SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy’s first commercial mission, nails triple landing!

Following the ridiculousness that was the first Falcon Heavy launch, where SpaceX launched Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster into space (because: why not?), SpaceX has now successfully completed its first launch for a commercial customer using the Falcon Heavy launch vehicle.

The world’s most powerful rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center earlier this evening, lifting Arabsat-6A into a geostationary transfer orbit.

And not only was the launch flawless, but they even stuck the landing on all three boosters.

In the only previous launch of the Falcon Heavy, SpaceX landed the two side boosters back at Kennedy Space Center, however the center booster missed the drone ship by just a few feet.

Of course, landing the boosters successfully is just a secondary objective. The primary objective is to get the customer’s payload into the proper orbit, which they did.

Congrats to SpaceX!

Written by Dan Broadbent

Science Enthusiast. Atheist. Lover of cats.




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