Nasa 2013 Launch Schedule

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Wahoo! look below for the dates from the NASA 2013 launch schedule!

Date: February 11
Mission: The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V-401
Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Launch Window:10:02 – 10:50 a.m. PST
Description: The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is the future of Landsat satellites. It will continue to obtain valuable data and imagery to be used in agriculture, education, business, science, and government.

Date: February 12
Launch Vehicle: ISS Progress 50
Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Description: Progress 50 will carry supplies, hardware, fuel and water to the International Space Station.

Date: March
Mission: Orbital Sciences Corporation Test Flight
Launch Vehicle: Antares
Launch Site: Wallops Flight Facility, Va.
Launch Pad: 0A
Description: The Antares is scheduled for a test flight under NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services agreement with the company.

Date: March 1
Mission: SpaceX CRS-2 Commercial Resupply Services flight
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Pad: Space Launch Complex 40
Description: SpaceX CRS-2 will be the second commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).

Date: March 28
Assembly Flight: 34S
Mission: Expedition 35/36
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz TMA-08M
Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Description: Soyuz TMA-08M will carry three Expedition 35/36 crew members to the International Space Station.

Date: April 18
Mission: ISS Automated Transfer Vehicle 4
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Launch Pad: ELA-3
Description: The European Space Agency’s ATV-4, also known as the “Albert Einstein,” will deliver several tons of supplies to the International Space Station. It will dock with the Zvezda Service Module, part of the Russian segment of the station.

Date: April 24
Launch Vehicle: ISS Progress 51
Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Description: Progress 51 will carry supplies, hardware, fuel and water to the International Space Station.

Date: No Earlier Than April 28
Mission: Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)
Launch Window: 7:29:57 p.m. to 7:34:57 p.m. PDT
Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XL
Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Description: IRIS is designed to provide significant new information to increase our understanding of energy transport into the corona and solar wind and provide an archetype for all stellar atmospheres.

Date: May 3
Mission: Orbital Sciences Corporation Test Flight
Launch Vehicle: Antares/Cygnus
Launch Site: Wallops Flight Facility, Va.
Launch Pad: 0A
Description: The Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled for a demonstration flight on an Orbital Antares launch vehicle under NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services agreement with the company. Cygnus will make an attempt to rendezvous and berth with the International Space Station.

Date: May 28
Assembly Flight: 35S
Mission: Expedition 36/37
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz TMA-09M
Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Description:Soyuz TMA-09M will carry three Expedition 36/37 crew members to the International Space Station.

Date: July 24
Launch Vehicle: ISS Progress 52
Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Description: Progress 52 will carry supplies, hardware, fuel and water to the International Space Station.

Date: August 12
Mission: Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE)
Launch Vehicle: Minotaur V
Launch Site: Wallops Flight Facility, Va.
Launch Pad: Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0B
Description: LADEE will gather detailed information about conditions near the surface and environmental influences on lunar dust. A thorough understanding of these influences will help researchers understand how future exploration may shape the lunar environment and how the environment may affect future explorers.

Date: September 25
Assembly Flight: 36S
Mission: Expedition 37/38
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz TMA-10M
Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Description: Soyuz TMA-10M will carry three Expedition 37/38 crew members to the International Space Station.

Date: September 30
Mission: SpaceX-3 Commercial Resupply Services flight
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Pad: Space Launch Complex 40
Description: SpaceX-3 will be the third commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).

Date: October 16
Launch Vehicle: ISS Progress 53
Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Description: Progress 53 will carry supplies, hardware, fuel and water to the International Space Station.

Date: November 18
Mission: Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Pad: Space Launch Complex 41
Description: MAVEN will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere. The mission’s goal is to determine the role that loss of atmospheric gas to space played in changing the Martian climate through time.

Date: November 25
Assembly Flight: 37S
Mission: Expedition 38/39
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz TMA-11M
Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Description: Soyuz TMA-11M will carry three Expedition 38/39 crew members to the International Space Station.

Date: December 11
Assembly Flight: 3R
Mission: Multipurpose Laboratory Module with European Robotic Arm (ERA)
Launch Vehicle: Russian Proton
Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Description: A Russian Proton rocket will deliver the Multipurpose Laboratory Module with European Robotic Arm (ERA) to the International Space Station.

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