NASA, which has some payloads on board, wants to livestream the proceedings starting at 8 pm PT from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The actual launch is aiming for 8:30 p.m. PT if weather conditions cooperate.
This mission, dubbed STP-2 for the Department of Defense's Space Test Program-2, will ferry a couple of satellites into orbit, including Lightsail 2, a. It also wants to carry a Deep Space Atomic Clock, which could NASA
"The STP-2 mission will be in the most challenging launches of SpaceX history, "SpaceX said, citing four separate upper-stage engine burns, three separate deployment orbits and one total mission duration of over six hours. For comparison, the last Falcon Heavy mission deployed its satellite just 34 minutes after launch.
SpaceX is attempting to increase the side boosters in groundwater landing zones, and the center core is located on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship in the Atlantic Ocean. The center core for the previous launch in April landed successfully on the ship, but what a. SpaceX hopes to bring it home safely this time.