SpaceX To Test Fire Falcon Heavy On Monday Afternoon - Update

Posted: Jan 15 2018, 11:42am CST | by , Updated: Jan 15 2018, 3:11pm CST, in News | Technology News

SpaceX to Test Fire Falcon Heavy on Monday Afternoon - Update

Falcon Heavy rocket is planned to take off by end of the month.

SpaceX biggest rocket is getting tested today at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Elon Musk's space company will test fire the 27 rocket engines on the launch pad.

The static fire test starts at 4pm local time, SpaceX officials confirmed to WPXI News. Update: The Falcon Heavy test fireing has been delayed again to Tuesday 4pm local time, according to Spaceflight Now.

The plan is to launch the Falcon Heavy for the first time by the end of January. Elon Musk made headlines with plans to use his red Tesla Roadster as payload for Falcon Heavy. In the first test flight, there will be though no payload. Musk has warned that the Falcon Heavy might explode.

The Falcon Heavy is basically three Falcon 9 rockets combined. The rocket will be able to transport 37,040 pounds to Mars. It's the most powerful rocket available today. NASA's legendary Saturn V have been more powerful than Musk's Falcon Heavy but were not reusable.

The test firing of the Falcon Heavy has been delayed a couple times already. If the test will happen today remains to be seen. The Falcon Heavy is though filled up and ready to go.

Elon Musk shared a drone video of the Falcon Heavy standing impressively on the launch pad in Florida earlier this month.

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