WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Ready to Launch Thursday Night at Cape Canaveral

coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV

ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX is targeting Thursday, April 27 for a Falcon Heavy launch of the ViaSat-3 Americas mission to geostationary orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Also on board this mission is Astranis’s first MicroGEO satellite and Gravity Space’s GS-1 satellite. The 57-minute launch window opens at 7:29 p.m. ET (23:29 UTC). If needed, a backup opportunity is available Friday, April 28 with the same window.

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket carrying ViaSat 3 Americas broadband communications satellite 6 from Cape Canaveral is scheduled for Thursday, April 27.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket carrying ViaSat 3 Americas broadband communications satellite 6 from Cape Canaveral is scheduled for Thursday, April 27.

The launch is targeted for 7:29-8:26 p.m. ET.

ViaSat 3 Americas is the first of at least three new-generation Boeing-built geostationary satellites for ViaSat.

A small communications satellite named Arcturus will launch as a secondary payload for Astranis.

One of the side boosters on this mission previously supported Arabsat-6A, STP-2, COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation FM2, KPLO, and three Starlink missions, and the second previously supported launch of Arabsat-6A and STP-2.

Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.

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