SpaceX sets launch date for Falcon Heavy test

Elon Musk Says SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Will Be Ready for Launch on February 6th

Eager space fans have watched closely as the rocket went vertical on the launch pad on December 27, and as the first big test fire of its engines filled the sky with steam clouds on Wednesday. SpaceX said on Twitter.

"Aiming for the first flight of Falcon Heavy on Feb 6 from Apollo launchpad 39A at Cape Kennedy".

However, Musk has often said that Falcon Heavy could fail - as in, explode.

Educated estimates place the number of reused launches at around five between February and April 2018, six if Falcon Heavy is included (both side boosters are flight-proven).

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Musk has repeatedly warned there's a good chance the new rocket could blow up, thus his own personal property will be aboard. This will be a test launch of the rocket which will carry a Tesla Roadster vehicle whose destination is Mars' orbit.

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. The booster pushes the top of the rocket (including the payload) about 40 miles into the sky, then detaches, lands back on the surface, and gets refurbished - a clever method that saves the company millions per mission. He finished reminding us about the Falcon 9 launch that is required to happen before Falcon Heavy's.

But those hopeful launch windows came and went. Space fans can travel to the KSC visitor complex to watch the launch.

During a July 2017 spaceflight conference, Musk added: "We were pretty naive about that".

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The largest rocket ever to be constructed and launched since the Saturn V which debuted in 1967, the Falcon Heavy is also noteworthy as it will allow commercial companies to send far larger payloads up into the stars. "It should really be called the Falcon-27". These numbers would make Falcon Heavy capable of carrying twice as much mass into orbit as its closest competitor, the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy, which can cost as much as $400 million per launch. It's basically three Falcon 9 rockets - the current SpaceX standard-bearer - strapped together. But if there are delays beyond that, all bets are off - the federal government is now funded through February 8, and a government shutdown could stall the launch, since the US Air Force must oversee rocket launches from Cape Canaveral.

The Falcon Heavy will have double the thrust of the next biggest rocket out there today, according to Musk.

A backup launch date is set for February 7 with similar times.

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