Space X most powerful Falcon Heavy rocket to launch soon; know technical overview

07 February 2018, 01:48 PM
Space X’s most powerful Falcon rocket to launch soon (Source: SpaceX Instagram)
Space X’s most powerful Falcon rocket to launch soon (Source: SpaceX Instagram)

Space X’s most powerful rocket, heavier than any known flying object is all set to launch on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 for the first time.

As per the company’s statement, Space X, the Falcon heavy is the most powerful rocket launched ever and is a step forward to the company’s mission to send people in Mars.

"The future is vastly more exciting and interesting if we're a spacefaring civilization and a multi-planet species than if we're not," said Space X founder Elon Mask in a recent speech.

After the launch of the company, the world saw revolution in space flight at a price never seen before.  

The low cost rockets and space flights produced by SpaceX attracted scores of companies and governments all over the world.

Technical overview:

Priced at $ 90 million, the Falcon stands at 70 m, it has two stages and two boosters. Falcon’s payload to LEO (Low Earth Orbit) is 63,800 kg and to Mars is 16, 800 kg.  

With a width of 12.2 m (39.9 ft), the Falcon’s mass stands at 1,420,788 kg. The PAYLOAD TO GTO (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit), 26,700 kg, the payload to Pluto is 3,500kg.

"That is really, really humungous. It's more payload capability than any vehicle in history apart from the Saturn V" — NASA's famous moon rocket,” said Musk. 

First Published: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 07:09 PM
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