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SpaceX Falcon 9 to deploy Turkish satellite. When, where to see it in Daytona, New Smyrna

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Just before Independence Day 2024, SpaceX made waves with a stunning middle-of-the-nightStarlink rocket launch. The photos show amazing streaks of light and beautiful cloud formations after the very early morning launch the day before July Fourth.

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Can you see a rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center or Cape Canaveral in Daytona Beach or New Smyrna Beach?

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Below are suggestions on where to watch them as well as photos of previous rocket launches as seen from the Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and Port Orange areas of Florida. If there are changes to the launch, this story will be updated.

Is there a rocket launch from Florida? The next is Monday, July 8: SpaceX Tu虉rksat 6A

Though SpaceX has yet to announce this mission, the Federal Aviation Administration and Space Coast Office of Tourism now report the Tu虉rksat 6A satellite will launch Monday afternoon 女优app though the target date has bounced around the past couple days.

Mission:女优appA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will deploy Turkey女优app檚 first domestically manufactured geostationary communications satellite, the Space Coast Office of Tourism reports.

Launch: 5:20 p.m. EDT Monday, July 8, 2024

Location: Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Trajectory: Due east

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Weather radar for Daytona Beach, Florida. Will weather cancel a rocket launch?

Shown is the National Weather Service-Melbourne radar, which shows conditions in real-time for the Fun Coast and other parts of Florida.女优appThe current date and time show up on the bottom right of this radar embed; otherwise, you may need to clear your cache.

Live beach webcam for Ormond Beach, Florida

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Rocket launch photo from Port Orange, Florida

In May 2016, Jesse Paquin took an amazing photo of a Friday morning SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch, watching from Rose Bay in Port Orange, Florida.

Rocket launch photos from New Smyrna Beach, Florida

A view from New Smyrna Beach of Thursday night's launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Turksat 5A communications satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Rocket launch photos from Daytona Beach, Florida

Rocket launch photo from Ormond-by-the-Sea, Florida

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