Re: Launches - directional

John C. Broman, Jr. (
Tue, 26 Mar 1996 23:18:49 -0500

At 08:10 PM 3/26/96 -0500, you wrote:
>I am very interested in getting a schedule of the upcoming launches for the
>next year that might be going in the direction of the gulf (west) coast of
>Florida (imparticular over the Sarasota area) and what possible times they
>might be observed in that area.  If you could send me that information, I
>would very much appreciate it.  Thank you.

The only US launch sites that would fly anywhere near Sarasota are launches
from Cape Canaveral, and they all go EAST from there.  Unlike the Chinese
(read Long March) we don't launch large rockets over land.  However, there
have been in the past small sub-orbital launches from Matagorda Island of
the Texas coast.  But nothin' goin' WEST!  See the following website for
schedules of launches from the Cape and take a couple hours and drive over
to the Cape.  Good luck.

John C. Broman, Jr.
Orbital Launch Services Project Office
Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 470