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SpaceX to test Falcon Heavy, world’s most powerful rocket at Kennedy Space Center

Jan 15, 2018, 4:00 pm

Space X which is known to be the most powerful rocket will test fire on Tuesday afternoon. The test will be performed on its newest rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Falcon Heavy Rocket is reusable which can return to Earth and land after launching.

The local sources reveal that the test was initially scheduled on Tuesday but further delayed it to Friday and finally made it to Monday. The reason for delay still remains unspecified. The news gained its confirmation when vapors around the rocket and launch pad were seen last week. This was an indication that the rocket has been fueled up.

Space X declares that Falcon Heavy rocket to be the most powerful rocket in operation. It is nearly more than 5 million pounds of thrust, which is almost equivalent to eighteen 747 aircrafts. It has 27 engines accompanied with three cores, which is capable of carrying more than 140,000 pounds of cargo to Low Earth Orbit. Finally, the cores are designed so they can be re-used, making the rocket much more cost-effective.

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