When is the next rocket launch from Florida?

2022 is a busy year for rocket launches at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, carrying Americas newest weather satellite, lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The satellite will be designated GOES-18 and will improve wildfire and flood forecasting across the western half of the country. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (John Raoux, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Florida’s Space Coast is home to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, the busiest launch sites in the world.

This year, the spaceport is more crowded than ever as more commercial launch providers like Boeing, SpaceX, ULA and Astra deliver satellites and astronauts into low-Earth orbit.

[RELATED: Best spots to watch a rocket launch on Florida’s Space Coast]

We’ve compiled a list of upcoming Space Coast launches to keep you in the know.

Keep checking back because as most space enthusiasts know, launch schedules are subject to change due to weather, technical reasons and range restrictions.

I repeat: All launch dates are tentative!


Date: June 29, 2022

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: The SES-22 mission. This will launch geostationary communications satellites for Thales Alenia Space. SES 22 will provide C-band television and data services in the United States.

Launch Window: 5:04 p.m. EST

Location: Cape Canaveral Space Force Station - Space Launch Complex 40


Date: June 30, 2022

Vehicle: United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket will launch the USSF-12 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command (SSC).

Launch Window: 6 p.m. EST

Location: Cape Canaveral Space Force Station - Space Launch Complex 41


Date: July 14, 2022

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: CRS-25. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on another cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The flight is the 25th mission by SpaceX conducted under a Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. This is a rescheduled mission from June 10 after SpaceX teams previously detected “elevated vapor readings of mono-methyl hydrazine” in a Draco thruster valve inlet joint during routine fueling.

Launch Window: TBA

Location: Kennedy Space Center - Launch Complex 39A


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About the Author:

Katrina Scales joined News 6 as a TV producer in June 2021.