Falcon Heavy

Active Re-Usable Falcon

SpaceX (SpX)

Feb. 6, 2018

Description

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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    70.0 m
  • Diameter
    12.2 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    1400 T
  • Thrust
    22819 kN
  • Apogee (Sub-Orbital)
    200 km
Family
  • Name
    Falcon Heavy
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    Heavy
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon Heavy
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $90,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    63800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    26700 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

SpaceX

Commercial
CEO: Elon Musk
SpX 2002

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.

Upcoming Spaceflights


Falcon Heavy | ViaSat-3 series satellite

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Jan. 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Communications

The ViaSat-3 is a series of three Ka-band satellites is expected to provide vastly superior capabilities in terms of service speed and flexibility for a satellite platform. Each ViaSat-3 class satellite is expected to deliver more than 1-Terabit per second of network capacity, and to leverage high levels of flexibility to dynamically direct capacity to where customers are located.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Falcon Heavy | USSF-44

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Feb. 28, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon Heavy | USSF-52

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
March 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon Heavy | Psyche, EscaPADE and Janus

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
July 1, 2022, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Planetary Science

Psyche is a NASA interplanetary mission to visit the main belt asteroid of the same name, 16 Psyche. Spacecraft will take 4 years and one Mars flyby to reach the asteroid, which is of particular interest due to being comprised mostly of iron and nickel. Psyche is theorized to be a remnant of an early planet's core, and may offer insights into how solar system formed and evolved. The mission is led by Arizona State University, with NASA JPL being responsible for mission management and operations. This launch also includes two secondary payloads: Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers (EscaPADE), which will study the Martian atmosphere, and Janus, which will study binary asteroids.


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Falcon Heavy | USSF-67

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Sept. 1, 2022, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Government/Top Secret

USSF-67 is a mission for the United States Space Force.


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Falcon Heavy | STP-2

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
June 25, 2019, 6:30 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: 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.

Low Earth Orbit #STP2 B1052 - Flight Proven ( ) Landing Zone 1 B1053 - Flight Proven ( ) Landing Zone 2 B1057 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon Heavy | Arabsat-6A

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
April 11, 2019, 10:35 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Arabsat-6A is a Saudi Arabian communications satellite to be positioned at 30.5°East orbital slot. Arabsat-6A was built by Lockheed Martin for Arabsat and will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #ArabSat6A B1052 - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 1 B1053 - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 2 B1055 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon Heavy | Demo (Test Flight)

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Feb. 6, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: 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.

Heliocentric N/A B1033 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You B1025 - Flight Proven ( ) Landing Zone 2 B1023 - Flight Proven ( ) Landing Zone 1
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Long March 4
Success
1 day, 18 hours ago
Haiyang 2C
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Haiyang (Chinese: "Ocean"), abbreviated HY, is a marine remote sensing satellite series planned by China.


Long March 11
Success
1 week ago
Gaofen-03-1
Mobile launch platform - Sea Launch

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


Kuaizhou
Failure
1 week, 3 days ago
Jilin-1-02C
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.


Astra Rocket 3.0
Failure
1 week, 3 days ago
Maiden Flight
Launch Pad B - Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA

This is the first orbital attempt of Astra Space small satellite launch vehicle. Rocket carries no payload for this flight.


Long March 4
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Gaofen-11-02
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...