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The Falcon Heavy, the World’s Largest Rocket, Takes Off Again for a Secret Mission: It’s Flying

Private company’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket SpaceX took off from Cape Canaveral (Florida) this Tuesday with two US military satellites,

foggy morning World’s most powerful operational rocket lifts off from pad at Kennedy Space Center At the scheduled time, 9.41 local time (13.41 GMT), and two and a half minutes later, after exceeding the speed of sound, the rockets on the two sides of the Falcon Heavy’s first stage separated.

Four minutes after liftoff, the core rocket of the first stage also separated and The rocket’s second stage continued down the route planned for this mission.Called USSF-44 and commissioned by the US Space Force.

Eight minutes after launch, two-way rockets They successfully landed close to each other on the pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station for later reuseIn which the landing numbers made by the private firm of his rocket were 150 and 151.

Today’s launch is the fourth flight of the Falcon Heavy, which consists of three Falcon 9 rocket cores that form a compact booster that rises Powered by 27 Merlin engines with the power of 18 commercial aircraft,

The 70 meter high, 12 meter wide rocket made its first test flight in 2018When he put a Tesla car into space, followed by two other launches in April and June 2019, the last of which he sent a group of experimental satellites commissioned by the US armed forces and NASA,

In this Tuesday’s launch, the central part of this trio will not be recovered and will fall into the Atlantic.

About six hours after takeoff, both satellites “Classified”, of which no information has been revealed, They will enter geostationary orbit about 20,000 miles (32,000 km) above Earth’s equator.,

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station officials alerted residents that The launch will produce a “sonic boom”During takeoff and landing of rockets on both sides.

More flights await Falcon Heavy, especially after NASA awarded the company in July Elon Musk $255 million contract for 2026 Launch of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope by Falcon Heavy,

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