If all goes as planned, especially the weather, SpaceX will launch its three-core Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center Monday night at approximately 11:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 a.m. ET from pad 39A, capping off the event with dual booster landings on the Space Coast. About eight minutes after liftoff, the rocket’s two previously flown side boosters will return to land at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. STP-2, the Department of Defense mission, boasts 24 test and experimental payloads slated for deployment over a six-hour mission. Read more for the livestream that starts in about 2-hours as of this post.
“This flight is also important because of its payload, which includes things like NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock and the Green Propellant Infusion Mission. After launch, we’re in for another triple landing attempt, with the two side boosters coming down at Cape Canaveral and SpaceX attempting another sea landing for the center core and, hopefully, bring it all the way home this time,” according to Engadget.