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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 12:10 PM

Watch SpaceX Attempt a Triple Rocket Landing Tonight

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.

"Following booster separation, Falcon Heavy's two side boosters will attempt to land at SpaceX's Landing Zones 1 and 2 (LZ-1 and LZ-2) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida," SpaceX wrote in a mission description. "Falcon Heavy's center core will attempt to land on the 'Of Course I Still Love You' droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean."

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.

www.space.com/spacex-falcon-heavy-arabsat-6a-launch-landing-webcast.html

https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.html


The launch window is 6:35 PM to 8:30ish. I'll be watching from atop my 3rd-story deck, a distance of 137 miles from Cape Canaveral, a clear line-of-sight I've used several times before...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 12:42 PM

1. Success or failure it should be a real show!

Wish I were close enough to watch

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 09:35 PM

2. SpaceX delays mega rocket launch due to high wind shear


By MARCIA DUNN
an hour ago

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has delayed the launch of its newest mega rocket because of dangerously high wind.

The Falcon Heavy was poised to blast off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday night with a communication satellite. But SpaceX chief Elon Musk said upper-level wind shear was extremely high.

SpaceX will try again Thursday evening. It will be just the second time a Falcon Heavy soars. Last year’s test flight put a sports car — Musk’s own Tesla convertible — into space. It’s almost certainly still in orbit around the sun with a mannequin at the wheel.

The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in use today. SpaceX will try to land two of the first-stage boosters back at Cape Canaveral and the core booster on an ocean platform.

https://apnews.com/4f681af972fe466cba99645c38a90a42

I tuned in via youtube and saw a countdown clock at some 22hours so it was obvious something was up.

Hopefully tomorrow as I love this stuff!!!

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 02:36 PM

3. Second chance! I screwed up yesterday, didn't remember until the the then-window expired...

...Again, 6:35PM this evening...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 06:12 PM

4. And again, in about 20 minutes, window from 1835 to 2035 hrs...

https://www.spacex.com/webcast

...also...



Both sites now live...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 06:50 PM

5. All three reusable boosters have landed, two on land sites, one on a seagoing platform...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 08:15 PM

6. The landed booster on what I think was zone 2 had quite a list to her but stayed upright.

Did it look like that to you?

Regardless, chills traveled my spine several times watching the launch and re-entry's. Unfortunately, I was unable to watch it live.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 09:39 PM

7. It was magnificent, and made me prouder than ever to be an American.

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