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Space X launch tonight 🚀- 7:30pm Vandenburg

Looks like it could be another spectacular launch like the on last week!

Copied from launch alert

“A Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for launch from Vandenberg SFB, Calif. tomorrow evening (March 28). The vehicle is slated to leave south base between 7:30 and 11:24 p.m. PDT and carry 22 Starlink satellites into orbit.

If the vehicle lifts off early in the launch window, a large portion of the southwestern U.S. and northwest Mexico could be treated to an interesting display as the rocket's exhaust is illuminated by the Sun at high altitude while suspended against a dusk or night sky.”

4 Comments
2024/03/28
22:07 UTC

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March 21st SpaceX Launch Canaveral

Wondering how busy and how early we’d have to get to Playalinda to see the 4:55pm launch. Our flight gets in just after 1 to Orlando and we’d like to catch the launch as we’ve never seen one. Also, any other best spots if we can’t make playalinda in time?

2 Comments
2024/03/20
15:27 UTC

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Space X launch 3/18

What are those little dots? Debris?

2 Comments
2024/03/20
10:22 UTC

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Starlink launch from 3/18/24 PHX metro area

2 Comments
2024/03/20
00:26 UTC

9

Vandenburg Falcon 9 launch, seen from San Diego.

0 Comments
2024/03/19
04:47 UTC

10

SpaceX Launch today over Los Angeles

Don’t mind the coyotes

1 Comment
2024/03/19
03:53 UTC

2

Rocket launch or UFO?

We were at a restaurant in Terlingua, TX outside Big Bend National Park when we saw this overhead. You can’t see from the video but it seemed to me like bay doors opened just before the plume of smoke and light escaped. I didn’t see or hear any TV if like a rocket escape, but that sounds like a reasonable explanation.

Is this typical of an in-air launch? Or something otherworldly lol?

8 Comments
2024/03/18
14:45 UTC

2

SpaceX's Starship 3rd test flight, launch was smooth but reentry did not go according to plan

0 Comments
2024/03/14
17:45 UTC

2

Starlink 6-44

Hello. I am in Orlando for a week and really want to witness a launch. I see on various sites that starlink 6-44 will launch tomorrow 13.03 at an estimated time of 7:29 PM local time. How accurate is that launch time, and what are the odds of the launch at all?

How close can you get, and where are some good viewing locations?

Any tips are greatly appreciated.

In advance, thanks Marius

1 Comment
2024/03/13
05:14 UTC

1

How far in advance are launches usually confirmed at Cape Canaveral?

I’ll be in Orlando from 27th Mar - 6th Apr on vacation and starting to plan our itinerary. I appreciate things can change up to the last minute, but I’ve seen various websites all with different dates - is there a trusted single source of truth anywhere?

Thanks

3 Comments
2024/03/01
18:23 UTC

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Seeing a launch at Vandenberg

Hi all,

My wife and I want to do a combined trip to see her family in southern California and to see a rocket launch at Vandenberg.

I see that there is a schedule of planned launches and was wondering how reliable that schedule is? Is it quite likely or have a last minute launch cancellation?

Does anyone know the good spots to see a launch? I've seen a map with locations shared in this post : https://www.reddit.com/r/rocketlaunches/s/WTBJRv3iqR
But I was wondering if there are some fan favorites among those sites?

Can we see the rocket lifting off and the boosters landing back? Do we need to be on site a very long time in advance?

Thanks!

1 Comment
2024/02/29
06:28 UTC

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Are some rockets louder or more dramatic than others?

I'm planning a trip to Florida and hoping to make a detour to see my first rocket launch. My dates are flexible. Are some rockets more dramatic and exciting, in terms of sight and sound? I'm guessing that the rockets termed "heavy" might be bigger and thus louder... is that the case?

15 Comments
2024/02/26
16:14 UTC

1

Where to Watch ?

I am going to be in Florida when hopefully there will be a launch like at 3 am. Where and what time should I be there and any other tips would be appreciated!

3 Comments
2024/02/10
23:13 UTC

1

Falcon 9 Night Launch, Jetty Park, Cape Canaveral, FL

PACE mission launch Feb 8, 2024

Launch Complex 40.

0 Comments
2024/02/08
09:23 UTC

3

Does Spacex try to launch at the beginning of the launch window?

So I have my family down in Florida for a vacation and have seen that a Falcon 9 is going up tomorrow night during a launch window of 7:52-12:23 in the evening. I have a couple young children and hanging out for 4 hours wouldn't be a wonderful experience. My question is does Spacex shoot for a 7;52 launch and can delay up to 4 hours and still launch or will it be a random time within that window? Maybe I'm also asking- What are the chances it'll go up within the first hour or so of the window?

3 Comments
2024/01/12
19:20 UTC

16

My first long exposure!

I did this by overlaying four thirty second exposures because my camera only goes up to 30s and I don't have a remote trigger yet. The mission was the second launch of the doubleheader a few nights ago, Starlink Group 6-36.

0 Comments
2023/12/31
23:17 UTC

3

Heavy Launch 28th Dec

Hi,

Thinking of driving up from West Palm, to take daughter to KSC for the launch on 28th.

Wondering how the $70 premium launch tickets work, if there is a scrub while viewing. Do you get a refund ?

If not, is best to just watch for free from the complex. Done that before, wondering if doing the close up premium launch is worth it, and more importantly do you get refund for a scrub ?

Thx !

6 Comments
2023/12/26
17:30 UTC

1

Complex 41 viewing area?

It looks like I'll be in the area for a space launche. Looking for a good spot to watch and early morning launch from Cape for Complex 41.

1 Comment
2023/12/21
02:50 UTC

14

Walked Out of My House to a Rocket Launch This Morning

Walked out of my front door in San Carlos, CA, and saw a strange contrail and rocket lighting up the morning sky looking S-SW. Looks like I just caught one of the upper stages. I would assume whatever it is came from Vandenberg AFB down south, but they don't have anything on their launch calendar for today. Any ideas?

https://reddit.com/link/18fwpu2/video/f9tjoa5bmo5c1/player

3 Comments
2023/12/11
15:11 UTC

3

Advice Needed for Falcon Heavy SpaceX OTV-7 Launch Viewing (Dec 10th)

Hi everyone,

I'm planning to watch the Falcon Heavy SpaceX OTV-7 launch on December 10th, but I have a few concerns and questions:

  1. Weather Concerns: The forecast shows 100% cloud coverage for the evening launch, with a possibility of lightning. Does anyone know how likely it is that the launch will be canceled due to weather conditions?
  2. Visibility: With the cloud cover, is it still worth it to watch the launch in the evening? I'm wondering if the experience is significantly diminished and if it's worth the cost.
  3. Ticket Queries: I'm considering the APOLLO/SATURN V PREMIUM LAUNCH TRANSPORTATION TICKET for the 8:14 PM launch. Since it's after hours, do I also need to buy an admission ticket, or is the transportation ticket sufficient?
  4. Transportation vs. Regular Bus: Is there any difference between this special transportation and the regular bus service to the Apollo/Saturn V Center? Can I just use the regular bus service and wait at the center for the launch, or is the premium ticket required?

Would really appreciate any insights or advice from those who have experienced similar situations or are knowledgeable about these launches!

Thanks in advance!

2 Comments
2023/12/08
20:23 UTC

1

11/21 SpaceX Launch Viewing

Never been to Florida before and want to watch the launch tonight. It’s scheduled for 11:01 PM so the Space Center is out. Where’s a good place to watch from?

3 Comments
2023/11/21
13:30 UTC

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Launch visible in far SE Colorado on Monday (10/30/23) ~ 18:30 (?) MDT

We saw this due west as a bright spot, followed by what appeared to be stage separation, and the only launch we see a record of was a Space X in Florida, which would be the wrong way. Any ideas?

3 Comments
2023/11/02
02:55 UTC

3

Where to watch a rocket launch!

I am heading over to Kennedy Space Center tomorrow to watch a rocket launch anyone know the best beach to go to to get a good visual?

5 Comments
2023/10/17
01:02 UTC

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