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SpaceX prepares for first launch of its Falcon Heavy megarocket in three years

SpaceX is preparing a new Falcon Heavy launch after years without organizing with a rocket. The space object can be seen already equipped in a photo the company posted on Twitter. The three boosters the team had just installed And all 27 Merlin engines combined.

rocket will fly Pad 39A Launch Pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. As of June 2019, the Falcon Heavy had not been used for any space mission.

Its first flight took place in February 2018, which is one of the most significant space launches in recent years. was sent in Tesla Roadster ‘driven’ by a mannequin Starman in a space suit. Later, the rocket was launched twice and took a three-year break.



The aerospace company defines the Falcon Heavy as “World’s most powerful operational rocket By a factor of two.” The three boosters they added on the second day are modified first stages from the Falcon 9, another SpaceX rocket. In addition, its 27 Merlin engines exceed 2.2 million kilograms of thrust at takeoff are able to provide.

“with In-orbit capacity of about 64 MT (141,000 lb), the Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next nearest operating vehicle, [United Launch Alliance] Delta IV Heavy”, they explain on the web.

The Falcon Heavy is a rocket adapted to the requirements of the United States Space Force USSF-44 Mission, with which they want to launch two satellites into distant geostationary orbit. space mission no official release dateSo SpaceX still has time to continue preparing the rocket.


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Like the Falcon 9, the Falcon Heavy’s first stage is ready reuse, However, the aerospace firm insisted that only two of the three boosters would return to Earth with a safe landing on the USSF-44 mission.

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