Rocket Launch: July 5, 2017 7:37 PM | SpaceX Falcon 9 Intelsat 35eJul 05, 2017 07:37 PM Kennedy Space Center, Launch Complex 39A Rocket Launch: July 5, 2017 7:37 PM | SpaceX Falcon 9 Intelsat 35e
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will launch Intelsat 35e, a communication satellite for parts of the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. The satellite is delivering high performance service to areas which may have more disruptive weather patterns.
SpaceX is not planning a landing for the first stage of the rocket during this particular launch.
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 NASA and U.S. Air Force approval.
Launch viewing opportunities for Intelsat 35e are available at the following location only:
- The main visitor complex outside of Space Shuttle Atlantis®, approximately 7.5 miles/ 12 kilometers from launch pad - included with daily admission
Viewing includes bleacher seating and launch commentary, and have access to restrooms, dining and souvenirs.
NOTE: 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. Since launch days often have many extra visitors, please allow time for travel, parking and entering the complex, including security bag check. Arrive early to ensure your favorite viewing spot! Refunds cannot be offered for late arrivals. Learn more about our Launch Scrub Policy.
Falcon 9 is SpaceX’s two-stage rocket manufactured to successfully transport satellites and their Dragon spacecraft into orbit. Currently the only rocket fully designed and developed in the 21st century, Falcon 9 delivers payloads to space aboard the Dragon spacecraft or inside a composite fairing. Safety and mission success were critical in the design of the Falcon 9 rocket. With a minimal number of separation events and nine first-stage Merlin engines, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is designed so that even if two of the engines shut down, the rocket can still operate. In 2012, SpaceX became the first commercial company to rendezvous with the International Space Station. Although these flights have not transported crew, SpaceX continues to work toward their goal of one day carrying astronauts to space in Crew Dragon’s pressurized capsule using the Falcon 9.