SpaceX

Falcon Heavy

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 70 Failures: 6 Pending: 38

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Launch Vehicle


Falcon Heavy

Configuration: Heavy
Family: Falcon

The Falcon Heavy is a variant of the Falcon 9 full thrust launch vehicle and will consist of a standard Falcon 9 rocket core, with two additional boosters derived from the Falcon 9 first stage.

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Test Flight


This will be the inaugural flight of the Falcon Heavy. The test payload will be SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination: An elliptical, heliocentric orbit. Apoapsis: Around Mars' orbital distance.

Launch Window


NET: February 6th 2018 - 20:45 UTC

Launch Window

Open: February 6th 2018 - 18:30 UTC

Close: February 6th 2018 - 21:00 UTC

B1033


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
Unsuccessful Landing

The first stage of the Falcon 9 failed to land on the ASDS, OCISLY, stationed of the east coast. According to CEO Elon Musk the center core did not have enough ignition fluid to restart the two outer engines during its final approach to the ship. As a result, the center core was destroyed when it impacted the water at over 480kmh merely 100 meters from the droneship.


B1025


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: Yes
Successful Landing

The strap on booster landed successfully at Landing Zone 2 in unison with its sibling booster.


B1023


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: Yes
Successful Landing

The strap on booster landed successfully at Landing Zone 1 in unison with its sibling booster.


Watch the Launch




Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL