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How to watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy's first night launch Monday



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Falcon heavy flew for a second time in April 2019.


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SpaceX's most powerful rocket is once again set to take to the skies and beyond. Falcon Heavy is scheduled for its first nighttime launch on Monday, June 24.

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.






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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 solar-sail test mission by star Bill Nye . 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.

Founder Elon Musk tweeted .

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 loss due to rough sea conditions . SpaceX hopes to bring it home safely this time.


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