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Rocket Launch: May 15, 2021 6:56 PM ET | SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink-26

May 15, 2021 06:56 PM Kennedy Space Center LC-39A SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink-26

MISSION

SpaceX is scheduled to launch the 28th mission of the constellation of networked satellites known as Starlink. The goal of Starlink is to create a network helping provide internet services to those who are not yet connected, and to provide reliable and affordable internet across the globe. The network is currently available in parts of North America with the goal of being globally available in late 2021 or 2022. With this launch, over 1600 Starlink internet satellites will be in orbit.


LAUNCH VIEWING

Watch a Falcon 9 blast off from Cape Canaveral. Launch viewing is available from the following location:

BANANA CREEK LAUNCH VIEWING AREA, located adjacent to the Apollo/Saturn V Center - SOLD OUT

  • Approximately 6.7 miles/10.8 kilometers from launch pad.
  • $20, in addition to admission.
  • Bleacher seating and launch commentary with access to restrooms.
  • Opens at 5:00 PM with launch video feed.

Be sure to arrive early and prepare for increased attendance and traffic on launch days. The visitor complex will open at 10:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM. Only guests with a Launch Transportation Ticket will be allowed to remain at the visitor complex after closing. Plan ahead for traffic, parking and security screening. The available bleacher seating is first come, first served. Please note that launch viewing tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Launch date, time, and viewing opportunities are subject to change.

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, accommodating social distancing and increasing the frequency of sanitization.


HELPFUL LINKS


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.

At NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A, the nine engines of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roar to life in a brief static firing on Jan. 24, 2019. The test was part of checkouts prior to its liftoff for Demo-1, the inaugural flight of one of the spacecraft designed to take NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

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