Watch 4 rocket launches in free webcasts Thursday Aug. 4

Update for 1:30 a.m. EDT: Rocket Lab has successfully launched the NROL-199 spy satellite for the US National Reconnaissance Office, with satellite deploy expected at around 2 am EDT (0600 GMT). The next launch on Aug. 4 is the United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V mission carrying the SBIRS GEO 6 missile warning satellite. That webcast will begin above at 6 am EDT (1000 GMT) for a 6:29 am EDT (1029 GMT)) launch.


Rocket fans, rejoice! If you’re a fan of spaceflight, then Thursday (Aug. 4) will be a banner day with no less than four different rockets launching missions off planet Earth.

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