SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket with 24 satellites
25 Jun 2019
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, carrying the US Air Force's Space Test Program 2 Mission, lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, on Tuesday. Joe Skipper/ Reuters
SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying 24 experimental satellites in what Elon Musk’s rocket company called one of the most difficult launches it has attempted.
The craft blasted off to cheers from onlookers at 2:30am (0630 GMT) after a 3-hour delay from the original launch time late on Monday.