SpaceX is expected to have favorable conditions for a launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket today after being delayed since Tuesday.
The rocket was scheduled to fly Tuesday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, however weather delayed the launch multiple times.
Falcon Heavy previously flew a test flight in February, however this week’s mission is the first commercial trip for the new booster. Built with three first-stage boosters on SpaceX’s successful Falcon 9 design, Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in service.
The mission will carry the communications satellite Arabsat 6A for the Saudi Arabian company Arabsat.
The primary launch window opens at 6:35 p.m. EDT. The satellite will be deployed approximately 34 minutes after liftoff. SpaceX will also attempt to land Falcon Heavy’s two side boosters at SpaceX’s Landing Zones 1 and 2 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The rocket’s center core will attempt to land on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, positioned in the Atlantic Ocean.
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