Rocket launches during February 2024 by SpaceX and NASA from Cape Canaveral, Florida

Crew-8 members (from left) Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin, mission specialist; and NASA astronauts Michael Barratt, commander; Matthew Dominick, pilot; and Jeanette Epps, mission specialist.

In February 2024, six rockets lifted off from Florida's Space Coast — home of NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Here's the list of February 2024 launches from Cape Canaveral, highlighted by SpaceX's launch of Odysseus, Intuitive Machine's history-making moon lander. For the latest launch updates and news from the Cape, follow FLORIDA TODAY's Space Team at

1. SpaceX-NASA PACE spacecraft

NASA's PACE spacecraft, which will study Earth's oceans and atmosphere, launched at 1:33 a.m. Feb. 8 atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from CCSFS Launch Complex 40.

PACE: Red tide, manatees and hurricanes: NASA PACE spacecraft to collect Florida environmental data

2. SpaceX USSF-124

On Valentine's Day, SpaceX launched the Space Force's USSF-124 national security mission at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 from Launch Complex 40 at CCSFS.

USSF-124: SpaceX rockets launch moon lander, military satellites in Valentine's doubleheader from Cape

3. SpaceX-Intuitive Machines IM-1

The Intuitive Machines moon lander, Odysseus, launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 1:05 a.m. Feb. 15 from pad 39A at KSC as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program.

IM-1: SpaceX rockets launch moon lander, military satellites in Valentine's doubleheader from Cape

4. SpaceX Merah Putih 2

SpaceX launched Merah Putih 2, a satellite for Indonesian satellite communications provider Telkomsat, at 3:11 p.m. Feb. 20 from Launch Complex 40 at CCSFS.

Merah Putih 2: SpaceX Falcon 9 launches Indonesian satellite from Cape to geosynchronous transfer orbit

5. SpaceX Starlink 6-39

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 40 at CCSFS, lifting a series of 24 Starlink internet-beaming satellites into low-Earth orbit at 5:06 p.m. Feb. 25.

Starlink 6-39: SpaceX sends 24 Starlink satellites into orbit during Sunday launch from Cape Canaveral

6. SpaceX Starlink 6-40

In a rare leap day launch, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket promptly vanished into hazy skies at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 29 from Launch Complex 40 at CCSFS.

Starlink 6-40: SpaceX leap day launch sends Starlink satellites soaring skyward; Crew-8 delayed to Saturday

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