How was your super-heavy rocket Falcon Heavy launch of the company's Elon Musk
• How was the superheavy rocket Falcon Heavy launch of the company's Elon Musk
Yesterday, February 6, heavy carrier rocket Falcon Heavy (Eng. Heavy Falcon), Elon Musk of SpaceX successfully went for the first test flight. Not without the show - was launched into space sports car company owner.
Falcon Heavy (with English letters -.. "Heavy falcon") - American rocket superheavy class Falcon family, created by the company SpaceX. 27 engines, "Merlin." This liquid rocket engines of SpaceX. As used fuel vapor kerosene - oxygen. (Photo SpaceX):
The launch vehicle Falcon Heavy is created on the basis of the carrier rocket Falcon 9. It is equipped with the first stage liquid rocket engine Merlin, nine in the central and two lateral boosters. two accelerators saved after previous starts Falcon 9. (photo SpaceX) used to start the demonstration:
The Americans love the show. The upper stage of the rocket was to bring the red car Tesla Roadster Elon Musk, which simulates the payload on a hyperbolic orbit of the Earth. As planned by the company, leaving Earth's gravity field, the rocket must reach a heliocentric orbit and remain in deep space for billions of years. (Photo SpaceX):
"Launch Complex-39" - the launch complex, located in the Kennedy Space Center, which is located on Merritt Island in Brevard County Florida. LC-39A platform in 2014 leased the company SpaceX, converted to launch rockets Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy. (NASA photo):
Falcon Heavy is designed for you to deliver the low-Earth orbit and 64 tons of cargo to Mars - about 16, 8 tons, and Pluto - up to 3, 5 tons. According to experts, it is the fourth in the list of the most powerful launch vehicle, designed for the entire history of space exploration, following the Soviet "Energy" and "H-1", and the American Saturn 5, and "Space Shuttle". Since all of them have long completed their missions, the newest Falcon Heavy is now how to say its creators, "the most powerful launch vehicle in the world." (Photo SpaceX):
According to SpaceX, the cost of flying to a new Falcon Heavy is 90 million dollars. It is known that SpaceX has already signed three contracts to launch Falcon Heavy: two commercial launch for telecom companies Arabsat and ViaSat and one - for the US Armed Forces. (Photo by Joe Raedle):
Go! Start heavy rocket Falcon Heavy companies Elon Musk, 6 February 2017. (Photo by Jim Watson):
Central upper stage of the new rocket SpaceX Falcon Heavy crashed during landing. Two other accelerator (side) made synchronous landing not far from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral in Florida. (Photo by Jim Watson):
Space travel Tesla Roadster began. Which sits behind the wheel of a mannequin Star Man named in the suit SpaceX. On the dashboard of the dummy machine has the inscription: "Do not panic!". Just in case. (Photo SpaceX):
The rocket brought the car to a hyperbolic orbit of the Earth, then, according to SpaceX's idea, he will go on a journey into deep space on a heliocentric orbit. (Photo SpaceX):
The company SpaceX conducted a direct broadcast of the launch.