CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. SpaceX has successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Center early Tuesday morning, according to the company, which was one of the most sophisticated so far.
The rocket exploded at exactly 2:30 am, Three hours after the opening window was released at 23:30.
After commissioning, the missile core failed to land on an Atlantic ship, but the side boats successfully landed in Cape to produce a sound boom that Central Florida reported as far as Clermont and Davenport.
The boosters landed about 10 minutes after takeoff, and the kernel dropped its target about 2 minutes later.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk called the launch the most difficult launch ever and one of the company's most challenging missions so far.
The launch was scheduled to be the first night mission for the Sokol Heavy rocket. Also for the first time SpaceX released satellites and other experiments in three separate orbits.
The missile deployed two dozen spacecraft, which would take hours and require complicated maneuvering.
"It is obvious that the more orbits you have to put in payloads, the harder it is to carry out the mission," Phil Librecht told NASA.
NASA officials said that in addition to the Onboard Naval Satellite satellites there are four NASA payloads that are part of the Space Test mission
Usability includes new technologies to improve the way we move and navigating the spacecraft.
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The first is NASA's deep atomic clock (DSAC), which works as a GPS for orbital satellites.
At present, spaceships sailing outside Earth do not have a GPS system, and officials have said that DSAC will help the spacecraft move alone.
NASA's scientific missions are also on board, helping to better understand the nature of space and how it affects spacecraft technology and the earth.
"This launch was a real partnership in government and industry, and it marked incredibly first for the United States at the US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center," said Jim Reuter, a NASA lawyer at NASA.
"NASA missions on Sokol Hevy also benefited from strong co-operation with industry, academic circles and other government organizations."
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