SpaceX Falcon Heavy (updates & maiden flight)

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DocM    13,063

 

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+FloatingFatMan    13,859

Everyone get your ear protectors ready... You're gonna need 'em!

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DocM    13,063

And this won't be a 3-4 second static fire like the Falcon 9 tests;  12+ seconds, assuming everything holds together or it doesn't abort.

 

Damn male alligators will think it's mating season again, coming to the surface and bellowing a challenge like they did with Saturn V.

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DocM    13,063

 

 

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Matthew S.    253

Doesn't look like it's going to happen today either.

 

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The static fire test of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket is not expected today, and we have not received a new target date for the hold-down firing at pad 39A.

SpaceX's launch team continues to work through testing of the Falcon Heavy ahead of the first static fire at pad 39A.

Meanwhile, launch preps at nearby pad 41 are underway for an Atlas 5 mission scheduled for liftoff Thursday evening, with rollout of the rocket to the launch pad scheduled for tomorrow. A Falcon Heavy static fire at pad 39A is not expected to occur during the Atlas 5 countdown, a ULA official said today, due to shared safety, security and ground infrastructure between the two adjacent pads.

But the target date for the Falcon Heavy static fire remains uncertain, and we'll share information as we confirm it.

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DocM    13,063

Scrub for today. Next attempt has to be Friday because of the Atlas V SBIRS GEO 4 launch on Thursday.

 

Window open: 1500 Eastern (2000 UT)
 

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Unobscured Vision    2,190

WIP. We knew there would be gremlins.

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DocM    13,063

Test as you fly, fly when you're ready.

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+FloatingFatMan    13,859

Aaaaw... :(

 

I get that they need to make sure everything is perfect, and the LAST thing I want is an incident.. But dang.. Get on with it!!! 

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