Florida's Space Coast, Take Off for Lift Off

WELCOME to Florida's Space Coast 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 two great viewing options:

Kennedy Space Center: A limited number of Launch Transportation Tickets for viewing selected Expendable Launch Vehicle launches on Center are available for purchase through KSC Visitor Complex. This ticket provides transportation to the KSC Visitor Complex viewing site 7 miles from the shuttle pads. Launch viewing also available within the Visitor Complex at the Rocket Garden. For details, call (321) 449-4444.

Public Launch Viewing Venues: Even though Kennedy Space Center offers the best seats in the house, there are also many prime viewing areas outside of the complex such as along the shores of the Indian River, U.S. Space Walk of Fame, Playalinda Beach, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, the Cocoa Beach Pier or any of the beaches south of Port Canaveral.

Let's Do Launch! 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 "Let's Do Launch" packages that offer extended flexibility to accomodate the fluctuating nature of launch schedules. See below for more information on "Let's Do Launch" hotel packages. To see a list of "Let's Do Launch" hotel packages click here!

 

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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. View our launch schedule below & join us during this new era of space discovery.  

April 18, 2014 • Falcon 9 • SpaceXCRS 3
Launch Time: 3:25pm EDT
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Space X will launch Falcon 9 rocket, which will launch the fifth Dragon spacecraft on the third operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

April 30, 2014 • Falcon 9 • Orbcomm OG2
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Space X will launch Falcon 9 rocket, which will provide two-way data messaging services for global customers. 

May 7, 2014 • Atlas 5 • NROL-33
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
United Launch Alliance will launch an Atlas 5 rocket carrying a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. 

May 15/16, 2014 • Delta 4 • GPS 2F-6
Launch Time: 7:59pm-8:18pm EDT
Launch Site: SLC 37-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
United Launch Alliance will launch a Delta 4 rocket that will carry the Air Force’s sixth Block 2F navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. 

May 2014 • Falcon 9 • AsiaSat 8
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
The AsiaSat 8 communications satellite will be launched by Space X. The satellite will provide direct broadcasting, private networks and broadband connectivity for customers in China, India, and Southeast Asia.

Summer  2014 • Falcon 9 • AsiaSat 6
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
The AsiaSat 6 communications satellite will be launched by Space X. The satellite will provide direct broadcasting, private networks and broadband connectivity for customers in China, Australia India, and the Pacific.

July 2014 • Atlas 5 • GPS 2F-7
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
United Launch Alliance will launch an Atlas 5 rocket carrying cargo for the United States Air Force. This is the seventh Block 2F navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System.

3rd Quarter • Delta • AFSPC
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC 37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
United Launch Alliance will launch a Delta 4 rocket that will handle the AFSPC 4 mission for the U.S. Air Force. 

August 8, 2014 • Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 4
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will carry cargo to the International Space Station. This is the sixth Dragon spacecraft.

September 2014 • Atlas 5 • CLIO
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
United Launch Alliance will launch an Atlas 5 rocket carrying CLIO mission on a 
commercial services supply flight.  

November 26, 2014 • Atlas 5 • MMS
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will carry NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission to make three-dimensional measurements of magnetospheric boundary regions and examine the process of magnetic reconnection.  
 

November 27, 2014 • Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 5
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
This is the fifth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station for SpaceX.  

December • Delta 4-Heavy • Orion EFT-1
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC 37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket is an unmanned test flight of the Orion spacecraft will reach an altitude of 3,600 miles before re-entering the atmosphere to demonstrate the capsule’s heat shield. 

Early 2015 • SpaceX CRS 6
Launch Time:TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
This mission will launch SpaceX’s eighth Dragon spacecraft on the sixth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. This launch will be handled by SpaceX.

Updated April 17, 2014

 

 

 
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