Upcoming ESA Rocket Launches to Space, Livestreams & Events

All European Space Agency (ESA) dates are estimates based on the latest available information and may change
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SpaceX Transporter-11 Smallsat Rideshare

UPDATED • DELAYED • DELAY EXPECTED

2024

Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Falcon 9 Block 5 TBC • Return to Landing Site (RTLS) Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) • TransporterCelestis Harmony Memorial Spaceflight • D-Orbit ION SCV012 • European Space Agency (ESA) Artic Weather Satellite (AWS)Exolaunch EXOpod & CarboNIX | Muon Space MuSat-3 | Sidus Space LizzieSat-4 & LizzieSat-5 | Capella-15 (Acadia-5)Loft Orbital Yam-7 | Hydrosat VanZyl-1Impulse Space LEO Express-2Planet Tanger-1 & Flock TBC (35 SuperDove)Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit

Impulse Space Leo Express

ESA SpaceX SpainSat NG-I

2024

TBC Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)Falcon 9 Block 5 TBC • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • ESA Eurostar Neo | Airbus EurostarhisdeSAT SpainSat Next Generation 1 (NG-I)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit

@esa The most challenging active antennas developed in Europe so far... The first SpainSat NG-I telecom satellite is planned to be launched in 2024! Learn more with Airbus Space and Spanish operator Hisdesat working in an ESA Partnership Projects project

ESA SpainSat Next Generation

ESA Ariane Vega VV24 Sentinel-2C

UPDATED • REMANIFESTED • DELAYED • DELAY EXPECTED

NET September

Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace VegaEuropean Space Agency (ESA) VegaAvio Space Systems VegaCopernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeESA Sentinel-2Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit

@ESA_EO 5⃣ more Copernicus Sentinel satellites now have a ticket to space 🚀 A contract signed today between ESA & Arianespace has ensured rides into orbit for Sentinel-1D, Sentinel-2C, Sentinel-3C, the Copernicus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide-A & -B satellites

Copernicus Sentinel-1c

ESA SpaceX Hera to Dimorphos

UPDATED • REMANIFESTED

 

TBC Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)Falcon 9 Block 5 TBC • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • European Space Agency (ESA)Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA)Hera65803 Didymos & Dimorphos Binary Asteroid

@OHB_SE Next step for Hera: The propulsion module structure is on its way to Avio where the propulsion module will be integrated. The structure is expected back in Bremen in December 2022. Still lots of work to be done and schedule is tight until launch in 2024. Go, Hera!💪

ESA Hera

ESA Ariane Vega-C Sentinel-1C

UPDATED • DELAYED • DELAY EXPECTED

 

Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Return to Flight Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CCopernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeSentinel-1Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit

@ESA_EO Scheduled to liftoff in the first half of 2023, the Copernicus Sentinel-1C satellite has arrived safely at [the] Thales Alenia Space plant in Cannes, France. Now it's time for some more tests 👩‍🔬🛰️

Copernicus Sentinel-1c

ESA Ariane Vega-C Sentinel-1D

UPDATED • DELAYED • DELAY EXPECTED

2024

Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CCopernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeSentinel-1Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit

@ESA_EO 5⃣ more Copernicus Sentinel satellites now have a ticket to space 🚀 A contract signed today between ESA & Arianespace has ensured rides into orbit for Sentinel-1D, Sentinel-2C, Sentinel-3C, the Copernicus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide-A & -B satellites

Copernicus Sentinel-1c

ESA Ariane Vega-C EAGLE-1

UPDATED • DELAYED • DELAY EXPECTED

2024

Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CQuantum Key Distribution (QKD) Satellite (QKDSat)SES EAGLE-1Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit

@SES_Satellites SES News: We're excited to share that Arianespace will launch the EAGLE-1 satellite for ESA’s end-to-end Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) system in 2024! 🚀

SES EAGLE-1

ESA Ariane Vega-C Sentinel-3C

UPDATED • DELAYED • DELAY EXPECTED

2024

Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CCopernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeESA Sentinel-3Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit

@ESA_EO 5⃣ more Copernicus Sentinel satellites now have a ticket to space 🚀 A contract signed today between ESA & Arianespace has ensured rides into orbit for Sentinel-1D, Sentinel-2C, Sentinel-3C, the Copernicus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide-A & -B satellites

Copernicus Sentinel-1c

ESA Ariane Vega-C KARI Kompsat-6

UPDATED • REMANIFESTED • DELAYED • DELAY EXPECTED

2024

Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-C • South Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) KOrean Multi-Purpose SATellite-6 (Kompsat-6) • Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit

@Arianespace Today, we are proud to announce that we have signed a launch contract with KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) for the Earth observation 🛰 Kompsat-6. The satellite will be delivered to orbit by Vega-C as early as December 2024. 🚀

Artist's view of Vega-C on the launch pad

ESA Isar Aerospace Spectrum Test Flight

UPDATED • DELAYED

2024

Andøya Space • Norway • European Space Agency (ESA) Boost! Commercial Space Transportation Services (CSTS)Isar Spectrum | Nine Aquila LOX / C3H8 (Propane) Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum AquilaLow Earth Orbit (LEO)

@isaraerospace The countdown has officially started! Last week we welcomed all our ESA / German Space Agency Deutsche Raumfahrtagentur (DLR) CSTS customers that will come on board our maiden and second flight at Isar's production facilities in Ottobrunn!

Isar Aerospace Spectrum

ESA Ariane 62 MetOP-SGA1 (1 of 6) Sentinel-5

2025

Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 4 (ELA-4) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Ariane 62European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 6Copernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeESA Sentinel-5EUMETSAT Metop Second Generation (Metop-SG)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)

@AirbusSpace First Sentinel-5 instrument set to watch over our planet! 🧩 An Airbus-built instrument is one step closer to helping improve monitoring of air quality, changes in the ozone layer, and emissions from wildfires on board the second generation weather satellites MetOp. ☁️ The Airbus-built UVNS (Ultraviolet Visible Near-infrared Short-wave infrared Spectrometer) instrument has just been successfully completed, signed off by our ESA customer and is now ready for integration on the MetOp-SG A 🛰️

EUMETSAT Metop Second Generation (Metop-SG)

ESA Ariane Vega-C Sentinel CO2M-A

2025

Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CCopernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeCopernicus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Monitoring (CO2M)Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit

@ESA_EO 5⃣ more Copernicus Sentinel satellites now have a ticket to space 🚀 A contract signed today between ESA & Arianespace has ensured rides into orbit for Sentinel-1D, Sentinel-2C, Sentinel-3C, the Copernicus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide-A & -B satellites

Copernicus Sentinel CO2M

ESA Ariane Vega-C IRDE-1

2025

Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CItalian space agency Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) IRDEThales Alenia Space IRDED-Orbit IRIDE NOXSun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit

@Arianespace We are proud to announce at SAT Show a new contract signed with the Italian government for the deployment of the IRIDE Earth observation constellation with 3 Vega-C launches to be scheduled from end of 2025 onwards!

IRIDE

ESA Ariane Vega-C Sentinel CO2M-B

2026

Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CCopernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeCopernicus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Monitoring (CO2M)Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit

@ESA_EO 5⃣ more Copernicus Sentinel satellites now have a ticket to space 🚀 A contract signed today between ESA & Arianespace has ensured rides into orbit for Sentinel-1D, Sentinel-2C, Sentinel-3C, the Copernicus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide-A & -B satellites

Copernicus Sentinel CO2M

ESA Ariane Vega-C ClearSpace-1

2026

Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CClearSpace-1Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit

@ClearspaceToday 📣 Exciting news for the first active debris removal mission! ClearSpace just signed a contract with Arianespace for the launch of its servicer spacecraft ClearSpace-1 with the European launcher Vega C. ClearSpace-1 will rendezvous, capture, and remove a piece of space debris as the world's first mission commissioned by the ESA, and supported by Elite partner Omega Watches

ClearSpace-1

Recent Videos of ESA Rocket Launches to Space & Events

ESA Ariane Vega VV23 SSMS #5 Rideshare

 

Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega VV23 Attempt #2 • European Space Agency (ESA) VegaAvio Space Systems VegaSmall Satellites Mission Service (SSMS) | SAB Launch Services (SAB-LS) • 12 Spacecraft • Thai Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) THEOS-2Taiwan Space Agency (TASA) FORMOSAT-7R / TRITON (Wind Hunter)Three Advanced Nanosatellite Systems for Earth-observation Research (ANSER)ESTCube-2OQ Technology MACSAT | Kongsberg NanoAvionicsPassive REflecTometry and dosimeTrY (PRETTY)Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitPress Kit

ESA Ariane 5 H2Sat & Syracuse 4B (Comsat-NG 2) VA261

 

Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (ELA-3) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Ariane 5 Flight 261 • European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 5 ECA • ECA+ (Evolved Cryogenic, model A) • OHB System Heinrich Hertz communications satellite (H2Sat)Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) | CNES Syracuse 4B (COMSAT-NG 2)Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO)

ESA Ariane 5 MTG-I1 Galaxy 35 (G-35) & Galaxy 36 (G-36) VA259

 

Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (ELA-3) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Ariane 5 Flight VA259 • European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 5 ECA • ECA+ (Evolved Cryogenic, model A) • EUMETSAT Meteosat-12 Third Generation (MTG) Imager 1 (MTG-I1)Thales Alenia Space MTGIntelsat Galaxy 35 (G-35) and Galaxy 36 (G-36)Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO)Press Kit

ESA Ariane Vega-C Maiden Flight VV21 LARES-2

 

Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-C VV21 Maiden Flight • European Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CP120C First StageZefiro-40 Second StageZefiro-9 Third StageAVUM+ Upper StageTRISAT-RMTCube-2CELESTALow Earth Orbit (LEO)AstroBio CubeSat (ABCS)GreencubeARCA Dynamics ALPHANPC SpacemindItalian space agency Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) LARES-2Laser Relativity Satellite (LARES)Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)Press Kit

ESA Ariane 5 MEASAT-3d & CMS-02 (GSAT-24) VA257

 

Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (ELA-3) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Ariane 5 Flight VA257 • European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 5 ECA • ECA+ (Evolved Cryogenic, model A) • Malaysia East Asia Satellite (MEASAT)Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)NewSpace India Limited (NSIL)Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO)Press Kit

NASA / CSA / ESA Ariane 5 James Webb Space Telescope VA256

 

Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (ELA-3) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Ariane 5 Flight VA256 • European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 5 ECA • ECA+ (Evolved Cryogenic, model A) • Canadian Space Agency (CSA)National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 2 (L2)

Schedule of Upcoming ESA Rocket Launches to Space, Livestreams & Events

All European Space Agency (ESA) dates are estimates based on the latest available information and may change
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DateMissionLivestreamNotes
2024SpaceX Transporter-11 Smallsat RideshareSpace Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Falcon 9 Block 5 TBC • Return to Landing Site (RTLS) Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) • TransporterCelestis Harmony Memorial Spaceflight • D-Orbit ION SCV012 • European Space Agency (ESA) Artic Weather Satellite (AWS)Exolaunch EXOpod & CarboNIX | Muon Space MuSat-3 | Sidus Space LizzieSat-4 & LizzieSat-5 | Capella-15 (Acadia-5)Loft Orbital Yam-7 | Hydrosat VanZyl-1Impulse Space LEO Express-2Planet Tanger-1 & Flock TBC (35 SuperDove)Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
2024Skyrora XL Test FlightSaxaVord UK SpaceportEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Boost! Commercial Space Transportation Services (CSTS) • Maiden Flight Skyrora XL • 9 Skyforce Engines • Single Skyforce Second Stage • Single LEO Engine Third Stage • Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
2024ESA SpaceX SpainSat NG-ITBC Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)Falcon 9 Block 5 TBC • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • ESA Eurostar Neo | Airbus EurostarhisdeSAT SpainSat Next Generation 1 (NG-I)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit
NET SeptemberESA Ariane Vega VV24 Sentinel-2CEnsemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace VegaEuropean Space Agency (ESA) VegaAvio Space Systems VegaCopernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeESA Sentinel-2Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
2024-10-08 TBC UTCESA SpaceX Hera to DimorphosTBC Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)Falcon 9 Block 5 TBC • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • European Space Agency (ESA)Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA)Hera65803 Didymos & Dimorphos Binary Asteroid
NET 2024-11-15 TBC UTCESA Ariane Vega-C Sentinel-1CEnsemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Return to Flight Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CCopernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeSentinel-1Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
2024ESA Ariane Vega-C Biomass Earth Explorer 7Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CBiomass Earth Explorer 7Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
2024ESA Ariane Vega-C Sentinel-1DEnsemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CCopernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeSentinel-1Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
2024ESA Ariane Vega-C EAGLE-1Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CQuantum Key Distribution (QKD) Satellite (QKDSat)SES EAGLE-1Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
2024ESA Ariane Vega-C Sentinel-3CEnsemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CCopernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeESA Sentinel-3Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
2024ESA Ariane Vega-C KARI Kompsat-6Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-C • South Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) KOrean Multi-Purpose SATellite-6 (Kompsat-6) • Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
2024ESA Isar Aerospace Spectrum Test FlightAndøya Space • Norway • European Space Agency (ESA) Boost! Commercial Space Transportation Services (CSTS)Isar Spectrum | Nine Aquila LOX / C3H8 (Propane) Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum AquilaLow Earth Orbit (LEO)
2025ESA Ariane 62 MetOP-SGA1 (1 of 6) Sentinel-5Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 4 (ELA-4) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Ariane 62European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 6Copernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeESA Sentinel-5EUMETSAT Metop Second Generation (Metop-SG)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
2025ESA Ariane Vega-C Sentinel-3DEnsemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CCopernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeESA Sentinel-3Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
2025ESA Ariane Vega-C Sentinel CO2M-AEnsemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CCopernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeCopernicus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Monitoring (CO2M)Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
2025ESA Ariane Vega-C IRDE-1Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CItalian space agency Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) IRDEThales Alenia Space IRDED-Orbit IRIDE NOXSun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
NET 2025ESA Ariane 64 Intelsat IS-41 & IS-44Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 4 (ELA-4) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Ariane 64European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 6Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
2026ESA Ariane Vega-C Sentinel CO2M-BEnsemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CCopernicus Earth Observation ProgrammeCopernicus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Monitoring (CO2M)Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
2026ESA Ariane Vega-C ClearSpace-1Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-CEuropean Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CClearSpace-1Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
NET 2026ESA Ariane 64 Intelsat IS-45Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 4 (ELA-4) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Ariane 64European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 6Low Earth Orbit (LEO)

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Recent ESA Rocket Launches to Space & Events

DateMissionNotes
2024-07-09 19:00 UTCESA Ariane 6 Maiden Flight (VA262)Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 4 (ELA-4) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Maiden Flight Arianespace Ariane 6European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 6The Exploration Company Bikini Nyx • NASA CUbesat Radio Interferometry Experiment (CURIE) • Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Press Kit
2024-05-28 22:20 UTCESA SpaceX EarthCARESpace Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)Falcon 9 Block 5 B1081.7 Flight 7 Reuseable • Return to Landing Site (RTLS) Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) • European Space Agency (ESA) | Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE)Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous Orbit
2023-10-09 01:36 UTCESA Ariane Vega VV23 SSMS #5 RideshareEnsemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega VV23 Attempt #2 • European Space Agency (ESA) VegaAvio Space Systems VegaSmall Satellites Mission Service (SSMS) | SAB Launch Services (SAB-LS) • 12 Spacecraft • Thai Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) THEOS-2Taiwan Space Agency (TASA) FORMOSAT-7R / TRITON (Wind Hunter)Three Advanced Nanosatellite Systems for Earth-observation Research (ANSER)ESTCube-2OQ Technology MACSAT | Kongsberg NanoAvionicsPassive REflecTometry and dosimeTrY (PRETTY)Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) | Heliosynchronous OrbitPress Kit
2023-07-05 22:00 UTCESA Ariane 5 H2Sat & Syracuse 4B (Comsat-NG 2) VA261Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (ELA-3) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Ariane 5 Flight 261 • European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 5 ECA • ECA+ (Evolved Cryogenic, model A) • OHB System Heinrich Hertz communications satellite (H2Sat)Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) | CNES Syracuse 4B (COMSAT-NG 2)Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO)
2023-07-01 15:12 UTCESA SpaceX EuclidSpace Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)Falcon 9 Block 5 B1080.2 Flight 2 • A Shortfall of Gravitas (ASOG) Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS)European Space Agency (ESA)Euclid Telescope Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 2 (L2)Press KitAdvisory
2023-04-14 12:14 UTCESA Ariane 5 JUICE VA260Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (ELA-3) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Ariane 5 Flight VA260 • European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 5 ECA • ECA+ (Evolved Cryogenic, model A) • JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE)Jupiter System | Ganymede | Callisto | Europa | ExplorerPress KitPress Kit
2022-12-21 01:47 UTCESA Ariane Vega-C Pléiades Neo 5 & 6 VV22 (Zoom In)Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-C VV22European Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CP120C First StageZefiro-40 Second StageZefiro-9 Third StageAVUM+ Upper StageAirbus Pléiades NeoZefiro-40 Second Stage Anomaly • Press Kit
2022-12-13 20:30 UTCESA Ariane 5 MTG-I1 Galaxy 35 (G-35) & Galaxy 36 (G-36) VA259Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (ELA-3) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Ariane 5 Flight VA259 • European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 5 ECA • ECA+ (Evolved Cryogenic, model A) • EUMETSAT Meteosat-12 Third Generation (MTG) Imager 1 (MTG-I1)Thales Alenia Space MTGIntelsat Galaxy 35 (G-35) and Galaxy 36 (G-36)Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO)Press Kit
2022-09-07 21:45 UTCESA Ariane 5 Eutelsat Konnect VHTS VA258Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (ELA-3) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Ariane 5 Flight VA258 • European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 5 ECA • ECA+ (Evolved Cryogenic, model A) • ESA Spacebus NeoThales Alenia SpaceEutelsat KONNECT VHTSGeostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO)Press Kit
2022-07-13 13:13 UTCESA Ariane Vega-C Maiden Flight VV21 LARES-2Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Vega-C VV21 Maiden Flight • European Space Agency (ESA) Vega-CAvio Space Systems Vega-CP120C First StageZefiro-40 Second StageZefiro-9 Third StageAVUM+ Upper StageTRISAT-RMTCube-2CELESTALow Earth Orbit (LEO)AstroBio CubeSat (ABCS)GreencubeARCA Dynamics ALPHANPC SpacemindItalian space agency Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) LARES-2Laser Relativity Satellite (LARES)Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)Press Kit
2022-06-22 21:50 UTCESA Ariane 5 MEASAT-3d & CMS-02 (GSAT-24) VA257Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (ELA-3) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Ariane 5 Flight VA257 • European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 5 ECA • ECA+ (Evolved Cryogenic, model A) • Malaysia East Asia Satellite (MEASAT)Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)NewSpace India Limited (NSIL)Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO)Press Kit
2021-12-25 12:20 UTCNASA / CSA / ESA Ariane 5 James Webb Space Telescope VA256Ariane Launch Complex | Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (ELA-3) • Guiana Space Centre | Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) • French Guiana • Arianespace Ariane 5 Flight VA256 • European Space Agency (ESA) Ariane 5 ECA • ECA+ (Evolved Cryogenic, model A) • Canadian Space Agency (CSA)National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 2 (L2)

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