Upcoming Rocket Launches to the Moon, Livestreams & Lunar Events

All Moon dates are estimates based on the latest available information and may change
  • NET (No Earlier Than)
  • TBC (To Be Confirmed)
  • TBD (To Be Determined)

NASA Firefly Blue Ghost M1 Lunar Lander to the Moon

2024

Space Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS)Italian space agency Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)Firefly Blue Ghost • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • NASA Lunar GNSS Receiver Experiment (LuGRE)Montana State University (MSU) Radiation Tolerant Computer (RadPC-Lunar)Moon | Explorer

@Firefly_Space Blue Ghost Mission 1 update: Payload #8 has arrived! The team successfully fit-checked Honeybee Robotics's Lunar Instrumentation for Subsurface Thermal Exploration with Rapidity (LISTER)

Firefly Blue Ghost Lunar Lander

NASA SpaceX Falcon Heavy Griffin & VIPER Rover to the Lunar South Pole

UPDATED • DELAYED

November

Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)Falcon Heavy TBC Expendable Core • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS)Astrobotic Griffin Lunar LanderNASA Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer

@NASAAmes To allow for additional testing of the lunar lander that will deliver our VIPER rover to the lunar South Pole, its arrival to the Moon is now scheduled for 2024

NASA VIPER

NASA SpaceX IM-2 PRIME-1 & Lunar Trailblazer Nova-C Lunar Lander

UPDATED • DELAYED

2024

TBC Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD)Small Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx)Falcon 9 Block 5 TBC Reuseable • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • AstroForge Odin (Brokkr-2) | OrbAstro ORB-50NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS)Intuitive Machines Nova-C Lunar Lander | µNova (Micro Nova) HopperPolar Resources Ice Mining Experiment-1 (PRIME-1)California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Lunar TrailblazerLunar Outpost Lunar Voyage 1 | Lunar Outpost Mobile Autonomous Prospecting Platform (MAPP)International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) ILO-1Moon | Explorer

@NASAKennedy NASA plans to learn more about water on the Moon with the Polar Resources Ice Mining Experiment-1 (PRIME-1). A lander will take it to the lunar South Pole where it will drill into the surface and identify what it finds

NASA Polar Resources Ice Mining Experiment-1 (PRIME-1)

SpaceX HAKUTO-R M2 Private Lunar Rover

2024

TBC Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)Falcon 9 Block 5 TBC Reuseable • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • ispace HAKUTO-R • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer

ispace_inc Assembly, integration, and testing of our HAKUTO-R Mission 2 lunar lander flight model has begun at the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center. M2 will be operated using the same Series 1 model with fine-tuned software design, and early determination of landing requirements and thorough simulation planned. There are no changes to the launch schedule for M2 (scheduled 2024) and M3 (scheduled 2025) at this time

ispace HAKUTO-R M2 Lunar Rover

NASA SpaceX IM-3 (CP-11) Nova-C Lunar Lander

2025

TBC Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD)Small Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx)Falcon 9 Block 5 TBC Reuseable • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) | NASA Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) CP-11Intuitive Machines Nova-C Lunar Lander • NASA Lunar Vertex (LVx) | Lunar Outpost Mobile Autonomous Prospecting Platform (MAPP) | Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) [JHUAPL]Four Cooperative Autonomous Distributed Robotic Exploration (CADRE) Lunar RoversMoon | ExplorerReiner Gamma Swirl

@Int_Machines As part of NASA's Artemis lunar exploration efforts we will be investigating lunar swirls as we suspect they may help shield future Artemis astronauts from the intense radiation on the Moon. IM-3 will complete complex lunar operations, including investigating the Reiner Gamma swirl

Intuitive Machines IM-3 Nova-C Lunar Lander

NASA Artemis II SLS & Crewed Orion Around the Moon

UPDATED • DELAYED • DELAY EXPECTED

NET September 2025

Launch Complex 39B (LC-39B) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Artemis 2Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1 • Four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 Hydrolox (6:1) Engines • Two Northrop Grumman Five Segment Booster (FSB-1) SLS Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) • Single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C-2 Upper Stage • ESA Orion European Service ModuleOrion • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer

@NASA In order to safely carry out our upcoming Artemis missions to the Moon with astronauts, we are now targeting September 2025 for Artemis II and September 2026 for Artemis III. Safety is our top priority

NASA Space Launch System (SLS) with Orion at LC-39B

NASA SpaceX Falcon Heavy PPE & HALO to Lunar Gateway

UPDATED • DELAYED • DELAY EXPECTED

NET 2025

Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)Falcon Heavy TBC Core • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • NASA Artemis Lunar GatewayMaxar Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) • Northrop Grumman Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer

@NASA_Gateway Gateway is coming together 🤩 Following structural welding, the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) module will ship from Italy to Gilbert, Arizona, where Northrop Grumman will outfit various components to support future NASA Artemis missions

NASA Artemis Lunar Gateway

NASA SpaceX Falcon Heavy GLS-1 to Lunar Gateway

UPDATED • DELAYED • DELAY EXPECTED

NET 2025

Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)Falcon Heavy TBC Core • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • Lunar Cargo Dragon XL • NASA Artemis Lunar Gateway | NASA Gateway Logistics Services (GLS) • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer

@NASA_Gateway To support lunar surface missions, Gateway’s Deep Space Logistics Project managed out of NASA's Kennedy Space Center will deliver critical cargo, science experiments, and supplies using Gateway’s Logistics Services

NASA SpaceX Team Draper CP-12 ispace APEX Lunar Lander

UPDATED • DELAYED

2026

Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)NASA Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) CP-12Draper CP-12General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS)Karman Systimaispace APEX 1.0 Lunar LanderMoon | ExplorerSchrödinger Basin

@DraperLab Draper has been selected by NASA to deliver a suite of three NASA-sponsored science payloads to the Schrödinger basin on the lunar surface, which is on the far side of the Moon—a first for NASA. Our team includes ispace, General Atomics & Karman Systima

ispace APEX 1.0 Lunar Lander

NASA Firefly Blue Ghost M2 Lunar Lander to the Moon

2026

Space Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS)Firefly Blue Ghost • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Lunar Surface Electromagnetic Experiment at Night (LuSEE-Night)ESA Lunar Pathfinder | SSTL Lunar PathfinderMoon | Explorer

@Firefly_Space Another big lunar win! Firefly was awarded its third NASA CLPS contract to provide radio frequency calibration services from lunar orbit. As part of Blue Ghost Mission 2, these services will allow NASA’s LuSEE-Night radio telescope to further unlock the origins of the universe

Firefly Blue Ghost Lunar Lander

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Griffin Lunar Lander to the Lunar South Pole

2026

Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)Falcon Heavy TBC Expendable Core • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • Astrobotic Griffin Lunar Lander | Astrobotic LunaGrid-Lite • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer

@astrobotic We're heading to the Moon’s South Pole (again) in 2026! 🌔 Today at the Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium (LSIC) we announced our purchase: launch services aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket for our 3rd upcoming lunar lander mission!

Astrobotic Griffin Lunar Lander

SpaceX Starship AstroLab FLEX Lunar Lander to the Moon

Mid 2026

TBC Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)Starship Super Heavy TBC • Raptor 2 Engines • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • AstroLab Flexible Logistics and Exploration (FLEX) Lunar RoverMoon | Explorer

@Astrolab_Space Today we announce a launch agreement with SpaceX - Our FLEX rover is headed to the Moon aboard a Starship landing system as soon as mid-2026. Once it completes its mission, FLEX will become the largest and most capable rover to ever travel to the 🌕

AstroLab Flexible Logistics and Exploration (FLEX) Lunar Rover

NASA Artemis III SLS & Crewed Orion to the Moon

UPDATED • DELAYED • DELAY EXPECTED

September 2026

Launch Complex 39B (LC-39B) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Artemis 3Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1 • Four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 Hydrolox (6:1) Engines • Two Northrop Grumman Five Segment Booster (FSB-1) SLS Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) • Single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C-2 Upper Stage • ESA Orion European Service ModuleOrion • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer

@NASA In order to safely carry out our upcoming Artemis missions to the Moon with astronauts, we are now targeting September 2025 for Artemis II and September 2026 for Artemis III. Safety is our top priority

NASA Space Launch System (SLS) with Orion at LC-39B

NASA Artemis IIII SLS & Crewed Orion to Lunar Gateway & Moon

UPDATED • DELAYED • DELAY EXPECTED

September 2028

Launch Complex 39B (LC-39B) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Artemis 4Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1B • Four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 Hydrolox (6:1) Engines • Two Northrop Grumman Five Segment Booster (FSB-1) SLS Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) • Single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C-3 Hydrolox (5.7:1) Exploration Upper Stage • ESA Orion European Service ModuleOrion • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • NASA Artemis Lunar GatewayMoon | Explorer

NASA Space Launch System (SLS) with Orion at LC-39B

Recent Videos of Rocket Launches to the Moon & Lunar Events

NASA ULA Vulcan Centaur Maiden Flight (Cert-1) Peregrine Lunar Lander

ANOMALY

 

Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)United Launch Alliance (ULA) | Certification-1 Maiden Flight Vulcan Centaur VC2S | Twin Blue Origin BE-4 Engines | Two Northrop Grumman GEM-63XL Graphite-Epoxy Motor (GEM) Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) | Twin Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C-X Engines • Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Celestis Enterprise Memorial Spaceflight Solar Orbit • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Celestis Tranquility Memorial SpaceflightNASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) | TO2-ABAstrobotic Peregrine Lunar Lander Anomaly • Sinus Viscositatis | Gruithuisen Domes | Moon | ExplorerPress KitPress KitAdvisory

JAXA H-IIA F47 XRISM SLIM (Moon Sniper) Lunar Lander

 

Launch Pad 1 (LA-Y1) • Yoshinobu Launch Complex (LC-Y) • Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC) | Japan • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) • Flight 47 JAXA H2A (H-IIA) 202 | Twin Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB-A) | Twin Solid Strap-On Boosters (SSB) • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) H-IIA (H2A)JAXA X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) | Resolve (Soft X-ray Spectrometer) | Xtend (Soft X-ray Imager)NASA XRISMLow Earth Orbit (LEO) • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | ExplorerSmart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) | Lunar Excursion Vehicle 1 (LEV-1) | SORA-Q Lunar Excursion Vehicle 2 (LEV-2)Press KitPress Kit

SpaceX HAKUTO-R M1 Private Lunar Lander

 

Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)Falcon 9 Block 5 B1073.5 Flight 5 Reuseable • Return to Landing Site (RTLS) Landing Zone 2 (LZ-2) • ispace HAKUTO-R Mission 1Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)JAXA Lunar Surface Data Acquisition Mission for Pressurized Rover Exploration (LAMPE) SORA-Q Transformable Lunar Robot • Emirates Lunar Mission (ELM) Rashid Lunar Rover • Lunar Flashlight • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer • Atlas Crater • Mare Frigoris (Sea of Cold)FCCAdvisory

NASA Artemis I SLS & Uncrewed Orion Around the Moon

 

Launch Complex 39B (LC-39B) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Artemis 1Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1 • Four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 Hydrolox (6:1) Engines • Two Northrop Grumman Five Segment Booster (FSB-1) SLS Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) • Single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10B-2 Upper Stage • ESA Orion European Service ModuleOrion • 25 days • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • BioSentinelSWRI CubeSat to Study Solar Particles (CuSP)ASU Luna Polar Hydrogen Mapper (LunaH-Map)Lunar IceCubeTerran Orbital Lunar InfraRed Imaging (LunIR)JAXA EQUULEUSJAXA OMOTENASHI • Lunar Distant Retrograde Orbit (DRO) • Moon | ExplorerLaunch WindowsRealtime TrackingPress KitAdvisory

SpaceX KPLO Danuri Lunar Orbiter

 

Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)Falcon 9 Block 5 B1052.6 Flight 6 Reuseable • Just Read the Instructions (JRTI) Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS)South Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)South Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Low-Energy Ballistic Lunar Transfer (BLT) / Weak Stability Boundary (WSB) • Selenocentric Lunar Polar Orbit • Moon | ExplorerAdvisory

NASA Rocket Lab CAPSTONE Final HyperCurie Burn to the Moon

 

Lunar Photon Explorer | HyperCurie Engine • NASA Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE)NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)NASA Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP)NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Terran OrbitalAdvanced SpaceStellar ExplorationLow-Energy Ballistic Lunar Transfer (BLT) • Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO) • Moon | ExplorerPress Kit

NASA Rocket Lab CAPSTONE CubeSat to the Moon

 

Launch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Lunar Photon Explorer | HyperCurie Engine • NASA Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE)NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)NASA Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP)NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Terran OrbitalAdvanced SpaceStellar ExplorationLow-Energy Ballistic Lunar Transfer (BLT) • Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO) • Moon | ExplorerPress Kit

Schedule of Upcoming Rocket Launches to the Moon, Livestreams & Lunar Events

All Moon dates are estimates based on the latest available information and may change
  • NET (No Earlier Than)
  • TBC (To Be Confirmed)
  • TBD (To Be Determined)
DateMissionLivestreamNotes
2024NASA Firefly Blue Ghost M1 Lunar Lander to the MoonSpace Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS)Italian space agency Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)Firefly Blue Ghost • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • NASA Lunar GNSS Receiver Experiment (LuGRE)Montana State University (MSU) Radiation Tolerant Computer (RadPC-Lunar)Moon | Explorer
NovemberNASA SpaceX Falcon Heavy Griffin & VIPER Rover to the Lunar South PoleLaunch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)Falcon Heavy TBC Expendable Core • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS)Astrobotic Griffin Lunar LanderNASA Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer
2024NASA SpaceX IM-2 PRIME-1 & Lunar Trailblazer Nova-C Lunar LanderTBC Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD)Small Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx)Falcon 9 Block 5 TBC Reuseable • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • AstroForge Odin (Brokkr-2) | OrbAstro ORB-50NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS)Intuitive Machines Nova-C Lunar Lander | µNova (Micro Nova) HopperPolar Resources Ice Mining Experiment-1 (PRIME-1)California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Lunar TrailblazerLunar Outpost Lunar Voyage 1 | Lunar Outpost Mobile Autonomous Prospecting Platform (MAPP)International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) ILO-1Moon | Explorer
2024SpaceX HAKUTO-R M2 Private Lunar RoverTBC Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)Falcon 9 Block 5 TBC Reuseable • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • ispace HAKUTO-R • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer
2025NASA SpaceX IM-3 (CP-11) Nova-C Lunar LanderTBC Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD)Small Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx)Falcon 9 Block 5 TBC Reuseable • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) | NASA Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) CP-11Intuitive Machines Nova-C Lunar Lander • NASA Lunar Vertex (LVx) | Lunar Outpost Mobile Autonomous Prospecting Platform (MAPP) | Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) [JHUAPL]Four Cooperative Autonomous Distributed Robotic Exploration (CADRE) Lunar RoversMoon | ExplorerReiner Gamma Swirl
NET September 2025NASA Artemis II SLS & Crewed Orion Around the MoonLaunch Complex 39B (LC-39B) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Artemis 2Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1 • Four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 Hydrolox (6:1) Engines • Two Northrop Grumman Five Segment Booster (FSB-1) SLS Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) • Single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C-2 Upper Stage • ESA Orion European Service ModuleOrion • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer
2025JAXA LUPEX Lunar Rover ISRO Chandrayaan-4 Lunar LanderLaunch Pad 2 (LA-Y2) • Yoshinobu Launch Complex (LC-Y) • Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC) | Japan • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) • TBC H3-24L | Two LE-9 Engines | Four Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB-3) • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) H3Lunar Polar Exploration (LUPEX) Lunar Rover • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chandrayaan-4 Lunar Lander • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer
NET 2025NASA SpaceX Falcon Heavy PPE & HALO to Lunar GatewayLaunch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)Falcon Heavy TBC Core • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • NASA Artemis Lunar GatewayMaxar Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) • Northrop Grumman Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer
NET 2025NASA SpaceX Falcon Heavy GLS-1 to Lunar GatewayLaunch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)Falcon Heavy TBC Core • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • Lunar Cargo Dragon XL • NASA Artemis Lunar Gateway | NASA Gateway Logistics Services (GLS) • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer
2026NASA SpaceX Team Draper CP-12 ispace APEX Lunar LanderLaunch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)NASA Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) CP-12Draper CP-12General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS)Karman Systimaispace APEX 1.0 Lunar LanderMoon | ExplorerSchrödinger Basin
2026NASA Firefly Blue Ghost M2 Lunar Lander to the MoonSpace Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) | Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS)Firefly Blue Ghost • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Lunar Surface Electromagnetic Experiment at Night (LuSEE-Night)ESA Lunar Pathfinder | SSTL Lunar PathfinderMoon | Explorer
2026SpaceX Falcon Heavy Griffin Lunar Lander to the Lunar South PoleLaunch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)Falcon Heavy TBC Expendable Core • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • TBC Reusable Side Booster • TBC Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) • Astrobotic Griffin Lunar Lander | Astrobotic LunaGrid-Lite • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer
Mid 2026SpaceX Starship AstroLab FLEX Lunar Lander to the MoonTBC Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)Starship Super Heavy TBC • Raptor 2 Engines • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • AstroLab Flexible Logistics and Exploration (FLEX) Lunar RoverMoon | Explorer
September 2026NASA Artemis III SLS & Crewed Orion to the MoonLaunch Complex 39B (LC-39B) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Artemis 3Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1 • Four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 Hydrolox (6:1) Engines • Two Northrop Grumman Five Segment Booster (FSB-1) SLS Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) • Single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C-2 Upper Stage • ESA Orion European Service ModuleOrion • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer
September 2028NASA Artemis IIII SLS & Crewed Orion to Lunar Gateway & MoonLaunch Complex 39B (LC-39B) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Artemis 4Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1B • Four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 Hydrolox (6:1) Engines • Two Northrop Grumman Five Segment Booster (FSB-1) SLS Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) • Single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C-3 Hydrolox (5.7:1) Exploration Upper Stage • ESA Orion European Service ModuleOrion • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • NASA Artemis Lunar GatewayMoon | Explorer

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Recent Rocket Launches to the Moon & Lunar Events

DateMissionNotes
2024-02-22 23:24 UTCNASA Intuitive Machines IM-1 Nova-C Odysseus Lunar LandingNASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) | TO2-IMIntuitive Machines Nova-C Odysseus Lunar LanderInternational Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) ILO-X • Malapert A | Moon | ExplorerPress Kit
2024-02-15 06:05 UTCNASA SpaceX IM-1 Nova-C Lunar LanderLaunch Complex 39A (LC-39A) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)Falcon 9 Block 5 B1060.18 Flight 18 Reuseable • Return to Landing Site (RTLS) Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) | TO2-IMIntuitive Machines Nova-C Odysseus Lunar LanderInternational Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) ILO-X • Malapert A | Moon | ExplorerPress KitAdvisory
2024-01-19 15:20 UTCJAXA SLIM (Moon Sniper) Lunar LandingSmart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) | Lunar Excursion Vehicle 1 (LEV-1) | SORA-Q Lunar Excursion Vehicle 2 (LEV-2)Moon | Explorer • Landing Anomaly • Press Kit
2024-01-08 07:18 UTCNASA ULA Vulcan Centaur Maiden Flight (Cert-1) Peregrine Lunar LanderSpace Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)United Launch Alliance (ULA) | Certification-1 Maiden Flight Vulcan Centaur VC2S | Twin Blue Origin BE-4 Engines | Two Northrop Grumman GEM-63XL Graphite-Epoxy Motor (GEM) Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) | Twin Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C-X Engines • Low Earth Orbit (LEO)Celestis Enterprise Memorial Spaceflight Solar Orbit • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Celestis Tranquility Memorial SpaceflightNASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) | TO2-ABAstrobotic Peregrine Lunar Lander Anomaly • Sinus Viscositatis | Gruithuisen Domes | Moon | ExplorerPress KitPress KitAdvisory
2023-09-06 23:42 UTCJAXA H-IIA F47 XRISM SLIM (Moon Sniper) Lunar LanderLaunch Pad 1 (LA-Y1) • Yoshinobu Launch Complex (LC-Y) • Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC) | Japan • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) • Flight 47 JAXA H2A (H-IIA) 202 | Twin Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB-A) | Twin Solid Strap-On Boosters (SSB) • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) H-IIA (H2A)JAXA X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) | Resolve (Soft X-ray Spectrometer) | Xtend (Soft X-ray Imager)NASA XRISMLow Earth Orbit (LEO) • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | ExplorerSmart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) | Lunar Excursion Vehicle 1 (LEV-1) | SORA-Q Lunar Excursion Vehicle 2 (LEV-2)Press KitPress Kit
2023-08-23 12:33 UTCISRO Chandrayaan-3 Lunar LandingIndian Space Research Organization (ISRO)Chandrayaan-3Moon | ExplorerPress Kit
2023-07-14 09:05 UTCISRO LVM3-M4 Chandrayaan-3 Lunar LanderSatish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) Second Launch Pad (SLP) | Sriharikota | India • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk 3 / LVM3)Chandrayaan-3 • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | ExplorerPress Kit
2023-04-25 16:40 UTCHAKUTO-R M1 Private Lunar Landingispace HAKUTO-R Mission 1Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)JAXA Lunar Surface Data Acquisition Mission for Pressurized Rover Exploration (LAMPE) SORA-Q Transformable Lunar Robot • Emirates Lunar Mission (ELM) Rashid Lunar Rover • Lunar Flashlight • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer • Atlas Crater • Mare Frigoris (Sea of Cold) • Landing Anomaly
2023-04-24 13:00 UTCNASA Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium (LSIC) Spring MeetingNASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) Lunar Surface Innovation Initiative (LSII)Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) [JHUAPL] Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium (LSIC) • Cislunar Space | Moon | Explorer
2022-12-11 17:40 UTCNASA Artemis I Uncrewed Orion SplashdownMoon | Explorer • Lunar Distant Retrograde Orbit (DRO) • Orion • 25 days • Lockheed Martin Orion Skip ManeuverNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Artemis 1Realtime TrackingPress Kit
2022-12-11 07:38 UTCSpaceX HAKUTO-R M1 Private Lunar LanderSpace Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)Falcon 9 Block 5 B1073.5 Flight 5 Reuseable • Return to Landing Site (RTLS) Landing Zone 2 (LZ-2) • ispace HAKUTO-R Mission 1Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)JAXA Lunar Surface Data Acquisition Mission for Pressurized Rover Exploration (LAMPE) SORA-Q Transformable Lunar Robot • Emirates Lunar Mission (ELM) Rashid Lunar Rover • Lunar Flashlight • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer • Atlas Crater • Mare Frigoris (Sea of Cold)FCCAdvisory
2022-12-05 16:43 UTCNASA Artemis I Uncrewed Orion Return Flyby of the MoonNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Artemis 1Orion • 25 days • Lunar Distant Retrograde Orbit (DRO) • Moon | ExplorerRealtime TrackingPress Kit
2022-12-01 21:53 UTCNASA Artemis I Uncrewed Orion DRO Exit Burn Around the MoonNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Artemis 1Orion • 25 days • Moon | Explorer • Lunar Distant Retrograde Orbit (DRO) • Realtime TrackingPress Kit
2022-11-25 21:52 UTCNASA Artemis I Uncrewed Orion DRO Insertion Burn Around the MoonNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Artemis 1Orion • 25 days • Moon | Explorer • Lunar Distant Retrograde Orbit (DRO) • Realtime TrackingPress Kit
2022-11-21 12:44 UTCNASA Artemis I Uncrewed Orion Flyby of the MoonNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Artemis 1Orion • 25 days • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Moon | Explorer • Lunar Distant Retrograde Orbit (DRO) • Realtime TrackingPress Kit
2022-11-16 06:47 UTCNASA Artemis I SLS & Uncrewed Orion Around the MoonLaunch Complex 39B (LC-39B) | Kennedy Space Center (KSC)National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Artemis 1Space Launch System (SLS) Block 1 • Four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 Hydrolox (6:1) Engines • Two Northrop Grumman Five Segment Booster (FSB-1) SLS Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) • Single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10B-2 Upper Stage • ESA Orion European Service ModuleOrion • 25 days • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • BioSentinelSWRI CubeSat to Study Solar Particles (CuSP)ASU Luna Polar Hydrogen Mapper (LunaH-Map)Lunar IceCubeTerran Orbital Lunar InfraRed Imaging (LunIR)JAXA EQUULEUSJAXA OMOTENASHI • Lunar Distant Retrograde Orbit (DRO) • Moon | ExplorerLaunch WindowsRealtime TrackingPress KitAdvisory
2022-11-08 10:17 UTCBlood Moon Total Lunar EclipseNASA Science LiveTotal Lunar Eclipse • Totality 85 Minutes • Visible in North & Central America, Western Venezuela & Peru, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand
2022-08-04 23:08 UTCSpaceX KPLO Danuri Lunar OrbiterSpace Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) | Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS)Falcon 9 Block 5 B1052.6 Flight 6 Reuseable • Just Read the Instructions (JRTI) Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS)South Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)South Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) • Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI) • Low-Energy Ballistic Lunar Transfer (BLT) / Weak Stability Boundary (WSB) • Selenocentric Lunar Polar Orbit • Moon | ExplorerAdvisory
2022-07-04 06:56 UTCNASA Rocket Lab CAPSTONE Final HyperCurie Burn to the MoonLunar Photon Explorer | HyperCurie Engine • NASA Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE)NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)NASA Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP)NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Terran OrbitalAdvanced SpaceStellar ExplorationLow-Energy Ballistic Lunar Transfer (BLT) • Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO) • Moon | ExplorerPress Kit
2022-06-28 09:55 UTCNASA Rocket Lab CAPSTONE CubeSat to the MoonLaunch Complex 1 Pad B (LC-1B) | Māhia Peninsula New ZealandElectron Rocket | Nine Rutherford LOX / Kerosene (Kerolox) Electric Pump Fed Engines | Second Stage Single Vacuum Rutherford | Lunar Photon Explorer | HyperCurie Engine • NASA Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE)NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)NASA Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP)NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Terran OrbitalAdvanced SpaceStellar ExplorationLow-Energy Ballistic Lunar Transfer (BLT) • Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO) • Moon | ExplorerPress Kit
2022-05-16 04:12 UTCSuper Flower Blood Moon Total Lunar EclipseNASA Science LiveSuper Blood MoonTotal Lunar Eclipse • Totality 84 Minutes • Visible in Americas, Europe & parts of Africa

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