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SpaceX performs static fire test of Falcon Heavy
Posted: Sun, Jan 28, 2018, 10:39 AM ET (1539 GMT)
Falcon Heavy static fire, January 2018 (SpaceX) SpaceX carried out a static-fire test of its Falcon Heavy rocket Wednesday, setting up a launch attempt in the near future. The test firing of the massive rocket, at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A, took place at 12:30 pm EST (1730 GMT) and lasted about 12 seconds. SpaceX didn't immediately release details about the outcome of the test, but company CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the test was "good" and that SpaceX would attempt to launch the Falcon Heavy on its inaugural flight "in a week or so." That will likely be after the scheduled Jan. 30 launch of a Falcon 9 at nearby Space Launch Complex 40 carrying GovSat-1.
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