Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral tonight 1/23/14

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Space Coast Area HomesNASA is launching a new satellite for it’s communications network tonight Thursday, January 23, 2014.   The launch is scheduled for 9:05pm EST from Cape Canaveral.  NASA has allowed a 40 minute launch window, so, the launch could occur anywhere up to 9:45pm.

The 3.8 ton Atlas rocket was built by Boeing and is the 12th rocket of it’s type.  Since the Shuttle program was retired, Cape Canaveral primarily is used for launching tracking and data relay satellites for the International Space Station, the Hubble Telescope and the US Earth observation satellites.  This particular satellite will bolster voice and data links between mission control, the International Space Station and other orbiting research observatories.

Launches from the Cape are readily visible during daylight hours, so tonight's launch after 9:00pm should really be spectacular!

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Donny Carter
Carter & Roque Real Estate - Frostburg, MD
Mountain Maryland Real Estate Expert

I bet this is and incredible event to watch in person.  How close do they allow spectators?

Jan 23, 2014 02:06 AM #1
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Love these night time launches although nothing will ever match the shuttle night time launches!

Jan 23, 2014 02:38 AM #2
Cathy Wolters
Wolters Realty & Property Management Company - Cocoa, FL
Your Brevard County Property Management Expert

I missed it, was at a Pampered Chef party.  I agree with Gary. The night shuttle launches were amazing.  

Jan 23, 2014 12:03 PM #3
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Ooops, I missed it.  I hope it went off as planned.  Should have been great weather to see it.

Jan 23, 2014 07:54 PM #4
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