Vandenberg SFB Launch Schedule

Stay updated on Vandenberg SFB's rocket launches with our real-time schedule. You can see 45 planned space missions on our website. Watch the live stream of any Vandenberg SFB rocket launch happening today.

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Date & Time

28 May, 10:20pm

Pad

Space Launch Complex 4E

Launch Service Provider

Booster

Unknown F9

Landing

Return to Launch Site (Landing Zone 4)

Mission

EarthCARE

Mission Type

Earth Science

Destination

Sun-Synchronous Orbit

EarthCARE (Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer) is a joint mission of ESA and JAXA. The main goal of the mission is the observation and characterization of clouds and aerosols as well as measuring the reflected solar radiation and the infrared radiation emitted from Earth's surface and atmosphere.

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European Space Agency, ESA

ESA’s EarthCARE launch (Official broadcast)

Updated: May 24, 3:30pm UTC

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Upcoming Vandenberg SFB Launches

Fourth flight of the Firefly Alpha small sat launcher, carrying its first payload for NASA.

Last Update: NET June.

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Updated: May 24, 3:31pm UTC

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Updated: May 24, 3:30pm UTC

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Updated: May 24, 3:30pm UTC

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Updated: May 24, 3:30pm UTC

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Updated: May 24, 3:30pm UTC

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Updated: May 24, 3:30pm UTC

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Updated: May 24, 3:30pm UTC

ASBM (Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission) 1 & 2 are two twin satellites built by Northrop Grumman for Space Norway, in cooperation with Inmarsat and the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. They are designed to bring mobile broadband coverage in the Arctic for both civilians and military. The US Air Force provides the Extremely High Frequency eXtended Data Rate payloads on ASBM satellites as part of the Enhanced Polar System Recapitalization (EPS-R) program.

Last Update: NET late July.

First of six missions launched by the Space Development Agency for the Tranche 1 Transport Layer.

Updated: Apr 12, 11:32pm UTC

TBD

2024

NAOS (National Advanced Optical System) is the space component of Luxembourg's governmental dual-use observation satellite system LUXEOSys (Luxembourg Earth Observation System). Its purpose is to provide high resolution images to national and international governmental and military organizations such as NATO. The 800 kg satellite is built by OHB Italia and is equipped with a very high-resolution optical camera with a ground reolution of 50 cm in an around 450 km high sun-synchronous orbit. It will have a operational life time of 7 years.

Updated: Apr 12, 11:32pm UTC

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Updated: Jan 16, 9:30am UTC

SPHEREx is a planned two-year astrophysics mission to survey the sky in the near-infrared light, which, though not visible to the human eye, serves as a powerful tool for answering cosmic questions involving the birth of the universe, and the subsequent development of galaxies. It also will search for water and organic molecules – essentials for life as we know it – in regions where stars are born from gas and dust, known as stellar nurseries, as well as disks around stars where new planets could be forming. Astronomers will use the mission to gather data on more than 300 million galaxies, as well as more than 100 million stars in our own Milky Way galaxy. NASA’s Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere (PUNCH) mission will share a ride to space with SPHEREx. It consists of four suitcase-sized satellites, which will focus on the Sun’s outer atmosphere (the corona) and how it generates the solar wind. The spacecraft also will track coronal mass ejections – large eruptions of solar material that can drive large space weather events near Earth – to better understand their evolution and develop new techniques for predicting such eruptions.

Updated: Apr 12, 11:33pm UTC

🎯 Sun-Synchronous Orbit

The Electro-Optical/Infrared Weather System (EWS) Operational Demonstration-1 (OD-1) is a weather satellite for the United States Space Force. It is a prototype satellite made by General Atomics that will be place in LEO for a three-year demonstration mission of new EO/IR sensor technologies to various US military branches, and to act as a stop-gap for Defense Department needs for weather data.

Updated: Jan 17, 7:30am UTC

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich (launched November 2020) and Sentinel-6B make up the Sentinel-6 mission, also known as Jason Continuity of Service (Jason-CS), which is a partnership between NASA, NOAA, ESA, and EUMETSAT. This mission continues the long-term global sea surface height data record begun by first Jason satellites in 1992.

Updated: Apr 12, 11:33pm UTC

24 satellites for Rivada's internet constellation.

Updated: Apr 12, 11:33pm UTC

24 satellites for Rivada's internet constellation.

Updated: Apr 12, 11:33pm UTC

24 satellites for Rivada's internet constellation.

Updated: Apr 12, 11:33pm UTC

24 satellites for Rivada's internet constellation.

Updated: Apr 12, 11:33pm UTC

24 satellites for Rivada's internet constellation.

Updated: Apr 12, 11:33pm UTC

24 satellites for Rivada's internet constellation.

Updated: Apr 12, 11:33pm UTC

Classified mission launched by the Space Development Agency (SDA) for Tranche 1 Tracking Layer.

Updated: Apr 12, 11:33pm UTC

Classified mission launched by the Space Development Agency (SDA) for Tranche 1 Transport Layer.

Updated: Apr 12, 11:33pm UTC