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Rocket Launch: June 17, 2021 12:09 PM ET | SpaceX Falcon 9 GPS III-5

Jun 17, 2021 12:09 PM Cape Canaveral SLC-40 SpaceX Falcon 9 GPS III-5

LAUNCH VIEWING

Witness liftoff of SpaceX GPS III-5 from one of the following locations at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: 

BANANA CREEK LAUNCH VIEWING AREA: 

  • Approximately 6.2 miles/10 kilometers from launch pad. 
  • $20 in addition to admission. 
  • Located adjacent to the Apollo/Saturn V Center. 
  • Includes reserved bleacher seating, live launch commentary and access to the Apollo/Saturn V Center. 
  • Bleachers open at 9:45 AM. Select bus boarding time while purchasing tickets. On-site bus transportation reservations are not required or suggested in addition to your launch transportation ticket.  
  • Remember to review the Scrub Policy.   

BUY TICKETS

 

NORTH ATLANTIS LAWN: 

  • Approximately 6.7 miles/10.8 kilometers from launch pad. 
  • Included with admission. 
  • Located at the main visitor complex. 
  • Includes bleacher seating and launch commentary.  
  • The North Atlantis Lawn opens at 10:00 AM with the launch video feed. 

BUY ADMISSION

 

The visitor complex opens at 9:00 AM. Be sure to arrive early and prepare for increased attendance and traffic on launch days. Leave time for parking and security screening as well when entering the complex 

Viewing locations and available bleacher seating are first come, first served. Please note that all launch viewing tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Launch date, time and viewing opportunities are subject to change. 
 

MISSION

SpaceX is scheduled to launch the GPS III-5 satellite for the U.S. Space Force. This satellite is part of a next generation satellite constellation featuring upgraded, state-of-the-art technology.

 

HELPFUL LINKS

 

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 indoors and on buses for all guests, accommodating social distancing, and increasing the frequency of sanitization.

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.

SpaceX Falcon 9 GPS III-2 launching from Launch Pad 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Rocket Launch: June 17, 2021 12:09 PM ET | SpaceX Falcon 9 GPS III-5

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