SpaceX Falcon Heavy Lunched, Despite Bad Weather

Falcon Heavy launch delayed again, now targeted for Thursday evening

SpaceX plans to refly the Falcon Heavy side boosters from the Arabsat-6A mission on its next Falcon Heavy mission, the U.S. Air Force Space Test Program-2 rideshare mission.

"Arabsat-6A is a high-capacity telecommunications satellite that will deliver television, radio, Internet, and mobile communications to customers in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe".

SpaceX will be hoping for a successful retrieval of all boosters as Falcon Heavy sets its sights on a second launch later this year.

Less than eight minutes after take off, the two boosters landed side by side on Cape Canaveral, while the central core stage landed itself one minute later on the drone ship called "Of Course I Still Love You" in the Atlantic Ocean.

The rocket carried the ArabSat 6A communications satellite for a Saudi Arabian company.

Thursday's launch was SpaceX's second flight with the Falcon Heavy rocket, which had its first demo mission in February 2018.

"Three for three boosters today", a SpaceX webcast commentator said.

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The Falcon Heavy rocket exerts 5.1 million pounds of thrust - that of more than a dozen jetliners, SpaceX said. Last year's Falcon Heavy saw two of the three core stages land at Cape Canaveral's Landing Zones 1 and 2.

What is all the more incredible about this engineering effort, however, is that the world's largest rocket does not just launch into space.

Note that the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy will open for USA new opportunities.

The Arabsat-6A satellite is on its way to its intended orbit at 30.5 degrees East after its successful launch on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, the Saudi operator confirmed.

Last year, SpaceX was able to land two of the Falcon Heavy's boosters, with the third one crashing into the ocean at 300 miles per hour.

However, with Musk's company intent on driving down launch costs by recycling rocket parts, the boosters for this flight may be re-used for future missions.

SpaceX's launch livestream will go live approximately 20 minutes before liftoff, now scheduled for no earlier than 8pm ET (00:00 UTC, April 11).

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy is by far the most powerful operational rocket in the world. It's nearly certainly still in orbit around the sun with a mannequin at the wheel. Before the rocket finally launched more than two years later, Musk suggested to several news outlets, including CNN, that the rocket could explode.

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