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The first commercial launch for SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has been postponed to no earlier than Wednesday.
The rocket was scheduled to fly Tuesday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, however weather delayed the launch.
Falcon Heavy previously flew a test flight in February, however this week’s mission is the first commercial trip for the new booster. Falcon Heavy, built with three first-stage boosters on SpaceX’s successful Falcon 9 design, is the most powerful rocket in service.
Now targeting Falcon Heavy launch of Arabsat-6A on Wednesday, April 10 – weather forecast improves to 80% favorable
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 8, 2019
“Now targeting Falcon Heavy launch of Arabsat-6A on Wednesday, April 10 – weather forecast improves to 80% favorable,” SpaceX said on Twitter.
Launch is now scheduled for 6:35 p.m. ET.
The mission will carry the communications satellite Arabsat 6A for the Saudi Arabian company Arabsat.