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When is the next rocket launch from Florida?

List of upcoming SpaceX, ULA launches from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral

A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket with the seventh batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network, lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket with the seventh batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network, lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (Copyright 2020 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, and the blast off rate is only increasing.

To help you stay in the know, we’ve compiled a list of upcoming Space Coast launches to keep on your calendar. Keep checking back because as most space enthusiasts know, launch schedules are subject to change due to weather, technical reasons and range restrictions.

SpaceX Falcon 9 with Starlink satellites

When: Jan. 18, 8:45 a.m. ET

Where: Kennedy Space Center launchpad 39A

What: Another round of SpaceX Starlink satellites will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket. Next year SpaceX plans to expand its internet service to more parts of Canada and the U.S. The launch will mark the 17th batch of 60 global internet satellites.

Weather: TBD

SpaceX Falcon 9 with Transporter 1

When: Jan. 21

Where: Cape Canaveral

What: A SpaceX rideshare mission for government and private customers with two DARPA satellites as well as a dozen smaller nanosats.

Weather: TBD

ULA Atlas V with U.S. Space Force mission

When: February

Where: Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 41

What: ULA will launch a mission called STP-3 for the Space Force. The payload is a ride-sharing mission with STP satellite and several smaller satellites.

Boeing Starliner orbital flight test -- take two

When: March 29

Where: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41

What: Boeing will try again to launch the company’s CST-100 Starliner astronaut capsule on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station. ULA’s Atlas V rocket will blast off with the spacecraft putting it on course with the ISS. This will be the second attempt for the orbital test flight, or OFT, for Starliner after the first try in December 2019 failed to reach the space station after a computer timing issue, forcing Starliner to land back on Earth less than 48 hours after launch.

After an extensive investigation by Boeing and NASA, the company is targeting March 29,2021 for launch.

SpaceX Falcon 9 with Intuitive Machine moon lander

When: November 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center launchpad 39A

What: Part of NASA’s commercial lunar payload services program , or CLIPS, private company Intuitive Machines will send several NASA payloads on the Nova-C lunar lander to the moon. SpaceX is set to launch the moon lander which will also carry other science experiments and payloads for other customers.

ULA Vulcan rocket with Astrobotic’s moon lander

When: Late 2020

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

What: Part of NASA’s commercial lunar payload services program , or CLIPS, private company Astrobotics will send several NASA payloads on the Peregrine lunar lander to the moon. ULA is set to launch the moon lander which will also carry other science experiments and payloads for customers besides NASA.

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