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Rocket Launch: February 21, 2022 9:44 AM EST | SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink 4-8

Feb 21, 2022 09:44 AM Cape Canaveral SLC-40 SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink 4-8



Update Feb. 19: Due to weather for the first stage recovery area, launch is now Monday, February 21. SpaceX launches the next constellation of networked satellites known as Starlink. 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.



Witness liftoff from the following locations, both included with daily admission:  


Located to the left when approaching Space Shuttle Atlantis®  

  • Approximately 6.7 miles/10.8 kilometers from launch pad
  • See the rocket once it clears the tree line
  • Located at the main visitor complex
  • Includes bleacher seating and launch commentary
  • The viewing area opens at 9:00 AM




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.

Bus transportation to the Apollo/Saturn V Center will begin approximately 30 minutes after the launch. 

Remember to review the Scrub Policy before arriving.



Availability of upcoming viewing opportunities is dependent upon the scheduled launch time and is subject to NASA and U.S. Space 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 SV01 launch

Rocket Launch: February 21, 2022 9:44 AM EST | SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink 4-8