Upcoming Rocket Launches From Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral

By  //  August 21, 2017

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket set to launch

Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida underwent modifications by SpaceX to adapt it to the needs of the company’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, which are slated to lift off from the historic pad in the near future. A horizontal integration facility has been constructed near the perimeter of the pad where rockets will be processed for launch prior of rolling out to the top of the pad structure for liftoff. SpaceX anticipates using the launch pad for its Crew Dragon spacecraft for missions to the International Space Station in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. (NASA.gov image)

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Date:September 7, 2017

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. military’s X-37B, a spaceplane also called the Orbital Test Vehicle, on the program’s fifth mission.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center- Launch site LC-39A

Launch Window:TBD

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. military’s X-37B, a spaceplane also called the Orbital Test Vehicle, on the program’s fifth mission. (Boeing image)

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Date:September 25, 2017

Vehicle: Atlas V

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-075, will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket will fly in the 421 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, two solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

Launch Site:SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Launch Window:TBD

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-075, will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket will fly in the 421 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, two solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

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Date: TBD

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES-11/EchoStar 105 hybrid communications satellite to replace the AMC-15 and AMC-18 satellites. As SES-11, the spacecraft’s C-band capacity will provide replacement capacity for SES of Luxembourg for AMC-18. EchoStar Corp. of Englewood, Colorado, will market the Ku-Band transponder capacity, with coverage of the 50 U.S. states, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, as EchoStar 105, replacing AMC-15. Delayed from October and November.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center- Launch site LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES-11/EchoStar 105 hybrid communications satellite to replace the AMC-15 and AMC-18 satellites.

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Date: TBD

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Koreasat 5A communications satellite for KTsat based in South Korea. Koreasat 5A will provide direct-to-home television broadcast and other communications services over Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Guam, Indochina, and South Asia. The satellite will also support maritime communications.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center- Launch site LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Koreasat 5A communications satellite for KTsat based in South Korea.

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Date: TBD

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch on its first demonstration flight. The heavy-lift rocket is formed of three Falcon 9 rocket cores strapped together with 27 Merlin 1D engines firing at liftoff.

**Delayed from 3rd Quarter of 2015 and April, September and December 2016. Delayed from 1st Quarter 2017 and 2nd Quarter 2017.**

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center- Launch site LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch on its first demonstration flight. The heavy-lift rocket is formed of three Falcon 9 rocket cores strapped together with 27 Merlin 1D engines firing at liftoff.

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