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Rocket Launch: January 6, 2020 9:19 PM | SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink 2

Jan 06, 2020 09:19 PM Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SLC-40 SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink

MISSION

SpaceX continues to launch their constellation of networked satellites known as Starlink. The next group of satellites is set to launch with Starlink 2. The goal of Starlink is to create a network that will help provide internet services to those who are not yet connected, and to provide reliable and affordable internet across the globe.


LAUNCH VIEWING

Launch viewing opportunities for Starlink 2 are available at the following location:

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.
  • Additional souvenirs available for purchase.

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. The available bleacher and gantry seating at LC-39 are first come, first served. Launch Transportation Tickets (LTTs) are date and mission specific, and are not valid for other launches. Learn more about our Launch Scrub Policy.


After arriving and parking at the visitor complex:

LC-39 ticket holders:

  • LC-39 Observation Gantry Launch Transportation Tickets must be purchased in addition to daily admission or an annual pass. For this evening launch, we recommend you arrive early to explore all of the exhibits and attractions prior to boarding the bus for launch viewing.
  • The visitor complex will close at 6:00 PM to all day guests who do not have an LTT. Those with an LTT are welcome to leave the complex and come back at park re-open at 7:30 PM, or remain at the visitor complex in the bus tour area until bus boarding begins at 7:45 PM.
  • Kennedy Space Center buses transport from the inside the main visitor complex to these special viewing areas beyond NASA’s gates. Security protocol requires that all ticket holders must be transported by only visitor complex tour buses to these secure facilities.

Main visitor complex viewing/daily admission only:

  • Viewing from the main visitor complex is not available for this after-hours 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 Credit: SpaceX

SpaceX night launch of a Block 5 rocket from Launch Complex 40.

Rocket Launch: January 6, 2020 9:19 PM | SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink 2


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