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SpaceX Set To Launch Heavy Rocket This Morning From Cape Canaveral With Double Sonic Boom Expected

As SpaceX prepares to launch its Falcon Heavy into space this morning, November 1, officials are warning spectators and those that live near Cape Canaveral to expect two "sonic booms" shortly after launch.


The launch is currently scheduled for 9.40 a.m. with 90% "GO" conditions.


You can watch the launch live on the SpaceX website.


Falcon Heavy Rocket On The Launch Pad At Cape Canaveral Florida

Weather conditions look to be excellent for the highly anticipated launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket , this is a much larger, three-core version of the more commonly flown Falcon 9, from Kennedy Space Center this morning.


If weather holds for the 9:40 a.m. ET launch from pad 39A, after liftoff, the rocket's two side boosters will target landings at nearby Cape Canaveral Space Force Station's Landing Zones 1 and 2, generating powerful – but largely harmless – sonic booms on the way down.


SpaceX Launch Heavy Rocket From Cape Canaveral

Yesterday, Monday October 31, the Falcon Heavy was rolled up the ramp ahead of today’s targeted launch of the USSF-44 mission.


SpaceX Launch Heavy Rocket From Cape Canaveral

As Falcon Heavy rolled out, two Falcon 9 first stage boosters arrived at the hangar.


According to Kennedy Space Center, the rocket is part of a United States Space Force mission – USSF-44 – and is "expected to deploy two spacecraft payloads directly into geosynchronous orbit, one of which is the TETRA 1 microsatellite."


This launch was initially scheduled for 2020, but was delayed. It's also the first time in three years the Falcon Heavy has been used to launch payloads into space


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