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News Archive / Tagged: Falcon Heavy

  • OPINION: 2019 – Numbers and Names

    Jason RhianJanuary 1st, 2020

    Well that happened. 2019 was a roller-coaster of ups and downs that will have far-reaching consequences for future space exploration efforts.

  • Gallery: Falcon Heavy pushes back the night on STP-2 flight

    Jason RhianJune 26th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Although STP-2 didn't launch right on time, before the close of Monday's launch window - the job got done. History was seared into every inch of Florida's skies after the Falcon Heavy rocket left the pad at 2:30 a.m. EDT (06:30 GMT) on Tuesday, June 25.

  • Night time is the right time for SpaceX STP-2 mission

    Jason RhianJune 25th, 2019

    SpaceX's Falcon Heavy is starting to become a frequent flyer of Florida's skies, with the rocket's third flight checking off several "firsts."

  • Successful static fire clears way for launch of third Falcon Heavy flight

    Curt GodwinJune 21st, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Clearing one of the last hurdles before the flight of the Space Test Program 2 (STP-2) mission early next week, SpaceX is preparing for the first night launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket.

  • Video: SpaceFlight Insider’s Space Bulletin for April 19, 2019

    Derek RichardsonApril 19th, 2019

    In this week's Space Bulletin, the world's largest aircraft takes flight while the NG-11 Cygnus spacecraft launches to and berths with the ISS.

  • Remains of Falcon Heavy center core returned to port

    Derek RichardsonApril 18th, 2019

    A week after launching, what remains of the Falcon Heavy center core that toppled over because of rough seas has been returned to port.

  • Video: Countdown to history – Falcon Heavy soars with Arabsat-6A!

    Jason RhianApril 16th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- SpaceX launched the second of the company's Falcon Heavy rockets with the 13,230 lbs Arabsat-6A satellite as its payload on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:35 p.m. ET (22:35 GMT). The historic mission safely sent its payload on its way to geostationary orbit and also saw three of the rocket's first stage cores successfully touch back down for reuse.

  • No booster for you! Falcon Heavy core stage topples over in rough seas

    Jason RhianApril 15th, 2019

    A tweet made by Tim "The Everyday Astronaut" Dodd reported that the core booster of the Falcon Heavy rocket that launched April 11 has been lost to the sea.

  • Gallery: Falcon Heavy with Arabsat-6A – Hard as thunder, light as rain

    Jason RhianApril 11th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — One, two, three. Each of these numbers denoted major milestone achieved by SpaceX with the flight of the Arabsat-6A mission on one of the company's Falcon Heavy rockets.

  • 3 landings, 1 commercial payload – SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy makes history – again

    Derek RichardsonApril 11th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — After a wait of more than a year, SpaceX’s massive Falcon Heavy rocket has finally begun launching commercial payloads.SpaceX also managed to mark another (or was it three?) notch in its milestone list with today's flight.

  • High winds ground Falcon Heavy

    Derek RichardsonApril 10th, 2019

    Higher than acceptable upper level winds prompt mission managers at SpaceX to postpone the launch of the company's Falcon Heavy rocket.

  • Video: SpaceX raises the Heavy

    Jason RhianApril 10th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Launch preparations continued for the second flight of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket. Part of those efforts included raising the 730-foot-tall rocket into the vertical position.

  • 2nd Falcon Heavy launch rescheduled for Wednesday

    Jason RhianApril 9th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The second launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket, which had been slated to lift off today, has been rescheduled. The cause of this readjustment to the mission's time table is one all too familiar to launch service providers working on the Space Coast.

  • UPDATE: SpaceX’s 2nd Falcon Heavy to launch Arabsat-6A

    Patrick AttwellApril 8th, 2019

    SpaceX is poised to conduct the first commercial launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket with the Arabsat-6A mission as early as this week.

  • Launch date of 2nd Falcon Heavy flight pushed back

    Jason RhianApril 5th, 2019

    The first flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket with a commercial payload will have to wait a little while longer before lifting off from Kennedy Space Center.