Articles about Falcon Heavy

The Falcon Heavy is a heavy-lift satellite launch vehicle designed and manufactured by SpaceX. The Falcon Heavy is a redesigned variation of the Falcon 9 rocket. The first stage of the rocket is a strengthened Falcon 9 first stage. Two similar first-stage boosters are strapped to either side. Each booster has nine Merlin engines that use RP-1 and liquid oxygen as rocket propellants. Falcon Heavy has 27 engines in total. The most important detail of Falcon Heavy is that it is partially reusable. As of September 2021, the rocket has been launched thrice, completed seven total landings, and four rockets were reflown. The Falcon Heavy has a payload-carrying capacity (up to low-Earth orbit) of 63.8 metric tons which is over twice as much as the next closest operational launch vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy. SpaceX claims that the Falcon Heavy can also fly a payload of 16.8 metric tons to Mars. The rocket made its maiden flight to space on February 6, 2018, after months of delays. Its payload was Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster playing David Bowie’s song “Life on Mars”.

SpaceX loses yet another Starship prototype in mid-air explosion

31 Mar 2021

Technology
SpaceX loses yet another Starship prototype in mid-air explosion

Just weeks after the SpaceX Starship Serial Number 10 (SN10) rocket met a fiery demise after a seemingly successful landing, the Starship SN11 exploded in mid-air yesterday.

Elon Musk reveals plans to drink coffee on Mars

26 Jun 2019

Business
Elon Musk reveals plans to drink coffee on Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday pulled off the "toughest launch ever" of the company's Falcon Heavy rocket, but that's not what we are here to talk about.

Russia mocks Elon Musk, launches toy car with dummy onboard

15 Jun 2019

Technology
Russia mocks Elon Musk, launches toy car with dummy onboard

Russia has launched a red-colored car into space in what looks like a mimicry of SpaceX's founder Elon Musk.

Elon Musk wants to move to Mars and live there

26 Nov 2018

World
Elon Musk wants to move to Mars and live there

The mercurial Elon Musk has struck again.

SpaceX bags $130 million contract from the US Air Force

22 Jun 2018

Business
SpaceX bags $130 million contract from the US Air Force

SpaceX has landed a $130 million contract with the US Air Force to launch an Air Force satellite using its Falcon Heavy rocket.

Elon Musk: Next-gen Tesla Roadster to have SpaceX-inspired rockets

10 Jun 2018

Technology
Elon Musk: Next-gen Tesla Roadster to have SpaceX-inspired rockets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk never ceases to be off the spotlight.

The car SpaceX sent towards Mars takes a wrong turn

09 Feb 2018

Technology
The car SpaceX sent towards Mars takes a wrong turn

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster car, which is currently floating in deep space, is heading towards an asteroid belt instead of Mars.

SpaceX successfully launches world's most powerful operational rocket

07 Feb 2018

Technology
SpaceX successfully launches world's most powerful operational rocket

SpaceX has successfully and seamlessly launched the most powerful operational rocket in the world called Falcon Heavy.

SpaceX builds the most powerful rocket in the world

06 Feb 2018

Technology
SpaceX builds the most powerful rocket in the world

SpaceX is set to test launch what it is calling the most powerful operational rocket in the world.

SpaceX to launch world's most powerful rocket by January end

07 Jan 2018

Technology
SpaceX to launch world's most powerful rocket by January end

The world's most powerful rocket - the Falcon Heavy - is scheduled for launch by January end, according to SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 launched satellite for in-flight Wi-Fi, mobile broadband

16 May 2017

Technology
SpaceX's Falcon 9 launched satellite for in-flight Wi-Fi, mobile broadband

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has finally taken flight carrying the heavy Inmarsat communications satellite into orbit.

SpaceX identifies four landing spots on Mars

21 Mar 2017

Technology
SpaceX identifies four landing spots on Mars

Elon Musk's SpaceX, in collaboration with scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other organisations, has identified four landing regions on Mars for its spacecraft, including a "particularly promising" one.

SpaceX Mars mission pushed back

20 Feb 2017

Technology
SpaceX Mars mission pushed back

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell stated that the company would launch its Red Dragon robotic mission to Mars in 2020, instead of 2018 as was declared by Elon Musk last year.

SpaceX launches Interplanetary Transport System to colonize Mars

28 Sep 2016

Technology
SpaceX launches Interplanetary Transport System to colonize Mars

SpaceX published the video that details its long-awaited "Interplanetary Transport System" showing the company's new rocket- BFR "Big Fucking Rocket" and its interplanetary spaceship- the BFS, or "Big Fucking Spaceship."