3 launches, one ULA and 2 SpaceX, scheduled from Cape Canaveral this week

This week, the Space Coast is set to be the site of three launches, capping off a busy summer that saw its share of historic missions, including launch of a new Mars rover and the first crewed liftoff from U.S. soil in nearly a decade.

First, which was originally targeted for Wednesday, then pushed to the middle of the night Thursday, and is now targeting early Saturday, a United Launch Alliance will attempt to send up a national defense satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, an agency of the Department of Defense. Few details have been publicized about what exactly the satellite will do. Read more here.