SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch: Elon Musk led SpaceX is set to launch ‘World’s most powerful rocket’ called Falcon Heavy today at 1:30 PM ET from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Musk had announced company’s plans to develop this rocket back in 2011 and with Falcon Heavy, SpaceX aims to touch red planet Mars and moon, in future. As per the initial plans, Falcon Heavy was supposed to be ready in 2013, however, Musk had explained that the task was harder than it had first appeared.
The news of Falcon Heavy launch was confirmed by SpaceX through a tweet. “The first test flight of Falcon Heavy is targeted for Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 1:30 PM ET from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two,” the tweet read.
What is SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch time?
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch will take place at 1:30 PM ET. According to IST, the launch should take place around midnight.
How to watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch live streaming?
SpaceX will broadcast the launch on its website, spacex.com, beginning at 1:10 PM. Eastern Time, and on YouTube. The launch window is from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Weather forecasts call for an 80 percent chance of favourable conditions.
Falcon Heavy sends a car to Mars http://t.co/Y7uBtU6Mt2
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 5, 2018
What is SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch date?
The Falcon Heavy launch date is February 6, i.e. Tuesday. The world’s most powerful rocket has three first-stage boosters which are strapped together with 27 engines.
Where is SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch site?
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch will take place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
What makes Falcon Heavy special?
This rocket is 40 feet (12 meters) at the base and 230 feet (70 meters) tall. An animated video released by SpaceX had shown three rocket boosters which are strapped with the engines, coming back to upright landings on Earth. Since Musk runs Tesla as well, he’s put his own cherry-red Tesla Roadster on the rocket. Three cameras have been installed on the Roadster which would send back “some epic views if they work and everything goes well,” Musk had said.