Cape Canaveral will host two back-to-back launches from rival companies Thursday.

Missions carried by both United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX are hoping to liftoff.

If schedules hold, United Launch Alliance will launch a military surveillance satellite aboard an Atlas V rocket at 6:29 a.m.

Less than thirteen hours later at 7:03 p.m., a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will also fly from a nearby Cape Canaveral pad with South Korea's first lunar mission.

The Cape Canaveral spaceport is poised to surpass the record for most missions in a year to fly into orbit from its launch pads.

The launch day doubleheader would also mark the shortest span between two space launches from Florida’s Space Coast since 1967.

If both missions take off on time, they would depart Cape Canaveral about 12 hours and 39 minutes apart.

Thirty of the 32 orbital launch attempts so far this year have been successful.