Apr 11 2019
This historic first launch of the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V of the 1960s will lift-off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The rocket is expected to be used primarily for US military missions such as launching spy satellites.
Falcon Heavy has already been chosen for a few contracts, including a $130 million contract to launch an Air Force satellite that was awarded just four months after its inaugural flight in February 2018.
A launch on a Falcon Heavy carries a price tag of $90 million, compared to competitor United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy, which costs more than $300 million.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch, which has been delayed twice this week, is set for Wednesday evening in Cape Canaveral, Fla., another potential milestone for the company and the USA commercial space industry.
This time around, Falcon Heavy will be made entirely out of Block 5 hardware, including three new boosters (likely B1052, B1053, and B1055), a Block 5 upper stage with a Merlin Vacuum engine, and a recovery-optimized "Version 2" payload fairing. The vehicle, 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.
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Both players have been criticised for their poor performances this season, with Madrid having been eliminated from all competitions since early March.
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The primary launch window opens at 6:35 p.m. and closes at 8:32 p.m. EDT.
Thousands of people came to SpaceX's launch site in Florida to watch the spectacle.
The Block 5 booster is the latest-generation Falcon 9, meant to be reused numerous times with minimal refurbishment. The main booster, however, missed landing on one of SpaceX's seaborne landing platforms and instead splashed into the ocean.
SpaceX issued a warning that Space Coast residents should expect several loud sonic booms as the rockets arrive back on Earth. Once again, the two side boosters will attempt a landing at Cape Canaveral. SpaceX is expected to attempt to land all three this week.
The Arabsat 6A that will depart Earth this week, on the other hand, will stick around in orbit, providing Ku-band and Ka-band communications coverage for the Middle East, North and South Africa. The triple-core rocket will hoist the 13,000-pound Arabsat-6A satellite toward a geostationary orbit 22,000 miles high.
Weather permitting, the Falcon Heavy will take off on its first commercial voyage on Wednesday, April 10. SpaceX chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell flew to Saudi Arabia to reassure them that the Falcon Heavy would be reliable. In three key areas-national defense, science, and human exploration-the Falcon Heavy rocket has to some extent changed the discussion.
Apr 10 2019
Theresa May seeks Brexit delay from Merkel and Macron
On Tuesday, members of parliament voted overwhelmingly to approve the extension request, with 420 votes in favour to 110 against. The prime minister will be at an emergency summit on Wednesday when all European Union states will vote on an extension.
Apr 09 2019
U.S. Secret Service director Randolph Alles leaving position
The White House confirmed Mr Alles - who reported directly to Ms Nielsen - would go, but did not say whether Mr Trump fired him. CNBC added, "White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says, adding that President Donald Trump "has selected James M.
Apr 08 2019
Final words of tragic rapper Nipsey Hussle revealed
Los Angeles radio station Power 106 FM will reportedly stop playing the rapper's music due to his disrespectful behavior. Kodak later returned to Instagram Live to apologize. "Man, listen.
Apr 08 2019
Kirstjen Nielsen out as Trump homeland security secretary
Once Kelly left the White House past year , Nielsen's days appeared to be numbered. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, will serve as acting secretary.
Apr 04 2019
Hungry Wolves devour 10-man Manchester United, Latest Football News
However, he hailed his charges for a good show up-to the 75th minute when the conceded the second goal. Today was another very fine performance by Scotty. "The preparation for the next game starts tomorrow.
Apr 03 2019
Kushner not focus of White House whistleblower's security-clearance complaint
Newbold added: "I feel that right now this is my last hope to really bring the integrity back into our office". Mr Kline also approved a clearance for that unnamed official.
Apr 03 2019
Watch This New 'Avengers: Endgame' Trailer and Get Your Tickets Now
But it looks like the wait to get tickets may last almost as long as " Avengers: Endgame " and it's three-hour run time. Disney's Marvel Studios also released a new trailer for the film, helping stoke excitement.
Apr 01 2019
Real Madrid's Zidane: I like Manchester United star Pogba a lot
Thibaut Courtois , who had been dropped from the team upon Zidane's return, has been ruled out of the contest with an injury.
Apr 01 2019
Fury as Netanyahu Spokesman Compares Palestinian Protesters to ‘ISIS Women’
The Israeli army, which put the number of protesters at 40,000, accused participants of throwing rocks and setting tires on fire. According to Ma'an, two people were killed and dozens injured by Israeli gunfire along the eastern border of the Gaza Strip.
Mar 31 2019
Kentucky holds on late to defeat Houston in Sweet 16 thriller
He was Auburn's third-leading scorer this season with 11.8 points per game, and leading rebounder with 6.7 per game. The Cats had scored only 12 points in the second half at the final media timeout as Houston took a 51-49 lead.
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