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Upcoming Rocket Launches & Launch Viewing

Atlas 5 Launch April 14, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch April 16, 2018

There are two upcoming rocket launches scheduled for Kennedy Space Center’s launch complex just two days apart. The first launch will take place on Saturday, April 14. The launch window opens from 7:30 – 10pm. The scheduled launch is for a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket. The AFSPC 11 Mission is for the US Air Force and will launch the Air Force’s Eagle satellite hosting multiple military experiments.

Premium Launch Viewing is at the Exploration Tower located in the heart of Port Canaveral. Admission is $15 and is open from 6:00pm – 10:00pm.

The second launch of the week will take place on Monday, April 16th from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The TESS mission will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, orbiting a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. The principal goal of the TESS mission is to detect small planets with bright host stars in the solar neighborhood, so that detailed characterizations of the planets and their atmospheres can be performed. TESS will be stationed in a high-Earth elliptical orbit. Delayed from March 20. The launch window opens at 6:32 pm.

Launch viewing tickets are available at

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