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Rocket Launch: April 11, 2019, 6:35 PM EDT | SpaceX Falcon Heavy Arabsat 6A

Apr 11, 2019 6:35 PM EDT Kennedy Space Center LC-39A SpaceX Falcon Heavy Arabsat 6A

UPDATE 4/10/2019: SpaceX has now set an April 11, 2019, 6:35 PM EDT target launch time.

Package holders, please review the scrub policy and new details for your package below. Launch packages will be accepted for entrance on April 11.


MISSION

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the Arabsat 6A communications satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, from Kennedy Space Center. The satellite will deliver television, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Arabsat-6A is part of the two-satellite Arabsat-6G program for Arabsat.


LAUNCH VIEWING

Witness this launch from within a few miles/kilometers from the launch pad by purchasing one of the following launch viewing packages.

Please note: All launch viewing packages, which are mission-specific and not date-specific, are non-refundable. Please follow the arrival times on your placard. Anticipate road construction on SR 405 and heavy traffic on launch day. Allow time for delays.


Falcon Heavy launching

Rocket Launch: April 11, 2019, 6:35 PM EDT | SpaceX Falcon Heavy Arabsat 6A

Feel The Fun Launch Viewing Package

Current package holders: Atlantis North Lawn will open at 4:30 PM. Retail and food will be available for purchase.

General Admission will be available until capacity is reached.

Where: Space Shuttle Atlantis® North Lawn, approximately 7.5 miles/ 12 kilometers with minimal obstructions
Price: $115 plus tax - available online only
Viewing Area Opening Time: North Lawn launch viewing area opens at 4:30 PM.

Inclusions*:

  • Space Shuttle Atlantis® North Lawn Launch Viewing
  • 2-Day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (2nd day re-entry after the launch date)
  • Vehicle placard, required for entry

Download the Feel the Fun FAQs.

Download the Feel the Fun Scrub Policy


 

*Please note, bus tours will only run from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

Main Visitor Complex Launch Viewing Package

Current package holders: the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour will be available 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

General admission is available until capacity is reached.

Where: Main visitor complex, approximately 7.5 miles/ 12 kilometers with minimal obstructions
Price: $75 plus tax - available online only
Viewing Area Opening Time: Visitor complex opens at 9:00 AM.

Inclusions*:

  • Launch viewing from the general visitor complex
  • 2-Day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (2nd day re-entry after the launch date)
  • Vehicle placard, required for entry

Download the Main Visitor Complex FAQ's.

Download the Main Visitor Complex Scrub Policy


 

*Please note, bus tours will only run from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

Feel The Heat Launch Viewing Package

SOLD OUT

Current package holders: Bus Boarding is at 2:30 PM. Retail and food will be available for purchase at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

Where: Banana Creek Launch Viewing Area, adjacent to the Apollo/Saturn V Center, approximately 3.9 miles/6.27 kilometers from launch pad
Price: $195 plus tax - available online only
Viewing Area Opening Time: Bus boarding begins at 2:30 PM.

The Feel the Heat package brings you as close to the launch pad as possible, with a view of the rocket on the launch pad from across the Banana Creek. Stay up-to-date with live launch reports through our jumbo monitor and communicator-led commentary. Exhibits will be open to explore at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

Inclusions*:

  • Apollo/Saturn V Center Launch Viewing, the closest you can get to the launch pad
  • 2-Day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (2nd day re-entry after the launch date)
  • Up-close encounters with the Mars Rover Vehicle Navigator® and a lunar rover replica
  • Special guest appearance from veteran NASA astronaut Bob Springer
  • Vehicle placard, required for entry

Download the Feel the Heat FAQ's.

Download the Feel the Heat Scrub Policy


*Please note, bus tours will only run from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.


Know Before You Purchase:

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is not responsible for the launch’s status or schedule.
  • Please carefully read and understand the scrub policies, available at the link for each package.
  • All ticket packages are non-refundable, if you've purchased a package.
  • General admission for April 11 is allowed.

Helpful Links


Availability of upcoming viewing opportunities is dependent upon the scheduled launch time and is subject to NASA and U.S. Air Force approval. Launch date, time, and viewing opportunities are subject to change. Launches can be affected by technical and mechanical issues as well as range operations and weather, either in advance or at the last minute.

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