The launch vehicle launched into orbit a Saudi communications satellite.
Launch Falcon Heavy Photo SpaceX
SpaceX company conducted the first commercial launch of Falcon Heavy – the launch vehicle launched the Saudi communications satellite Arabsat 6A into orbit, Reuters reports .
The launch took place from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral at 01:35 Moscow time. Seven minutes later, two lateral accelerators landed on the ground base of the US Air Force. Three minutes later, the central unit of the launch vehicle landed on the floating platform of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean . The host of the broadcast reported that the company managed to land all three blocks of the first stage for the first time.
Falcon Heavy’s side boosters land on Landing Zones 1 and 2 pic.twitter.com/nJCCaVHOeo— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 12, 2019
On the night of February 7, SpaceX company Ilona Mask for the first time launched the super-heavy Falcon Heavy rocket with the Tesla car on board to the music of David Bowie. The launch was recognized as successful: the rocket put the load into orbit, after which two steps returned to Earth, and the third crashed against the water.
Starting a rocket from 19:50