SpaceX teams are laying the groundwork for the eventual launch of the company's highly anticipated three-core Falcon Heavy rocket, which will likely lift off on its demonstration flight early this year. First, teams will test fire the 230-foot-tall rocket's 27 Merlin main engines, a routine operation that will produce data for analysis by engineers. If all goes well after the first – and possibly subsequent – testing, the rocket's inaugural flight will be scheduled.
SpaceX is now targeting 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday for its Falcon Heavy test fire. Stay tuned for further adjustments to the schedule. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- SpaceX teams at Kennedy Space Center fueled the company's highly anticipated Falcon Heavy rocket Thursday, paving the way for a brief test fire of its 27 engines as soon as Friday. Thursday's test was scheduled during a six-hour window that opened at 1 p.m., but was delayed due to unspecified reasons.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A spacecraft that will be hurled to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station later this month has arrived on the Space Coast, according to its Luxembourg-based operator. GovSat-1, the first in a constellation of satellites designed with a focus on secure communications for government and military applications, is scheduled to launch on a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than late January from Launch Complex 40.
@murphypak Good question, especially since the 45th points to cold temps at the spaceport tomorrow. I just thumbed through the #AtlasV user's guide (yes, it's a real thing) but couldn't find specifics on just temperatures. Perhaps @NASASpaceflight or @ChrisG_NSF could shed some light?
According to multiple reports, including @ChrisG_NSF, today's SpaceX #FalconHeavy test fire has been delayed. Not seeing a new test date on the schedule (at least not yet). Note that #AtlasV with #SBIRS is scheduled to launch at 1952 ET (0052 UTC) Thursday.
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