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LAST UPDATED July 12: These dates are subject to change, and will be updated throughout the year as firmer dates arise. Please DO NOT schedule travel based on a date you see here. Launch dates collected from NASA, ESA, Roscosmos, Spaceflight Now and others. 

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July 13: A partial solar eclipse will be visible from southern Australia, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. [Friday the 13th Eclipse Visible to Lucky Few]

July 15: An uncrewed Cygnus cargo spacecraft will undock from the International Space Station at 8:35 a.m. EDT (1235 GMT). It will linger in Earth's orbit for two more weeks before it deorbit and burns up in Earth's atmosphere above the Pacific Ocean. [Watch Live]   

July 22: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Telstar 19 VANTAGE communications satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 1:50-5:50 a.m. EDT (0550-0950 GMT). The satellite provide high-throughput Ku-band and Ka-band communications services over South America, the Caribbean, the North Atlantic and Canada. [Watch Live]  

July 25: Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ES rocket to launch four Galileo satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation constellation. The rocket will launch from Kourou, French Guiana at 7:25 a.m. EDT (1125 GMT).

July 25: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 10 satellites for the Iridium Next mobile communications fleet from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 7:39 a.m. EDT (1139 GMT). [Watch Live]  

July 27/28: A total lunar eclipse, also known as a "blood moon," will be visible from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and Antarctica. It will be the longest total lunar eclipse of the century.

July 27: Mars at Opposition. Look for the Red Planet in the night sky. It will make its closest approach to Earth since 2003 and will appear bigger and brighter than usual. 

July 29/30: The southern Delta Aquarid meteor shower will peak overnight on Sunday, July 29 into the early morning hours of Monday, July 30. Meteors from this shower will be visible from mid-July to the end of August.

Aug. 2: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Merah Putih communications satellite for Telkom Indonesia at 1:19 a.m. EDT (0519 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. [Watch Live

Aug. 4: A United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket will launch NASA's Parker Solar Probe from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 4:17-5:02 a.m. EDT (0817-0902 GMT). [Watch Live]   

Aug. 11: A partial solar eclipse will be visible from parts of Europe, Asia, Canada, Greenland, the Atlantic and the Arctic. [Solar Eclipse Guide 2018: When, Where & How to See Them]

Aug. 13: The Perseid meteor shower will peak before dawn in the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 13.

Aug. 17: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Telstar 18 VANTAGE communications satellite, also known as Apstar 5C, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The satellite will provide broadcast, enterprise and government communications services over parts of India, China, Mongolia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Ocean region. 

Aug. 21: An Arianespace Vega rocket will launch from Kourou, French Guiana with the European Space Agency's Aeolus wind-mapping satellite. 

Aug. 27: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch Boeing's first CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on an unpiloted Orbital Test Flight to the International Space Station. The capsule will dock with the space station, then return to Earth to landing in the Western United States after an orbital shakedown cruise ahead of a two-person Crew Test Flight (which could happen in 2019).

Also slated to launch in August (from Spaceflight Now):

  • SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida for an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station. 
  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 10 Iridium Next satellites (66-75) from Vandenberg Air Foce Base in California.  
  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Es'hail 2 communications satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida for Qatar's national satellite communications company Es'hailSat. 
  • India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk. 3 (GSLV Mk.3) will launch the GSAT 29 communications satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India. 

Sept. 5: Arianespace will launch an Ariane 5 rocket with the Horizons 3e and Azerspace 2/Intelsat 38 communications satellites from Kourou, French Guiana at 5:20 p.m. EDT (2120 GMT). 

Sept. 10: A Japanese H-2B rocket will launch the seventh H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-7) from the Tanegashima Space Center. The uncrewed cargo vehicle will deliver equipment and supplies to the International Space Station.

Sept. 12:United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket will launch NASA's ICESat-2 satellite to measure ice sheet elevation and ice sheet thickness changes linked to climate change, along with measurements of Earth's vegetation biomass. It will lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 8:46-11:20 a.m. EDT (1246-1520 GMT).

Sept. 26: A United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket will launch a classified spy satellite (NROL-71) for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Also slated to launch in September (from Spaceflight Now):

  • A Chinese Long March 2C rocket will launch the China-France Oceanography Satellite (CFOSAT) from Jiuquan, China. 
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch Spaceflight's SSO-A rideshare mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. 
  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SAOCOM 1A satellite for CONAE, Argentina's space agency, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. 
  • An air-launched Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket will send NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite into orbit from Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. 

Oct. 4: NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev will undock their Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft from the International Space Station and land in Kazakhstan. 

Oct. 5: The U.S. military will launch its fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite aboard an Atlas 5 rocket provided by the United Launch Alliance. It will launch from pad SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. 

Oct. 9: The Draconid meter shower will peak before dawn on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Oct. 11: Russian Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the Expedition 57/58 crew: NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Nikolay Tikhonov. Liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is scheduled for 4:40 a.m. EDT (0840 GMT). 

Oct. 18/19: Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket to launch the BepiColombo mission for the European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. BepiColombo will begin a seven-year journey to Mercury. The mission will lift off from Kourou, French Guiana at 9:45 p.m. EDT on Oct. 18 (0145 GMT on Oct. 19). 

Oct. 30: A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch the 71st Progress cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:53 p.m. EDT (0053 GMT on Oct. 31). 

Oct. 30: A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force's Space Test Program-2 mission.

Also slated to launch in October (from Spaceflight Now):

  • India will launch the Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon from the Satish Dhawan Space Center. 
  • United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force's first third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System (GPS 3-01). 
  • A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite 2 (GOSAT 2) for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the KhalifaSat Earth-imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates. 
  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force's first third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System (GPS 3-01) from Cape Canaveral.

Nov. 6/7: An Arianespace Soyuz rocket will launch the European Space Agency's MetOp C polar-orbiting weather satellite from the Guiana Space Center in Sinnamary, French Guiana at 8:47 p.m. EDT on Nov. 6 (0047 GMT on Nov. 7). 

Nov. 10: An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch a Cygnus cargo spacecraft from Wallops Island, Virginia for a cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. 

Nov. 15: A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch a crewed Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew. 

Nov. 16: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon cargo spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida for a cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. 

Also slated to launch in November (from Spaceflight Now): 

  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Radarsat Constellation Mission for the Canadian Space Agency and Maxar Technologies. The mission will lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. 
  • A Chinese Long March 5 rocket will launch the Shijian 20 communications satellite from Wenchang, China 

Dec. 13: United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch the 10th Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft, formerly known as the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite. 

Dec. 13: NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev will undock their Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft from the International Space Station and land in Kazakhstan. 

Dec. 20: NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko will launch to the International Space Station aboard the Russian Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Also slated to launch in December (from Spaceflight Now): 

  • An Arianespace Vega rocket will launch the Italian space agency's PRISMA satellite from Kourou, French Guiana. 
  • A U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman Minotaur 1 rocket will launch a classified spy satellite cargo for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NROL-111). 
  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket  will launch the Arabsat 6A communications satellite from Kennedy Space Center's historic Pad 39A. 
  • Chinese Long March 3B rocket will launch the Chang'e 4 mission to attempt the first robotic landing on the far side of the moon. 
  • Chinese Long March 5 rocket will launch the Chang'e 5 mission to return samples from the moon. It will be the first lunar sample return mission attempted since 1976.

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