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ULA Atlas V Kuiper Protoflight (AV-CA01)

Oct 06, 2023 02:00 PM Space Launch Complex 41 • Cape Canaveral Space Force Base


Watch the launch of ULA's Atlas V rocket lift off carrying Amazon's Kuiper Protoflight mission from one of the following locations:

Launch Viewing

Banana Creek Launch Viewing Area

Located at the Apollo/Saturn V Center

Included with admission

  • Approximately 5.4 miles / 8.7 kilometers from the launch pad
  • Included with valid daily admission
  • Accessible via the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour on a first come basis
  • Launch video, audio and communicator commentary available



Atlantis North Lawn

Located to the left when approaching Space Shuttle Atlantis®

Included with admission

  • See the rocket once it clears the tree line
  • Approximately 7.1 miles / 11.4 kilometers from the launch pad
  • Viewing area opens at 12:00 PM
  • Included with admission to visitor complex
  • Launch audio, video, and communicator commentary available



Top off your launch day visit with the chance to enjoy a delicious “Marstini”!

Taste of Space: Marstini Shake-Off! returns on October 6, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. inside Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex. Local bars and restaurants will create their idea of a perfect “Marstini” for a panel of astronaut judges, and you’ll have the chance to mix and mingle with them as you visit several food stations.
This special event requires an additional ticket.

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Kuiper Protoflight Mission Poster

October 6, 2023 | ULA Atlas V Kuiper Protoflight (AV-CA01)


  • Launch Provider: United Launch Alliance (ULA)
  • Rocket Type: Atlas V 501
  • Launch Pad: Space Launch Complex 41

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 501 rocket will launch the Protoflight mission for Amazon’s Project Kuiper. Project Kuiper is an initiative to increase global broadband access through a constellation of 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO). Its mission is to bring fast, affordable broadband to unserved and underserved communities around the world. The launch window opens at 2:00 PM ET and concludes at 4:00 PM ET.