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Timeline of spaceflight

This is a timeline of known spaceflights, both manned and unmanned, sorted chronologically by launch date. Owing to its large size, the timeline is split into smaller articles, one for each year since 1951. There is a separate list for all flights that occurred before 1951.

The 2016 list, and lists for subsequent years, may contain launches which have not yet occurred.

For the purpose of this article, a spaceflight is defined as any flight that crosses the Karman line, the officially recognised edge of space, which is 100 kilometres (62 mi) above mean sea level (AMSL). The timeline contains all flights which have done so, were intended to do so but failed, or are planned to do so in the not-too-distant future.


  • Orbital launch rates 1
  • Deep space rendezvous after 2016 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Orbital launch rates

Orbital launches by year
Orbital launch rates through time

Deep space rendezvous after 2016

Date (UTC) Spacecraft Event Remarks
22 April 2017[1] Cassini 127th flyby of Titan Closest approach: 979 kilometres (608 mi).
15 September 2017 Cassini Atmospheric entry into Saturn
July 2018 Hayabusa 2 Arrival at asteroid Ryugu
1 January 2019 New Horizons Flyby of 2014 MU69[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Cassini Solstice Mission: Saturn Tour Dates: 2017".  
  2. ^ "NASA’s New Horizons Team Selects Potential Kuiper Belt Flyby Target".  

External links

  • Kyle, Ed. "Space Launch Report". 
  • Wade, Mark. "Encyclopedia Astronautica". 
  • Krebs, Gunter. "Chronology of Space Launches". Gunter's Space Page. 
  • "Space Information Center". JAXA. 
  • McDowell, Jonathan. "Jonathan's Space Report". Jonathan's Space Page. 
  • "". 
  • "Space Calendar". NASA JPL. 
  • "Southwest Space Archive". 
  • "Launch Forecast". 
  • "Spaceflight Now". 
  • Pietrobon, Steven. "Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive". 
  • "U.S. Space Objects Registry". 
  • "Хроника освоения космоса ('Chronicle of space exploration')" (in Russian). 
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