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SpaceX lost the central unit Falcon Heavy

The upper stage of the super-heavy rocket Falcon Heavy has drowned during transportation to the coast of Florida. About this writes The Verge.

According to a company representative, due to weather conditions and a storm, the first step could not stand on the platform and fell into the water. It is noted that the company has already attempted to save the central unit, but in the end refused it for security reasons.

“This past weekend, due to difficult maritime conditions, the SpaceX team was unable to ensure the delivery of the central unit to the port of Canaveral,” the company said. – With the deterioration of weather conditions, the block began to crawl and it could not be leveled. We do not think that this will somehow affect future missions. ”

April 12, 2019, the first commercial launch of Falcon Heavy took place. The carrier has put the Saudi communications satellite Arabsat 6A into orbit. Then for the first time managed to land all three stages of the rocket.