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SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch pushed back to Wednesday, Titusville police say

The Arabsat-6A satellite undergoing final testing at Lockheed Martin's Sunnyvale California site The Arabsat-6A satellite undergoing final testing at Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale California site
Sandra Phillips | 10 April, 2019, 14:09

With any luck, this will hopefully return SpaceX's East Coast landing zones (LZ-1 and LZ-2) to successful operations after an anomaly in December 2018 caused Falcon 9 B1051 to landing a mile or so offshore.

The launch is scheduled for no earlier than 3:35 p.m. PT, with the launch window officially closing at 5:32 p.m. PT. Arabsat-6A will be released 34 minutes into the journey. We had a feeling that might happen, and the launch was pushed back to today, Tuesday, April 9th, but now yet another delay has pushed it back even further.

The launch will take place from the historic Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Spaceflight Centre. On that flight, the Falcon Heavy launched a red Tesla Roadster owned by SpaceX founder Elon Musk and stuck two of its three first-stage booster landings.

After the procedure concluded in the hangar, the rocket was rolled onto the pad for a static test fire ahead of the launch of the Arabsat 6A satellite on April 9. Ranging from multiple sonic booms that will be audible for miles up and down the Florida coast and the potential for a spectacular Florida sunset as a backdrop, Falcon Heavy's second launch will be an event worth watching. At liftoff, the Falcon Heavy Block 5 rocket's 27 Merlin 1D engines are expected to produce no less than 5.1 million pounds (~2300 mT/23,000 kN) of thrust at full throttle, but that figure could rise as high as 5.6 million pounds (2550 mT/25,500 kN) of thrust depending on how one interprets rather vague official numbers from CEO Elon Musk.

Wednesday's flight isn't an exact copy of last year's, however, as this vehicle will feature 10 percent more thrust - 5.1 million pounds from 27 Merlin engines - when compared to the February demonstration flight.

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According to SpaceX, this is more than 18 Boeing 747 aeroplanes at liftoff.

Upon descent, the three Falcon boosters detach and land separately back on Earth for future missions. If that occurs, it will be another history-making moment for SpaceX. With three first-stage boosters akin to SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets, the Falcon Heavy boosters, too, are created to fly back to Earth and be reusable.

Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit.

The Falcon Heavy is meant to carry super-big satellites, as well as cargo for points far beyond, like Mars.

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