SpaceX might launch the most powerful and biggest rocket ever in a couple of months.
Elon Musk tweeted that Falcon Heavy’s three cores should be at Cape Canaveral in two to three months.
All Falcon Heavy cores should be at the Cape in two to three months, so launch should happen a month after that
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 8, 2017
The most powerful rocket will be a 230-foot-tall rocket that combines the power of three smaller Falcon 9 rockets, using all 27 rocket engines to generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff.
Falcon Heavy will not become just SpaceX’s biggest rocket but the biggest rocket to get to space in history.
The new rocket might also send a small spaceship and two passengers to the moon. That would be about one-third the mass that NASA’s Saturn V moon rocket could lug into space.
Engineers will use some parts of this powerful rocket for the second time as it will be powered with two already launched Falcon 9 boosters. As always, after the launch, this two side rockets will separate from the Falcon Heavy and will land at Cape Canaveral, Florida so they could be reused for a third launch.
Almost all rocket parts in history have fallen back to Earth as garbage. Musk in the other hand hopes to break that expensive tradition by repeatedly launching, landing, and reusing his rocket parts. People all over the world are getting really surprised by Musk’s highly ambitious efforts.
An interesting thing is that Musk admitted that the odds of success are low, but it’s still worth a shot. After all, this is the reason that people love him.
After the successful launch of the SES-10 mission, which was the first to reuse a Falcon 9 booster, Musk said: “We will probably fly something really silly on Falcon Heavy because it is quite a high-risk mission.”
Another big project is the launch of the Dragon 2.0 spacecraft this year. The company estimates they can make it in November for its unscrew demonstration flight. Its objective is to carry astronauts to the ISS.
Though Musk wants to start launching commercial flights to the moon, it might not be possible until 2019.