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SpaceX Confirms Date for First Falcon Heavy Launch

SpaceX Confirms Date for First Falcon Heavy Launch

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now confirmed the official date for the inaugural launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy.

Although no specific launch time was announced, the liftoff is likely to take place at 1:30 p.m. EST with a three-hour launch window.

Falcon Heavy will carry a used Tesla-built Roadster sports auto as a payload and attempt to bring the vehicle into heliocentric orbit as part of the rocket's inaugural test launch.

Somewhat sadly, the inherent engineering limits of older versions of Falcon 9 and the imminent introduction of Block 5 mean that SpaceX has less and less of a need to recover flight proven boosters that have no hope of being cost-effectively refurbished and conducting additional flights.

Musk has previously conceded that the launch is not a sure shot, though, and if anything goes wrong all of those projects could be delayed. A couple of months ago Musk had announced that his cherry red Tesla Roadster sports auto would be the dummy payload aboard the Falcon Heavy. "Easy viewing from the public causeway", Musk tweeted Saturday afternoon.

Falcon Heavy is expected to cost about $90 million per launch, compared to about $62 million for a Falcon 9 launch.

"Falcon Heavy requires the simultaneous ignition of 27 orbital-class engines".

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Musk chimed in a few days later to confirm the tentative date of the rocket's maiden flight: "Aiming for first flight of Falcon Heavy on Feb 6 from Apollo launchpad 39A at Cape Kennedy". The new rocket should be capable of carrying 63,800 kg (almost 141,000 lbs.) to low earth orbit (LEO). Musk said on January 24, 2018 that the launch would be in about a week or so.

The first mission for the Falcon Heavy will be to deliver a dummy payload into space.

SpaceX has finally set the date for the launch of its eagerly awaited Falcon Heavy rocket.

The Falcon Heavy underwent fit checks and fueling tests at the Launch Pad 39A since it was raised at the space facility last December 28, 2017.

"I love the thought of a vehicle drifting apparently endlessly through space and perhaps being discovered by an alien race millions of years in the future", Musk wrote.

And, compared to rockets that better rival the Falcon Heavy's power, it's a bargain. Tom will be heading to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early tomorrow morning in order to set up his remote cameras to capture yet another handsome SpaceX launch. After blasting off from NASA's historic Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, all three will attempt vertical landings, two on land and one on a floating offshore platform.

The first Falcon Heavy mission will even use two refurbished boosters from previous Falcon 9 missions.

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