SpaceX has delayed the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket, scheduled for takeoff on Sunday, April 7th, 2019, at 6:36 AM, from Space Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Besides, Elon Musk’s private space company has also postponed the static fire of the Falcon Heavy, initially set for April 4th, to today, April 5th.
The launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket won’t be a challenge-free one since SpaceX plans to land the two boosters that would lift off the rocket on the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Landing Zones 1 and 2. That process would ensure that the reusability of the boosters for future launches.
Even more, the people living in or near Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, Mims, Port Canaveral, Port St. John, Rockledge, Scottsmoor, Sharpes, and Titusville, Florida could hear the sonic boom produced by SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket after launch, whenever that would happen.
SpaceX postponed the Falcon Heavy Rocket launch to an undeterminated date
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket would have carried the Arabsat 6A communications satellite to space on April 7th. Now, the launch was postponed by Elon Musk’s company to an unknown date. The reasons behind that decision seem to be related to some technical issues, but an official statement in this regard is still late in coming out.
However, whenever it would happen, that would be the first launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket that would use the Falcon 9 Block 5. The SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 was specially designed to perform more than ten flights with minimum refurbishment as Elon Musk’s company keeps on focusing on higher levels of reusability.
The cargo for the mission would be the Arabsat 6A communication satellite which weighs over 13,000 pounds. The purpose of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket launch would have been to place the satellite into a so-called Geo Stationary Transfer Orbit. Now, SpaceX postponed the Falcon Heavy Rocket launch to an undeterminated date that would be announced soon.
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