The first version of the 5 Falcon Heavy missile "SpaceX" came out on Launch Pad 39A for launch, which may take place on April 7th. Minor delays, however, are extremely unlikely for the second attempt to launch Falcon Heavy ever, with the most likely holiday dates closer to April 8-11.
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First of all, it should be noted that the likelihood that the actual launch date of Falcon Heavy Flight 2 actually slips does not mean that anything technically or operationally wrong with Missile or Ground Support Equipment (GSE). Rather, it is just a dose of pragmatism for launch dates, which was initially approved at the range along with a static fire on March 31st. In other words, SpaceX foresaw the need for roughly seven days between static flames and launches, a rather plausible target for the first Falcon Heavy startup.
Even if SpaceX completes a flawless static fire Falcon Heavy immediately after the opening of the window at 6:00 pm, it will give engineers and technicians less than 72 hours to return the missile to launch as soon as 6:36 PM EDT on April 7. This process involves an enormous amount of work, including actual static fire,
The safe completion of this work for about 72 hours is extremely difficult for the Falcon 9, not to mention the much-modified Falcon Heavy, which is preparing for the second attempt to launch the car ever. For reference, except for a few emission launches, the average time Falcon 9 Block 5 between static flames and launches is ~ 4.7 days, and the mode is 5 days (6/10 runs). Emissions include missions such as SSO-A, DM-1 and GPS III SV01 that require unique care and caution for various reasons. The odds are that Falcon Heavy Flight 2 is likely to improve during Flight 1, which took a few days to complete the static fire and another 13 days before the startup attempt. However, the missile is very is unlikely to be able to beat the average time to launch the Falcon 9 Block 5.
All in Time
Probably 5% chance that Falcon Heavy will start April 7, even if the static fire happens on time and shows all the systems that work in green. If SpaceX can not install a static fire in the window on April 4th, it is likely to drop to 0%. In any case, we can expect SpaceX to provide an updated launch window or rough estimate today, especially if the static fire test has been successfully completed.
Meanwhile, an unmanned aircraft ship
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