Elon Musk's SpaceX sends world's most powerful rocket on first commercial flight

Elon Musk's SpaceX sends world's most powerful rocket on first commercial flight

The launch also marked the first time SpaceX has managed to bring all three of the rocket's boosters back to Earth successfully after a flight.

Roughly three minutes after clearing the pad, Heavy's two side boosters separated from the core rocket for a synchronized landing at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, sparking boisterous cheers from SpaceX engineers in the company's Hawthorne, California headquarters.

The Arabsat 6A is a modern communications satellite developed by Lockheed Martin for Arabsat, an organisation founded by the Arab League in 1976 to provide telecommunications services to the region.

Humanity's most powerful rocket, the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, had a successful second flight today, the company has announced. Shortly after, the rocket's three boosters touched down back on Earth.

The launch of Arabsat-6A was only the second flight for the Falcon Heavy launch vehicle. A couple of hours after Thursday's launch, SpaceX founder Elon Musk shared two photos of the fairing halves that encapsulated the Arabsat-6A satellite.

About 34 minutes after takeoff, the satellite was successfully deployed.

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Walton replaces Dave Joerger, who was sacked on Thursday after he compiled a record of 98-148 with the Kings. Rondo, who is on the sixth team of his career, praised Walton for his ability to relate to players.

Musk's SpaceX, working to prove the flight-worthiness of its rocket fleet one mission at a time, aims to clinch one-third of all US National Security Space missions - coveted contracts that are worth billions of dollars.

On Falcon Heavy's maiden voyage into space in February 2018, an estimated 100,000 visitors came to watch. The auto, which was carrying a space-suited mannequin nicknamed Starman, was vaulted into outer space and is expected to orbit the sun for the foreseeable future.

The satellite SpaceX will launch on Wednesday will update satellite coverage for Arabsat, which is based in Riyadh and delivers hundreds of television channels and radio stations to homes across the Middle East and North Africa.

While SpaceX runs its own broadcast for launches, including multiple angles and detailed stats so viewers can get a full view and scope of the incredible landings, they don't offer an up-close shot as good as the one captured by DasValdez.

The main booster then made a spot-on landing on the SpaceX "Of Course I Still Love You" drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX hopes that the weather will improve and launch the Falcon Heavy will take place on Thursday, April 11. That launch was the biggest rocket since the Saturn era ended in the 1970s.

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