3 Reasons Why the Second Falcon Heavy Launch Is a Make-or-Break Moment for SpaceX

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In the space travel battle, there’s no margin for error. And when SpaceX launches its Falcon Heavy for the second time on Wednesday, that fact will perhaps be clearer than ever.

Barring unforeseen weather issues or other problems, SpaceX will launch its Falcon Heavy rocket with an onboard Arabsat-6A communications satellite at 6:35 p.m. ET on Wednesday. For Elon Musk’s space transportation company, this is a chance to prove that its most important rocket is capable of helping it fulfill its most important missions.

Not to change the topic here:

Falcon Heavy Launch Postponed by SpaceX

SpaceX announced that the giant rocket, the most powerful in operation on Earth today, could not fly on Wednesday night because of winds high in the atmosphere.

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The delay pushed back a repeat of the rocket’s majestic lift from the launchpad last February. During that test launch, the Falcon Heavy lofted a spacesuit-wearing mannequin, nicknamed Starman, into a long orbit around the sun. It sat in the driver’s seat of a red Tesla Roadster that belonged to Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX.

Watch SpaceX Attempt a Triple Rocket Landing During Falcon Heavy Launch Thursday!

Update for 7:47 p.m. EDT: SpaceX has called off tonight’s launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket carrying the Arabsat-6A satellite due to unacceptably high upper atmospheric wind shear. The next attempt will be Thursday, April 11, at 6:35 p.m. EDT (2235 GMT).’

Updated story: SpaceX will attempt to pull off the world’s first successful triple rocket landing during the company’s first commercial Falcon Heavy flight mission Thursday (April 11), and you can watch it all live online.’

The Falcon Heavy megarocket, the most powerful booster currently in use, is set to launch the Arabsat-6A communications satelliteinto orbit from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida Thursday at 6:35 p.m. EDT (2235 GMT). The company postponed a Wednesday launch try due to unacceptable atmospheric wind shear conditions.’

SpaceX just delayed the Falcon Heavy rocket’s first commercial mission to Thursday

  • Publisher: The Verge
  • Date: 2019-04-10T12:00:00-04:00
  • Author: Loren Grush
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SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch scrubbed: New launch time, how to watch live stream online Thursday as SpaceX attempts side-by-side booster landings

A year after launching a Tesla roadster into deep space, a second SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket was hauled to the pad and erected for blastoff Wednesday, but high winds aloft forced the California rocket builder to delay launch of an Arabsat communications satellite until Thursday evening.

The Falcon Heavy, featuring 27 engines in three Falcon 9 core stages, was mounted atop historic pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center Wednesday morning. Liftoff on the company’s fourth flight this year was targeted for 6:35 p.m. EDT, the opening of a one-hour 57-minute window.

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