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Demo (Test Flight)

Falcon Heavy

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 90% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Crew


Starman

Starman

  • Role: Space Traveller
  • Nationality: Earthling
  • First Flight: 02/06/2018
  • Last Flight: 02/06/2018

“Starman” is a mannequin dressed in a spacesuit occupying the driver’s seat of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, launched to an heliocentric orbit on Falcon Heavy’s inaugural launch.

Mission


Demo Flight 1 (Maiden Flight)

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Heliocentric N/A
  • Launch Cost: $90,000,000

This will be the inaugural flight of the Falcon Heavy. The test payload will be SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination: An elliptical, heliocentric orbit. Apoapsis: Around Mars’ orbital distance.

Demo Flight 1 (Maiden Flight)

Location


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A has witnessed the launch of 171 rockets, including 170 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 229 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 39A

Rocket


SpaceX Falcon Heavy

The Falcon Heavy is a variant of the Falcon 9 full thrust launch vehicle and consists of a standard Falcon 9 rocket core, with two additional boosters derived from the Falcon 9 first stage.

Falcon Heavy

Landing


Agency


SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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