Is there a launch today? Upcoming SpaceX, NASA, ULA rocket launch schedule in Florida

Florida’s Space Coast is the house of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, the place a record-breaking 72 orbital launches took flight final 12 months.

But with 32 rockets lifting off by the tip of April, this 12 months’s speedier cadence tasks out to a new annual file of 96 launches. Will that tempo maintain via the remainder of 2024? Stay tuned.

SpaceX accounted for 30 of these first 32 launches of the 12 months. United Launch Alliance launched the opposite two rockets: the first Vulcan on its Jan. 8 certification mission and the last Delta IV Heavy on April 9 on the NROL-70 mission.

Following are the most recent missions developing from Cape Canaveral. All launches are listed in Eastern Daylight Time. Be conscious: Dates and occasions are routinely topic to alter for a number of causes.

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Thursday, May 2: SpaceX Starlink 6-55

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Federal Aviation Administration navigational warnings point out SpaceX is focusing on Thursday evening for its subsequent Starlink mission:

  • Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a batch of 23 Starlink web satellites from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

  • Launch window: 9:17 p.m. Thursday to 1:48 a.m. Friday.

  • Location: Launch Complex 40.

  • Trajectory: Southeast.

  • Local sonic increase: No.

  • Booster touchdown: Drone ship out on the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Live protection: Starts 90 minutes earlier than liftoff at

Monday, May 6: NASA’s Boeing Starliner crewed flight take a look at

Tuesday, June 25: SpaceX Falcon Heavy GOES-U

  • Mission: NOAA’s final GOES-U (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites) spacecraft, which is able to monitor climate and environmental phenomena, will launch atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.

  • Launch: TBA.

  • Location: Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

  • Live protection: Starts 90 minutes earlier than liftoff at

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This article initially appeared on Florida Today: Rocket launch schedule: May missions from Cape Canaveral, Florida

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