Rocket Launch: United Launch Alliance Atlas V Cygnus OA-7/CRS-7ULA OA-7/CRS-7 Date: NET March 27 - Time TBD Kennedy Space Center United Launch Alliance Atlas V Cygnus OA-7/CRS-7
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket launches from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Atlas V rocket will carry Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo capsule, the S.S. John Glenn, on the seventh operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station, known as OA-7/CRS-7.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers the closest public viewing of launches with the purchase of a launch transportation/viewing ticket. Availability of viewing opportunities and locations is dependent upon the scheduled launch time and is subject to U.S. Air Force approval.
For launch transportation and viewing opportunities, tickets become available for purchase no earlier than 2 weeks before the launch date. You must purchase a daily admission ticket or an annual pass in order to use launch transportation/viewing tickets. The link to purchase launch transportation/viewing tickets will appear on the ticket web page when tickets become available. Ticket holders are transported by bus from the main visitor complex to special viewing areas, and bus boarding begins up to 3 hours ahead of the scheduled launch time.
Check back here for updated launch time and viewing opportunities, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for launch viewing announcements. Additional launch viewing located further from the launch site is available at the main visitor complex during operating hours with daily admission and does not require an additional ticket.
Launch date, time, and viewing opportunities are subject to change. Launches can be affected by technical and mechanical issues as well as range operations and weather, either in advance or at the last minute. Learn more about our Launch Scrub Policy.
The Atlas V rocket was introduced by United Launch Alliance (ULA) in August 2002. The Atlas V was developed to provide launch services to the U.S. government and is a part of the Atlas program which in total has logged more than 600 launches to date. Since their debut, Atlas V vehicles have achieved 100 percent mission success in launches from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and Space Launch Complex-3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The rocket uses a standard common core booster™ (CCB), up to five strap-on solid rocket boosters (SRB), an upper-stage Centaur in either the Single-Engine Centaur (SEC) or the Dual-Engine Centaur (DEC) configuration, and one of several payload fairings (PLF). The OA-7 mission rocket will fly in 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.