In the photo on January 24, the Falcon Heavy rocket is being tested at Cape Canaveral (Florida). The design is endowed with 27 engines
January 24, SpaceX conducted a launch test for the latest rocket. Falcon Heavy was activated at the Kennedy Space Center, launching all three accelerators (27 engines). A thunderous roar could be heard at a press room 3 miles from the event. A 70-meter rocket towered above the ground where the Apollo mission and the NASA space shuttles once launched.
An hour later, Executive Director Ilon Mask announced that everything went well. The rocket is designed to transport spacecraft to the Moon and Mars, as well as to super-large satellites to near-Earth orbit.
The picture shows the Falcon Heavy rocket on Cape Canaveral (December 28, 2017). On January 24, we tested three accelerators in a system with 27 engines. Start is scheduled for February
Falcon 9 has one amplifier of the first stage, but Falcon Heavy has 3 of them, stretching 12 meters across at the base. Usually Falcon 9 lifts satellites and cargo for the ISS. By the end of the year, may be engaged in the delivery of crews for NASA. The power and weight champion is still the Saturn V rocket used in the 1960s and early 1970s. As a load for Falcon Heavy, the Tesla Mask machine was used. He said that if successful, his car would be in a loop around the sun.
Two of the three accelerators activated earlier. The company will try to return all three to the ground by following the reusable missile program.
On January 24, 2018, the Falcon Heavy rocket was tested at Cape Canaveral (Florida). The design is equipped with a system of 27 engines
SpaceX hoped to launch engines last month. However, preparation took longer than planned. In addition, the delayed 3-day government closure affected the postponement.