DV Hardware - bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!
   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
July 8, 2020 
Main Menu
News archives

Who's Online
There are currently 89 people online.


Latest Reviews
Ewin Racing Flash gaming chair
Arctic BioniX F120 and F140 fans
Jaybird Freedom 2 wireless sport headphones
Ewin Racing Champion gaming chair
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset

Follow us

SpaceX delays Falcon Heavy test flight to 2018

Posted on Friday, December 01 2017 @ 13:07:42 CET by

The maiden flight of SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy rocket was planned for the final days of this year so this piece of news doesn't come as a big surprise. The space launch company announced the test flight has slipped to an early 2018 schedule.

In simple terms, Falcon Heavy is a super heavy-lift launch vehicle that basically consists of a strengthened Falcon 9 rocket core with two strap-on Falcon 9 first stage boosters. This concoction features a total of 27 Merlin 1D rocket engines, which all need to be fired simultaneously.

SpaceX boss Elon Musk tries to keep expectations low and suggests odds are high that Falcon Heavy's maiden flight will be a total disaster. Full details SpaceFlightNow.
The commercial space company, led by billionaire Elon Musk, held out hope of launching the first Falcon Heavy test flight before the end of December until recently. The delay to early 2018 was first reported Tuesday by Aviation Week and Space Technology, and SpaceX confirmed the schedule slip to Spaceflight Now.

Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president and chief operating officer, told Aviation Week that the launch will follow the Falcon Heavy’s static fire, which is set to occur in December, by a few weeks.
SpaceX still plans to do two or three Falcon 9 launches before year-end. So far, SpaceX has completed 16 Falcon 9 flights this year.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy



DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2019 DM Media Group bvba