Florida’s Space Coast prepares for 3 rocket launches this weekend

3 rockets scheduled to lift off from the Space Coast this week

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Space Coast is getting ready for a busy weekend of launches.

There is a rocket launch for United Launch Alliance and two SpaceX launches that are set just hours apart.

ULA is scheduled to launch a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral at 2:04 a.m. Saturday.

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The launch was scrubbed Thursday because of technical issues, according to ULA.

The rocket will carry a classified satellite into orbit.

SpaceX is planning two launches on Sunday, but the Delta IV Heavy has priority on the range, it must launch first.  

If that gets delayed, the other SpaceX launches will be pushed back.

SpaceX has a tentative launch time of 10:08 a.m. Sunday for a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket carrying another batch of Starlink space-based communication satellites.

SpaceX will then attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the second of two observation satellites is tentatively scheduled at 7:19 p.m. Sunday.

Channel 9 will stream the launches here.

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