Rocket Launch: January 7, 2021 8:28 PM ET | SpaceX Falcon 9 TurkSat 5AJan 07, 2021 08:28 PM Cape Canaveral Air Force Station LC-40 SpaceX Falcon 9 TurkSat 5A
SpaceX plans to launch the first of two communication satellites for Turksat to provide general telecommunication services to Turkey and other countries. SpaceX also plans to land the Falcon 9 booster in the Atlantic Ocean on an autonomous spaceport drone ship.
Due to the launch window being scheduled outside the operational hours of the visitor complex, launch viewing opportunities are not available.
Launch viewing opportunities may be offered from the main visitor complex. If the launch date and time are within the visitor complex’s operating hours, guests may be able to view the launch from the main visitor complex with an Explore More admission ticket. Launch viewing opportunities will be announced as soon as possible after the announcement of a targeted launch date and time. Please note, the Explore More admission ticket is not a launch viewing ticket. It is date-specific and is not transferrable between dates. 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.
As part of our commitment to creating a Trusted Space for our guests and employees, measures and procedures are in place including limiting attendance, requiring face coverings and temperature checks, accommodating social distancing and increasing the frequency of sanitization. Learn more about the visitor complex's commitment to creating a trusted space for you and your crew.
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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.