SpaceX faces a key test in the upcoming launch of its biggest rocket

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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket set for first commercial launch. Here’s how to watch it live online.

Thirteen months after its maiden flight, SpaceX’s huge Falcon Heavy rocket is being readied for its first commercial launch on Wednesday.

The 230-foot-tall rocket is scheduled to lift off at 6:35 p.m. ET from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This will be only the second flight for the world’s most powerful rocket now in operation.

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The Falcon Heavy will be carrying a Saudi telecommunications satellite into Earth orbit. The 13,200-pound Arabsat 6A satellite is designed to provide television, internet and mobile phone services to parts of the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Falcon Heavy launch could lead to moon missions

The SpaceX rocket expected to vault a Saudi communications satellite into orbit on April 10 is also auditioning to explore space with NASA.

The Falcon Heavy rocket is the most powerful operational rocket in the world, designed to fly the largest satellites into the highest orbits over the earth. The communications satellite being flown in this launch, Arabsat-6A, weighs about six metric tons (6.6 tons).

Though this is just the second flight of the rocket, a smooth mission could bring Elon Musk closer to his dreams of taking humanity out into the solar system. NASA has set a new goal of landing humans on the moon in 2024 that may require SpaceX’s help to achieve.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy will now fly on Wednesday, hopefully

If you were eagerly anticipating the second-ever launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket this past weekend, you were sorely disappointed when the company was forced to delay the launch. We had a feeling that might happen, and the launch was pushed back to today, Tuesday, April 9th, but now yet another delay has pushed it back even further.

SpaceX now says that Falcon Heavy will likely launch tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th. Today’s would-be launch was scrubbed due to inclement weather, but Wednesday’s forecast is looking a lot more favorable, and we might finally get to see SpaceX’s mega-rocket take flight for a second time.

  • Publisher: BGR
  • Date: 2019-04-09T18:48:47+00:00
  • Author: Mike Wehner
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5 reasons NOT to miss SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch

For the second time, viewers along the Space Coast will once again get the chance to see SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket take flight Wednesday evening.

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Scheduled to launch no earlier than 6:36 p.m. Wednesday from Kennedy Space Center pad 39A, the launch window will remain open until 8:32’p.m. For those’in town, this is a rocket launch you will not want to miss.’

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SpaceX has landed its first stage boosters for years now, but last year’s side-by-side’landing of Falcon Heavy’s two side boosters was the first time the aerospace company had tried a near-simultaneous landing.

SpaceX faces a key test in the upcoming launch of its biggest rocket

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  • Date: 2019-04-09T21:55:42-05:00
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