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Falcon-Heavy

Falcon-Heavy
[SpaceX]

Falcon-Heavy (ex)
[SpaceX]

Falcon-9 is a liquid fueled orbital launch vehicle for medium to heavy sized missions, which is currently under development at SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp.). It is techonologically based on the Falcon-1 launch vehicle. Both stages are Kerosene / LOX fueled.

The first stage, which will be reusable after recovery by powered landing, is to be powered by 9 of the SpaceX built Merlin-1C engines with regenerative cooling. The upper stage will use a single Merlin engine and will also be reusable. The Falcon-Heavy is offered with a 5.2 m fairing.

High inclination launches will launch from Vandenberg AFB. Launch site for low inclination launches is the former Shuttle pad at Cape Canaveral, LC-39A. An additional launch site near Brownsville, Texas, is also under consideration.

The first flight for a Falcon-Heavy was originally planned for 2014 from Vandenberg, but has been moved to Cape Canveral in 2015.

Version Strap-On Stage 1 Stage 2
Falcon-Heavy 2 × Stage 1 (str., reusable) / 9 × Merlin-1D Stage 1 (str., reusable) / 9 × Merlin-1D Stage 2 (str.) / Merlin-1D-Vac
Falcon-Heavy (ex) 2 × Stage 1 (str.) / 9 × Merlin-1D Stage 1 (str.) / 9 × Merlin-1D Stage 2 (str.) / Merlin-1D-Vac
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Falcon-Heavy 8000
Falcon-Heavy (ex) 63800 26700 16800
No.  TypNo Type               Serial/Core         Date          LS          Payload 

none


planned launches: 
Note: several of the  CC launches might launch from BC

           Falcon-Heavy       .                   xx.xx.2018     CCK LC-39A  ArabSat 6A
      2    Falcon-Heavy       .                   xx.2Q.2018     CCK LC-39A  DSX / FORMOSAT 7A / 7B / 7C / 7D / 7E / 7F / GPIM / OTB 1 / FalconSat 6 /
                                                                             NPSat 1 / Oculus-ASR / Prox 1 / LightSail B / ARMADILLO / FalconSat 7 /
                                                                             TBEx A / TBEx B / Prometheus 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 2.10 /
                                                                             PSat 2 / BRICSat 2 / TEPCE 1 / TEPCE 2 / CP 9 (LEO) / StangSat / DOTSI / CNGB /
                                                                             Ballast
           Falcon-Heavy       .                   xx.xx.2018     CCK LC-39A  Lunar Dragon 1
           Falcon-Heavy       .                   xx.xx.202x     CCK LC-39A  ViaSat 3-TBD
      1    Falcon-Heavy       B1033-1/23-2/25-2   xx.11.2017     CCK LC-39A  (Dummy) ?


Launch sites:

BC  = Boca Chica Beach, Boca Chica, Texas, USA USA
CCK = NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA
Va  = Vandenberg AFB, California, USA USA