Timeline of spaceflight

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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 2014 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[edit]

Orbital launches by year
Orbital launch rates through time

Deep space rendezvous after 2014[edit]

Date (UTC) Spacecraft Event Remarks
March/April 2015 Dawn Enters orbit of Ceres 1st visit to a dwarf planet
14 July 2015 New Horizons First flyby of Pluto and Charon 2nd visit to a dwarf planet
November 2015[1] Akatsuki Venus Orbit insertion Akatsuki's 2nd flyby of Venus and 2nd attempt at Orbit insertion
July 2016 Juno Jovian orbit injection First solar-powered Jovian probe (2nd orbiter)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Crippled space probe bound for second chance at Venus". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 

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