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ROCKET LAUNCH: July 1, 2022 | 6:00 PM EDT
ULA Atlas V USSF-12

Jul 01, 2022 06:00 PM SLC-41  Cape Canaveral Space Force Station



A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket will launch the USSF-12 mission with Wide Field Of View, or WFOV, experimental missile warning satellite for the U.S. Space Force. WFOV hosts a new type of infrared staring sensor in geosynchronous orbit to detect the heat from missile launch plumes. The USSF-12 mission will include additional rideshare payloads.



Watch and feel the rumble of the Atlas V rocket send its payload to space at one of the following locations:


ROCKET LAUNCH: July 1, 2022 | 6:00 PM EDT | ULA Atlas V USSF-12

LC-39 Observation Gantry


$49 in addition to daily admission


  • See the rocket leave the launch pad
  • Additional Launch Transportation Ticket (LTT) required in addition to valid daily admission ticket
  • Approximately 2.3 miles / 3.7 kilometers from launch pad
  • Buses will board at engine-end of Saturn 1B rocket in the Rocket Garden at 4:15 PM
  • Launch audio, video, and communicator commentary available
  • Includes light snack and souvenir (redeemed at LC-39 viewing site)



Atlantis North Lawn

Located to the left when approaching Space Shuttle Atlantis®


  • See the rocket once it clears the tree line
  • Approximately 7.1 miles / 11.4 kilometers from the launch pad
  • Viewing area opens at 4:00 PM
  • 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.