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SpaceX launches 3 satellites to orbit on 6th-ever Falcon Heavy mission

SpaceX launches 3 satellites to orbit on 6th-ever Falcon Heavy mission
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Monday, 01 May, 2023, 11:36

SpaceX launched its powerful Falcon Heavy rocket for the sixth time ever on Sunday (April 30), sending three satellites to distant geostationary orbit.
The Falcon Heavy lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Sunday at 8:26 p.m. EDT (0026 GMT on Monday, May 1), carrying three satellites aloft after days of delay due to weather and a last-minute abort on April 28. SpaceX has not stated the reason for the abort.

Sunday's mission was a long but successful one: The three satellites were deployed as planned over a 13-minute stretch beginning about 4.5 hours after liftoff, SpaceX confirmed via Twitter.

SpaceX launches 3 satellites to orbit on 6th-ever Falcon Heavy mission