It's unclear exactly what the spacecraft will be doing up there.
Rocket launches used to be the realm of national governments, but with the rise of private spaceflight companies more rockets are launching into space than ever before. While most rockets launch satellites into orbit, some like Russia's Soyuz, carry astronauts on missions into space. SpaceX's Dragon and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner will fly Americans into orbit, while Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin will launch space tourists on short suborbital trips. SpaceX and Blue Origin even land their rockets after launch for later reuse. See news, photos and videos of the latest rocket launches from around the world here.
The U.S. Space Force will launch four top secret reconnaissance satellites into orbit from Virginia's Eastern Shore Thursday (July 15) and you can watch it live online.
SpaceX postponed the upcoming launch of a South Korean military satellite Monday (July 13), due to hardware issues with the Falcon 9 rocket.
The launch of the UAE's first Mars mission Hope was delayed to July 16, a two-day slip, due to bad weather at its Japanese launch site.
SpaceX has test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket for South Korea's first military satellite launch on July 14.
SpaceX postponed the latest Starlink satellite launch again Saturday (July 11) for more checks of its Falcon 9 rocket.
The Arianespace Vega rocket's return-to-flight mission with 53 satellites has been delayed yet again.
SpaceX postponed the launch of new Starlink and BlackSky Global satellites Wednesday (July 8) due to bad weather.
SpaceX will launch its tenth set of Starlink internet satellites into orbit today (July 8) and you can watch it live online.
China just put three satellites into space during two launches from different space centers in three days.
Israel has successfully launched a new reconnaissance satellite into orbit, the latest in a series of spy satellites for the country that date back to 1988.
A Rocket Lab Electron booster carrying seven satellites failed to reach orbit during a Fourth of July launch Saturday.
NASA has delayed the launch of its Mars rover Perseverance again, this time to no earlier than July 30, due to rocket preparation delays.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched an advanced GPS satellite for the U.S. Space Force Tuesday (June 30) then nailed a booster landing at sea.
SpaceX is gearing up to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today, June 30, to deliver an upgraded global positioning satellite (GPS) into orbit for the U.S. Space Force and you can watch it live online.
An Arianespace Vega rocket is ready for an epic return to flight, as the European booster prepares to carry 53 satellites into orbit tonight (June 28).
SpaceX called off the launch of its latest Starlink satellite mission Friday (June 26) to allow more time for preflight checks.
The private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch 57 new Starlink satellites and two BlackSky Global satellites into orbit today (June. 26). Here's how to watch.
The launch of NASA's next Mars rover has been delayed to no earlier than July 22 due to a contamination issue with ground support equipment.