SpaceX

Falcon Heavy

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 64 Failures: 6 Pending: 41

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.

Vehicle Specifications


Falcon Heavy
GTO: 21000
LEO: 53000
Length: 70.0 m
Diameter: 12.2 m
Launch Mass: 1400k kg
Thurst: 17000 kN
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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

Open: February 6th 2018 - 18:30 UTC

Close: February 6th 2018 - 21:00 UTC

Watch the Launch




Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL