SpaceX conducted the first test of a rocket heavy class Falcon Heavy
American space company SpaceX conducted the first tests of a rocket heavy class Falcon Heavy, which next year is supposed to launch a truck with space tourists. The representatives of SpaceX said on his official Twitter page.
“Last week in our factory to develop missiles McGregor was the first static test fire of the Central part of Falcon Heavy”, — told in the company. To the message in SpaceX also attached the video test.
First static fire test of the Falcon Heavy center core is completed at our McGregor, TX rocket development facility last week. pic.twitter.com/tHUHc1QiKG
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 9, 2017
They, according to Sky News, was successful. After the commissioning of the Falcon Heavy, according to TV channel must be the most powerful rocket in the world. The first SpaceX flight is scheduled for 2017.
In low earth orbit, the Falcon Heavy able to lift 63 so the Cost of missiles in the company estimated at $90 million As suggested in SpaceX, in 2018, the Falcon Heavy will orbit the Dragon truck 2 (Crew Dragon), which will be two space tourist.
The mission, according to the plan the company will have to make a week-long flight around the moon.