2022 in spaceflight

Summary

2022 in spaceflight
JUICE spacecraft concept.jpg
The European Space Agency is planning on launching the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer to Jupiter in August 2022.

This article documents expected notable spaceflight events during the year 2022.

Overview

List of orbital launches

List of orbital launches
Month Num. of successes Num. of failures
January TBD TBD
February TBD TBD
March TBD TBD
April TBD TBD
May TBD TBD
June TBD TBD
July TBD TBD
August TBD TBD
September TBD TBD
October TBD TBD
November TBD TBD
December TBD TBD
Total TBD TBD

Exploration of the Solar System

The European Space Agency (ESA) plans to launch the JUICE spacecraft, which will explore Jupiter and its large ice-covered moons, following a nine-year transit.[1] Meanwhile, NASA will continue the mission of the Juno spacecraft at Jupiter, with a fly-by of Europa planned for 29 September.[2][3]

In Mars exploration, the ESA has partnered with Roscosmos to launch the Rosalind Franklin rover using the Kazachok lander as part of ExoMars 2022.[4]

NASA plans to launch the Psyche spacecraft, an orbiter mission that will explore the origin of planetary cores by studying the metallic asteroid 16 Psyche. It will launch on a Falcon Heavy rocket along with Janus, a dual space probe that will visit two binary asteroids, (175706) 1996 FG3 and (35107) 1991 VH.

Lunar exploration

The United States will launch a number of commercial lunar landers and rovers. As part of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services program, the launch of Astrobotic Technology's Peregrine lander and Intuitive Machines' Nova-C lander is scheduled. Russia plans to resume its Luna-Glob exploration programme with the Luna 25 lander. Japan plans to launch the SLIM lunar lander. India will attempt once more to deliver a robotic lander to the lunar surface with Chandrayaan-3.

Human spaceflight

China will finish construction of the Chinese Space Station (CSS) with the addition of the Wentian and Mengtian lab modules.[5]

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner will conduct its first crewed test flight in 2022.[6][7]

Rocket innovation

Arianespace's Ariane 6 will make its long-delayed maiden flight,[8] targeting a per-satellite launch cost similar to a Falcon 9.[9] Blue Origin plans to launch its first orbital-class New Glenn rocket with a reusable first stage.[10] The maiden flight of Vulcan Centaur is planned for 2022. The rocket is designed by United Launch Alliance to gradually replace Atlas V and Delta IV Heavy at lower costs.[11] Mitsubishi Heavy Industries's H3 launch vehicle, scheduled to enter service in early 2022, will cost less than half that of its predecessor H-IIA.[12]

Orbital launches

Date and time (UTC) Rocket Flight number Launch site LSP
Payload
(⚀ = CubeSat)
Operator Orbit Function Decay (UTC) Outcome
Remarks

January

8 January
21:33[13][14]
United States Atlas V 541 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
United States GOES-T[15] NASA / NOAA Geosynchronous Meteorology  
January (TBD)[16][17] United States Atlas V 551 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
United States USSF-12 / WFOV[18] U.S. Space Force Geosynchronous Early warning  
January (TBD)[19] China Ceres-1 Y3 China Jiuquan China Galactic Energy
China TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
January (TBD)[20][21] United States Electron New Zealand Mahia LC-1A United States Rocket Lab
United States RASR-3 NRO Low Earth Reconnaissance  
NROL-162 mission.
January (TBD)[22] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States Ax-1 SpaceX / Axiom Space Low Earth (ISS) Space tourism  
Axiom Mission 1, launching on Crew Dragon. Commercial flight of four (one professional and three private) astronauts to the International Space Station for a stay of eight days.
January (TBD)[23][24] United States Firefly Alpha F3 United States Vandenberg SLC-2W United States Firefly / ALS[25]
United States TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
January (TBD)[26][27] China Long March 7 China Wenchang LC-2 China CASC
China TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
Scheduled rideshare launch opportunity.
January (TBD)[28][29] Russia Soyuz-2.1a Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia Bars-M 3L VKS Low Earth (SSO) Reconnaissance  

February

1 February[30][31] United States Antares 230+ United States MARS LP-0A United States Northrop Grumman
United States Cygnus NG-17 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics  
2 February[32][20] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States NROL-87 NRO Low Earth (SSO) Reconnaissance  
16 February[30][33] Russia Soyuz-2.1a Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roscosmos
Russia Progress MS-19 / 80P Roscosmos Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics  
February (TBD)[20][21] United States Electron New Zealand Mahia LC-1B United States Rocket Lab
United States RASR-4 NRO Low Earth Reconnaissance  
NROL-199 mission.
February (TBD)[34] Russia Soyuz ST-B / Fregat-MT VS28 France Kourou ELS France Arianespace
United Kingdom OneWeb × 34 OneWeb Low Earth Communications  

March

18 March[35][33][36] Russia Soyuz-2.1a Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roscosmos
Russia Soyuz MS-21 Roscosmos Low Earth (ISS) Expedition 67/68  
March (TBD)[37] United States Atlas V 551 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
United States Silent Barker / NROL-107[38] NRO Geosynchronous Space situational awareness  
March (TBD)[40] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United Kingdom Alba Cluster 5[41] Alba Orbital Low Earth (SSO) PocketQube dispenser  
United States GHOSt × 2[42][43] Orbital Sidekick Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
United States GNOMES-3[44] PlanetIQ Low Earth (SSO) Radio occultation  
Argentina ÑuSat × ?[45] Satellogic Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
United States YAM-6 / VanZyl-1[46] Loft Orbital / Hydrosat Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Canada HERON Mk II[47] University of Toronto Low Earth (SSO) Biological science  
United States Omnispace × 2[48] Omnispace Low Earth (SSO) IoT  
United States RROCI[49] U.S. Space Force Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Norway SelfieSat[50] Orbit NTNU Low Earth (SSO) Education  
 ▫  Tanzania Kilimanjaro-1 (KILI-1)[39] Angani Space Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Dedicated SmallSat Rideshare mission to sun-synchronous orbit, designated Transporter-4. Kilimanjaro-1 will be Tanzania's first satellite.[39]
March (TBD)[51] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States BlueWalker 3 AST SpaceMobile Low Earth (SSO) Communications
Technology demonstration
 
March (TBD)[13][52] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States WorldView Legion 1[53] Maxar Technologies Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
United States WorldView Legion 2[53] Maxar Technologies Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
March (TBD)[26][27] China Long March 2C China TBA China CASC
China TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
Scheduled rideshare launch opportunity.
March (TBD)[54] China Long March 7 Y5 China Wenchang LC-2 China CASC
China Tianzhou 4 CMSA Low Earth (TSS) Space logistics  
Cargo flight to the Tiangong space station.
Q1 (TBD)[13] Europe Ariane 5 ECA VA257 France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
Malaysia MEASAT-3d[56] MEASAT Geosynchronous Communications  
India GSAT-24[57][58] NSIL / Tata Sky Geosynchronous Communications  
MEASAT-3d will replace both MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a.[55]
Q1 (TBD)[6][7] United States Atlas V N22 AV-085[60] United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
United States Boe-CFT Boeing / NASA Low Earth (ISS) Expedition 67 / Crewed flight test  
Boeing Crewed Flight Test of Starliner, as part of the Commercial Crew Development program.[59]
Q1 (TBD)[61][62] United States Electron New Zealand Mahia LC-1A United States Rocket Lab
United States Argos-4 NOAA Low Earth (SSO) Communications  
Orbital Test Bed (OTB) satellite carrying the Argos-4 Advanced Data Collection System (A-DCS) hosted payload.
Q1 (TBD)[63] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States Crew Dragon SpaceX / Space Adventures Low Earth Space tourism  
Space Adventures Crew Dragon mission. 5-day orbital flight of up to four passengers to an altitude exceeding 1,000 kilometres (620 mi).
Q1 (TBD)[64] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States IM-1 Intuitive Machines TLI to lunar surface Lunar lander  
United States Moon Mark Mission 1[67] Moon Mark TLI to lunar surface Lunar rovers
Education
 
United States EagleCam[68] ERAU TLI to lunar surface Space selfie / Education  
United Kingdom Spacebit × 1–2 Spacebit TLI to lunar surface Lunar rover  
Canada DOGE-1 GEC TLI Remote sensing  
First Nova-C mission, which will land commercial payloads and five NASA-sponsored instruments between Mare Serenitatis and Mare Crisium[64] for the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program.[65] DOGE-1 is the first commercial lunar payload to be funded through Dogecoin.[66]
Q1 (TBD)[69][70] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
Luxembourg O3b mPOWER × 3 (FM24–FM26)[71] SES S.A. Medium Earth Communications  
Q1 (TBD)[13][72] United States Falcon Heavy FH-005 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States USSF-52 U.S. Space Force Geosynchronous Military communications  
Q1 (TBD)[73][74] Japan H3-22S TF1 Japan Tanegashima LA-Y2 Japan MHI
Japan ALOS-3 JAXA Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
First flight of the H3 launch vehicle.
Q1 (TBD)[75][76] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia GLONASS-K2 13L (K2 №1) VKS Medium Earth Navigation  
First GLONASS-K2 satellite.
Q1 (TBD)[77] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat ST38 Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 France Arianespace / Russia Starsem
United Kingdom OneWeb × 34 OneWeb Low Earth Communications  
Q1 (TBD)[78][79] United States Terran 1 United States Cape Canaveral LC-16 United States Relativity Space
No payload Relativity Space Low Earth Flight test  
Maiden flight of Terran 1.
Q1 (TBD)[80][81] Europe Vega-C France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
Italy LARES 2[82] ASI Medium Earth Laser ranging
Geodesy
 
Italy ALPHA[83] Spacemind Medium Earth Technology demonstration  
Italy AstroBio CubeSat (ABCS)[84] Sapienza University of Rome Medium Earth Immunoassay research  
France CELESTA (ROBUSTA 1D)[85] CERN / University of Montpellier Low Earth Technology demonstration  
Italy GreenCube[86] Sapienza University of Rome Low Earth Space farming  
First flight of Vega-C.

April

15 April[87] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States SpaceX Crew-4 SpaceX / NASA Low Earth (ISS) Expedition 67/68  
Fourth operational Crew Dragon mission to the ISS.
April (TBD)[89][90] United States Falcon 9 Block 5[91] United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
Egypt Nilesat-301 Nilesat Geosynchronous Communications  
Eventual replacement for Nilesat 201, which will be decommissioned by 2028.[88]
April (TBD)[92][93] China Long March 2D China Jiuquan SLS-2 China CASC
China Shijian 19[94] CAST Low Earth Technology demonstration  
First flight of the New Generation Recoverable Satellite (NGRS).
April (TBD)[95] China Long March 3B/E 3B-Yxx[96] China Xichang China CASC
Nicaragua NicaSat-1 (LSTSAT-1) Government of Nicaragua Geosynchronous Communications  
April (TBD)[97][98] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia GLONASS-K2 14L (K2 No. 2) VKS Medium Earth Navigation  
April (TBD)[99][100] Russia Soyuz ST-B / Fregat-MT VS29 France Kourou ELS France Arianespace
European Union Galileo FOC FM25[101] ESA Medium Earth Navigation  
European Union Galileo FOC FM26 ESA Medium Earth Navigation  

May

May (TBD)[102] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States SpaceX CRS-25 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics  
May (TBD)[103][104] China Long March 2F Y14 China Jiuquan SLS-1 China CASC
China Shenzhou 14 CMSA Low Earth (TSS) Crewed spaceflight  
Third crewed flight to the Tiangong space station.
May (TBD)[105][5] China Long March 5B Y3 China Wenchang LC-1 China CASC
China Wentian CMSA Low Earth (TSS) Space station assembly  
Wentian is the first laboratory module of the Tiangong space station, and will be docked and linked to the Tianhe core module.
May (TBD)[108][109] South Korea Nuri (KSLV-II) South Korea Naro LC-2 South Korea KARI
South Korea NEXTSat 2[110] KAIST Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
South Korea ASTRIS-II KAIST Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
South Korea CubesatYonsei Yonsei University Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
South Korea SNUGLITE Seoul National University Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
South Korea STEP CubeLab-II Chosun University Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Second flight of Nuri, and first with customer payloads.[106][107]
May (TBD)[111][112] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Vostochny Site 1S Russia Roscosmos
Russia Luna 25[113] Roscosmos TLI to lunar surface Lunar lander  
First mission of the Luna-Glob Moon exploration programme.

June

June (TBD)[114][13] Europe Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
Sweden Ovzon 3[a] Ovzon Geosynchronous Communications  
June (TBD)[116][117] Australia Eris Australia Abbot Point[116] or Whalers Way[118] Australia Gilmour Space
Australia Optimus-1 (OT-S)[119][120] Space Machines Company Low Earth Space tug  
First flight of Eris. First Australian payload to be launched into orbit on an Australian rocket.[115]
June (TBD)[40] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States Vigoride[121] Momentus Space Low Earth (SSO) Space tug  
United Kingdom Alba Cluster 6[41] Alba Orbital Low Earth (SSO) PocketQube dispenser  
Argentina ÑuSat × ?[45] Satellogic Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Australia Skykraft ATM carrier[122] Skykraft Low Earth (SSO) Satellite deployer  
Australia Skykraft ATM × ?[122] Skykraft Low Earth (SSO) Air traffic management  
United States Umbra-03[123][124] Umbra Lab Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
United States Umbra-04[123][124] Umbra Lab Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Denmark DISCO-1[125] DISCO Low Earth (SSO) Amateur radio
Education
 
United States Lynk × 3[126] Lynk Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Dedicated SmallSat Rideshare mission to sun-synchronous orbit, designated Transporter-5.
June (TBD)[23] United States Firefly Alpha United States Vandenberg SLC-2W United States Firefly
United States TBA NASA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
NASA Venture Class Launch Services 2 (VCLS 2) Mission Two.[127]
June (TBD)[128][129] India GSLV Mk III India Satish Dhawan SLP India ISRO
India Gaganyaan 1 ISRO Low Earth Flight test  
First Gaganyaan flight test.
June (TBD)[130][131] United States LauncherOne United States Cosmic Girl, Mojave United States VOX Space
United States CIRBE[132] CU Boulder Low Earth (SSO) Space weather  
United States Slingshot-1[133] The Aerospace Corporation Low Earth Technology demonstration  
STP-S28B mission.
June (TBD)[134][135] China Long March 2C China Xichang China CASC
China France SVOM CNSA / CNES Low Earth Gamma-ray astronomy  
June (TBD)[33] Russia Soyuz-2.1a Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roscosmos
Russia Progress MS-20 / 81P Roscosmos Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics  
June (TBD)[78] United States Terran 1 United States Cape Canaveral LC-16 United States Relativity Space
United States TBA NASA Low Earth TBA  
NASA Venture Class Launch Services 2 (VCLS 2) Mission TBA.[127]
June (TBD)[136] United States TBA United States TBA United States TBA
United States Blackjack × 4 DARPA Low Earth Reconnaissance  
First four Blackjack satellites.
Q2 (TBD)[137] Russia Angara 1.2 Russia Plesetsk Site 35/1 United States Russia ILS
South Korea KOMPSat 6 (Arirang 6) KARI Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
First commercial launch of the Angara rocket.
Q2 (TBD)[138][139] United States Falcon Heavy United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States ViaSat-3 Americas[140][141] ViaSat Geosynchronous Communications  
United States Arcturus (Aurora 4A)[142][143] Astranis / Pacific Dataport Geosynchronous Communications  
Q2 (TBD)[144][145] United States LauncherOne United States Cosmic Girl, Cornwall United States Virgin Orbit
TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
First LauncherOne flight from Spaceport Cornwall.
Q2 (TBD)[26][27] China Long March 2C/2D or 4B/4C China TBA China CASC
China TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
Scheduled rideshare launch opportunity.
Q2 (TBD)[147][148] Russia Proton-M / DM-03[149] Kazakhstan Baikonur Russia Roscosmos
Angola AngoSat-2 GGPEN Geosynchronous Communications  
Replacement for AngoSat 1, which failed shortly after launch in 2017.[146]
Q2 (TBD)[150] United States Rocket 3 United States Kodiak LP-3B United States Astra
United States Lemur-2 × ? Spire GLobal Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Q2 (TBD)[151][152] India SSLV India Satish Dhawan FLP India ISRO
India XPoSat ISRO / RRI Low Earth X-ray astronomy  
Q2 (TBD)[153] Europe Vega-C France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
Europe Pléiades-Neo 5[154] Airbus Defence and Space Low Earth Earth observation  
Europe Pléiades-Neo 6[154] Airbus Defence and Space Low Earth Earth observation  
Q2 (TBD)[155] Europe Vega-C France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
United States SpaceBelt 1–10[156] Cloud Constellation Low Earth Cloud storage
Communications
 
H1 2022 (TBD)[157][158] Europe Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
Europe Eutelsat Konnect VHTS[159][a] Eutelsat Geosynchronous Communications  
H1 2022 (TBD)[157] Europe Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
Europe Hotbird 13F[160][a] Eutelsat Geosynchronous Communications  
H1 2022 (TBD)[161] China Jielong 3 China Launch Platform, Yellow Sea China China Rocket
China TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
Maiden flight of Jielong 3, also known as Smart Dragon 3 (SD-3).
H1 2022 (TBD)[162][163] United States LauncherOne Brazil Cosmic Girl, Alcântara United States Virgin Orbit
TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
First orbital launch from Alcântara Launch Center, if successful.
H1 2022 (TBD)[164][165] China Long March 2D China Jiuquan SLS-2 China CASC
China ASO-S[166] CAS Low Earth (SSO) Heliophysics  
H1 2022 (TBD)[167][168] China Long March 2D China Jiuquan SLS-2 China CASC
China Italy CSES-02 / Zhangheng-2[169] CNSA / ASI Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation
Ionospheric research
 
H1 2022 (TBD)[170][171] China Long March 6 Y9 China Taiyuan LC-16 China CASC
China Qilu-2 SDIIT Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
China Qilu-3 SDIIT Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
H1 2022 (TBD)[172][173] Russia Proton-M / DM-03 Kazakhstan Baikonur Russia Roscosmos
Russia Elektro-L No. 4[174] Roscosmos Geosynchronous Meteorology  
H1 2022 (TBD)[175] United States Rocket 3 Marshall Islands Kwajalein Atoll United States Astra
United States TROPICS x 2 NASA Low Earth Earth observation  
First of three launches for the TROPICS constellation. Targeted to launch no earlier than 8 January 2022.
H1 2022 (TBD)[175] United States Rocket 3 Marshall Islands Kwajalein Atoll United States Astra
United States TROPICS x 2 NASA Low Earth Earth observation  
Second of three launches for the TROPICS constellation.
H1 2022 (TBD)[175] United States Rocket 3 Marshall Islands Kwajalein Atoll United States Astra
United States TROPICS x 2 NASA Low Earth Earth observation  
Final of three launches for the TROPICS constellation. Targeted to launch no later then 31 July 2022.
H1 2022 (TBD)[176] Russia Soyuz-2.1a / Fregat Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia GK Launch Services
South Korea CAS500-2[177] KAI Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
South Korea SNIPE × 4[178] KASI Low Earth (Polar) Ionospheric research
Space physics
 
H1 2022 (TBD)[179][180] United States Vulcan Centaur VC2S[181] United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
United States Peregrine[182] Astrobotic Technology Selenocentric Lunar lander  
Maiden flight of Vulcan Centaur.
H1 2022 (TBD)[157] TBA TBA TBA
Europe Hotbird 13G[160] Eutelsat Geosynchronous Communications  
H1 2022 (TBD)[183] TBA TBA TBA
Canada QEYSSat CSA Low Earth QKD technology demonstration  
Mid 2022 (TBD)[184] Russia Soyuz-2.1a / Fregat Russia Vostochny Site 1S Russia GK Launch Services
Japan StriX-1 Synspective Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  

July

August

1 August[32][185] United States Delta IV Heavy D-387 United States Vandenberg SLC-6[186] United States ULA
United States NROL-91 / (KH-11 19)[187] NRO Low Earth Reconnaissance  
1 August[188] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
South Korea Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) KARI Selenocentric Lunar orbiter  
26 August[1] Europe Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
Europe Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) ESA Jovicentric Exploration of Jupiter
Ganymede orbiter
 
The spacecraft will embark on a 9-year journey including six gravity assist maneuvers at the Moon, Earth, and Venus. Arrival at Jupiter is scheduled for July 2031.[1]
August (TBD)[102][33] United States Antares 230+ United States MARS LP-0A United States Northrop Grumman
United States Cygnus NG-18 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics  
August (TBD)[189][190] United States Falcon Heavy United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States Psyche NASA Heliocentric Asteroid orbiter  
United States Janus NASA Heliocentric Asteroid orbiter  
August (TBD)[191][5] China Long March 5B Y4 China Wenchang LC-1 China CASC
China Mengtian CMSA Low Earth (TSS) Space station assembly  
Mengtian is the second laboratory module of the Tiangong space station.

September

20 September
14:10[192][193]
Russia Proton-M / Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Russia Khrunichev
Europe Russia Kazachok Roscosmos TMI to Martian surface Mars lander  
Europe Rosalind Franklin ESA TMI to Martian surface Mars rover  
ExoMars 2022 mission.
30 September[30][194] United States Atlas V 401 United States Vandenberg SLC-3E United States ULA
United States JPSS-2 NOAA Low Earth (SSO) Meteorology  
United States LOFTID[195] NASA Langley / ULA Low Earth Technology demonstration  
United States Athena[196] NASA Langley / NovaWurks Low Earth Technology demonstration  
September (TBD)[197][198] Europe Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
United States Galaxy 35 Intelsat Geosynchronous Communications  
United States Galaxy 36 Intelsat Geosynchronous Communications  
September (TBD)[30][33] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States SpaceX CRS-26 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics  
September (TBD)[199][200] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States Tranche 0 × 14 SDA Low Earth (SSO) Military communications  
First of two launches for the Space Development Agency's Tranche 0 Transport and Tracking Layer.
September (TBD)[201][202] United States RS1 United Kingdom Shetland United States ABL
United States SL-OMV[203] Moog Low Earth (SSO) Space tug  
United States TBA Lockheed Martin Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
United States TBA Lockheed Martin Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
UK Pathfinder launch. First orbital rocket launch from the United Kingdom. The Moog Small Launch Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (SL-OMV) will deploy six CubeSats.
September (TBD)[36][33] Russia Soyuz-2.1a Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roscosmos
Russia Soyuz MS-22 Roscosmos Low Earth (ISS) Expedition TBA  
September (TBD)[100] Russia Soyuz ST-B / Fregat-MT VS30 France Kourou ELS France Arianespace
European Union Galileo FOC FM27 ESA Medium Earth Navigation  
European Union Galileo FOC FM28 ESA Medium Earth Navigation  
Q3 (TBD)[204] United States Atlas V 531 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
Luxembourg SES-20 SES S.A. Geosynchronous Communications  
Luxembourg SES-21 SES S.A. Geosynchronous Communications  
Q3 (TBD)[205][206] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Galaxy 31 Intelsat Geosynchronous Communications  
United States Galaxy 32 Intelsat Geosynchronous Communications  
Q3 (TBD)[205][206] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Galaxy 33 Intelsat Geosynchronous Communications  
United States Galaxy 34 Intelsat Geosynchronous Communications  
Q3 (TBD)[208][209] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Intelsat 40e / TEMPO Intelsat / NASA Geosynchronous Communications / Atmospheric pollution monitoring  
Intelsat 40e will host TEMPO, a NASA Earth Venture-Instrument.[207]
Q3 (TBD)[204] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
Luxembourg SES-18 SES S.A. Geosynchronous Communications  
Luxembourg SES-19 SES S.A. Geosynchronous Communications  
Q3 (TBD)[210] United States Falcon Heavy United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States USSF-67 U.S. Space Force TBA TBA  
Q3 (TBD)[211][212] India GSLV Mk II India Satish Dhawan India ISRO
India INSAT-3DS[213] INSAT Geosynchronous Meteorology  
Q3 (TBD)[214] India GSLV Mk III India Satish Dhawan SLP India ISRO
India Chandrayaan-3 ISRO Selenocentric Lunar lander / rover  
Q3 (TBD)[216] United States LauncherOne United States Cosmic Girl, Mojave United States Virgin Orbit
Poland TBA SatRevolution Areocentric Mars orbiter  
First commercial smallsat mission to Mars,[215] which will use the Exploration 3-Stage Variant of LauncherOne.[216]
Q3 (TBD)[26][27] China Long March 2D or 4B/4C China TBA China CASC
China TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
Scheduled rideshare launch opportunity.
Q3 (TBD)[152] India PSLV-XL C56[217] India Satish Dhawan India ISRO
India Aditya-L1 ISRO Sun–Earth L1 Heliophysics  
Q3 (TBD)[218][219] Germany Spectrum Norway Andøya Germany Isar Aerospace
Germany TBA Isar Aerospace Low Earth (SSO) Flight test  
Maiden flight of Isar Aerospace's Spectrum rocket. First of two demonstration flights.
Q3 (TBD)[220][221] Europe Vega-C France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
Small Satellites Mission Service (SSMS) #4 rideshare mission.

October

1 October[222][223] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States TBA United States SpaceX
United States New Zealand MethaneSAT EDF / NZSA Low Earth Earth observation of atmospheric methane  
25 October[30] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States SpaceX Crew-5 SpaceX / NASA Low Earth (ISS) Expedition TBA  
Fifth operational Crew Dragon mission to the ISS.
October (TBD)[40] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 / Orbiter[224] United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States Vigoride[121] Momentus Space Low Earth (SSO) Space tug  
United Kingdom Alba Cluster 7[41] Alba Orbital Low Earth (SSO) PocketQube dispenser  
Germany Reliant Standard[225] Exolaunch Low Earth (SSO) Space tug / Flight test  
United States Umbra-05[123][124] Umbra Lab Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
United States Umbra-06[123][124] Umbra Lab Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
United Kingdom EarthTV × 4[226] Sen Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation
UHD streaming
 
Dedicated SmallSat Rideshare mission to sun-synchronous orbit, designated Transporter-6.
October (TBD)[227] China Long March 7 Y6 China Wenchang LC-2 China CASC
China Tianzhou 5 CMSA Low Earth (TSS) Space logistics  
Cargo flight to the Tiangong space station.
October (TBD)[36][229] Russia Soyuz-2.1a Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roscosmos
Russia Soyuz MS-23 Glavkosmos Low Earth (ISS) Space tourism  
Dedicated commercial flight to the ISS.[228]

November

15 November[30] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
United States France SWOT[230] NASA / CNES Low Earth Earth observation  
November (TBD)[231][104] China Long March 2F Y15 China Jiuquan SLS-1 China CASC
China Shenzhou 15 CMSA Low Earth (TSS) Crewed spaceflight  
Fourth crewed flight to the Tiangong space station.
November (TBD)[35][232] Russia Soyuz-2.1a Russia Vostochny Site 1S Russia Roscosmos
Russia Aist-2T No. 1 Roscosmos Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Russia Aist-2T No. 2 Roscosmos Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  

December

14 December[30] United States Atlas V N22 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
United States Boeing Starliner-3 (PCM-3) Boeing / NASA Low Earth (ISS) Expedition TBA  
Third operational Starliner mission to the ISS.
December (TBD)[88][233] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral or Vandenberg United States SpaceX
Norway United Kingdom ASBM 1 (GX 10A)[234] Norwegian Ministry of Defence / Inmarsat Highly elliptical Communications  
Norway United Kingdom ASBM 2 (GX 10B)[234] Norwegian Ministry of Defence / Inmarsat Highly elliptical Communications  
December (TBD)[237][238] United States Falcon 9 Block 5[239] United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States IM-2 Intuitive Machines TLI to lunar surface Lunar lander  
United States Lunar communications satellite[240] Intuitive Machines Selenocentric Lunar communications  
United States Micro-Nova (µNova)[241][240] Intuitive Machines TLI to lunar surface Lunar hopper  
United States Sherpa-ES[236] Spaceflight, Inc. TLI to Geostationary Space tug  
United States Orbit Fab satellite[236] Orbit Fab Geostationary In-space refueling  
IM-2 South Pole Mission, flying the second Nova-C lunar lander. The Polar Resources Ice Mining Experiment 1 (PRIME-1) payload will be delivered to the lunar south pole for the CLPS program.[235] Spaceflight's "GEO Pathfinder" rideshare mission will be conducted via the Sherpa-ES transfer vehicle.[236]
December (TBD)[130][131] United States LauncherOne United States Cosmic Girl, Mojave United States VOX Space
United States TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
STP-S28C mission.
December (TBD)[26][27] China Long March 2C/2D or 4B/4C China TBA China CASC
China TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
Scheduled rideshare launch opportunity.
December (TBD)[26][27] China Long March 2D or 4B/4C China TBA China CASC
China TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
Scheduled rideshare launch opportunity.
December (TBD)[242][243] Russia Soyuz-ST or Europe Vega France Kourou ELS or ELV France Arianespace
France United Kingdom MicroCarb[244] CNES / UKSA Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
December (TBD)[245] China ZK-2 China TBA China CAS Space
China TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
Maiden launch of ZK-2.
Q4 (TBD)[246][247] Europe Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
Europe MTG-I1[248][a] EUMETSAT Geosynchronous Meteorology  
Q4 (TBD)[249][8] Europe Ariane 62 France Kourou ELA-4 France Arianespace
TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
Maiden flight of Ariane 6.
Q4 (TBD)[250] United States Atlas V United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
United States USSF-51 U.S. Space Force TBA Reconnaissance  
Q4 (TBD)[251][252] United States Atlas V 551 or Falcon Heavy United States Cape Canaveral or Kennedy United States ULA or SpaceX
United States ViaSat-3 APAC[253] ViaSat Geosynchronous Communications  
Q4 (TBD)[256][257] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Kennedy LC-39A United States SpaceX
United States Ax-2 SpaceX / Axiom Space Low Earth (ISS) Space tourism  
Axiom Mission 2, launching on Crew Dragon.[254] 10-day commercial flight of four (one professional and three private) astronauts to the International Space Station. One crew member will be selected through the Discovery Channel reality television series Who Wants to Be an Astronaut.[255]
Q4 (TBD)[258] Japan H3 Japan Tanegashima LA-Y2 Japan MHI
Japan DSN-3 DSN / JSDF Geosynchronous Communications  
Q4 (TBD)[73][259] Japan H3-24L Japan Tanegashima LA-Y2 Japan MHI
Japan HTV-X1 JAXA Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics
Technology demonstration
 
First HTV-X resupply mission.
Q4 (TBD)[26][27] China Long March 7 China Wenchang LC-2 China CASC
China TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
Scheduled rideshare launch opportunity.
Q4 (TBD)[260] China Long March TBA China Xichang China CASC
China Einstein Probe[261] CAS Low Earth X-ray astronomy  
Q4 (TBD)[10] United States New Glenn United States Cape Canaveral LC-36 United States Blue Origin
TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
Maiden flight of Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket.
Q4 (TBD)[262] United Kingdom Prime United Kingdom Sutherland United Kingdom Orbex
United Kingdom SSTL experimental payload[263] SSTL Low Earth Technology demonstration  
First launch of the Orbex Prime smallsat launch vehicle.
Q4 (TBD)[264] United Kingdom Prime United Kingdom Sutherland United Kingdom Orbex
United States Dedicated rideshare mission TriSept Low Earth Satellite dispenser  
Q4 (TBD)[265] Germany RFA One Norway Andøya Germany RFA
Germany TBA RFA Low Earth Flight test  
Maiden flight of Rocket Factory Augsburg's RFA One.
Q4 (TBD)[266] Russia Soyuz-2.1a / Fregat Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia GK Launch Services
TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
GK Launch Services rideshare mission.
Q4 (TBD)[220] Europe Vega-C France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
Taiwan TRITON[267][268][269] NSPO Low Earth (SSO) Navigation  
SSMS #5 rideshare mission.
Q4 (TBD)[220] Europe Vega-C France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
SSMS #6 rideshare mission.
Q4 (TBD)[270] TBA TBA TBA
Israel LSAS lander OHB / IAI Selenocentric Lunar lander  
TBA TBA Geosynchronous Communications  
First mission under the Lunar Surface Access Service (LSAS) program, a joint initiative between OHB and IAI. Will rideshare alongside a commercial geostationary satellite.

To be determined

2022 (TBD)[271] Russia Angara 1.2 Russia Plesetsk Russia Roscosmos
Russia Gonets-M 26 Gonets Satellite System Low Earth Communications  
Russia Gonets-M 27 Gonets Satellite System Low Earth Communications  
Russia Gonets-M 28 Gonets Satellite System Low Earth Communications  
H2 2022 (TBD)[157][272] Europe Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
Europe Eutelsat 10B[273][a] Eutelsat Geosynchronous Communications  
2022 (TBD)[274] Europe Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
France Syracuse 4B (Comsat-NG 2)[275][a] DGA Geosynchronous Communications  
2022 (TBD)[276][277] Europe Ariane 62 France Kourou ELA-4 France Arianespace
France CSO-3[278] CNES / DGA Low Earth (SSO) Reconnaissance  
2022 (TBD)[139][251] Europe Ariane 64[279] France Kourou ELA-4 France Arianespace
United States ViaSat-3 EMEA[252][253] ViaSat Geosynchronous Communications  
First flight of the Ariane 64 configuration.[8]
H2 2022 (TBD)[8][282] Europe Ariane 64 France Kourou ELA-4 France Arianespace
Germany ALINA[283] PTScientists Moon transfer Lunar lander  
The Autonomous Landing and Navigation Module (ALINA) will land near the Apollo 17 landing site and deploy two Audi lunar rovers. They will try to locate NASA's Lunar Roving Vehicle and stream images back to Earth using a small 4G base station on ALINA developed by Nokia and Vodafone Germany.[280][281]
2022 (TBD)[7] United States Atlas V N22 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
United States Boeing Starliner-1 (PCM-1)[284] Boeing / NASA Low Earth (ISS) Expedition TBA  
First operational Starliner mission, as part of the Commercial Crew Program.
2022 (TBD)[7][30] United States Atlas V N22 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
United States Boeing Starliner-2 (PCM-2) Boeing / NASA Low Earth (ISS) Expedition TBA  
Second operational Starliner mission to the ISS.
2022 (TBD)[37] United States Atlas V 421 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
United States SBIRS-GEO 6[285] U.S. Air Force Geosynchronous Early warning  
2022 (TBD)[286][287] China Ceres-1 China Jiuquan China Galactic Energy
China Zengzhang-1 InterSpace Explore Low Earth Reentry capsule
Technology demonstration
 
2022 (TBD)[258] Japan Epsilon Japan Uchinoura Japan JAXA
Japan Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration-3 JAXA Low Earth Technology demonstration  
H2 2022 (TBD)[288][289] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral or Kennedy United States SpaceX
Spain Amazonas Nexus Hispasat Geosynchronous Communications  
Will replace Amazonas 2.
2022 (TBD)[290][291] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral or Kennedy United States SpaceX
Germany EnMAP DLR / GFZ Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[294] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States GPS IIIA-06 Amelia Earhart U.S. Space Force Medium Earth Navigation  
Planned to fly with an as-yet-unnamed flight-proven Falcon 9 first-stage booster.[292] Named after American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.[293]
H2 2022 (TBD)[295][296] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
Japan Hakuto-R Mission 1[297] ispace Selenocentric Lunar lander  
United Arab Emirates Rashid[298] UAESA / MBRSC Selenocentric Lunar rover  
Emirates Lunar Mission.
2022 (TBD)[299] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral or Kennedy United States SpaceX
United Kingdom Inmarsat-6 F2 (GX 6B)[300] Inmarsat Geosynchronous Communications  
2022 (TBD)[20] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Intruder 13 / NROL-85[301] NRO Low Earth ELINT  
H2 2022 (TBD)[69][70] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
Luxembourg O3b mPOWER × 3 (FM27–29)[71] SES S.A. Medium Earth Communications  
2022 (TBD)[302][303] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States TBA United States SpaceX
United States Luxembourg Vigoride Robotic Arm Demo Momentus Space / Made in Space Europe Low Earth Technology demonstration  
2022 (TBD)[304] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States WorldView Legion 3 Maxar Technologies Low Earth Earth observation  
United States WorldView Legion 4 Maxar Technologies Low Earth Earth observation  
United States WorldView Legion 5 Maxar Technologies Low Earth Earth observation  
United States WorldView Legion 6 Maxar Technologies Low Earth Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[306][307] United States Falcon 9 Block 5 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Vigoride-1 Narsai (VR-1)[308][309] Momentus Space Low Earth (SSO) Space tug  
Poland LabSat[308][310] SatRevolution Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Taiwan NUTSAT-0[308][311][312] NFU / NSPO Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
United Kingdom SteamSat-1[308] SteamJet Space Systems Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Poland Australia SW1FTVISION[308][313] SatRevolution / Spiral Blue Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
United States Vigoride-2 (VR-2)[314] Momentus Space Low Earth (SSO) Space tug  
United States BroncoSat-1[314] Cal Poly Pomona Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Italy FEES2[314][315] GP Advanced Projects Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
United States Gossamer[314][316] LunaSonde Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
United Kingdom Guardian-Alpha[314][317] OrbAstro Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Taiwan IRIS-A[314][318] National Cheng Kung University Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Canada Kepler-16,-17[314] Kepler Communications Low Earth (SSO) Communications  
United Kingdom SteamSat-2[314] SteamJet Space Systems Low Earth (SSO) Technology demonstration  
Poland STORK-1,-2,-3[314][319] SatRevolution Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
 ▫  United States Challenger[320] Mini-Cubes Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation
Communications
 
 ▫  Nepal SanoSat-1[320] ORION Space Low Earth (SSO) Amateur radio  
Vigoride-1 and Vigoride-2 will launch on a to-be-determined SmallSat Rideshare mission to sun-synchronous orbit no earlier than June 2022.[305]
2022 (TBD)[321] United States Firefly Alpha United States Vandenberg SLC-2W United States Firefly
United States EOS SAR 1 EOS Low Earth (SSO)[322] Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[324] United States Firefly Alpha United States Vandenberg SLC-2W United States Firefly
United States OTB-2 / MAIA GA-EMS / JPL Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Orbital Test Bed 2 (OTB-2) will host the MAIA instrument for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.[323]
2022 (TBD)[325] United States Firefly Alpha United States Vandenberg SLC-2W United States Firefly
Spain Satlantis EO Constellation Satlantis Low Earth Earth observation  
Launch of a constellation of smallsats for Satlantis.
2022 (TBD)[326] United States Firefly Alpha United States Vandenberg SLC-2W United States Firefly
United States Dedicated rideshare mission Spaceflight, Inc. Low Earth Satellite dispenser  
Rideshare mission for smallsats.
2022 (TBD)[327][328] India GSLV India Satish Dhawan India ISRO
India GSAT-7R ISRO Geosynchronous Communications  
Will eventually replace GSAT-7.
2022 (TBD)[329][330] India GSLV Mk II F12 India Satish Dhawan SLP India ISRO
India EOS-05 (GISAT 2)[331] ISRO Geosynchronous Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[333][334] India GSLV Mk III India Satish Dhawan SLP India ISRO
India DRSS-1 ISRO Geosynchronous Communications  
First of two Indian Data Relay Satellites.[332]
2022 (TBD)[333][334] India GSLV Mk III India Satish Dhawan SLP India ISRO
India DRSS-2 ISRO Geosynchronous Communications  
Second of two Indian Data Relay Satellites.[332]
2022 (TBD)[335] India GSLV Mk III India Satish Dhawan India ISRO
India Gaganyaan 2 ISRO Low Earth Flight test  
Second Gaganyaan flight test.
2022 (TBD)[336] India GSLV Mk III M2 India Satish Dhawan SLP India ISRO
India GSAT-20 NSIL / Dish TV[337] Geosynchronous Communications  
2022 (TBD)[336] India GSLV Mk III (?) India Satish Dhawan SLP India ISRO
India GSAT-22 NSIL Geosynchronous Communications  
2022 (TBD)[338][339] Taiwan Hapith V Australia Whalers Way Taiwan TiSPACE
TBA TBA Low Earth Flight test  
Maiden flight of Hapith V.
2022 (TBD)[338][339] Taiwan Hapith V Australia Whalers Way Taiwan TiSPACE
TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
First commercial Hapith V launch.[340]
2022 (TBD)[258] Japan H-IIA Japan Tanegashima LA-Y1 Japan MHI
Japan IGS-Radar 7 CSICE Low Earth (SSO) Reconnaissance  
2022 (TBD)[341] Japan H-IIA 202 Japan Tanegashima LA-Y1 Japan MHI
Japan United States XRISM JAXA / NASA Low Earth X-ray astronomy  
Japan SLIM JAXA Selenocentric Lunar lander  
2022 (TBD)[74] Japan H3 Japan Tanegashima LA-Y2 Japan MHI
Japan ALOS-4[342] JAXA Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[343] Japan H3 Japan Tanegashima LA-Y2 Japan MHI
United Kingdom Inmarsat TBA Inmarsat Geosynchronous Communications  
2022 (TBD)[344] Japan H3-24L Japan Tanegashima LA-Y2 Japan MHI
Japan HTV-X2 JAXA Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics  
2022–2023 (TBD)[26][27] China Jielong 1 China Jiuquan LA-4 China China Rocket
China TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
Scheduled rideshare launch opportunity.
2022 (TBD)[345] China Long March 2C China Taiyuan LC-9 China CASC
China HaiYang 1E[346][347] Ministry of Natural Resources Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
H2 2022 (TBD)[348] China Long March 3B/E China Xichang China CASC
China Startime-1[349] Beijing Star Time Telecommunications Geosynchronous Communications  
2022 (TBD)[350] China Long March 3B / YZ-1 China Xichang China CASC
China BeiDou-3 M25 (Beidou-56) CNSA Medium Earth Navigation  
China BeiDou-3 M26 (Beidou-57) CNSA Medium Earth Navigation  
2022 (TBD)[351] China Long March 3B / YZ-1 China Xichang China CASC
China BeiDou-3 M27 (Beidou-58) CNSA Medium Earth Navigation  
China BeiDou-3 M28 (Beidou-59) CNSA Medium Earth Navigation  
2022 (TBD)[352] China Long March 3B / YZ-1 China Xichang China CASC
China BeiDou-3 M29 (Beidou-60) CNSA Medium Earth Navigation  
China BeiDou-3 M30 (Beidou-61) CNSA Medium Earth Navigation  
2022 (TBD)[353] China Long March 4C China Taiyuan LC-9 China CASC
China Fengyun 3F[354] CMA Low Earth (SSO) Meteorology  
2022 (TBD)[353] China Long March 4C China Taiyuan LC-9 China CASC
China Fengyun 3G[354] CMA Low Earth Meteorology  
2022 (TBD)[355] China Long March 4C China Jiuquan SLS-2 China CASC
China Gaofen-3 03 CNSA Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
2022–2023 (TBD)[26][27] China Long March 6 China Taiyuan LC-16 China CASC
China TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
Scheduled rideshare launch opportunity.
2022–2023 (TBD)[26][27] China Long March 11 China Jiuquan LA-4 China CASC
China TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
Scheduled rideshare launch opportunity.
2022 (TBD)[356][357] China Long March 11A China TBA China CASC
China TBA TBA Low Earth (SSO) TBA  
First flight of the Long March 11A variant.
2022 (TBD)[345] China Long March TBA China TBA China CASC
China HaiYang XX Ministry of Natural Resources Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Ocean Salinity Observation Satellite.
2022 (TBD)[358][359] China Long March TBA China TBA China CASC
Egypt MisrSat II Egyptian Space Agency Low Earth Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[360] South Korea Nuri South Korea Naro LC-2 South Korea KARI
South Korea TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
Third planned launch of Nuri.
2022 (TBD)[361] United Kingdom Prime United Kingdom Sutherland United Kingdom Orbex
United Kingdom Faraday-2b In-Space Missions Low Earth Technology demonstration  
2022 (TBD)[362] Russia Proton-M / Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Russia Roscosmos
Russia Luch-5 Gonets Satellite System Geosynchronous Communications  
2022 (TBD)[363][364] India PSLV India Satish Dhawan India ISRO
India Resourcesat-3A ISRO Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
2022–2023 (TBD)[365][366] India PSLV India Satish Dhawan India ISRO
Singapore TeLEOS-2[367] AgilSpace Low Earth Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[368] India PSLV-XL India Satish Dhawan FLP India ISRO
India EOS-07 (RISAT-2A)[369] ISRO Low Earth Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[370] United States Rocket 3 United States Kodiak LP-3B United States Astra
United States Flock-4 × ? Planet Labs Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Multi-launch mission for Planet Labs.
2022 (TBD)[370] United States Rocket 3 United States Kodiak LP-3B United States Astra
United States Flock-4 × ? Planet Labs Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Multi-launch mission for Planet Labs.
2022 (TBD)[371] United States Rocket 4 United States TBA United States Astra
TBA TBA Low Earth TBA  
Maiden flight of Rocket 4.
H2 2022 (TBD)[372] Russia Rokot-M / Briz-KM[373] Russia Plesetsk Site 133/3 Europe / Russia Eurockot
Russia TBA TBA Low Earth Flight test  
First flight of Rokot-M, a Rokot variant built in Russia without Ukrainian cooperation.
2022 (TBD)[374] Russia Soyuz-2.1a / Fregat Russia Vostochny Site 1S Russia Roscosmos
Russia Kondor-FKA №1[375] Roscosmos Low Earth Reconnaissance  
2022 (TBD)[376] Russia Soyuz-2.1a / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/x Russia RVSN RF
Russia Meridian-M 11 (21L)[377] Ministry of Defence Molniya Communications  
2022 (TBD)[378][379][380] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia GLONASS-K 18L (K1 No. 6) VKS Medium Earth Navigation  
2022 (TBD)[381][380] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia GLONASS-K 19L (K1 No. 7) VKS Medium Earth Navigation  
2022 (TBD)[381][380] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia GLONASS-K 20L (K1 No. 8) VKS Medium Earth Navigation  
2022 (TBD)[381][380] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia GLONASS-K 21L (K1 No. 9) VKS Medium Earth Navigation  
2022 (TBD)[382] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat-M Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia GLONASS-K 22 (K1 No. 10) VKS Medium Earth Navigation  
2022 (TBD)[383][384] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Russia Vostochny Site 1S Russia Roscosmos
Russia Meteor-M №2-3 Roscosmos Low Earth (SSO) Meteorology  
Russia Monitor-1 MSU Low Earth (SSO) Gamma-ray astronomy  
Russia Monitor-2 MSU Low Earth (SSO) Gamma-ray astronomy  
2022 (TBD)[385] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat-M Russia Vostochny Site 1S Russia Roscosmos
Russia Meteor-M №2-4[386] Roscosmos Low Earth (SSO) Meteorology  
2022 (TBD)[387] Russia Soyuz-2.1a Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia Roscosmos
Russia Obzor-R №1[388] Roscosmos Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[389][390] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Kazakhstan Baikonur or Russia Vostochny France Arianespace / Russia Starsem
United Kingdom OneWeb × 34–36 OneWeb Low Earth Communications  
2022 (TBD)[389][390] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Kazakhstan Baikonur or Russia Vostochny France Arianespace / Russia Starsem
United Kingdom OneWeb × 34–36 OneWeb Low Earth Communications  
2022 (TBD)[389][390] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Kazakhstan Baikonur or Russia Vostochny France Arianespace / Russia Starsem
United Kingdom OneWeb × 34–36 OneWeb Low Earth Communications  
2022 (TBD)[389][390] Russia Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Kazakhstan Baikonur or Russia Vostochny France Arianespace / Russia Starsem
United Kingdom OneWeb × 34–36 OneWeb Low Earth Communications  
2022 (TBD)[391] Russia Soyuz-2.1b Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roscosmos
Russia Resurs-P №4[392] Roscosmos Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[391] Russia Soyuz-2.1b Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roscosmos
Russia Resurs-P №5[393] Roscosmos Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[394] Russia Soyuz-2.1b Kazakhstan Baikonur Russia Roscosmos
Russia Soyuz GVK Roscosmos Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics  
First flight of a new Russian spacecraft designed to return cargo to Earth.
2022 (TBD)[395] Russia Soyuz ST-A / Fregat France Kourou ELS France Arianespace
Europe Sentinel-1C[396] ESA Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
Third Sentinel-1 satellite.
H2 2022 (TBD)[397][398] Russia Soyuz ST-B / Fregat-MT France Kourou ELS France Arianespace
Europe Euclid ESA Sun–Earth L2 Astronomy  
2022 (TBD)[399] Germany Spectrum Norway Andøya Germany Isar Aerospace
Germany OroraTech × ? OroraTech Low Earth (SSO) Wildfire monitoring  
First of multiple Spectrum launches for OroraTech between 2022 and 2026.
2022 (TBD)[401][402] India SSLV D2 India Satish Dhawan FLP India ISRO
United States BlackSky Global 5 BlackSky Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
United States BlackSky Global 6 BlackSky Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
United States BlackSky Global 9 BlackSky Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
United States BlackSky Global 10 BlackSky Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
First commercial SSLV launch.[13][400]
2022 (TBD)[403] United States Terran 1 United States Cape Canaveral LC-16 United States Relativity Space
United States Dedicated rideshare mission Spaceflight, Inc. Low Earth Satellite dispenser  
Rideshare mission for smallsats.
2022 (TBD)[404] United States Terran 1 United States Cape Canaveral or Vandenberg United States Relativity Space
United States Dedicated rideshare mission TriSept Low Earth Satellite dispenser  
2022 (TBD)[405][305] United States Terran 1 United States Cape Canaveral LC-16 United States Relativity Space
United States Vigoride Momentus Space Geosynchronous Space tug  
2022 (TBD)[406] United States Terran 1 United States Cape Canaveral LC-16 United States Relativity Space
Thailand TBA mu Space Low Earth IoT  
2022 (TBD)[407] Europe Vega France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
Israel SHALOM ISA Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[408][80] Europe Vega or Vega-C France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
Luxembourg NAOS MAE Low Earth (SSO) Reconnaissance  
2022 (TBD)[409][80] Europe Vega-C France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
South Korea KOMPSat 7 (Arirang 7) KARI Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
2022 (TBD)[410][80] Europe Vega or Vega-C France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
Thailand THEOS-2 GISTDA Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
H2 2022 (TBD)[412][413] United States Vulcan Centaur 542[411] United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States ULA
United States SNC Demo-1 NASA / SNC Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics  
First Dream Chaser cargo mission for CRS-2.[411]
2022 (TBD)[294] United States TBA United States Cape Canaveral United States TBA
United States GPS IIIA-07 Sally Ride U.S. Space Force Medium Earth Navigation  
Named after American astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.[293]
2022 (TBD)[414] United States TBA United States Cape Canaveral United States TBA
United States GPS IIIA-08 Katherine Johnson U.S. Space Force Medium Earth Navigation  
Named after NASA mathematician and human computer Katherine Johnson.
2022 (TBD)[415] TBA TBA TBA
Turkey IMECE[416] TUA Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation  
H2 2022 (TBD)[417] TBA TBA TBA
United States Jupiter-3 (EchoStar-24)[418] EchoStar Geosynchronous Communications  
2022 (TBD)[419] TBA TBA TBA
Brazil SGDC-2 Telebrás Geosynchronous Communications  

Suborbital flights

Date and time (UTC) Rocket Flight number Launch site LSP
Payload
(⚀ = CubeSat)
Operator Orbit Function Decay (UTC) Outcome
Remarks
January (TBD)[420] United States Improved Malemute/Improved Orion MIRIAM-2 Sweden Esrange Germany DLR
Germany MIRIAM-2 Mars Society Germany / UniBw München Suborbital Ballute testing  
24 February[421][422] Canada Black Brant IX United States Poker Flat Research Range United States NASA
United States LAMP Goddard Space Flight Center Suborbital Auroral science  
24 February[421][423] Canada Black Brant XII-A United States Poker Flat Research Range United States NASA
United States Beam-PIE Los Alamos National Laboratory Suborbital Technology demonstration  
1 March[421][424] United States Terrier-Improved Malemute United States Wallops Flight Facility United States NASA
United States SubTEC-9 NASA Suborbital Technology demonstration  
7 March[421][425] Canada Black Brant IX HERSCHEL II United States White Sands Missile Range United States NASA
United States HERSCHEL Naval Research Laboratory Suborbital Solar observation  
Second flight of HERSCHEL (HElium Resonance Scatter in the Corona and HELiosphere).
25 March[421][424] Canada Black Brant IX United States Poker Flat Research Range United States NASA
United States INCAA Clemson University Suborbital Auroral science  
First of two INCAA flights, carrying the vapor