Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

Falcon Heavy successfully launches Arabsat 6A

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launches from the Kennedy Space Center SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launches from the Kennedy Space Center
Sandra Phillips | 14 April, 2019, 17:13

The so-called Arabsat 6A satellite was placed into an equatorial orbit some 22,000 miles (36,000km) above the Earth.

Its successful landing of the center core from a Falcon Heavy is a relief for SpaceX after a similar attempt ended in disaster a year ago.

About two minutes later, its center core landed successfully on the "Of Course I Still Love You" droneship in the Atlantic Ocean. That's why the second-ever launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket - and the first to carry a payload for a paying customer - was a key milestone for SpaceX.

The satellite SpaceX will launch on Wednesday will update satellite coverage for Arabsat, which is based in Riyadh and delivers hundreds of television channels and radio stations to homes across the Middle East and North Africa.

Enlarge / The Falcon Heavy fires its 27 engines on the way to space.

The successful launch and landing were cheered on by United States space agency NASA, which congratulated the California-based rocket manufacturer. These were recovered from the ocean, he said, and would be reused later this year during a launch of the company's Starlink satellites.

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Wednesday's launch was the second for Falcon Heavy following its successful maiden flight on February 6, 2018 when its payload was the personal red-colored Tesla Roadster of Elon Musk.

This is Falcon Heavy's second launch. It was carrying Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster with the crash dummy Starman at the wheel. The two side boosters landed simultaneously and the center core booster landed shortly afterwards.

A couple dozen ground telescopes kept tabs on the auto during its first several days in space, but it gradually faded from view as it headed out toward the orbit of Mars, Giorgini noted.

Bridenstine said everything is on the space table as NASA strives to meet the White House's goal of landing astronauts back on the moon by 2024. Falcon Heavy is taller than the shuttle launch rocket was, but carries a little less thrust or power.

The satellite was safely deployed in orbit just more than half-hour after launch, giving SpaceX a flawless launch.

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