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Launch Details

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy USSF-52

Dec 10, 2023 Launch Complex 39A • Kennedy Space Center


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  • Approximately 3.9 miles/6.27 kilometers from the launch pad
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  • Launch audio and commentary provided by a space-expert communicator
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SpaceX Falcon Heavy lifting off from LC39-A at night

NET DECEMBER 10, 2023 | SpaceX Falcon Heavy USSF-52


  • Launch Provider: SpaceX
  • Rocket Type: Falcon Heavy
  • Payload: X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle
  • Booster(s): Outer Boosters - Landing Zones 1 & 2 / Center Booster - Expendable

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the USSF-52 mission for the United States Space Force. The Falcon Heavy will carry the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle on its seventh mission to complete a wide range of tests, including radiation effects on materials provided by NASA.