SpaceX To Launch Tesla Roadster In Mars Orbit (Really)
26 January, 2018, 02:43 | Author: Barbara Daniel
The goal was to fire all 27 engines of the massive rocket at the launch pad and check if the whole thing, three Falcon 9 cores combined to form one heavy-lift vehicle, works properly and is ready to take to the skies. The thunderous booms could be heard at the press site three miles away, as huge white clouds of engine exhaust billowed upward.
Technicians at pad 39A finished upgrading the launch complex for the Falcon Heavy after the most recent Falcon 9 launch there October 30. "Generated quite a thunderhead of steam".
Before the maiden launch, a full test firing of the rocket's engines is expected next week, Musk said.
Now that SpaceX has shown that the Heavy's engines can fire up properly, the megarocket will be on step closer to liftoff.
SpaceX relies on personnel from NASA's Kennedy Space Center and the U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing to oversee operations.
Other possible targets for Falcon Heavy include Saturn's moons Titan and Enceladus and the ice giants Neptune and Uranus.
Because of the experimental nature of the flight, SpaceX has chosen a, Musk's "midnight cherry Tesla Roadster". And secured on top of what CEO Elon Musk claims will be the most powerful lift vehicle in the world is the billionaire's red Tesla Roadster, which will be launched toward a Mars orbit on the Falcon Heavy's maiden flight.
The first ignition of the Falcon Heavy lasted 12 seconds.
After first being announced in 2011, the rocket's first flight was set for 2013.
Gebhardt said he will live stream the static fire test. Launch end of the month'.
SpaceX has been testing the Falcon Heavy at LC-39A for the last two weeks, conducting a number of "wet dress rehearsal" fueling tests, addressing any issues that may have presented themselves during these exams.
The mission marks SpaceX's most ambitious project to date. Some commercial space advocates argue that NASA's SLS is unnecessary because SpaceX and Blue Origin are developing their own rockets that will be able to launch anything NASA requires and at lower cost. Falcon Heavy's launch date has been pushed back multiple times, but shouldn't really come as a surprise due to the complexity of the rocket, and the fact that it's the largest since the Saturn Vs that took us to the moon.
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