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