There are several launches planned for this week. Among them is a private mission to the Moon that was originally scheduled for last week but got delayed. There's also a recap of this week's launches.
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We have a lot of rocket launches coming up next week. The most notable of them all is the Shenzhou 15 being sent to the Chinese Space Station with an unknown crew, this mission is due on Saturday.
We have a big event in rocket launches this week! Do you remember NASA's moon mission that got scrubbed a few months ago? Well, this week the space agency is going to take another shot at it!
We have an exciting line-up of launches this week, perhaps most notable is the launch of the Mengtian module for the Chinese Space Station. This could make the station a bit easier to see from Earth.
We have a busy schedule in rocket launches ahead. Due to Hurricane Ian, a couple of launches were pushed into this week. On Wednesday, SpaceX will fly four astronauts from three countries to the ISS.
This week we are expecting four rocket launches from around the world. They are all satellite launches, with one satellite testing out an exo-braking system to help de-orbit the satellite.
We have three satellite launches this week, two will happen in China while SpaceX will carry out the other one for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office on a classified satellite mission.
This week should be interesting for space launches as SpaceX gets NASA's DART probe off the ground. Next year, DART will impact an asteroid satellite known as Dimorphos in an Earth defence test.
SpaceX will once again attempt to launch the Crew-3 Dragon mission up to the International Space Station. It has attempted to do so several times but bad weather has alwayscaused delays.
Next week plans to be quite exciting for rocket launches as China will be expanding its space station with the Tianzhou 3 cargo craft. It will give taikonauts more room to store items.
This week will see China launch several satellites into space. They will perform tasks such as monitoring greenhouse gas emissions, radio and TV transmissions, and secret military work.
Next week is set to be very quiet in terms of rocket launches but as long as everything goes to plan, we could see Firefly Aerospace perform the maiden flight of the Alpha rocket carrying 26 CubeSats.
The United Launch Alliance is set to launch the CST-100 Starliner to the ISS carrying cargo for the crew. The mission is a vital test for further crewed missions aboard ULA's Starliner.
Next week, China's Long March rockets will be performing several missions to ferry satellites into orbit and Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, will also be taking his first trip to space.
It's a quiet week in terms of rocket launches this week. If we are lucky, we should see SpaceX launch its Starship SN15 from Boca Chica, Texas, as it attempts to perform its first smooth landing.
The next week will feature an interesting launch from Blue Origin, the firm owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos. Astronauts will practice getting aboard the craft ready for a crewed mission in the future.
This week, India, SpaceX, Russia, China and Iran are all planning space launches. All of the launches are carrying satellites but for very different purposes from internet delivery to monitoring.
China has become the first country to land a spacecraft on the far-side of the Moon. In order to communicate with Earth, a satellite is relaying data from Chang'e 4, back to Earth.
China has launched a new relay satellite into the second Lagrangian of the Earth-Moon system. It will send data between the Chang'e 4 rover, due for launch this year, and the Earth.