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Old 04-10-2019, 01:41 PM   #1
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SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

Tune in to spacex.com/webcast about 20 minutes prior.

Falcon Heavy is their biggest rocket currently flying, and this is their first commercial launch. Last year they did their test launch putting Elon's Tesla Roadster into orbit and it was all a huge success.

The highlight is seeing the side boosters coming back and landing in unison.

If you haven't seen a SpaceX launch previously, try to make time for it - it is something special to see.
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Couldn't agree more. Can't miss viewing.
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Thanks for the heads-up njhowie, I love that stuff. SpaceX is an awesome operation.
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DH expecting it at 5:36PM Cental Time. Launch window opens 6:35 pm Eastern Time and closes at 8:32pm eastern.
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Well, I’m not so sure now either. DH looked again and found 8pm eastern. Hard to get straight!

He’s going by this:
https://www.spacex.com/webcast
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Well, I’m not so sure now either. DH looked again and found 8pm eastern. Hard to get straight!

He’s going by this:
https://www.spacex.com/webcast
Space.com now says 8PM:

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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 8 p.m. EDT (0000 April 11 GMT). SpaceX was targeting an earlier launch time, but announced the new target this afternoon via Twitter due to wind concerns.
https://www.space.com/spacex-falcon-...g-webcast.html
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SpaceX website says April 11, 8pm EDT.
Am I missing something?
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Standing down from today’s Falcon Heavy launch attempt; next opportunity is tomorrow, April 11.
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SpaceX website says April 11, 8pm EDT.
Am I missing something?
No, it was rescheduled for tomorrow which was the backup launch window.

And we’re seeing 8:35pm EDT.
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https://www.space.com/spacex-falcon-...g-webcast.html

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Update for 7:47 p.m. EDT: SpaceX has called off tonight's launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket carrying the Arabsat-6A satellite due to unacceptably high upper atmospheric wind shear. The next attempt will be Thursday, April 11, at 6:35 p.m. EDT (2235 GMT).
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Lots of high velocity upper atmospheric winds caused a delay in the launch.
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We watch them from our back lanai. Although we are some 90 miles north, we can still see them clearly when looking south. Watching those booster return landings on site would be something else. Has to be the best Tech. out there. I nearly fell off my chair when I saw the last 2 land.
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https://www.spacex.com/webcast says:

"SpaceX is targeting Thursday, April 11 for a Falcon Heavy launch of the Arabsat-6A satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch window opens at 6:35 p.m. EDT, or 22:35 UTC, and closes at 8:31 p.m. EDT, or 00:31 UTC on Friday, April 12."

So the schedule could slip further if needed.
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T-1 hour until Falcon Heavy launch of Arabsat-6A. Webcast will go live about 15 minutes before liftoff → http://spacex.com/webcast

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All systems and weather are currently go ahead of tonight’s Falcon Heavy launch of Arabsat-6A from Pad 39A; launch window opens at 6:35 p.m. EDT, or 22:35 UTC → http://spacex.com/webcast
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Wow! They did it!
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I kept loosing video for some reason.. checked my speed and have plenty...


Had to refresh all the time, but saw the two side land and then the center (no video)...



SOOO, seems like a very successful launch so far... will see if the rest goes as good as the first stage...
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Old 04-11-2019, 04:52 PM   #18
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Amazing launch and stunning recovery of ALL three boosters, even the one landing on the drone ship (almost dead center even though you could see the ship heaving in the waves)

WTB SpaceX stock
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Wow - all three boosters landed.
2 side by side and one on the recovery ship in the Atlantic

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Awesome, goosebumps every time I see this. Watching a Falcon heavy launch at the Cape is one of my retirement goals.

I live nearer the Wallops Launch facility in Virginia and have witnessed one of their launches to the ISS. Another one goes up next week. Not nearly as large and spectacular as Elon's rockets, but highly recommended!
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