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ROCKET LAUNCH: Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 10:20 AM EDT | SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink 4-22

Jul 17, 2022 10:20 AM SLC-40 | Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


SpaceX's Starlink is the constellation of networked satellites aimed to provide internet services to those who are not yet connected, and to provide reliable and affordable internet across the globe.



Included with admission to the visitor complex, you can hear the roar of the Falcon 9 rocket from one of the following locations:


ROCKET LAUNCH: Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 10:20 AM EDT | SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink 4-22

Launch Viewing

Banana Creek Launch Viewing Area


  • See the rocket leave the launch pad
  • Approximately 6.2 miles / 10 kilometers from the launch pad
  • Included with daily admission
  • Viewing area opens at 9:30 AM
  • Accessible via the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour on a first come basis
  • Launch audio and communicator commentary available beginning at 10:00 AM



Atlantis North Lawn

Located to the left when approaching Space Shuttle Atlantis®


  • See the rocket once it clears the tree line
  • Approximately 6.7 miles / 10.8 kilometers from the launch pad
  • Viewing area opens at 9:00 AM
  • Included with admission to visitor complex
  • Launch audio, video, and communicator commentary available



Important Information:


  • Plan to arrive early! Kennedy Space Center experiences increased traffic on launch days, and there is construction on SR 405/NASA Causeway and SR 3/Courtenay Parkway resulting in lower speed limits and lane closures. Allow extra time for single-lane roads leading up to the visitor complex.
  • Most visitor complex attractions and exhibits will close at 6:00 PM, with the exception of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Guests viewing the launch may remain at the visitor complex until the launch or a scrub.