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SpaceX animation sets the scene for Falcon Heavy launch tomorrow

06 February 2018

Liftoff Tuesday is planned during a two-and-a-half hour launch window opening at 1:30 p.m. EST (1830 GMT).

"Space Exploration Technologies is authorized to conduct. a flight of the Falcon Heavy launch vehicle from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) transporting the modified Tesla Roadster (mass simulator) to a hyperbolic orbit", the FAA permit said.

For the Falcon Heavy, SpaceX had to develop a way to strap the boosters together, as well as a way to detach the boosters from each other after launch.

The Falcon Heavy is powered by 27 Merlin engines spread across three main structures. The only rocket that was ever able to carry more stuff into space than Falcon Heavy was the Saturn V rocket, which was developed and used by NASA for its Apollo moon missions in the 1960s and 70s.

Falcon Heavy is 40 feet (12 meters) at the base and 230 feet (70 meters) tall. "If we can successfully launch this, it will be such a huge new industrial capability for the United States of America to cheaply and reliably get a big piece of hardware into space", explained Dale Ketcham, Vice President of Space Florida. "The two side boosters are going to detach, they'll land back on land at Cape Canaveral".

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As for the cargo? .

Going along for the ride in a bit of playful cross-promotional space theater will be a cherry red, electric-powered sports auto from the assembly line of Musk's other transportation enterprise, Tesla Inc (TSLA.O). But instead of a hunk of metal, Musk has opted to send his personal Tesla roadster to space with this launch.

That wasn't the only time Musk brought up the inherent risk associated with attempting to launch a new and extremely powerful rocket platform. At a conference in July 2017, Musk announced why this massive spacecraft posed so many challenges over the years.

The company is the only rocket builder in the world that safely returns first-stage rocket boosters back to Earth. "How hard can that be?"

Elon Musk founded SpaceX in 2002 to dramatically reduce the price of spaceflight, and its rock-bottom launch costs have suddenly dragged lots of clients, like satellite companies and the government. All the loads change. "Aerodynamics totally change. You've tripled the vibration and acoustics". Here are its specs.

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The Falcon Heavy rocket is poised to blast off from Florida's Kennedy Space Centre on Tuesday afternoon.

SpaceX has said the rocket will be capable of sending humans to Mars, even though SpaceX is planning to build an entirely different system for Mars travel, called the BFR.

140,700 - The payload size capability of the Falcon Heavy rocket in lbs.

On Tuesday, the world may witness a rocket launch more powerful than any that's been seen in almost half a century.

"It's important to note that a large market has not yet materialized for the Falcon Heavy". "And [it] restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars".

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