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Rocket Launch: NET August 8, 2019 6:13 AM EDT | ULA Atlas V AEHF-5

Aug 08, 2019 06:13 AM Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SLC-41 ULA Atlas V AEHF-5


The new date for ULA Atlas V AEHF-5 is August 8, 2019 5:44 AM. For guests that purchased Launch Transportation Tickets for the attempt on July 17, 2019 and have not been refunded, your ticket remains valid for this new target date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date of the launch, you may request a refund by emailing kscinfo@delawarenorth.com by no later than August 7, 2019. 


United Launch Alliance (ULA) will launch the next communication satellite in Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) series. These satellites provide secure and effective connectivity between United States leadership and deployed military forces. This launch will also mark the 80th Atlas V mission for ULA.


Launch viewing opportunities for AEHF-5 are available at the following locations. These may be purchased ONLINE ONLY.


LC-39 Observation Gantry -

UPDATE August 6: Per Range Safety, the LC-39 Observation Gantry is no longer available as a viewing location for AEHF-5. Current Launch Transportation Ticket holders for the gantry should refer to an email sent from the visitor complex reservations team regarding updated viewing opportunities and further details. Thank you for your understanding.


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

  • Approximately 5.4 miles/8.7 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


Be sure to arrive early and prepare for increased attendance and traffic on launch days. Because each location requires the purchase of daily admission, the visitor complex encourages you to spend the day touring the many exhibits and attractions after the launch and regular park open. All viewing locations and the available bleacher seating are first come, first served. Launch Viewing Transportation tickets are date and mission specific, and are not valid for other launches. Learn more about our Launch Scrub Policy.


Apollo/Saturn V Center ticket holders:

  • Arrive early to ensure you have plenty of time to board your bus by the designated time:
    • Apollo/Saturn V Center: bus boarding begins at 3:30 AM at the regular bus tour entrance. Previous LC-39 Observation Gantry holders should now follow the these directions for the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
  • Each Launch Transportation Ticket requires daily admission. The entire visitor complex opens at 9:00 AM regardless of the launch. After the launch and regular park open, we recommend you return to the visitor complex and spend the day exploring the numerous shows and attractions.



  • All Launch Transportation Tickets purchased for the original AEHF-5 launch will be honored for this new date.
  • There will be no viewing from the main visitor complex. It will open early for those with Launch Transportation Tickets only. The entire visitor complex, including all shows and attractions, will open at 9:00 AM.
  • Bring bug spray! Guests are welcome to folding chairs and blankets.


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.

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