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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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Dedicated Rideshare


The STP-2 payload is composed of 25 small spacecraft. Included is COSMIC-2 constellation to provide radio occultation data, along with 8 cubesat nanosatellites. Other payloads include LightSail carried by the Prox-1 nanosatellite, Oculus-ASR nanosatellite, GPIM and the Deep Space Atomic Clock.

Launch Window


NET: March 1st 2019 - 00:00 UTC

Open: March 1st 2019 - 00:00 UTC

Close: March 1st 2019 - 00:00 UTC

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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL


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Videos

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