On June 17th SpaceX is preparing a used booster for a relaunch but apparently, SpaceX is getting ready to launch its heavy lift rockets sometimes during this year. All three of the Falcon Heavy cores should be at Cape Canaveral in two to three months, according to company chief Elon Musk‘s response to one of his Twitter followers. If everything goes according to plan after a month the rocket could lift off to space. This entitles that the Falcon Heavy’s first journey could take place as early as September, which is on par with what SpaceX was planning to do for a while now.
@elonmusk Please Elon, please tell us when the Falcon Heavy will launch – Asked Johnny Grinter
@JohnnyZenith All Falcon Heavy cores should be at the Cape in two to three months, so launch should happen a month after that – Elon Musk
The Falcon Heavy is itself 3-million-pound and can carry up to 140,000 pounds to low-earth orbit. This is thrice the capacity of the payload against Falcon 9. It was designed with manned missions to the moon and to Mars in mind, that’s why it’s capable of carrying such a big amount to space. It might try to reland the rocket’s upper stage during the demo flight, according to info stated by the private space corp itself. Musk even admitted that the odds of success are low, but it’s still worth a shot because of the immense weight of the vehicle.
So what do you think? Will this be a success or a roadblock?