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.

December 4, 2014 • Delta 4-Heavy • Orion EFT-1
Launch Time: 7:05am-9:44am EDT
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.

December 16, 2014 • Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 5
Launch Time: 5:15pm EDT
Launch Site: SLC 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
This is the seventh operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station for SpaceX.

January 20/21, 2015 • Atlas 5 • MOUS 3
Launch Time: 7:42-8:26pm EDT
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
United Launch Alliance will launch an Atlas 5 rocket carrying the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite 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.

January 23, 2015 • Falcon 9 • DSCOVR
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Deep Space Climate Observatory for the U.S Air Force, NOAA and NASA. and will monitor space weather and Earth’s climate.

February 4, 2015 • Falcon 9 • Space X • CRS 6
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit on the eighth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station, providing Commercial Resupply Services with NASA.

First Quarter 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.

March 12/13 2015 • Atlas 5 • MMS
Launch Time: 10:44-11:14pm
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 re-connection.

March 2015 • Delta 4 • GPS 2F-9
Launch Time: TBD
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 2015 • Atlas 5 • AFSPC 5
Launch Time: TBD
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 2015 • Atlas 5 • GPS 2F-10
Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
United Launch Alliance will launch a Delta 4 rocket for the U.S. Air Force’s tenth Block 2-F navigation satellite system.

June 13, 2015 • Falcon 9 • Space X 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.

August 13, 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.

Updated November 21, 2014

 

 
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