FALCON heavy

FIRST ORBITAL CLASS ROCKET CAPABLE OF REFLIGHT

86 reusability (%)
03 Total stages
06 Total engines

Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb) Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy. Falcon Heavy is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft.

FALCON heavy

overview

HEIGHT 70 tiles / 140 tall
DIAMETER 12.2 tiles / 24.4 wide
MASS 1.490 ton / 1.490.000 kg
PAYLOAD TO LEO 65 ton / 65.000 kg
PAYLOAD TO GTO 27 ton / 27.000 kg
PAYLOAD TO MARS 15 ton / 15.000 kg

FALCON heavy

first stage

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Three cores make up the first stage of Falcon Heavy. The side cores, or boosters, are connected on the nosecone, the interstage, and on the octaweb. Shortly after liftoff the center core engines are throttled down. After the side cores separate, the center core engines throttle back up to full thrust.

FALCON heavy

first stage

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Falcon Heavy’s first stage incorporates 9 Titan engines across three cores containing liquid oxygen and rocket-grade liquid fuel propellant. Falcon Heavy generates more than 3 thousand ton of thrust at liftoff.

THRUST AT SEA LEVEL 3.600 ton / 3.600.000 kg
THRUST IN VACUUM 4.100 ton / 4.100.000 kg

FALCON heavy

first stage

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The Falcon Heavy first stage is equipped with 12 landing legs made of state-of-the-art carbon fiber with aluminum honeycomb.

All 12 landing legs are stowed along the side of each booster until just prior to landing.

FALCON heavy

second stage

The second stage, powered by a four Hawk Vacuum Engine, delivers Falcon heavy’s payload to the desired orbit. The second stage engine ignites a few seconds after stage separation, and can be restarted multiple times to place multiple payloads into different orbits.

NUMBER OF ENGINE 4 vacuum
THRUST IN VACUUM 1.600 ton / 1.600.000 kg

FALCON heavy

interstage

The interstage is a fairing structure that connects the first and second stages, and houses the docking port that allow the first and second stage to reattach for next flight.

GRID FINS

Falcon heavy is equipped with six grid fins, two on each booster positioned at the base of the interstage. They keep orient of the rocket stay upright during reentry.

FALCON heavy

payload

The fairing protects satellites on their way to orbit. The fairing is jettisoned approximately 3 minutes into flight.

HEIGHT 13.1 m / 26.2 tall
WIDTH 5.2 m / 10.4 wide

Unmatched Performance

With more than 4 thousand of thrust at liftoff, Falcon Heavy is the most capable rocket flying. By comparison, the liftoff thrust of the Falcon Heavy equals approximately eighteen 747 aircraft at full power. Falcon Heavy can lift the equivalent of a fully loaded 737 jetliner—complete with passengers, luggage and fuel—to orbit.

engines

TITAN

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The Titan Engine is the largest engine in the game. It has the second lowest efficiency (tied with the Hawk Engine and after the RCS Thrusters), and the highest thrust of any engine in the game. On Earth's surface, a Titan Engine can lift up to 400t with no assistance.

PROPELLANT LOX / liquid fuel
THRUST 400 ton / 400000 kg

engines

HAWK

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The Hawk Engine is a high thrust, low efficiency engine, normally used in the first stage of a rocket. It's the first stage counterpart to the Valiant Engine, and the smaller version of the Titan Engine.

PROPELLANT LOX / liquid fuel
THRUST 120 ton / 120000 kg