Falcon Heavy
SLS versus Falcon Heavy
Falcon heavy launch
A Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifts off June 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (Screen grab: United Launch Alliance.)
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, speaking July 7, 2015 at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference. Credit: CASIS video still
Falcon Heavy artist's concept
SpaceX’s updated price chart shows the significant performance difference between the partially reusable and fully expendable versions of the Falcon 9 Full Thrust and Falcon Heavy rockets. The reusable Falcon 9’s performance to GTO is listed at 5,500 kilograms. The same rocket in fully expendable version can lift 50 percent more payload — 8,300 kilograms. For the Falcon Heavy, the performance to GEO is about 2.8x that of the reusable version. Credit: SpaceX
Europasat/Hellas-sat 3. Credit: Thales Alenia Space
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Falcon Heavy at LC-39A
Artist's concept of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket in flight. Credit: SpaceX
Gwynne Shotwell
SpaceX_Launch Complex 13_landing pad
SpaceX is planning a main landing pad as well as four contingency landing pads at Launch Complex 13 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, according to a June 2014 environmental impact statement. Credit: Gator Engineering & Aquifer Restoration, Inc.
Falcon Heavy