Delta IV, Atlas V rocket launches coming up

Last Updated: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 9:24 PM EDT

Rocket launch enthusiasts have a busy week coming up on the Space Coast. 

  • Rocket launches Saturday, next Friday
  • Delta IV launch Saturday night
  • Atlas V launch Friday, March 24
  • RELATED: Rocket launch schedule

United Launch Alliance is planning two rocket launches within a week of each other. If you include Thursday morning's SpaceX launch, that makes three launches from Brevard County in two weeks.

On Saturday, ULA will launch a Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window opens at 7:44 p.m. 

The rocket is carrying the WGS-9, part of a communications satellite system for the U.S. Air Force.

Then on Friday, March 24, ULA will launch an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB. The window opens at 9 p.m.

The Atlas is carrying the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft, which will carry supplies to the International Space Station for NASA.