Falcon Heavy Falcon Heavy
USSF-44
Mission

Classified US Space Force carrying two payloads directly to geostationary orbit. The two side boosters will attempt the first double droneship landing, while the center core will be expended.

Mission Type Government/Top Secret
Orbit Geostationary Orbit
Falcon Heavy
Falcon Heavy

The Falcon Heavy is a variant of the Falcon 9 full thrust launch vehicle and consists of a standard Falcon 9 rocket core, with two additional boosters derived from the Falcon 9 first stage.

Manufacturer SpaceX
Thrust 22819kN
Length 70m
Diameter 12.2m
LEO Capacity 63800kg
GTO Capacity 26700kg
Launch Cost $90m
SpaceX
SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

Type Commercial
Administrator CEO: Elon Musk
Launch Vehicles Falcon | Starship
Spacecraft Dragon
Launch Complex 39A
Launch Complex 39A
Location Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Total Launches 144
Links Wikipedia | Map
Boosters

Reusability is a fundimentally important factor in creating a cheap and reliable launch vehicle. The first stage makes up the vast majority of the cost to manufacture a rocket, by reusing it as well as other parts such as the second staege and fairings, the cost per mission id improved drastically.

"Rapid and complete reusability of rockets is really the key to opening up space and becoming a space-faring civilization."
- Elon Musk

B1065

Type Strap-On Booster
Landing Attempt Yes
Landing Site ASOG
Landing Success N/A
Landing Type ASDS
Flights 0
Turn-around Time 61 days
Previous Mission USSF-52
Reused No

B1064

Type Strap-On Booster
Landing Attempt Yes
Landing Site JRTI
Landing Success N/A
Landing Type ASDS
Flights 0
Turn-around Time 61 days
Previous Mission USSF-52
Reused No

B1066

Type Core
Landing Attempt No
Landing Site ATL
Landing Success N/A
Landing Type Ocean
Flights 0
Turn-around Time N/A
Previous Mission N/A
Reused No