April 23, 2019

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The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches Arabsat-6A from Kennedy Space Center.

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches Arabsat-6A from Kennedy Space Center.
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The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches its first commercial satellite from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center.

If all goes well, the three-core space vehicle will carry Saudi Arabia’s Arabsat commercial communications satellite into orbit from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Launch is set for 6:36 p.m. ET.

After liftoff, Falcon heavy’s two side boosters will attempt automated landings at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, while the center core will shoot for a drone ship. Falcon Heavy debuted in January 2018 in a demonstration flight that carried SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Roadster sports car into orbit.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2019/04/08/spacex-falcon-heavy-rocket-targeting-new-launch-date-kennedy-space-center/3399225002/

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