Falcon Heavy Static Fire Delayed to Tuesday

SpaceX will attempt a static fire of the Falcon Heavy’s 27 first stage engines on Tuesday. The six hour window will open at 4 p.m. EST (2100-0300 GMT).

Also on the schedule this week:

January 17
Launch vehicle: Epsilon
Payload: ASNARO 2 Earth observation radar satellite
Launch window: 4:00-4:35 p.m. EST (2100-2135 GMT)
Launch site: Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

January 18/19
Launch vehicle: Atlas 5
Payload: SBIRS GEO Flight 4 early warning satellite
Launch window: 7:40-8:20 p.m. EST on 18th (0040-0120 GMT on 19th)
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

January 19/20
Launch Vehicle: Electron
Payload: Spire & Planet CubeSats
Launch window: 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on 19th/20th (0130-0530 GMT on 20th)
Launch site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Rocket Lab will open a nine-day launch window for the second launch of Electron. Four-hour launch windows will open each day.

  • Jeff2Space

    This upcoming Falcon Heavy static test fire reminds me of an old saying: A watched pot never boils.