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SpaceX announces Falcon Heavy launch date for 2022

SpaceX announces Falcon Heavy launch date for 2022
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Currently scheduled for Tuesday, 11/1/, launch from Kennedy Space Center is the first SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch in three years. The launch was originally for Monday morning 10.31 but it has been postponed: The rocket was lifted upright on Pad 39A overnight on Wednesday, after a static test fire the world’s most powerful rocket is then scheduled to be lifted off the pad to allow two classified satellites of the US Space Force can be loaded. Essentially, the Falcon Heavy consists of three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together. And in an amazing scene of simultaneous landings, two of the boosters will return to Earth. The third booster will launch the satellites into distant orbit. A total of 28 Merlin engines will fire. It will be the first Falcon Heavy launch since 2019. “The main reason the Falcon Heavy has basically sat on the sidelines for three years is that the payloads that were supposed to fly on it just weren’t ready,” said Eric Berger of Ars Said Technica. These large payloads are from NASA and the Department of Defense. Berger has also written a book about Elon Musk and SpaceX. “I think symbolically it’s a really important rocket for SpaceX,” he said. “Because first of all, it shows that a private company could build the biggest and most powerful rocket. I mean think about it. Before that, it was all government-funded projects.” The Falcon Heavy is the only missile that can reach all the orbits that the Department of Defense wants to reach.

Currently scheduled for Tuesday, 11/1/, launch from Kennedy Space Center is the first SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch in three years.

The start was originally for Monday morning 10.31 but has been postponed.

The missile was lifted upright on Pad 39A overnight on Wednesday.

After a static test fire, the world’s most powerful rocket is then removed from the pad to allow two secret US Space Force satellites to be loaded.

Essentially, the Falcon Heavy consists of three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together. And in an amazing scene of simultaneous landings, two of the boosters will return to Earth.

The third booster will launch the satellites into distant orbit. A total of 28 Merlin engines will ignite. It will be the first Falcon Heavy launch since 2019.

“The main reason Falcon Heavy has sat on the sidelines for three years is that the payloads that were supposed to fly on it just weren’t ready,” said Ars Technica’s Eric Berger.

These large payloads are from NASA and the Department of Defense.

Berger has also written a book about Elon Musk and SpaceX.

“I think symbolically it’s a really important rocket for SpaceX,” he said. “Because first of all, it shows that a private company could build the biggest and most powerful rocket. I mean think about it. Before that, it was all government-funded projects.”

The Falcon Heavy is the only rocket that can reach all the orbits that the DOD wants to reach.

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