SEPTEMBER 17: # Planned Orbital Flight Test 1 (Boe-OFT) to the ISS of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner reusable capsule. The unmanned launch will be on an Atlas 5 (N22) AV-080 from Cape Canaveral Complex 41.
SEPTEMBER 25: +# Soyuz ISS 61S next expedition crew launch from Baikonur to the ISS.
OCTOBER 09: * A Pegasus XL, air-launched from Cape Canaveral from the L-1011 'Stargazer', will launch ICON (Ionospheric Connection Explorer) into low Earth orbit.
OCTOBER 15: # Falcon 9 v1.2; Dragon resupply vehicle launch from KSC LC-39A to the ISS.
OCTOBER 19: # Antares 200; Cygnus NG-12 resupply vehicle launch from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0A to the ISS.
OCTOBER?: # H-2B; H-2 Transfer Vehicle launch from Tanegashima to the ISS.
NOVEMBER 15: % Planned SpaceX CrewDragon in-flight abort test from KSC.
NOVEMBER: +# Planned first manned test flight (Boe-CFT) of a Boeing CST-100 Starliner capsule to the ISS, on an Atlas 5 (401) rocket from Cape Canaveral Complex 41. Parachute landing on land in the US southwest.
DECEMBER: > Planned departure from asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) of Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe, carrying samples back to Earth in 2020.
> Moon Express plans to set up a robotic research outpost near the lunar south pole and prospect for water and other resources.
> Team Indus (India) plans to launch its first unmanned Lunar mission.
2019: > China plans to launch the Chang'e 5 lunar sample return mission, on a Long March 5 from the new near-equatorial spaceport Wenchang on Hainan Island. The mission will make an automatic rendezvous and docking with a return module in lunar orbit before flying back to Earth.
- Planned first commercial launch of LauncherOne, air-dropped from Virgin Galactic's 747 'Cosmic Girl'.
%^ Blue Origin expects to begin crewed test flights of its reusable suborbital New Shepard vehicle.
- China plans to launch the 1st module (Tianhe-1) of a new space station (Tiangong 3) into orbit on a Long March 5 booster. After this core module, the 2nd and 3rd modules will be launched in 2020 and 2022.
% ESA will possibly test its new Advanced Re-entry Vehicle, which will be able to bring cargo back from the ISS.
% Planned launch of an ESA Aurora technology precursor mission to demonstrate aerobraking/aerocapture, solar electric propulsion and soft landing.
%# Russia plans to launch the OKA-T microgravity laboratory on a Soyuz 2-1b from Vostochny. The human-tended spacecraft is able to dock with the ISS.
- The first UK spaceport is planned to become operational.
+# Russia plans to conduct a simulated Mars flight aboard the ISS. After a year on the Space Station cosmonauts would return to Earth for a brief period and then go back to the ISS for a further year. WW2
+^ Virgin Galactic is expected to begin commercial suborbital flights with their 2nd SpaceShipTwo 'VSS Unity'.
# Planned launch on a Proton rocket of the Russian MLM (Multi-Purpose Laboratory) 'Nauka' to the ISS. It will replace the Pirs module which will be deorbited.
> H-2A; Planned launch of Japan's Selene 2 moon mission. It will include an orbiter, a lander and a rover.
+% Stratolaunch begins test flying their air-launch carrier aircraft.
^ Blue Origin plans to begin suborbital commercial flights of research payloads on their New Shepard system.
> First of 3 planned launches on a Rocket Lab Electron of a Moon Express MX-1E robotic spacecraft to the lunar surface. Moon Express was one of the Google Lunar X PRIZE contenders.
% Boeing CST-100 pad abort test at NASA's White Sands Test Facility, NM.
2 0 1 9 - 2 0 2 0: ℅ ESA plans to conduct another IXV test flight, this time making a ground- landing instead of a splashdown.
> PTScientists (Germany) plans to launch a Quattro rover to the Taurus Littrow Valley on the Moon.
+> Possible first tourist flight to orbit the Moon. The Deep Space Exploration - Alpha mission will use a Soyuz TMA and a 2nd habitation module plus an additional Block DM propulsion module launched separately on a Proton rocket. After a possible stopover at the ISS the Soyuz will dock with the 2 modules. An unmanned test flight will be flown first.
+# Planned 14 day Demo-2 test flight (SpX-DM2) to the ISS of a manned (2) SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.