SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Set to Launch GPS III Space Vehicle 03 From Cape Canaveral on Tuesday

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Launch targeted for 3:55 p.m. ET

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is targeting a launch of GPS III Space Vehicle 03 from Cape Canaveral on June 30. (Kennedy Space Center image)

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is targeting a launch of GPS III Space Vehicle 03 from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday, June 30.

Launch window opens at 3:55 p.m. and closes at 4:10 p.m. ET

The launch will carry the U.S. Air Force’s third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.

GPS III SV02 will join GPS III SV01 (launched December 2018), GPS III SV02 (launched July 2019) and other operational GPS satellites already in orbit.

GPS delivers positioning, navigation, and timing services supporting the United States and other operations. GPS III SV03 will help bring higher power and more accurate signals that are harder to jam.

LAUNCH VIEWING

The SpaceX Falcon 9 GPS III mission is targeted to launch during the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s operating hours, so guests may be able to view the launch from the following location at the main visitor complex.

North Atlantis Lawn

■ Approximately 6.7 miles/10.8 kilometers from launch pad.
■ Included with entry to the visitor complex.
■ Bleacher seating and launch commentary with access to restrooms.
■ Opens at 2 p.m. with launch video feed.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Be sure to arrive early and prepare for increased attendance and traffic on launch days. The visitor complex opens at 10:00 AM and will remain open for launch viewing.

Plan ahead for traffic, parking, temperature check lines, and security screening. The viewing location and the available bleacher seating are first come, first served.

The Explore Today, Explore Tomorrow admission ticket is not a launch viewing ticket. The ticket is date specific and is not transferable between days. Launch date, time, and viewing opportunities are subject to change.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A TICKET

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