The Falcon Heavy, the planet’s most powerful rocket in present performance, will start from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, later today in what’s going to be its first-ever business mission. The launch window to the SpaceX leviathan runs from 6:36 p.m. to 8.35 p.m. ET/3:36 p.m. to 5:35 p.m. PT on Wednesday, April 10. The flight is going to be livestreamed on SpaceX’s YouTube station .

A launch for Falcon Heavy is something a lot have been dreaming about since the rocket was first described by Elon Musk . It’s also something which seemed like it would never happen during the countless flaws which got us.

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  • For this particular flight, Falcon Heavy’s cargo will be a little more sensible (but less meme-able) in nature. Much like lots of the previous assignments of SpaceX, the Falcon Heavy is going to be employed to ferry a communications satellite. In this case, it is. Once in orbit, it is going to be employed to give tv, internet, and phone services from the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. This satellite boasts impressive innovations in its own right, including much more and a milder but more powerful solar selection.

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  • This will be Falcon Heavy’s second-ever flight following a maiden flight 13 weeks ago in early 2018. On this particular trip, it memorably carried the Tesla Roadster belonging to Tesla founder Elon Musk from Earth’s atmosphere and SpaceX and into space. This latest launch was originally set for Tuesday, April 9, even though it was delayed due to bad weather. Forecasts indicate that the weather conditions of today will prove appropriate.

    Given that all goes according to plan, this is going to be a historical day for SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, which suggests that the scale at a hefty 54 metric tons (119,000 lbs ) and generates over 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff (the equivalent of 18 different 474 aircraft). It’s the second biggest rocket ever, trailing only the Saturn V rocket, which took in 1973 to the skies. After the Falcon Heavy, now ’s largest rival of the Falcon Heavy is the Delta IV Heavy, that includes an operational payload of less than half than of SpaceX’s creation.