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Rocket Launch: August 6, 2019 7:23 PM EDT | SpaceX Falcon 9 AMOS-17

Aug 06, 2019 07:23 PM Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SLC-40 SpaceX Falcon 9 AMOS-17

UPDATE August 5: All tickets previously purchased for the LC-39 Observation Gantry and the Apollo/Saturn V Center for this mission will remain valid for the new date in August.


MISSION:

SpaceX is set to launch another Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SLC-40. AMOS-17 will provide communication services to Africa.


LAUNCH VIEWING

There are currently two launches scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral within the next couple weeks:

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 AMOS-17 on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 (this page)
  • ULA Atlas V AEHF-5 on Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:44 AM

Please be certain you are purchasing Launch Transportation Tickets for your intended mission as each launch’s tickets are valid ONLY for that specific mission and may not be interchanged.

Launch viewing opportunities for AMOS-17 will resume once a new confirmed target date has been announced.

LC-39 Observation Gantry - SOLD OUT

  • Approximately 3.4 miles/5.5 kilometers from launch pad
  • $49 in addition to daily admission
  • Bleacher seating and launch commentary with access to restrooms.
  • Includes light meal and souvenir
  • Souvenirs available for purchase.

Banana Creek Launch Viewing Area at the Apollo/Saturn V Center

  • Approximately 6.2 miles/10 kilometers from launch pad
  • $20 in addition to daily admission
  • Bleacher seating and launch commentary with access to restrooms.
  • Dining and souvenirs available for purchase.
  • BUY TICKETS

Main visitor complex

  • Approximately 6.7 miles/10.8 kilometers from launch pad
  • Included with daily admission
  • Bleacher seating and launch commentary with access to restrooms.
  • Dining and souvenirs available for purchase.
  • BUY DAILY ADMISSION

Arrive Early!

Be sure to arrive early and prepare for increased attendance and traffic on launch days. The visitor complex opens at 9:00 AM daily. All three viewing locations and the available bleacher seating are first come, first served. Launch Transportation Tickets are date and mission specific, and are not valid for other launches.

 

After arriving and parking at the visitor complex:

LC-39 Launch Transportation Ticket holders:

  • Arrive early to ensure you have plenty of time to board your bus by the designated time: bus boarding begins at 5:15 PM at the nose of the Saturn 1B rocket.
  • Due to a private reservation, the LC-39 Observation Gantry’s exhibit hall will be closed to guests. There will be limited climate controlled areas available, so please plan accordingly.
  • Do not forget bug spray! 

Apollo/Saturn V Center Launch Transportation Ticket holders:

  • Arrive early to ensure you have plenty of time to board your bus by the designated time: bus boarding begins at 3:45 PM at the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour entrance.
  • You must scan your tickets at the bus boarding area at the main visitor complex starting at 3:45 PM. No guests may remain at the Apollo/Saturn V Center prior to the facility reopening for launch viewing.

Main visitor complex viewing/daily admission only:

  • Bleacher seating and launch commentary will be located in the North Atlantis Lawn viewing area.
  • Check the Daily Schedule regarding the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour hours of operation on a launch day. If you wish to include the bus tour and the Apollo/ Saturn V Center in your day, be sure to take the tour before the launch.

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Availability of upcoming viewing opportunities is dependent upon the scheduled launch time and is subject to NASA and U.S. Air Force approval. 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.

Image is a likeness of a launch.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Es

Rocket Launch: August 6, 2019 7:23 PM EDT | SpaceX Falcon 9 AMOS-17


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