It has been announced that all the first stage core of the Falcon Heavy Rocket has been tested. There were three stages that needed to be tested, and SpaceX has finished it successfully.
Falcon Heavy Rocket:
SpaceX is an aerospace manufacturer and is owned by Elon Musk. The company has been making several tests and experiments with the rockets and spaceships. The recent achievement from SpaceX is the successful testing of final first stage cores.
Tweet from Musk:
The news that the testing is completed was announced by Elon Musk in a tweet. The Falcon Heavy Rocket will be launched somewhere in the November of this year. Now that the testing is done doesn’t mean that Falcon Heavy is ]kcompletely ready. But still, a major part in the making of the rocket has been settled. The testing started in May of the year and has come to an end now.
The first stage core is what has been tested now. This is the part of the rocket that will ignite. It will ignite and launch the vessel into space.
Falcon Heavy – the world’s most powerful operational rocket:
The Falcon Heavy is made by strapping three Falcon 9s strapped together. This can support three times the payload that usually goes into space. This was initially talked in 2011 itself. But it has taken these many years to get a shape. This is said as the most powerful operational rocket in the world.
54 metric tons of payload can be carried in the rocket. This payload can be taken out of the earth’s orbit. It doesn’t stop that, taking cargo to the moon or even Mars is possible.
The press release of SpaceX reads, “Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost. Falcon Heavy draws upon the proven heritage and reliability of Falcon 9. Its first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit.”