There is always something spectacular about a rocket launch, especially when the rocket in question is using super-cold oxygen and can land vertically on a floating drone ship.

Elon Musk founded SpaceX in 2002, promising the next generation of space flight, and the company’s Falcon 9 rockets are working on an ambitious launch calendar for all your space-related needs. We’re talking commercial and government satellite launches, NASA resupply missions to the International Space Station, and astronaut flights to and from the ISS on track for late 2018. Since launches can be delayed for all sorts of reasons — from accidents to inclement weather, the calendar changes regularly. This is what we know: SpaceX is essentially planning a launch every few weeks for the next few months. You can watch live webcasts of SpaceX launches — and the droneship landings — at

SpaceX’s next launch is scheduled for sometime between 12:30 and 3 a.m. Eastern on February 28.

Between 12:30-3 a.m. Eastern, a Falcon 9 is launching a communications satellite for EchoStar 23 from the Kennedy Space Center.

The SpaceX Calendar

Because a number of scheduled flights had to be delayed because of the explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket in September, the upcoming SpaceX calendar is chock-full of rocket launches.


A Falcon 9 is expected to launch a SES 10 satellite from the Kennedy Space Center.

A Falcon 9 is expected to launch, carrying the SES-11/EchoStar 105 communications satellite launching from Cape Canaveral.


A Falcon 9 is expected to launch, carrying the Intelsat 35e communications satellite from the Kennedy Space Center.

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A Falcon 9 is expected to launch, carrying the Formosat 5 for Taiwan’s National Space Organization and Spaceflight Industries Sherpa package from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

April 9

A Falcon 9 is expected to launch, taking a Dragon capsule to resupply the ISS from Kennedy Space Center.


The Iridium launch scheduled for mid-April has now been moved sometime into June, according to a press statement from Iridium on February 16. The eventual launch sends a Falcon 9 carrying 10 Iridium communications satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Iridium expects the remainder of its SpaceX satellite launches to occur every two months after June.

Further into the calendar, but also potentially in June, is SpaceX’s first launch of the Falcon Heavy, which is the world’s largest rocket. Official dates are still to be set, but it will certainly be a sight to enjoy sometime this summer.

Photos via Getty Images / NASA

Dyani Sabin is a science writer from small-town Ohio transplanted to New York City. Former biology researcher and library supervisor, you can also find her writing at Scienceline.