SpaceX has an important upgrade of the mission: the large Falcon Heavy rocket company could take off in March.
This week, SpaceX presented permission applications with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and aims to launch the Falcon Heavy rocket no sooner than March 7, Ars Technica reported. However, this is not in stone: a scheduled takeoff could be delayed at a later date.
More photos of the first Falcon Heavy flight → https://t.co/095WHX44BX pic.twitter.com/6vlXJoYif0
– SpaceX (@ EspaiX) February 7, 2018
The second launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket will take place at the 39A Space Shuttle Complex of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, reports Space.com. It will bring an Arabsat 6A satellite of 6.6 tonnes for Saudi Arabia, which is a useful payload from its first mission, which brought Tesla Roadster from Elon Musk to Mars.
Falcon Heavy side kernels have landed in SpaceX 1 and 2 Zones. pic.twitter.com/oMBqizqnpI
– SpaceX (@ EspaiX) February 6, 2018
The Falcon Heavy, which SpaceX claims is the most powerful operating rocket in the world, was built to transport humans to space and could fly manned missions to the Moon or Mars. Its first stage has three nine-core Falcon 9 motors, which combine 27 Merlin engines that generate more than 5,000,000 pounds of take-off. Although Falcon Heavy's second stage is not reusable, the rocket can deliver large loads to the orbit.
Read more about the payload capacity of the Falcon Heavy rocket and the specifications of the SpaceX website.
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