Brevard County

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday morning.


The rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 9:40 a.m.

This was the first time SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy from Florida’s Space Coast since June 2019.

It’s been a long-delayed mission for SpaceX, so there was a lot of excitement for the launch.

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“It’s currently the most powerful rocket in the world,” said Ken Kremer with Space UpClose. “There were problems with this satellite so it was delayed about two years or so.”

The mission will put several satellites into orbit for the U.S. Space Force.

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“It’s a classified mission but it’s critical for U.S. national defense,” Kremer said.

After the launch, SpaceX plans to land and recover the rocket’s two side boosters.

Those will be refurbished and used for another Space Force launch later this year.

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With the double booster landing back at the cape, residents nearby should hear twin sonic booms.

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