07 Feb 2018

Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy successfully launched into space

As thousands of spectators looked on, the rocket, developed by Musk’s firm SpaceX, lifted clear of Cape Canaveral’s launchpad 39a on 6th Feb at 3:45 PM ET, marking what will surely be seen as a defining moment in the history of the private space sector.

With the launch, the vehicle has become the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. Composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than five million pounds of thrust at liftoff, the spacecraft is able to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb). This is more than twice the payload of the next most powerful rocket, Boeing’s Delta IV Heavy. Critically, largely because key components of the system are designed to return to earth after launch, it can do this at one-third the cost.

Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy successfully launched into space
Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran

Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran

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08 Feb 2018
Elon Musk has been so inspirational interms of making big bold moves. His SpaceX has proved many disbelievers.
Saandeep Sreerambatla

Saandeep Sreerambatla

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08 Feb 2018
I read one of the payload crashed on the sea, but other two returned properly for reusing which is again a great step..
08 Feb 2018
Saandeep Sreerambatla
I read one of the payload crashed on the sea, but other two returned properly for reusing which is again a great step..
Actually it was one of the first stage cores that got damaged. The payload went on.
09 Feb 2018
An update.
The payload is a Tesla sports car!
Lost in space - Falcon Heavy delivers big lift for Musk
10 Feb 2018

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