SpaceX FALCON HEAVY Launch Thread - Arabsat-6A

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BLACK HOLE edition

WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 6:35 PM EDT / 22:35 UTC to 8:32 PM EDT / 00:32 PM UTC Thursday, April 11 (17 bongs from this post)
Probability of weather delay: 20% (
Backup launch date: Thursday, April 11 6:35 PM EDT / 22:35 UTC to 8:31 PM EDT / 00:31 UTC Friday, April 12

~ Primary Mission ~
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida (East Coast)
Booster numbers & previous flights: B1053, B1052, B1055 (center core); N/A (all cores are new)
Payload mass & destination orbit: ~6000 kg; 30.5° East GTO
SpaceX press kit:
Payload information:
>Arabsat-6A is a high-capacity telecommunications satellite that will deliver television, radio, Internet, and mobile communications to customers in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Built on Lockheed Martin’s enhanced LM 2100 platform, Arabsat-6A includes several innovations that provide advanced Ka-spot beam communications services and Ku and Ka-band coverages in addition to other frequency bands.

~ Secondary Missions ~
First stage landings: Yes, on autonomous droneship Of Course I Still Love You & landing pads LZ-1 + LZ-2 (all boosters recovered)
Fairing catch attempt: No; Mr Steven is still damaged

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