Satellite Launch Schedule 2015



Dates and times are given in Greenwich Mean Time.

- "NET" stands for "No Earlier Than"
- "TBD" means "To Be Determined"
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July 10PSLV DMC3
Launch time: 1628 GMT (12:28 p.m. EDT)
Launch site:
Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India
India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), flying on the PSLV-C28 mission in the PSLV-XL configuration, will launch three satellites built by Britain’s Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. in the DMC3 disaster monitoring constellation for the Beijing-based imaging company AT21. Delayed from June 25. [July 6]
July 15Atlas 5 GPS 2F-10
Launch window: 1536-1555 GMT (11:36-11:55 a.m. EDT)
Launch site:
SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-055, will launch the U.S. Air Force’s 10th Block 2F navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from June 16, June 30 and July 14. [May 28]
July 15Ariane 5 Star One C4 & MSG 4
Launch window: 2142-2219 GMT (5:42-6:19 p.m. EDT)
Launch site:
ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA224, to launch the Star One C4 and MSG 4 satellites. The Star One C4 satellite will provide television services over Latin America and the United States for the Brazilian operator Embratel Star One. MSG 4 will be based in geostationary orbit providing real-time weather imagery for Eumetsat, operator of Europe’s meteorological satellites. Delayed from July 2 and July 8. [July 6]
July 22Soyuz ISS 43S
Launch window: 2102 GMT (5:02 p.m. EDT)
Launch site:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the manned Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew. The capsule will remain at the station for about six months, providing an escape pod for the crew. Delayed from May 26. Moved forward from July 24. [June 13]
July 22/23Delta 4 WGS 7
Launch window: 0007-0052 GMT on 23rd (8:07-8:52 p.m. EDT on 22nd)
Launch site:
SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch the seventh Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft, formerly known as the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite. Built by Boeing, this geostationary communications spacecraft will serve U.S. military forces. The rocket flew in the Medium+ (5,4) configuration with four solid rocket boosters. Delayed from July 21. [May 28]
JulyLong March 3B Beidou
Launch time: TBD
Launch site:
Xichang, China
A Chinese Long March 3B rocket will launch two Beidou navigation satellites into orbit for the Chinese government. [June 24]
TBDProton Inmarsat 5 F3
Launch time: TBD
Launch site:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
An International Launch Services Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Inmarsat 5 F3 communications satellite for Inmarsat of London. Delayed from May 31. [May 17]
TBDProton Garpun
Launch time: TBD
Launch site:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Garpun communications satellite into orbit for the Russian military. Delayed from May 19. [May 8]
TBDProton Turksat 4B
Launch time: TBD
Launch site:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
An International Launch Services Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Turksat 4B communications satellite. Delayed from June 2014 and early 2015. Delayed from June 30. [June 3]
TBDSoyuz 2-1v Kanopus ST
Launch time: TBD
Launch site:
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
A Russian government Soyuz 2-1v rocket with a Volga upper stage will launch with Kanopus ST Earth observation satellite. Delayed from Feb. 1. [Jan. 29]
TBDProton Eutelsat 9B
Launch time: TBD
Launch site:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
An International Launch Services Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Eutelsat 9B communications satellite owned by Paris-based Eutelsat. Eutelsat 9B will provide digital television and video programming across Europe. The spacecraft hosts the first payload for the European Space Agency’s European Data Relay Satellite (EDRS) system to relay communications between ground stations and satellites in low Earth orbit. [Dec. 28]


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