When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)—a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel–Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost.
Falcon Heavy Animation
The first test flight of Falcon Heavy is now targeted for Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 3:05 PM ET from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
I admire Elon. His ambitions are crazy, but every time he pushes the limit.
The government owned space agencies around the world will have a hard time explaining why, with a much higher budget and more time, they can not achieve similar results. Seriously, ESA pack up Ariane and put it in a museum.
Unfortunately the center core was lost. It was also brand new. The two boosters that landed were being reused. Landing a rocket on a ship is quite difficult.
Still, overall great success and the future for SpaceX looks very bright.
The reusable side boosters for Falcon Heavy simultaneously landing on their own. Meanwhile in Washington, Nancy Pelosi holds the floor of the House of Representatives for more than eight hours and Trump wants a military parade.
Wow, this is new to me!!
I really got different news
I understood two boosters landed successfully on earth
Okay, this is clear, I have the visual
But what about the third one, which was the most modified Falcon ?
What is your photo?
Please, can you confirm? a link will be awesome
taipeitimes today says #7, and supposedly will ‘“stun the world” with the precision of weather data collected’.
I think @hanna149 just needs stunning confirmation of whether typhoons will tool the island this summer