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.
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: Oct. 5 2022
Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9
Mission: Dragon’s fifth operational human spaceflight mission (Crew-5) to the International Space Station. The crew will conduct over 200 science experiments and technology demonstrations in areas such as human health and lunar fuel systems. The missions consists of four SpaceX Crew-5 crewmates - Commander Nicole Mann, Pilot Josh Cassada, and Mission Specialists Koichi Wakata and Anna Kikina.
Launch Window: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Space Center - Launch Complex -39A
Date: Targeting Nov. 2022
Vehicle: NASA Space Launch System (SLS)
Mission: Artemis I: On its maiden flight, the Space Launch System (SLS) will send an uncrewed Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle on a 3 week mission to the Moon and back, including 6 days in a retrograde lunar orbit.
Launch Window: TBA
Location: Kennedy Space Center - Launch Complex 39B