Falcon Heavy | Arabsat-6A

Falcon Heavy | Arabsat-6A

Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Arabsat-6A is a Saudi Arabian communications satellite to be positioned at 30.5°East orbital slot. Arabsat-6A was built by Lockheed Martin for Arabsat and will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Falcon Heavy


Height 70.00 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 26700 kg

Liftoff Thrust 22819 kN

Diameter 12.20 Meters

Mass To LEO 63800 kg

Liftoff Mass 1400 Tonnes


Launch Success 3

Consecutive Success 3

Maiden Flight 2018-02-06

Launch Failures 0


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Strap-On Booster


Serial B1052

Status unknown

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 2


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Yes

Type RTLS

Location LZ-1


Strap-On Booster


Serial B1053

Status unknown

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 2


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Yes

Type RTLS

Location LZ-2


Core


Serial B1055

Status lost

Flight Proven No

Flights 1


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Yes

Type ASDS

Location OCISLY


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Falcon Heavy - Static Fire

2019-04-05T16:00:00+0000

The Falcon Heavy set to launch Arabsat-6A static fire was sucessful.

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