SpaceX decided to postpone the debut of the commercial launch of Falcon Heavy 24 hours to the right – from 9 to 10 April – in order to respond to minor processing delays and avoid the extremely harsh weather system operating on the east coast.
The giant rocket that flew for the first time in block 5 configuration is now scheduled to rise no earlier than (NET) at 6:35 pm EDT (22:35 UTC) on Wednesday, April 10th. This slight delay was more or less expected by close observers, since the static fire test Falcon Heavy Flight 2 was nominated from March 31
In other words, these minor failures indicate that SpaceX has already succeeded or less able to convey its growing expertise and trust in Falcon 9 Block 5 into its new version of Falcon Heavy Block 5. Despite the fact that Falcon Heavy effectively has twice as many main components (three accelerators and a high degree of you are one booster and upper step) and uses a central core, which is in many respects a completely different rocket from Falcon 9, block 5. The first rocket stream begins as smoothly as the average stream of Falcon 9 in SpaceX. These average streams usually last 24-48 hours for deployment on the site and static fire, after which an additional 24 hours before returning to the hangar. With the exception of a few emissions, Falcon 9 Block 5 typically requires between four and a half days of static fire and the first startup attempt, while the best and worst streams range from 3 to 10 days. If the observer did not know what Falcon Heavy launches, then the flow of 2 missiles will be difficult to distinguish from its more simple brothers, indicating that SpaceX learned a lot from Falcon Heavy Flight 1 and was able to communicate with virtually all the Advantages of block 5 for a threefold rocket .
SpaceX can thus maintain its highly efficient rocket traffic, which requires minimal interference to the rest of its Falcon 9 launch infrastructure, and only minor modifications to dual-use equipment such as the Pad 39A (T / E) conveyor / installer and the main hangar. In fact, the single-core Falcon 9-B1051 launch vehicle from the Crew Dragon start-up can be seen on the background of the Falcon Heavy treatment, while undergoing reconstruction and inspection, before it departs from the West to the Vandenberg Air Base
details – both in direct , and in the figurative sense – but this suggests that the integration of Falcon Heavy is already routine enough that there is no need to pause an activity that is not interconnected that occurs literally in one room. As SpaceX continues to run Falcon Heavy somewhat on a regular basis, this routine is likely to be continuously improved, especially as the company re-utilizes Falcon Heavy boosters. The first re-use of the Falcon Heavy stimulus is scheduled for two months after the launch of the Arabsat 6A for the mission USAF, known as the Space Trial Program 2 (STP-2).
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