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Rocket Launch: June 08, 2022 5:03 PM ET | SpaceX Falcon 9 NILESAT-301

Jun 08, 2022 SLC-40 SpaceX Falcon 9 NILESAT-301



A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the NILESAT-301, geostationary communications satellite. It's goal is to provide digital broadband and internet connectivity services for the Egyptian operator, Nilesat.



Hear the roar of the Falcon 9 rocket from Atlantis North Lawn, included with daily admission.


Atlantis North Lawn at the Main Visitor Complex
Located to the left when approaching Space Shuttle Atlantis®

  • Approximately 6.7 miles / 10.8 kilometers from the launch pad
  • Included with daily admission
  • Viewing area opens at 3:00 PM
  • See the rocket once it clears the tree line
  • Launch audio, video, and communicator commentary available


Rocket Launch: June 08, 2022 5:03 PM ET | SpaceX Falcon 9 NILESAT-301

Important Information

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 5:00 PM, with the exception of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Guests viewing the launch may remain at the visitor complex until the launch or a scrub.