Falcon Heavy on pad
Falcon Heavy static fire
Falcon Heavy on pad
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket (above) and Blue Origin’s planned New Glenn heavy lifter should prove that big, new rockets are no longer the sole province of government. Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX Falcon 9 grid fins
Falcon Heavy static fire
Jonathan Arenberg (L), John Mace Grunsfeld (C), and Mary Lynne Dittmar (R), discuss the potential of heavy launch for scientific exploration at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. Credit: Tom Kimmell
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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