Today, Sunday, marks the fifth launch of SpaceX’s heavy vehicle, the Falcon Heavy. The rocket will blast off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a mission called USSF-67. The launch was originally scheduled for Saturday, January 14, but has been postponed for a day. one without giving a reason. The launch date is now set at 5:56 PM. EST (2:56 p.m. PT) on Sunday, January 15th.
SpaceX has been busy recently preparing for the first launch of its Super Heavy/Starship, but before launching the company’s most powerful rocket, it will launch its current most powerful rocket, the Falcon Heavy.
Being heavier than the company’s standard Falcon 9 rocket, which has one booster, the Falcon Heavy has two side boosters.
Once the heavy phases are separated, these two boosters will return to Earth and potentially be reused, Digitartlends reported.
The live launch broadcast will include the landing of these two boosters at Cape Canaveral landing areas designated LZ-1 and LZ-2.
As for mission payloads, SpaceX shares little about it. Two payloads for the US Space Force are on their way to geostationary orbit, and according to NASA Spaceflight, they consist of a main payload and the SATCOM 2 satellite (CBAS-2) that is boosting Continuous broadcast and secondary payload, which is the payload long range satellite.
ESPA-3A (LDPE-3A) The first is a military communications satellite, but not much is known about it after that. The latter carries test and prototype loads.
How do you watch launch?
SpaceX will broadcast the launch on its website via YouTube.
You can also head to the SpaceX launch webpage, which has all the details for the event and a video link will also be available.
You can also follow SpaceX’s Twitter account for live updates on the launch.