Visit Florida’s Space Coast

Next Launch: September 2, 2015 Atlas V-MUOS 4

Come See, Hear and Feel
one of the most dramatic events on earth.

Space Coast Launches

Florida. Where rockets continue to launch year round from Canaveral Air Station and Kennedy Space Center.
If you are visiting to view a launch, you have great viewing options:

Kennedy
Space Center:

KSC Visitor Complex offers the closest public viewing of a launch with four (4) launch viewing areas available; NASA Causeway, LC-39 Observation Gantry, Apollo/Saturn V Center located within the secured areas of KSC, and a viewing area located at the main Visitor Complex. Each location offers live launch commentary. Launch viewing locations may vary based on launch times and may require an additional viewing ticket. For details, call (855) 437-0481.

Launch Tickets

Public Launch
Viewing Venues:

Even though Kennedy Space Center offers the best seats in the house, there are many prime viewing areas outside of the KSC Visitor Complex. View a launch along the shores of the Indian River, U.S. Space Walk of Fame, Playalinda Beach, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, Port Canaveral, the Cocoa Beach Pier or any public beach along the Space Coast.

Hotel Launch
Packages:

Rocket launches offer a new opportunity to witness the awesome marvel of technology, ingenuity and courage up close and personal. Participating hotels on Florida’s Space Coast have created hotel launch packages that offer extended flexibility to accommodate the fluctuating nature of launch schedules. While you’re here, soak up the sun, take stroll on the beach, go kayaking or dine in one of our many fine restaurants.

Hotel Specials

Viewing Areas

Public Launch Viewing

Public Launch Viewing

KSCVC Launch Viewing

KSCVC Launch Viewing

Restricted Viewing

Restricted Viewing

Launch Pads

Launch Pads

streetview

Click the Pegman in the top left of the map, drag and drop over a viewing area for street view.

Kennedy Space Center & Cape Canaveral Launch Schedule

Kennedy Space Center & Cape Canaveral has long been our nation’s gateway to exploring, discovering & understanding our universe. With more launches happening now than ever before, now is the time to witness a marvel. View our launch schedule & join us during this new era of space discovery.

Sept 2, 2015
Atlas V • MUOS 4

Launch Time: 5:59 a.m.
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for the U.S. Navy. Built by Lockheed Martin, this U.S. military spacecraft will provide narrowband tactical communications designed to significantly improve ground communications for U.S. forces on the move. The rocket will fly in the 551 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, five solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from Aug. 13, Aug. 20 and Aug. 31.

TBD
Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 8

Launch Time: 12:00 a.m.
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 10th Dragon spacecraft on the eighth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

TBD
Falcon 9 • SES 9

Launch Window: 12:00 a.m.
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES 9 communications satellite. Owned by SES of Luxembourg, the spacecraft will provide direct-to-home and other communications services over Northeast Asia, South Asia and Indonesia, as well as maritime communications for vessels in the Indian Ocean.

Oct 2, 2015
Atlas V Morelos 3 •

Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-41, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

A United Space Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-60, will launch the Morelos 3 communications satellite for the Mexican Ministry of Communication and Transportation. The rocket will fly in the 421 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, two solid rocket boosters and a single engine Centaur upper stage.

Oct 30, 2015
Atlas V GPS 2F-11 •

Launch Time: 12:00 a.m.
Launch Site: SLC-41, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

A United Space Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-059, will launch the U.S. Air Force’s 11th Block 2F navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single engine Centaur upper stage.

TBD
Falcon 9-JCSAT 14 •

Launch Time: 12:00 a.m.
Launch Site: LC39-A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is launching the JCSAT 14 communications satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. to support data networks, television broadcasts and mobile communication users in Japan, East Asia, Russia, Oceania, Hawaii and other Pacific Islands.