Rocket launch schedule: Upcoming Florida launches and landings

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The latest rocket launch schedule for Florida's Space Coast, which includes Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. All times Eastern.

For questions or comments, email Emre Kelly at aekelly@floridatoday.com.

>Mid-August: SpaceX Starlink

  • Company / Agency: Internal SpaceX mission

  • Rocket: Falcon 9

  • Location: Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

  • Launch Time: TBD

  • Trajectory: TBD

  • Weather: TBD

  • Live coverage: Starts 90 minutes before liftoff at floridatoday.com/space

About: SpaceX will launch the 56th mission for the Starlink internet constellation from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

>August 29: Artemis I

  • Company / Agency: NASA

  • Rocket: Space Launch System

  • Location: Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center

  • Launch Time: 8:33 a.m. EDT

  • Trajectory: Northeast

  • Weather: TBD

  • Live coverage: Starts three hours before liftoff at floridatoday.com/space

About: NASA's highly anticipated Space Launch System will make its premiere for this mission known as Artemis I. It does not include astronauts, but the uncrewed Orion capsule will fly around the moon before returning to Earth for splashdown. If successful, it will pave the way for astronauts to do the same on Artemis II and, eventually, land on the lunar surface for Artemis III.

>Sept. 29: SpaceX Crew-5

  • Company / Agency: SpaceX for NASA

  • Rocket: Falcon 9

  • Location: Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center

  • Launch Time: TBD

  • Trajectory: Northeast

  • Weather: TBD

  • Live coverage: Stay tuned

About: SpaceX will launch the fifth operational mission under contract by NASA to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station known as Crew-5. Astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Japan's Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina will travel to the ISS for a six-month science mission.

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