Super-heavy rocket, the Falcon Heavy began to fly
New most powerful rocket, the Falcon Heavy has launched from Cape Canaveral in 1st test flight, launch Firm SpaceX leads.
The launch from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (FL) was given in 23. 45 GMT.
The Falcon Heavy is created on the home base of the Falcon 9, its first stage is equipped with a liquid rocket with Merlin engines, nine in Central and 2 side boosters. To start the demonstration uses two accelerator saved after the previous Falcon 9 launches. Booster should display a hyperbolic orbit around Earth sports car of the head of SpaceX Elon musk Tesla Roadster. It is planned that then the car will travel in deep space in a heliocentric orbit.
The height of the Falcon Heavy is 70 meters, the rocket is able to output in low-earth orbit of up to 64 tons of cargo.