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FALCON HEAVY STP-2 LAUNCH, June 24, 2019, KSC, 11:30 pm ET (webcast on SpaceX, NASA TV)

Update, June 24:  SpaceX says it will webcast the launch at spacex.com/webcast and the launch window is four hours long, from 11:30 pm June 25 to 3:30 am June 26.  NASA TV also will air the launch live, beginning at 11:00 pm ET on the media channel only.  Yesterday, NASA said the weather is 70% “go”.

Update, June 21:  A pre-launch SpaceX/DOD press conference will take place at 4:00 pm ET on June 24 and will air on NASA’s TV’s media channel (only).

Update, June 20: A pre-launch “technology TV show” will take place on Sunday, June 23, at noon ET.

Update: June 8:  The launch date has been postponed to June 24.  The launch time is unchanged.  NASA TV coverage begins at 11:00 pm ET. 

Original entry:  SpaceX will launch its next Falcon Heavy rocket from Launch Complex-39A at Kennedy Space Center, FL on June 22, 2019 at 11:30 pm ET.

This is the first night launch of the Falcon Heavy.

Some of the payloads are for the Air Force’s Space Test Program-2 (STP-2), which involves launching 24 satellites and requires four upper-stage engine burns and three separate deployment orbits.  The launch will reuse the side boosters from the previous Falcon Heavy launch, Arabsat-6A.

NASA and NOAA have satellites on this launch as well.

Brief descriptions of all the payloads are on SpaceX’s STP-2 website.


June 24, 2019 @ 11:30 pm
June 25, 2019 @ 3:30 am