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Elon Musk: Falcon Heavy will launch this fall

Head of several international companies with billions in market capitalization entrepreneur Elon Musk is known for his ability to surprise everyone. Sometimes his statements and promises seem far-fetched, but it manages to fulfill them (not all, but quite a substantial part). Now, answering the question of one of users Twitter about the timing of the launch of the Falcon Heavy, Musk has made an unexpected statement, pledging to send a heavy rocket into space this fall.

He said that all components of the rocket will be delivered to Cape Canaveral for two or three months, and the launch will be made the month after. It turns out that the Falcon Heavy can fly into space in September.

First heavy launch vehicle from SpaceX, Musk has mentioned in September 2005. Then he said that the first missile will fly into space in 2013. Deadlines strong side of the Mask and its subsidiary companies can not be named. In this case the term was also incorrect, so start the Falcon Heavy, stakeholders are still waiting. However, the wait seems to be coming to an end and soon the rocket do go to the Cosmo

One of the reasons for the permanent postponement of the launch of the Masque called the complexity of the design and production of missiles. But, except for start-up, the company intends to return to the Ground all three starting stage modules, the Falcon Heavy, and it may well be that these plans come true.

Steps are to be planted or additional area located near the Landing Zone 1, or barges, which are floating now somewhere in the Atlantic ocean. Capacity a new booster is 54,4 T. it is Planned that the Falcon Heavy will deliver the cargo of such weight on low reference orbit. With its help, you can send 21.2 MT of payload to geosynchronous transfer orbit and about 13 tonnes of cargo to Mars.

Source: geektimes.ru