SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launched USSF-67 Today with Classified Payloads

SpaceX had a successful Sunday, January 15 launch for Falcon Heavy’s launch of the USSF-67 mission to a geosynchronous Earth orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Following booster separation, Falcon Heavy’s two side boosters will land on SpaceX’s Landing Zones 1 and 2 (LZ-1 and LZ-2) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

There was a live webcast of this mission that began about 15 minutes prior to liftoff.

6 thoughts on “SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launched USSF-67 Today with Classified Payloads”

  1. The Falcon Heavy could return man to the moon and put a man on Mars. I would like a parallel line of development just in case Starship doesn’t progress that fast.

    • For ill or good, there is not much effort done outside of Starship for lunar landings. The only payloads meant for Artemis using FH are pieces of the gateway to be launched by it.

      No other lander planned now will use it. That might change, if the SpaceX competitors come with another option than HLS, as mandated by Congress. But I sincerely doubt it. Most likely they will use a Blue Origin, SLS or other launcher.

      In the small lander side, there might be a few wanting to use FH, but I’m aware of none.

  2. At this point it would be much more newsworthy if one of their launches failed. I’m certainly not hoping for that, but it’s gonna happen sooner or later.

    I’m just in awe of how much better they are at this stuff than anybody else.

  3. More competition for SpaceX?

    “Its Terran 1 rocket, it says, has about a tenth as many parts as comparable launch vehicles, because it is made through 3D printing. Instead of bending metal and milling and welding, engineers program a robot to deposit layers of metal alloy in place.

    Relativity’s first rocket, the company says, is ready to go from Launch Complex 16 at Cape Canaveral in Florida. When it happens, possibly later this month, the company says it will stream the liftoff on YouTube.”


    • Hey, if additive manufacturing isn’t the future by itself, it’s certainly going to be a good chunk of it!

      Hope that they can get that rocket into orbit, but their manufacturing system is the real McCoy. Both the Terran 1 and the future Terran R are, by comparison, mere byproducts to prove Stargate’s concept.

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