SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket launch scheduled for 6 February

Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX relies on personnel from the U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing to perform tests and other operations related to its giant Falcon Heavy rocket. The 45th Space Wing tweeted on Monday that the shutdown would'disrupt the

"Space is hard", goes a favorite saying of rocket scientists. Elon Musk, the CEO, made it official on Saturday. While crew aboard at least one of SpaceX's fleet of recovery vessels were tasked with attempting to recover any accessible floating debris after the first stage ditched into the ocean, it was very much intentionally expended, and SpaceX's West coast drone ship never left port. GovSat-1 will see this intentional practice of expending recoverable boosters continue - Falcon 9 B1032 is also expected to ditch into the ocean, with no recovery attempt being made aboard the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You.

The first flight of SpaceX's heavy-lift rocket Falcon Heavy is now scheduled for early February, the California-based company said. At the time, SpaceX said that trip could occur in 2018, though the company hasn't offered any updates recently.

Musk chimed in a few days later to confirm the tentative date of the rocket's maiden flight: "Aiming for first flight of Falcon Heavy on Feb 6 from Apollo launchpad 39A at Cape Kennedy. Easy viewing from the public causeway", founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted.

However, Musk has often said that Falcon Heavy could fail - as in, explode.

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The rocket's first passenger will be Musk's own red auto. "So I wouldn't put anything of irreplaceable sentimental value on it". According to CNN, the Falcon Heavy is already contracted to carry telecommunications satellites for Arabsat, Inmarsat, and Viasat, as well as a payload named STP-2 for the U.S. Air Force and one space tourist run around the moon. The booster pushes the top of the rocket (including the payload) about 40 miles into the sky, then detaches, lands back on the surface, and gets refurbished - a clever method that saves the company millions per mission.

But those hopeful launch windows came and went. The weight of Falcon Heavy will be equivalent to roughly 18,747 airplanes. "It was actually shockingly hard to go from a single-core to a triple-core vehicle". That's been customary ever since a Falcon 9 exploded during a 2016 practice engine firing, destroying both rocket and satellite. "That's a lot of engines". It's guaranteed to be exciting. His idea is to send this red roadster towards the orbit Mars takes around the Sun.

Putting an end to all the hustle and bustle, SpaceX has finally announced the launch date of the maiden flight of its Falcon Heavy Rocket. This will be a test launch of the rocket which will carry a Tesla Roadster vehicle whose destination is Mars' orbit. Falcon Heavy will target February 6 and the backup date on February 7 - is 13:30-16:30 EST (18:30-21:30 UTC).

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