The mighty Falcon Heavy rocket returns to the Space Coast for its first commercial launch.
The Federal Aviation Administration has set a launch area for SpaceX on Friday. The launch is scheduled for April 7, a backup start on April 9. The launch window is at 6:36 pm According to Spaceflight Now off the Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A.
Falcon Heavy, the heavy-duty space rocket that consists of three belt-powered boosters, made its first flight from the Space Coast in February 2018. Thousands of people flocked to the Cape to see the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V, which brought the astronauts to the moon.
The payload was a red Tesla Roadster carrying a mannequin named "Starman".
The upcoming launch will transport the communications satellite Arabsat-6A for Saudi Arabia's Arabsat. The satellite will provide communications coverage primarily to the regions of the Middle East and North Africa, with a footprint in South Africa, the FAA said in its advisory.
According to the FAA, the landing boosters will land at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Zone 1
, while the center-core booster will land on SpaceX's Dragon Ship, probably, of course, I still love them in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida.
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