BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — After SpaceX completed the Falcon Heavy static fire test last week, SpaceX has approved a 9:40 a.m. launch on Tuesday.
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The classified USSF-44 mission from Launch Complex 39A in Florida will be the first Falcon Heavy launch since June 2019.
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It is a classified mission, but we do know it will place multiple satellites into orbit for the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command and the National Security Space Launch program, said Dr. Ken Kremer, with Space UpClose.
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SpaceX plans to recover the Falcon 9 Heavy’s two side boosters on landing zone 1 and landing zone 2 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Floridians should expect two sonic booms as the boosters return to the Space Coast.
The boosters will be refurbished and used for another Space Force launch later this year.
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