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Small Spacecraft Technology Launch Schedule

2024-2025 Launch Schedule

PY4 (Four CubeSat Swarm of PYCubed-Based Spacecraft)

Launched on March 4, 2024, aboard SpaceX’s Transporter-10 mission from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

Advanced Composite Solar Sail System (ACS3)

Launch is anticipated no earlier than April 2024

Realizing Rapid, Reduced-cost high-Risk Research (R5)

  • R5 (S2/S4): Launch is anticipated NET May 2024
  • R5 (S3/S5): Launch is anticipated NET September 2024

Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator (PTD-4)

Launch is anticipated no earlier than July 2024

Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator (PTD-R)

Launch is anticipated no earlier than July 2024

DiskSat

Launch is anticipated no earlier than April 2025

Green Propulsion Dual Mode (GPDM)

Launch is anticipated in the mid-2025

CubeSat Laser Infrared CrosslinK (CLICK)

CLICK B/C launch is anticipated no earlier than August 2025


Technology Demonstration Missions Launched in 2023

Starling

Launched on July 17, 2023 from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand.


Technology Demonstration Missions Launched in 2022

CubeSat Proximity Operations Demonstration (CPOD)

Launched on May 25, 2022 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida aboard a Falcon 9 rocket as part of SpaceX’s Transporter-5 mission.

Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator (PTD-3)

Launched on May 25, 2022  from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida aboard a Falcon 9 rocket as part of SpaceX’s Transporter-5 mission.

Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE)

Launched on June 28, 2022 on Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket from the Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula of New Zealand.

CubeSat Laser Infrared CrosslinK (CLICK)

CLICK A launched on July 14, 2022 and deployed from the International Space Station on September 6, 2022

Lunar Flashlight

Launched on December 11, 2022, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.