CEO Elon Musk said that he will send personal Tesla Roadster as the payload. "Destination is Mars orbit". Company executives previously spoke of how hard it is to build such a large rocket-powered by three Falcon 9 cores, meaning it has thrice the thrust of original Falcon 9.
It is noted that the rocket will launch into orbit of Mars own vehicle Mask Tesla Roadster, which will play the song of David Bowie's Space Oddity.
'Falcon Heavy to launch next month from Apollo 11 pad at the Cape.
To put that figure in perspective, Spaceflight Now notes that the Falcon Heavy-at more than 229 feet tall and 3.1 million pounds-will have more thrust than any conventional rocket currently in use. "Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn't blow up on ascent".More news: Nathan Redmond Clears Up What Pep Guardiola Said To Him
Falcon Heavy is the followup to SpaceX's Falcon 9. The stronger force the Falcon Heavy will allow the company to perform missions beyond the low orbit area of Earth.
The rocket was originally supposed to take flight back in 2013 or 2014, but its maiden flight is now pegged for January 2018.
He wants to land at least two of the spacecraft on Mars in 2022 carrying equipment - and then ones transporting people in 2024.
Musk has stated that there's a non-zero chance of the Falcon Heavy exploding on its first flight. It will be capable of taking on the same duties that those rockets perform, while adding new capabilities that range from planting a colony on Mars to making 30-minute transcontinental travel possible on Earth. Its objectives will be to identify hazards and confirm water resources while putting an initial life support, mining, and power infrastructure in place. Falcon Heavy was designed from the outset to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars.