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Old 28-02-2019, 10:51 AM
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Next Launch for Falcon Heavy

Ive been seeing various media reports from the US about the next Falcon Heavy launch
Apparently the boosters are being tested in Texas and transported to Florida, one is already there being prepared for final flight status. They are saying a possible April launch ??

Also someone heard along the grapevine that Elon Musk maybe attempting a back to back Falcon heavy launch to prove his capabilities for a reusable cost effective heavy lift launch program ??
Anyone have any insider news on Falcon Heavy ?
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Old 28-02-2019, 11:39 AM
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I had read something about Falcon Heavy being phased out as SpaceX moved to testing of the BFR (which has already under gone static firing tests. This is the Methane / O2 fueled engine that is needed for a Mars return journey. That doesn't necessarily mean they have not had a Falcon Heavy job on the books.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:37 PM
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Three different media sources confirm 2 more Falcon Heavy launches carrying Arabsat 6 satellites originally scheduled for March/ April but now re scheduled mid year June / July. And the possibility of a another later in the year
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Old 25-03-2019, 02:19 PM
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Latest launch date for Falcon Heavy is 7th April carrying the Arabsat 6 satellite
Canít wait !!
Same excitement that the Saturn 5 launches gave me when I was a kid in primary and junior high school
Saturn 5 - 7.5 million pounds of thrust
Falcon Heavy- 5.1 million pounds of thrust
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Old 08-04-2019, 06:45 PM
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Latest update on Falcon Heavy Launch date after a successful static fire test

Tuesday 9th April 6.30pm to 8.30pm ( Florida time )

Australian eastern standard time Wednesday 10th April 8.30am to 10.30am

This Falcon Heavy has the new block 5 engines which can produce up to 10% more thrust than the previous Falcon Heavy vehicle February last year

Total thrust would be in excess of 5 million pounds but no data is available to confirm total thrust for this launch
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:42 PM
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Space X and NASA issued an update today on the Falcon Heavy Launch

Wednesday 10th April 6.35pm ( Florida time )

Australian eastern standard time Thursday 11th April 8.35am

Weather is expected to be 80% favourable
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:16 AM
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Falcon Heavy launches successfully from pad 39A at 5.1 million pounds of thrust
Side boosters landed back at Cape Canaveral successfully
Centre core booster landed successfully on drone ship off the Florida coast
Second stage reached orbit and deployed Arabsat 6 satellite successfully

Wow what a private company at only 7000 employees

Another feather in Elon Musks hat
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