Next in Space

What's coming up in space exploration

Launches

2017

End of 2017
First test crewed launch of New Shepard

2018

January 2018
Pad abort test of CST-100 Starliner
Early 2018
Bigelow starts taking deposits from prospective clients for B330
April 2018
Launch of BepiColombo
April-May 2018
Launch of Red Dragon
June 2018
Orbital flight test (uncrewed) of CST-100 Starliner
2018
Launch of Tianhe-1
2018
First operational launch of New Shepard
August 2018
First crewed flight of CST-100 Starliner
September 2018
First launch (uncrewed) of SLS and Orion (EM-1)
December 2018
First operational flight of CST-100 Starliner
2018-2019
Launch of Chang'e-4 and first soft landing on the far side of the Moon

2019

Before the end of the decade (2010s)
First flight of Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket

2020

2020
Launch of the Mars 2020 rover
2020
Launch of China's Mars Rover
July 2020
Launch of the ExoMars Rover
July 2020
Launch of Hope, UAE's Mars Orbiter
2020
Launch of the first Bigelow B330

2021

August 2021
First crewed launch of SLS and Orion (EM-2)

2023

2023
First flight of the Federation spacecraft

2030

2030
First launch of Long March 9