This Is How the Huge Bottom of the Falcon Heavy Looks Like

SpaceX readies its first Block 5 Falcon Heavy for flight inside the horizontal integration hangar just outside Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A

This Is How the Huge Bottom of the Falcon Heavy Looks Like

SpaceX has scheduled the first Falcon Heavy mission carrying a paying customer's payload into space for Wednesday evening. They said that the launch window opens up at 6:36 p.m. that day.

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy on the launchpad.

The payload is the Arabsat 6A communications satellite built by United States contractor Lockheed Martin for the Saudi company Arabsat. We had a feeling that might happen, and the launch was pushed back to today, Tuesday, April 9th, but now yet another delay has pushed it back even further.

In fact, the two side boosters that will fly tomorrow are already earmarked for Falcon Heavy's next flight, now slated for June.

Tomorrow's launch follows a plan similar to Falcon Heavy's first test flight a year ago.

All of SpaceX's rocket launches are streamed live online via the company's website and official YouTube page.

Over the weekend, preparations for the rocket's second ever launch into space continued in a hangar near the Launch Complex 39A, and this time SpaceX made a decision to give the world a sneak peek into how the monstrous machine comes together. The rocket will launch to Earth orbit the 13,200-lb. That will be the first Falcon Heavy flight to re-use boosters.

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Elon Musk's company shared a timelapse video with the rocket (one that you can see at the end of this article).

According to SpaceX, this is more than 18 Boeing 747 aeroplanes at liftoff.

The Falcon Heavy's first stage consists of three modified, strapped-together Falcon 9 first stages.

SpaceX also boasts the rocket can lift up to 64 metric tonnes into space, making it more powerful than a Boeing 737 jest full of cargo, crew and passengers.

Wednesday's flight isn't an exact copy of last year's, however, as this vehicle will feature 10 percent more thrust - 5.1 million pounds from 27 Merlin engines - when compared to the February demonstration flight.

Also visible in the photo, SpaceX pointed out in another tweet, is the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket that launched the company's Crew Dragon capsule on its first-ever spaceflight, an uncrewed test voyage to the International Space Station.

The Falcon Heavy is meant to carry super-big satellites, as well as cargo for points far beyond, like Mars.

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