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Kennedy Launch Schedule

2014 Launches

Date: Sep. 20, 2014 -- 2:16 a.m. Eastern
Mission: SpaceX-4 Commercial Resupply Services flight with ISS-RapidScat
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Pad: Space Launch Complex 40
Description: SpaceX-4 will deliver cargo and crew supplies to the International Space Station. It will also carry the ISS-RapidScat instrument, a replacement for NASA's QuikScat Earth satellite to monitor ocean winds for climate research, weather predictions, and hurricane monitoring.

Date: December
Mission: SpaceX-5 Commercial Resupply Services flight with Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS)
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Pad: Space Launch Complex 40
Description: SpaceX-5 will deliver cargo and crew supplies to the International Space Station. It will also carry CATS, a laser instrument to measure clouds and the location and distribution of pollution, dust, smoke, and other particulates in the atmosphere.

Date: No earlier than Dec. 4
Mission: First Launch of New Orion Spacecraft on Exploration Flight Test-1
Launch Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Pad: Space Launch Complex 37
Description: Orion's first flight test, called Exploration Flight Test-1, will evaluate launch and high speed re-entry systems such as avionics, attitude control, parachutes and the heat shield.

Date: Dec. 5
Mission: SpaceX-6 Commercial Resupply Services flight
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Pad: Space Launch Complex 40
Description: SpaceX-6 will deliver cargo and crew supplies to the International Space Station.

Related links:
› Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
› NASA's Missions in History

 

Page Last Updated: September 15th, 2014
Page Editor: Nancy Bray