SpaceX Successfully Launches the Arabsat-6A Satellite and Lands Three Boosters

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SpaceX Successfully Launches the Arabsat-6A Satellite and Lands Three Boosters.

SpaceX accomplished its primary mission of launching the Arabsat-6A telecommunication satellite late this afternoon from famed Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

SpaceX also accomplished a new first on this mission, that of successfully recovering all three Falcon Heavy boosters.

The Falcon Heavy's two side boosters landed at SpaceX's Landing Zones 1 and 2 (LZ-1 and LZ-2) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while the Falcon Heavy's center core landed on the "Of Course I Still Love You" droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

The launch was an important for SpaceX as this was only the second time the Falcon Heavy has launched and the first with a paying customer.

This Falcon Heavy was also a next-generation version using the Falcon 9 Block 5 boosters for the first time.






Watch a video replay for the launch

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