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8 Febbraio 2018

Stati Uniti

A BIG LIFT FOR SPACEX AS ROCKET TAKES FLIGHT

Firm's Falcon Heavy launch succeeds on first tryIn a historic first, SpaceX launched the world's most powerful operational rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday.  The Hawthorne, CA company with this launch, set the stage for faster and cheaper launches of satellites - particularly lucrative national security satellites and other cargo.The launch occured at 12:45 pm PST the same launch pad where the Saturn V rocket last lifted off to take astronauts to the moon 45 years ago. Analysts have said that the commercial launch market for large satellites is tight and that Space X would need to secure new opportunities, such as NASA planetary missions, to maximize its investment in Falcon Heavy.   (ICE LOS ANGELES)