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Unread 19 May 19, 06:22 PM  
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Rocket Launches - what time of day?

There is a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch planned for Monday 8th July.

If (and it's a big if) it goes ahead is it likely to be in the early hours of Monday eg 1am or late on Monday eg. 11pm?

The answer will make a big difference to my planning so any input really gratefully received.
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the last 2 years we've been fortunate to have a launch attempt each time, and we've been sat on Cocoa beach just after dawn (May/June time) ... sadly both times they've been scrubbed minutes before liftoff, but to answer your question they've been both been in the morning ... but tbh they can be anytime depending on the window they have and the weather ... fingers crossed for you that you have better luck than we have
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Will be in florida during this and will be very tempted to go see this, would Cocoa beach be the best place to see this from?
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We watched a launch many years back and that was around 10.30 pm, we were in a local bar and a bar lady got a call from some one to say the launch was going ahead and at what time.

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July 8Falcon 9 SpaceX CRS 18
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: Cape Canaveral, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Amos 17 communications satellite. Built by Boeing and owned by Spacecom Ltd. of Israel, Amos 17 will provide high-throughput broadband connectivity and other communications services over Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Delayed from May 27 and June. [April 29]

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July 25Delta 4 GPS 3 SV02
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Forces second third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The satellite is built by Lockheed Martin. The Air Force previously planned to launch the third GPS 3-series satellite on this mission. The rocket will fly in the Medium+ (4,2) configuration with two solid rocket boosters. Delayed from Nov. 1, Dec. 13 and April 4. [March 13]

NET July 25Falcon 9 Crew Dragon Demo 2
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first test flight with astronauts on-board to the International Space Station under the auspices of NASAs commercial crew program. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will fly on the Demo-2 mission. The Crew Dragon will return to a splashdown at sea. Delayed from June. [March 22]
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Thank you folks.

I have signed up for the email alerts as suggested.

Tel N Kel: Yes - that's the one. I had planned to go to the fireworks in MK on Sunday evening but if the launch could be at 1am on the Monday morning that won't work. I think it's best to do the fireworks another time just in case. The men in my family won't be happy if we miss a launch.
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It all depends when the appropriate 'window' is, it could be any time day or night
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they do launches at all sorts of times of day. the two launches that have launch windows so far ar 10:30pm-12am and 6am-8am, but ive seen launches at 2pm, 7pm and 9:30pm in the past...

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Set for tomorrow, is anyone going ?

Wheres best to watch from ?
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