Falcon Heavy Going for First Night Launch on Monday, Carries Human Ashes

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The department of defense, Dubbed Space Test Program-2 or STP-2, this mission will deliver 24 satellites amongst three different orbits.

Celestis' launch with SpaceX's Falcon Heavy will take place at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

With the Heavy, NASA will be sending to space the Deep Space Atomic Clock (DSAC), a piece of hardware meant to test a system that could allow future astronauts to use a GPS-derivative in space. NASA planned to provide television coverage of both missions on its satellite TV network. Media permanently badged for Kennedy are invited to attend in person.

The complete launch process for the STP-2 mission will take around four hours, starting with Monday night at 11:30 p.m. EST.

STP-2 is the first Falcon Heavy mission to reuse previously flown rocket segments.

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The Air Force is managing the mission through the military's Space Test Program. The launch marks the start of a very busy summer schedule for SpaceX and other NASA launch partners.

The ashes of the deceased will be packed into metal storage capsules and placed on one of Falcon Heavy's satellites ahead of the blast on Monday night. Only the core stage will be new, since the center booster from that mission toppled into the ocean because of rough seas.

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket is required to draw huge crowds once again. It was short, the inclusion of power units of the Central unit and a pair of side boosters of the carrier, the launch of which was scheduled for June 24 in the interests of the air force of the United States.

"STP-2 is the government's first launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy vehicle, and is one of the most challenging missions the Space and Missile Systems Center has ever launched", said Col. Robert Bongiovi, director of the Air Force Launch Enterprise Systems Directorate. The Falcon Heavy will have to reignite four times over the course of six hours to get the satellites in the poisitons they need to be. It is more precise than the finest watch on earth and could be responsible for changing the way we travel through space.

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