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Falcon Heavy

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 70 Failures: 6 Pending: 38

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Launch Vehicle


Falcon Heavy

Configuration: Heavy
Family: Falcon

The Falcon Heavy is a variant of the Falcon 9 full thrust launch vehicle and will consist of a standard Falcon 9 rocket core, with two additional boosters derived from the Falcon 9 first stage.

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Communications


Arabsat-6A is a Saudi Arabian communications satellite to be positioned at 30.5°East orbital slot. Arabsat-6A was built by Lockheed Martin for Arabsat and will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Launch Window


NET: April 7th 2019 - 22:36 UTC

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B1055


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
Landing Attempt Confirmed

Landing information is currently unknown however it is possible that a ASDS landing will occur.


B1052


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: No
Landing Attempt Confirmed

Specific landing information is not currently known however an RTLS is likely for side boosters.


B1053


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: No
Landing Attempt Confirmed

Specific landing information is not currently known however an RTLS is likely for side boosters.


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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL


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