2 Rockets Rollout and Rise at Space Coast for Rare Rapid Fire Back to Back ‘Rocket n’ Roll ‘Blastoffs from SpaceX and ULA: Photos

SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying AMOS 17 comsat mission for
Spacecom rises at 745 a.m. ET Aug 6, 2019 at Space Launch Complex 40 ahead of
launch Aug. 6 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit:
Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com
Ken
Kremer —
SpaceUpClose.com &
RocketSTEM
– 6 August 2019


TITUSVILLE/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL
– Its ‘Rocket n’ Roll’ time on Florida’s Space Coast as 2 rockets from 2
competing space companies were rolled out and raised this morning with 2 hours
of one another – for rare rapid fire, back to back blastoffs from SpaceX and
ULA starting tonight – if the weather cooperates !



At this moment Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 6, the
back to back launch lineup is Aug. 6 for the commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of
the AMOS-17 comsat for Spacecom of Israel – and Aug. 8 for a U.S. National
Security mission on a ULA Atlas V launch of the AEHF-5 nuclear hardened relay
comsat for the U.S. Air Force.

That’s enabled after the Air Force and
Eastern Range approved SpaceX’s last minute request to insert their Falcon 9 launch
just 36 hours ahead of the already approved ULA Atlas V launch.
Enjoy our Space UpClose photos
of the duo of rollout and rocket raisings.



Details to follow. 
SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying AMOS 17 comsat mission for
Spacecom rises at 745 a.m. ET Aug 6, 2019 at Space Launch Complex 40 ahead of
launch Aug. 6 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit:
Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com


Boardwalk to the Stars. SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying AMOS 17
comsat mission for Spacecom and ULA Atlas 5 carrying AEHF-5 for USAF raised
vertical in rare side by side appearance at pads 41 and 40 ahead of launches
Aug. 6 and Aug. 8. 2019 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

At this time SpaceX is pending approval of
the Aug. 6 launch from the Air Force Eastern Range. 



“Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—team is now working
toward August 6 for launch of AMOS-17 from Pad 40 in Florida, pending Range
availability,” SpaceX tweeted following the 2nd test fire.



If approved, SpaceX would launch their Falcon
9 carrying AMOS-17 during a window that opens at
6:52 p.m. EDT (2252 GMT) Tuesday, Aug. 6 and extends to 8:20 p.m. EDT (0020 GMT)
from Space Launch
Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.



Then ULA would follow with their Atlas V carrying AEHF-5 during
a window that opens at
5:44 a.m. EDT (0944 GMT) EDT
Thursday, Aug. 8
from Space Launch Complex 40.
ULA Atlas V carrying AEHF-5 secure military communications
satellites rolls out on Aug. 6 from 9 to 10 a.m. ET to Space Launch Complex 40 on
Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station. Liftoff scheduled Aug. 8  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

ULA Atlas V carrying AEHF-5 secure military communications
satellites rolls out on Aug. 6 from 9 to 10 a.m. ET to Space Launch Complex 40 on
Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station. Liftoff scheduled Aug. 8  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com



ULA Atlas V carrying AEHF-5 secure military communications
satellites rolls out on Aug. 6 from 9 to 10 a.m. ET to Space Launch Complex 40 on
Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station. Liftoff scheduled Aug. 8  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com



Dr Ken Kremer/Space Upclose interview with Spectrum News 13
about SpaceX AMOS-17 and ULA AEHF-5 back to back launches Aug. 6 and 8, 2019.
Screenshot: Ken Kremer/Spectrum 13


Stay tuned.



Ken will be onsite at the Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station for live reporting of the SpaceX AMOS-17 mission launch.



Watch for Ken’s
continuing onsite coverage of NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin,
Northrop Grumman and more space and mission reports direct from the Kennedy
Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida and Wallops Flight
Facility, Virginia.



Stay tuned here for Ken’s continuing Earth and
Planetary science and human spaceflight news: www.kenkremer.com –www.spaceupclose.com – twitter
@ken_kremer – email: ken at kenkremer.com


Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the
KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about
space topics.

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Ken’s photos are for sale and he is available for lectures and outreach events

Ken’s upcoming outreach events:

Aug 7: Quality Inn Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, FL, evenings.  Learn more about the upcoming/recent SpaceX AMOS-17, SpaceX Falcon 9/CRS-18 launch
to ISS,
NASA Orion Ascent-2 Abort test 
Falcon Heavy, NASA 2024
Moon landing goal, SpaceX Starlink-1,
SpaceX Demo-1 launch/test failure, SpaceX Beresheet launch, NASA missions, ULA Atlas & Delta launches,
Northrop Grumman Antares, SpySats and more

Ken will display his photos for sale

Ken Kremer

Ken Kremer

Watch for Ken’s continuing onsite coverage of NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and more space and mission reports direct from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Stay tuned here for Ken's continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news. Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics. Ken’s photos are for sale and he is available for lectures and outreach events.

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