Sunday, February 25

Falcon Heavy Is Expected To Launch Later Today

Update: SpaceX has pushed the launch to 8:26PM.

It looks like SpaceX is on track to launch Falcon Heavy later today, with an 80% chance of good weather. The launch will begin today at 7:29 PM EDT, with a webcast beginning 15 minutes before launch.

Originally, the rocket was slated to launch on Friday. However, the rocket did not ignite it’s 27 first-stage engines. The Falcon Heavy is a cargo rocket designed by SpaceX, which did it’s first launch back in 2018. Since then, it had five other launches, with today marking its 6th.

The reason for today’s launch is a payload of ViaSat-33 Americas, a broadband internet satellite that will be operated by Viasat. The Falcon Heavy is also carrying Arcturus, a communications craft owned by a San Fransisco company called Astranis Space Technologies.

You can come back here to watch the launch with us, but it can also be found on the SpaceX youtube page.