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SpaceX cancels Falcon Heavy launch one minute before launch



WASHINGTON, Apr 29 The ViaSat 3 Americas Falcon Heavy launch, which could have set a new record for SpaceX's consecutive launches, was canceled a minute before liftoff.< br />The company was live streaming the launch when, at the 59th second of the countdown, the launch manager stopped it. The reason for the cancellation is not yet known. According to the Spaceflight Now portal, a new launch attempt may take place at least in a day.

Start of Falcon Heavy with ViaSat 3 Americas satellites designed to provide an Internet signal in rural areas, on passenger airliners and ships, should have occurred around 2.29 Moscow time – following the launch of Falcon 9 with O3b mPOWER satellites at 1.12 Moscow time.

successful launch of Falcon Heavy, the launch of two orbital missions with such a short “window” could be a record for SpaceX. In addition, the United States has not carried out such “parallel” launches from the Canaveral launch site since 1966.
SpaceX for the first time carried out two launches in one day in 2021, then the interval between them was more than 15 hours. In March 2023, two launches were successfully completed with a difference of more than four hours.

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