Upcoming Rocket Launches in August 2023: Multiple Falcon 9 Launches, New Shepard Launch, Atlas V Launch, & More

As August unfolds, a total of 27 rocket launches are scheduled, demonstrating the global dedication to advancing space technology and exploration.

rocket launches; august 2023
Credit: NASA

Here’s a breakdown of the launches by company/nation:

  • SpaceX: 10 launches
  • China: 4 launches
  • Rocket Lab: 2 launches
  • Roscosmos: 2 launches
  • Firefly: 2 launches
  • Galactic Energy: 1 launch
  • Northrop Grumman: 1 launch
  • Russian Military: 1 launch
  • Virgin Galactic: 1 launch
  • JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency): 1 launch
  • ULA (United Launch Alliance): 1 launch
  • Blue Origin: 1 launch

Launch Schedule

All launch titles are organized by Date: Payload – Rocket

1. August 01: CRS2 NG-19 (Cygnus, S.S. Laurel Clark) – Antares

Launch Operator: Northrop Grumman

Launch Time: 05:31 PM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: Pad 0A, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (Wallops Island), Virginia, United States

2. August 02: Intelsat Galaxy-37 – Falcon 9

Launch Operator: SpaceX

Launch Time: 09:15 PM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, United States

3. August 02: Fengyun-3F – Long March 4C

Launch Operator: China

Launch Time: 08:55 PM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: LA-4 / Pad 603 (SLS-2), Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China

4. August 06: Starlink-96 (6-8) – Falcon 9

Launch Operator: SpaceX

Launch Time: 07:41 PM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, United States

5. August 07: Glonass-K2 no.13L – Soyuz-2

Launch Operator: Russian Military

Launch Time: 06:19 AM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: LC-43/3, Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

6. August 07: Starlink-97 (6-20) – Falcon 9

Launch Operator: SpaceX

Launch Time: 08:57 PM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, United States

7. August 08: 5 m S-SAR-02 – Long March 2C

Launch Operator: China

Launch Time: 03:55 PM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: LC-9, Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China

8. August 9: Lucky 7 – Ceres-1

Launch Operator: Galactic Energy

Launch Time: 08:00 PM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: LC-95A, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China

9. August 10: Galactic 02 – SpaceShipTwo

Launch Operator: Virgin Galactic

Launch Time: 07:00 AM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: VMS Eve, Spaceport America, New Mexico, United States

10. August 10: Luna-25 – Soyuz 2

Launch Operator: Roscosmos

Launch Time: 04:10 PM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: Site 1S, Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia

11. August 10: Starlink-98 (6-9) – Falcon 9

Launch Operator: SpaceX

Launch Time: 06:41 PM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, United States

12. August 11: LTDC-4A – Long March 3B

Launch Operator: China

Launch Time: 10:00 AM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: LC-2, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China

13. August 12: TBD – Kuaizhou 1A

Launch Operator: China

Launch Time: 10:35 PM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: TBD, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China

14. August 17, 2023: Starlink (6-10) – Falcon 9

Launch Operator: SpaceX

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, United States

15. August 21, 2023: Starlink-100 (7-1) – Falcon 9

Launch Operator: SpaceX

Launch Site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, United States

16. August 22: Progress MS-24 (85P) – Soyuz-2

Launch Operator: Roscosmos

Launch Time: 06:08 PM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: LC-31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

17. August 25: Crew-7 – Falcon 9

Launch Operator: SpaceX

Launch Time: 12:49 AM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, United States

18. August 25: SLIM – H-IIA

Launch Operator: JAXA

Launch Time: 05:34 PM (UTC-7)

Launch Site: LA-Y1, Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

19. August 29: SILENTBARKER (NROL-107) – Atlas V

Launch Operator: ULA

Launch Time: To Be Determined

Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, United States

20. August TBD 2023: WorldView Legion 1 & 2 – Falcon 9

Launch Operator: SpaceX

Launch Site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, United States

21. August TBD 2023: Tranche 0 Launch 2 – Falcon 9

Launch Operator: SpaceX

Launch Site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, United States

22. August TBD 2023: VCLS Demo-2FB (ELaNa 43) – Alpha

Launch Operator: Firefly

Launch Site: SLC-2W, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, United States

23. August TBD 2023: Sarah 2 & 3 – Falcon 9

Launch Operator: SpaceX

Launch Site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, United States

24. August TBD 2023: Acadia-2 – Electron

Launch Operator: Rocket Lab

Launch Site: Pad TBD, Rocket Lab Launch Complex, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

25. August TBD 2023: “We Love the Nightlife” (Acadia-1) – Electron

Launch Operator: Rocket Lab

Launch Site: LC-1B, Rocket Lab Launch Complex, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

26. August TBD 2023: NS-23 Flight 2 – New Shepard

Launch Operator: Blue Origin

Launch Site: Launch Pad, Corn Ranch Spaceport, Texas, United States

27. August TBD 2023: VICTUS NOX – Alpha

Launch Operator: Firefly

Launch Site: SLC-2W, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, United States

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