SpaceX Falcon Heavy has sent the third flight - this time with complete success
Until you wake up, Elon Musk posted a third (the first night) space flight rocket SpaceX Falcon Heavy production. Everything went according to plan. The launch took place at 9:30 am Moscow time (2:30 am EDT local time) at the launch complex 39A Space Center. Kennedy in Florida. During his first-ever start mission STP-2 Falcon Heavy will carry a valuable cargo from a number of commercial customers, as well as the US Department of Defense, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA.
The first start was successful Falcon Heavy
The mission includes outputs 24 of various spacecraft in orbit, on three separate orbital path. Among them, an experimental satellite for the Air Force Research Laboratory. NASA brings space in four different experimental apparatus.
Also with the Falcon Heavy will fly LightSail 2 spacecraft, sponsored by the Planetary Society Bill Nye due to crowdfunding. LightSail 2 will unfold in space like a massive solar sail. SpaceX is also the first time re-uses accelerators Falcon Heavy, flew in April Arabsat-6A mission, and then try to put all three of the first stage of the rocket at Cape Canaveral on an unmanned barge landing.
In the current state of the mission - the successful, the rocket sat. See full launch, it is short, but very beautiful.
In April, SpaceX successfully planted an elaborate central first stage super-heavy carrier rocket Falcon Heavy on robotic barge in the Atlantic Ocean. However, to save the step is still not possible. The reason for that were the turbulent water. However, during the same mission, it managed to maintain the integrity of not only the three exhaust accelerator superheavy carrier rocket Falcon Heavy, but its nose cone. Now these missiles successful way repeated their flight.