Falcon Heavy Vehicle Overview

A complete overview of the Falcon Heavy launch vehicle, including launch stats, vehicle info and launch locations.

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Falcon Heavy rocket

Basic Info

Name

Falcon Heavy

Family

Falcon

Manufacturer

First Launch

6 Feb 2018

Successful Launches

10

Failed Launches

0

Rocket Info

Status

Active

Stages

3

Length

70 m

Diameter

12.2 m

Launch Mass

1,400 tons

Thrust

22,819 kN

Reusability

Reusable

Payload Info

LEO Capacity

63,800 kg

GTO Capacity

26,700 kg

Launch Cost

$90M

The Falcon Heavy, developed by SpaceX, is a partially reusable heavy-lift launch vehicle. It is essentially a bolstered Falcon 9 with two additional first stages as strap-on boosters, making it the most powerful operational rocket on release by a factor of two. Designed to carry humans into space and for missions to the Moon and Mars, it can lift nearly 64 metric tons into orbit. Its development and maiden flight in 2018 were marked by delays and technical challenges, but it successfully demonstrated its capabilities on its first successful launch by launching a Tesla Roadster into space.

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Launch Sites used by Falcon Heavy

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center launch site

NASA's primary launch site for human spaceflight, housing iconic facilities and a rich space history.

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