Skip to comments.Watch SpaceX Attempt a Triple Rocket Landing During Falcon Heavy Launch Today
Posted on 04/10/2019 4:42:27 AM PDT by BenLurkin
SpaceX will attempt to pull off the world's first successful triple rocket landing during the company's first commercial Falcon Heavy flight mission today (April 10), and you can watch it all live online.
The Falcon Heavy megarocket, the most powerful booster currently in use, is set to launch the Arabsat-6A communications satelliteinto orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida today at 6:35 p.m. EDT (2235 GMT). After liftoff, the huge rocket's two side boosters and central core stage are expected to return to Earth for the triple landing.
You can watch the Falcon Heavy launch live here and on Space.com's homepage, courtesy of SpaceX, beginning about 20 minutes before liftoff. You can also watch the launch directly from SpaceX's webcast page.
Today's launch will mark SpaceX's second flight of a Falcon Heavy, which made a successful debut test flight in February 2018.
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Three fifths the thrust of a Saturn V, and twice the thrust of any current rocket.
Most space launch fans have said their favorite part of the first Falcon Heavy launch was watching the two side boosters land together.
Hey man. I am going to burn one with Musky and watch it. Really cool man.
The Falcon Heavy megarocket, the most powerful booster currently in use, is set to launch the Arabsat-6A communications satellite into orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida today at 6:35 p.m. EDT (2235 GMT). After liftoff, the huge rocket's two side boosters and central core stage are expected to return to Earth for the triple landing.
I didn’t mean to say left out. I cut and pasted the quote from your text. I meant to say “to note.”
Should be visible from much of the east coast
Getting out of bed in the morning can be “risky”.
No progress or accomplishment is made without taking a few risks.
We need to applaud the outstanding engineers, physicists, mathematicians and mechanics who have made all the previous Falcon booster recovery landings possible.
The simultaneous double booster landing after the first Falcon Heavy launch was an awesome event, one I’ve been waiting for since reading Willy Ley and Von Braun back in the 1950s.
Stand up and cheer with the rest of the folks who appreciate great engineering and the will to reach for something difficult!
LOL. Took me a moment to figure out exactly what you were referring to since, as a long retired Marine, burn one at one time meant lighting up a cigarette. Well, don’t get started too soon or you’ll be too buzzed to appreciate the finer details of the event.
I’ll be watching too. Sober.
Postponed until at least 8PM due to upper level winds. The window closes at 8:32PM. If it launches tonight it should be good because night launches are much more visible.
Launch scrubbed until tomorrow at 6:35 PM EDT.
Good launch, all three cores landed successfully and the second stage is in a good preliminary orbit.
I streamed most of the boost, and everything up to the drone ship landing, then went back to watch the launch clip. The "starship" launch will probably happen sooner than is generally believed, looks like they're turning it up a notch.
The Saturn V was just... wow.
Those are some pretty amazing statistics.
Maybe you can find a good source to post it - but I saw that the Israeli moon lander started on it’s way down to landing, but then they lost telemetry I think, and it crashed. It made it to about 9 miles up before losing contact.
It took some photos, and a “selfie” on it’s way down. It was also a private venture, went up on an earlier Musk launch. Lots of volunteer work put into it even.
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