Two Rocket Launches Within 24 Hours Coming to Florida’s Space Coast This Weekend
By Space Coast Daily // May 13, 2020
ULA Launch set for Saturday morning; SpaceX launch slated for Sunday morning
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX has scheduled a Falcon 9 rocket launch (Starlink 7 mission) from Cape Canaveral for Sunday, May 17.
The announcement means the Space Coast will have two rocket launches within 24-hours as United Launch Alliance (ULA) will also be launching their Atlas V rocket Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral.
The launch for Sunday’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is targeted for 3:53 a.m. ET.
ULA’s rocket launch window this Saturday opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 10:30 a.m. ET
On Wednesday, SpaceX successfully completed a static fire test for the Falcon 9 rocket.
The news of the two rocket launches leads up to one of the most significant rocket launches coming to the Space Coast later this month. On May 27, astronauts will once again launch from Florida’s Space Coast as SpaceX sends astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on the first Crew Dragon (Demo-2) to the International Space Station.
It will be the first-manned spaceflight from the Space Coast since 2011 when the Shuttle program ended.
Launch window for the May 27 launch is set for 4:33 p.m. ET.
Coverage for the all of the rocket launches can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.
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