december, 2017

29dec00:00Falcon Heavy • Demo FlightThe Long-Awaited Maiden Launch, NET December 2017

Event Details

Launch Date: NET December 29, 2017
Launch Window: TBA
Launch Vehicle: Falcon Heavy
Launch Operator: SpaceX
Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Payload: Ballast
Payload Operator: SpaceX
Vehicle Configuration: Core: B1033 (New)
Side: B1023.2 (Thaicom 8)
Side: B1025.2 (SpX-9)
Recovery: RTLS (Side Boosters), ASDS (Core Stage)

 

The long-awaited Falcon Heavy debut is targeting a late 2017 rollout to Launch Complex 39A for final testing ahead of a high-profile liftoff from Florida’s Space Coast. Comprising three Falcon 9 cores, Falcon Heavy hosts a total of 27 engines that fire to lift the vehicle off the ground followed by a period of reduced thrust flight on the central core to extend its burn time. Both side boosters used on the maiden launch are re-used Falcon 9 stages each with one prior operational flight; they will target near-simultaneous landings on two pads at Cape Canaveral’s Landing Zone-1 while the center core will aim for touchdown on the OCISLY Drone Ship.

 

Mission Resources:

🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Falcon Heavy

⏰ Reference: Falcon 9 Countdown Timeline

Launch Weather

📍 Launch Site Schedule

Time

(Friday) 00:00 UTC

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Crawlerway, Merritt Island, FL, USA

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