USSF-44 (Falcon Heavy)
1 November 2022
Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launched the USSF-44 mission to a geosynchronous Earth orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center at 9:41 a.m. on 1 November 2022. Following booster separation, Falcon Heavy’s two side boosters landed at SpaceX’s Landing Zones 1 and 2 (LZ-1 and LZ-2) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
U.S. Space Force, Space Systems Command poised to launch multiple payloads on first National Security Space Launch mission aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket

The U.S. Space Force's upcoming launch marks a significant achievement for its commercial and government mission partners. The USSF-44 mission combines innovations for the launch and space vehicles, making this a truly unique and important mission.

The Long Duration Propulsive EELV (Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle) Secondary Payload Adapter (LDPE ESPA)-2 and Shepherd Demonstration will carry a variety of payloads that will promote and accelerate the advancement of space technology for the benefit of future Programs of Record.

The weather started out innocent enough with this predawn view of Launch Complex 39A clearly visible from the Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center.
Dawn broke with the weather still clear giving the impression of a fine day to watch a rocket launch.
The weather is still looking good.
The first indication of trouble came when fog started to obscure the Vehicle Assembly Building.
It was not long before fog completely obscured the VAB.
Sunrise through the fog.
The Sun rose higher and the fog just got thicker.
By launch time the fog completely hid the pad.
With the video of the launch completely negated by the fog, what is left is the audio recording of the launch through the twin booster sonic booms as heard at Kennedy Space Center's Saturn V Center.
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