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More photos from SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy Night Launch – Spaceflight Now



Predecessor launch from NASA's Kennedy heavy-duty spacecraft Falcon Heavy on June 25 was the first night of heavyweight SpaceX, the most powerful launcher currently operating anywhere in the world.

Falcon Heavy got up from 39A at 14:30 EDT (0630 GMT) with twenty research, technology demonstrations and satellite weather satellites for US, NASA, NOAA, Taiwan and University aerospace forces.

The 27 major Merlin 1D engines, mounted at the bottom of three stages, led to a launcher with a 5.1 million pound launcher. Less than nine minutes later, two lateral boosters of Falcon Heavy returned to the nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force for choreographed, almost simultaneous landing.

Read our full story about mission details and see our previous photo gallery for additional launches and landings of Falcon Heavy.

Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force
Signs: SpaceX / U.S. Air Force

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