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SpaceX Falcon 9
ESA Euclid Telescope




Jul 01, 2023 11:12 AM

Space Launch Complex 40 • Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

MISSION:

Euclid, a European Space Agency (ESA) mission with contributions from NASA, is designed to explore the composition and evolution of the dark universe. It will make a 3D-map of the universe by observing billions of galaxies out to 10 billion light-years, across more than a third of the sky. Euclid will be launched to an observing orbit at the Sun-Earth L2 Lagrange point.

 

 

LAUNCH VIEWING:

Watch the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and it’s payload, ESA’s Euclid Telescope, from one of the following locations:

 

 

SpaceX Falcon 9 lifting off from SLC 40 on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

July 1, 2023 | SpaceX Falcon 9 ESA Euclid Telescope

Launch Viewing

LC-39 Observation Gantry

 

$49 in addition to daily admission

 

  • See the rocket leave the launch pad
  • Additional Launch Transportation Ticket (LTT) required in addition to valid daily admission ticket
  • Approximately 3.4 miles / 5.5 kilometers from launch pad
  • Buses will board near the front of Heroes and Legends at 9:30 AM
  • Launch audio and communicator commentary available
  • Includes light snack and souvenir (redeemed at LC-39 viewing site)

 

Apollo/Saturn V (Banana Creek)
Launch Transportation Ticket

 

$20 in addition to daily admission

 

  • Approximately 3.9 miles/6.27 kilometers from the launch pad
  • Additional Launch Transportation Ticket (LTT) required in addition to valid admission ticket
  • Buses will begin boarding at 7:30 AM in the Bus Embarkation zone
  • Launch video, audio, and communicator commentary available

 

BUY ADMISSION

Atlantis North Lawn

Located to the left when approaching Space Shuttle Atlantis®

Included with admission

  • See the rocket once it clears the tree line
  • Approximately 6.7 miles / 10.8 kilometers from the launch pad
  • Viewing area opens at 8:00 AM
  • Launch audio, video, and communicator commentary available

 

BUY ADMISSION


Availability of upcoming viewing opportunities is dependent upon the scheduled launch time and is subject to NASA and U.S. Space 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.