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Falcon Heavy made its first operational flight yesterday (April 11), sending communications satellite Arabsat-6A aloft while successfully landing all three of its rockets ‘ including the core and two boosters.’

“We are pleased with the success of yesterday’s Falcon Heavy launch and first-stage landings,” Jim Reuter, NASA’s acting associate administrator for its space technology mission directorate, said in a statement. “We have important technologies that are ready to fly, and this success helps put us on that path.”

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SpaceX pushes back the second launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket

The firm was keeping an eye on strong upper-level winds ahead of the planned launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday evening.

Ultimately, however, SpaceX decided to scrub the launch and is now hoping to take off on Thursday instead.

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It’s been fourteen months since its maiden launch, when it blasted off to become the most powerful rocket in use today, and Falcon Heavy is now gearing up for round two ‘ this time to launch its first commercial mission.

SpaceX completed a static fire of the massive rocket last week ahead of lift-off. Falcon Heavy will be carrying Lockheed Martin’s Arabsat 6A communications satellite to orbit when it finally blasts off.

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SpaceX Plans First-Ever Commercial Falcon Heavy Launch Tonight

It has been more than a year since SpaceX successfully completed the first demo flight of the long-awaited Falcon Heavy, and today could be its first commercial flight. SpaceX Falcon Heavy to Launch News SpaceX Falcon Heavy to Launch Cutting-Edge NASA Space Tech Space.com 15 hours ago An epic SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch — only the second trip to space for this rocket line — brings a set of NASA technology one step ... Following a last-minute delay, SpaceX expects to launch the Arabsat-6A from NASA’s historic Pad 39A this evening.

The Falcon Heavy makes use of the highly successful Falcon 9 design ‘ it’s actually composed of three Falcon 9 core stages with a few design tweaks. Falcon Heavy , SpaceX ’s Giant Rocket, to Launch With Large Satellite nytimes.com 4 days ago Fourteen months ago, SpaceX ’s giant Falcon Heavy rocket roared majestically off the launchpad for the first time. It became the ... The standard Falcon 9 still carries the bulk of SpaceX payloads (including the upcoming manned Dragon II), but the company hopes to move all launches to the Starship/Super Heavy platform in the coming years. Videos for SpaceX Falcon Heavy To Launch 1:36 SpaceX 's Falcon Heavy launches first paid mission REUTERS Until then, the Falcon Heavy is the most powerful launch vehicle in the world, which is why Arabsat choose the Falcon Heavy to deploy its 13,200-pound (6,000 kilograms) telecommunications satellite.

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