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Kennedy Launch Schedule

2014 Launches

Launched: April 18, 3:25 p.m. EDT
Mission: SpaceX-3 Commercial Resupply Services flight
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Pad: Space Launch Complex 40
Description: SpaceX-3 is the third commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).

Date: June 6
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: July
Mission: Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7320
Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Launch Pad: Complex 2
Launch Window: 2:56 a.m. PDT, 1-second window
Description: OCO-2 is an Earth satellite mission to study carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and provide scientists with a better idea of the chemical compound's impacts on climate change.

Date: Sept. 12
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: 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.

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Page Last Updated: April 18th, 2014
Page Editor: Nancy Bray