from VIP Launch Viewing ULA
02.09.2020 ULA Atlas 5 Solar Orbiter
ET Launch Hours:
9:30 PM Opening for Launch Ticket holders only. ET will close following the launch.
Sunday February 9th, 2020
11:03 PM- 1:03 AM
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-087, will launch the Solar Orbiter spacecraft for NASA and the European Space Agency. Built by Airbus Defense and Space, Solar Orbiter, or SolO, will travel inside the orbit of Mercury to study how the sun creates and controls the heliosphere, the vast bubble of charged particles blown by the solar wind into the interstellar medium. The rocket will fly in the 411 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, one solid rocket booster and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. *Referenced from SpaceFlightNow.com
VIP Launch Viewing Tickets are non-refundable. Purchased tickets to see the launch are mission-specific (example: SpaceX CRS19). Launches can be scheduled for any date/time. Launch tickets are valid for Admission to Exploration Tower (ET) day of the launch and for the Launch Viewing scheduled time.
In the event of a Scrub or Reschedule/Delay:
If the launch is scrubbed or rescheduled/delayed while at ET for the launch, your ticket will be good for the next scheduled date/time of that mission. *
If the launch is scrubbed or rescheduled/delayed before the initially scheduled date, the ticket will be good for the next scheduled date of that mission. *
*This is subject to change based on ET availability. ET may have a previously scheduled event and cannot accommodate the new scheduled launch date/time. Launch tickets will not be honored for the new mission date. Launch time and date are subject to change at any time.
Tripods, chairs, etc. are not permitted during launch viewing.
Exploration Tower does not guarantee the visibility of rocket launches due to weather conditions.