Cape Canaveral will host two launches in the coming days with the powerful Atlas V rocket scheduled for a Saturday liftoff and a Space X Falcon 9 launching Monday.
The United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket will carry a communications satellite and an aircraft that will be used for research by the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Saturday’s launch is expected to liftoff at 7:13 p.m. from Launch Complex 41. A live webcast of the event will begin at 6:53 p.m on the ULA website.
On Monday, a Space X Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch at 6:32 p.m. with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, a spacecraft that will monitor more than 200,000 stars looking for small planets.