While you woke up, Ilon Musk sent the third(and first night) space flight of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. Everything went according to plan. The launch took place at 9:30 Moscow time (2:30 am local time EDT) at the launch complex 39A at the Yevgeny Space Center. Kennedy in Florida. During its first-ever launch, the STP-2 Falcon Heavy mission will carry valuable cargo from a number of commercial customers, as well as from the US Department of Defense, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA.
The first launch of Falcon Heavy was successful.
The mission includes the withdrawal of 24 different spacevehicles into orbit, on three separate orbital paths. Among them is an experimental research satellite for the Air Force laboratory. NASA is launching into space four different experimental devices.
Also with the Falcon Heavy will fly LightSail 2,a spacecraft sponsored by Bill Nye's Planetary Society due to crowdfunding. LightSail 2 will unfold in space as a massive solar sail. SpaceX is also the first to reuse Falcon Heavy boosters, which flew in April in the Arabsat-6A mission, and then try to land all three first rocket stages on Cape Canaveral and on an unmanned landing barge.
At the moment, the state of the mission is successful, the missiles have landed. See the full launch, it is short but very beautiful.
In April, SpaceX successfully landed a usedthe central first stage of the Falcon Heavy super heavy rocket on a robotic barge in the Atlantic Ocean. However, it was still not possible to save the stage. The trouble was the troubled waters. However, in the course of the same mission, it was possible to keep in integrity not only the three used accelerators of the super-heavy Falcon Heavy launch vehicle, but also its nose fairing. Now these missiles successfully repeated their flight.