that all launch dates are provisional and are subject to change, you should always check with the Kennedy Space Center before making a special trip. Click to see the next launch date.

Click here for previous launch details for 2014.

January 10, 2015 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 5

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the seventh Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission was to take the fifth resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

Launch was from launch pad SLC–40.

For the first time ever, an attempt was made to land the first stage on an ocean-going barge sited in the Atlantic Ocean, about 200 miles northeast of Cape Canaveral. The Merlin 1D engines successfully reignited three times to slow it down but it lost directional stability shortly before touchdown and was destroyed.

Delayed from September 12, 2014. Moved up from November 27 and then delayed from October 3, December 1 and 19, January 6 and 9, 2015.

January 20, 2015 - United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 Rocket, MUOS 3

The Atlas 5 rocket launched the third Mobile User Objective Satellite (MUOS) for the U.S. Navy.

Launch was from launch pad SLC–41 with a launch window from 7:43 to 8:27 pm.

February 11, 2015 - SpaceX Falcon 9, DSCOVR

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) for the U.S Air Force, NOAA and NASA.

Launch was from launch pad SLC–40.

Delayed from January 13, 23, 29 and 31, 2015.

March 1, 2015 - SpaceX Falcon 9, Eutelsat 115 West B & ABS 3A

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Eutelsat 115 West B and ABS 3A communications satellites for the French Eutelsat company.

Launch was from launch pad SLC–40.

Delayed from February 17.

March 12, 2015 - United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 Rocket, MMS

The Atlas 5 rocket launched NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission. The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission uses four identical spacecraft.

Launch was from launch pad SLC–41 with a launch window from 10:44 to 11:14 pm.

Delayed from November 26, 2014.

March 25, 2015 - United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Rocket, GPS 2F–9

The Delta 4 rocket will launch the ninth block 2F Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) satellite for the U.S. Air Force.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–37B.

April 10, 2015 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 6

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the eighth Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the sixth resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–40 with a launch window of 5:42 pm.

SpaceX will attempt to land the first stage rocket back on a barge moored off the Florida coastline.

Delayed from December 5, 2014, February 5 and April 8, 2015.

Late April, 2015 - SpaceX Falcon 9, TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat 1 communications satellite for Thales Alenia Space and the government of Turkmenistan.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–40 with a launch window from 4:04 to 5:04 pm.

Delayed from March 21.

May 2015 - SpaceX Falcon 9, SES 9

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES 9 communications satellite.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–40.

May 6, 2015 - United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 Rocket, AFSPC 6

The Atlas 5 rocket will launch the AFSPC 6 mission for the U.S. Air Force.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–41 with a launch window from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

June 16, 2015 - United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 Rocket, GPS 2F–10

The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the tenth block 2F Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) satellite for the U.S. Air Force.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–41.

June 22, 2015 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 7

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the ninth Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the seventh resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–40.

Delayed from June 13.

June, 2015 - SpaceX Falcon 9, Orbcomm OG2

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch eleven second-generation Orbcomm communications satellites.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–40.

Delayed from December 2014 and quarter 1, 2015.

July 21, 2015 - United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Rocket, WGS 7

The Delta 4 rocket will launch the seventh Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft (Wideband Gapfiller Satellite) for the U.S. military.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–37B.

August 2015 - SpaceX Falcon 9, Amos 6

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Amos 6 communications satellite for Spacecom of Israel.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–40.

August 13, 2015 - United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 Rocket, MUOS 4

The Atlas 5 rocket will launch the fourth Mobile User Objective Satellite (MUOS) for the U.S. Navy.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–41.

August 2015 - SpaceX Falcon Heavy - Demo Flight

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch on its first demonstration flight. It consists of three Falcon 9 cores joined together with a total of 27 Merlin 1D engines.

Launch is from launch pad LC–39A.

September 2, 2015 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 8

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the tenth Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the eighth resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–40.

September 16, 2015 - United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 Rocket, GPS 2F–11

The Atlas 5 rocket will launch the eleventh block 2F Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) satellite for the U.S. Air Force.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–41.

October 20, 2015 - United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 Rocket, Morelos 3

The Atlas 5 rocket will launch the Morelos 3 (Mexsat 2) for the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–41.

October/November, 2015 - SpaceX Falcon 9, JCSAT 14

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch JCSAT 14 communications satellite for the Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–40.

November 19, 2015 - United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 Rocket, Orb–4

The Atlas 5 rocket will launch the fifth Orbital Sciences Cygnus cargo mission. The purpose of the mission is to take the fourth resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–41.

November 2015 - SpaceX Falcon 9, Eutelsat 117 West B & ABS 2A

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Eutelsat 117 West B & ABS 2A communications satellites for the French Eutelsat company.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–40.

December 9, 2015 - SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 9

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch eleventh Dragon spacecraft. The purpose of the mission is to take the ninth resupply cargo load to the International Space Station.

Launch is from launch pad SLC–40.

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