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Second Falcon Heavy to launch 25 Satellites

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Rideshare mission for U.S. military confirmed as second Falcon Heavy launch

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More than two dozen satellites from the U.S. military, NASA and research institutions will ride into orbit on SpaceX’s second Falcon Heavy rocket launch, a mission currently scheduled for liftoff in June, a military spokesperson said.

The flight is one of three Falcon Heavy missions that could blast off in 2018, after a successful maiden test flight Feb. 6 and the launch of an Arabsat communications craft around the end of the year.

Known as the Space Test Program-2, or STP-2, mission, the Falcon Heavy launch will launch with 25 spacecraft inside its nose cone, according to a spokesperson from the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center.

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pallidin

Outstanding! Given the nearly twice the payload capacity of pre-Falcon Heavy rocketry, this seems a solid game-changer for single and multiple satellite lifts.

Great job!!! Fly high, Fly heavy, Fly proud.

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Nzo

Great news. Wish them great success. Space exploration what a wonderful thing to think about. To bad it wont be something most of us will experience for ourselves in this lifetime. I hope future generations don't take it for granted when they are up there, exploring!

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bmk1245
14 hours ago, pallidin said:

Outstanding! Given the nearly twice the payload capacity of pre-Falcon Heavy rocketry, this seems a solid game-changer for single and multiple satellite lifts.

Great job!!! Fly high, Fly heavy, Fly proud.

:nw:

These words should be imprinted on every Falcon.

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