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.

March 25, 2015 • Delta 4 • GPS 2F-9
Launch Time: 2:36-2:54 p.m. EDT
Launch Site: SLC 37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
United Launch Alliance will launch a Delta 4 rocket for the U.S. Air Force’s ninth Block 2-F navigation satellite system.

April 10, 2015 • Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 6
Launch Time: 5:42pm EDT
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Sixth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station for SpaceX under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

April 24, 2015 • Falcon 9 • TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat
Launch Time: TBA
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat 1, Turkmenistan’s first national satellite. The satellite will support communications over Central Asia.

Second Quarter 2015 Falcon 9 • SES 9
Launch Time: TBA
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be launched into orbit carrying the SES 9 communications satellite, which will provide direct-to-home broadcasting and other communications services in Northeast Asia, South Asia and Indonesia, as well as maritime communications for vessels in the Indian Ocean.

May 6, 2015 • Atlas 5 • AFSPC 5
Launch Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the AFSPC 5 mission for the U.S. Air Force.

June 16, 2015 • Atlas 5 • GPS 2F-10
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A Delta 4 rocket launched by United Launch Alliance will be for the U.S. Air Force’s tenth Block 2-F navigation satellite system.

June 22, 2015 • Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 7
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
SpaceX will launch the ninth Dragon spacecraft on the seventh operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station, providing Commercial Resupply Services with NASA.

June 2015• Falcon 9 • ORBCOMM
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Orbcomm communications satellite, which will provide two-way data messaging services for global customers.

July 21, 2015 • Delta 4 • WGS 7
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC 37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
United Launch Alliance will launch a Delta 4 rocket carrying the seventh Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft, formerly known as the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite which will serve U.S. military forces.

August 13, 2015 • Atlas 5 • MUOS 4
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
United Launch Alliance will launch a rocket built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy. This U.S. military spacecraft will provide narrowband tactical communications designed to significantly improve ground communications for U.S. forces on the move.

Third Quarter 2015 • Falcon 9 • Amos 6
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
SpaceX will launch the Amos 6 communications satellite for Spacecom of Israel. The satellite will provide communications and broadcast services over a coverage area stretching from the U.S. Coast to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Third Quarter 2015 • Falcon Heavy Demo Flight
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
SpaceX will launch its Falcon Heavy rocket on its first demonstration flight. The heavy-lift rocket is a variant of the Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle and will consist of a standard Falcon 9 rocket core, with two additional Falcon 9 first stages as strap-on boosters, allowing the Falcon Heavy to deliver more payload to orbit than any launch vehicle since the Saturn V.

September 2, 2015 • Falcon 9 • Space X CRS 8
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
SpaceX will launch the tenth Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station, providing Commercial Resupply Services with NASA.

September 16, 2015 • Atlas 5 • GPS 2F-11
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
United Launch Alliance will launch an Atlas 5 rocket for the U.S. Air Force carrying a navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System.

October 20, 2015 • Atlas 5 • Morelos 3
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
United Launch Alliancewill launch the Morelos 3, or Mexsat 2, communications satellite for the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation.

November 19, 2015 • Atlas 5 • Orb-4
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will deliver cargo to the International Space Station.

Fourth Quarter 2015 • Falcon 9 • JCSAT 14
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the JCSAT 14 communications satellite for Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. which will support data networks, television broadcasters and mobile communications users in Japan, East Asia, Russia, Oceania, Hawaii and other Pacific islands.

Fourth Quarter 2015 • Falcon 9 • Eutelsat 117 West B & ABS 2A
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch two communications satellites built by Boeing. Eutelsat 115 West B and ABS 3A communications satellites will provide video, data, government, and mobile services for Paris-based Eutelsat. ABS 2A will distribute direct-to-home television, mobile and maritime communications services across Russia, India, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean region for Asia Broadcast Satellite of Bermuda and Hong Kong.

December 9, 2015 • Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 9
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
SpaceX’s 11th Dragon spacecraft will carry the ninth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station as part of their Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Updated March 24, 2015

 
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