Visit Florida’s Space Coast

Next Launch: July 18, 2016 • SpaceX Falcon 9 • CRS 9

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 Force Station.
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.

August 19, 2016
Delta IV • AFSPC 6

Launch Window: 12:37 am – 1:52 am EST
Launch Site: SLC-37-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch the AFSPC 6 mission for the U.S. Air Force carrying the third and fourth satellites for the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program, or GSSAP. The rocket will fly in the Medium+ (4,2) configuration with two solid rocket boosters.

**Delayed from July 21, August 4**

September, 2016
Falcon 9 • AMOS 6

Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Amos 6 communications satellite for Spacecom of Israel. Amos 6 will provide communications and broadcast services over a coverage area stretching from the U.S. Coast to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Amos 6 will also support the Israeli government’s satellite communications needs. Delayed from 3rd quarter of 2015, 1st quarter of 2016, May and July.

**Delayed from 3rd quarter of 2015, 1st quarter of 2016, May and July**

September 8, 2016
Atlas V • OSIRIS-REx

Launch Time: 7:05 pm – 9:05 pm
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designed AV-067, will launch NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) will reach asteroid Bennu in 2018 to collect surface samples for return to Earth in 2023. The rocket will fly in the 411 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, one solid rocket booster and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

October 3, 2016
Atlas V • SBIRS GEO Flight 3

Launch Time: 3:47 am – 4:27 am
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-066, will launch the U.S. military’s third Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite, or SBIRS GEO 3, for missile early-warning detection. 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.

**Delayed from May 26 and July 27**