SpaceX is targeting a Tuesday, Nov. 1 launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The uncrewed mission will deploy two classified satellites for the US Space Force.
The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in service today, with its 27 Merlin engines capable of generating more than 5 million pounds of thrust at launch, which SpaceX says is equal to about 18 Boeing 747 jets.
This week’s launch will be Falcon Heavy’s fourth. Its first space flight — a test that deployed SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster into orbit — took place in 2018, with two commercial missions following in 2019.
The Falcon Heavy uses SpaceX’s workhorse Falcon 9 booster as the main stage and two additional Falcon 9 boosters attached to each side.
SpaceX is currently targeting a 9:40 a.m. ET (6:40 a.m. PT) Tuesday, Nov. 1 launch of the Falcon Heavy from Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center.
The mission will be streamed live via a video player that will be embedded at the top of this page once it becomes available. SpaceX will also offer the same stream of your YouTube channel.
The launch will be a sight to behold as the mighty Falcon Heavy rocket takes to the skies, its 27 Merlin engines firing at full power.
As with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches, multiple cameras on the ground and on the vehicle will offer stunning views of the rapidly changing scenery as well as the rocket itself as it heads into space.
And be sure to stick around for the spectacular landings, as SpaceX brings home not one, but two of its three boosters (the third will land in the ocean), both of which will land upright near the launch site.
If SpaceX makes any changes to the current launch schedule, we’ll be sure to update here.