SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch (Submitted/SpaceX / May 8, 2014)

Launches at Cape Canaveral might not have the same buzz they did during the space shuttle program, but there’s still some economic impact associated with them.

I’ve lived in Florida since 2007 and haven’t seen a launch up close yet. That’s going to change on Saturday morning, I hope.

California-based SpaceX is planning to launch satellites for New Jersey-based ORBCOMM (NASDAQ: ORBC) on its Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral.

The launch window opens at 9:47 a.m. Saturday. According to Accuweather.com, there's a small chance of showers in Cape Canaveral on Saturday morning.

SpaceX has a facility in Cape Canaveral. Its website currently lists 16 job openings there, including a purchasing manager for the launch site, human resources support positions, technical recruiters and Linux system administrator.