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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 12:10 PM

Watch SpaceX Attempt a Triple Rocket Landing Tonight [View all]

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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