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WELTRAUM: Erststart der SpaceX Falcon Heavy  infographic

Erststart der mächtigsten Rakete der Welt

01/16/2018
Graphic News

January 31, 2018 -- SpaceX plant den Erststart seiner Falcon Heavy Rakete gegenEnde Januar. Die 27 Triebwerke generieren 5 Millionen Pfund Schub beim Start, die Triple-Core-Booster sind mächtige Trägerraketen. Der öfters verschobene Start wird jetzt zum Demonstrationsobjekt, es gibt keinen Auftraggeber, der die Kosten übernehmen wird.

In December, the company’s chief executive Elon Musk announced the rocket would carry his own Tesla Roadster sports car on a trajectory that would take it past the planet Mars. The Falcon Heavy will be “the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two,” according to SpaceX.

Before launch, the Falcon Heavy will perform a critical Static Fire test. A staggered start sequence will see all 27 Merlin 1D engines ignited together.

Once the static fire is complete, data will be reviewed to determine whether a second static fire is necessary before proceeding into the launch campaign.

Falcon Heavy will target the end of January for its maiden voyage with January 25 pencilled in as a No Earlier Than (NET) date if the static fire goes perfectly.


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