SpaceX efficiently take a look at fires engines on huge new rocket

SpaceX efficiently take a look at fires engines on huge new rocket

SpaceX announced late Wednesday (Jan. 24) that it had completed a critical static fire test on its Falcon Heavy rocket. American Eastern Standard Time for about 10 seconds, spewing violent exhaust and steam, a video on SpaceX's official twitter showed.

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk also posted on Twitter talking about Falcon Heavy.

The solidification of Falcon Heavy's first true launch date has unsurprisingly proceeded only after the massive rocket's first static fire, a momentous moment captured in person by Teslarati photographer Tom Cross. A second stage with a single engine sites atop the center core.

"Easy viewing from the public causeway".

NASASpaceFlight reports SpaceX is preparing for a possible launch on February 6, with a backup date of February 7.

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Although the February 6 date should be treated as an aspiration, Falcon Heavy is closer than ever before to its first launch, an event that will be quickly followed by the near-simultaneous landings of three first stage boosters - two by land, one by sea. In comparison, the company's Falcon 9 rocket, used to launch Zuma and to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station, only has nine engines. If the SES-16/GovSat 1 mission delays, so will Falcon Heavy. The first static-fire test of all 27 engines took place successfully on Wednesday.

The world's largest rocket is essentially a trio of Falcon 9 cores bound together.

When Falcon Heavy launches, it will blast off from NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launchpad 39A with approximately 5 million pounds of thrust.

Following the successful test yesterday Musk suggested the rocket could be "launching in a week or so".

Falcon Heavy was created to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars, according to SpaceX.

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