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Falcon Heavy is Real

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Yes, NASA's New Megarocket Will Be More Powerful Than the Saturn V
 


Payload to LEO
28,790 kg (63,470 lb)

Payload to GTO
14,220 kg (31,350 lb)

 
That's the Delta IV, particularly the Delta IV-Heavy.
Now, let's compare that to the Falcon Heavy
 

Payload to LEO (28.5°)
63,800 kg (140,700 lb)

Payload to GTO (27°)
26,700 kg (58,900 lb)

Payload to Mars
16,800 kg (37,000 lb)

Payload to Pluto
3,500 kg (7,700 lb)

 
It's not even close! The potential payload to satellite-range orbit (GTO) is already almost that of the Delta IV-Heavy's low-earth payload capacity. And the difference in LEO capacity is 2.22x greater for the Falcon Heavy. Not to mention that the Delta IV-Heavy doesn't even list a capability to send a payload to Mars or Pluto.


But that's just payload.

What about the thrust?

Delta IV-Heavy: 3,140 kN— (Total thrust) 6,280 kN
Falcon Heavy: 7,607 kN

First stage

Delta IV-Heavy: 3,140 kN
Falcon Heavy: 22,819 kN

Second stage

Delta IV-Heavy: 110 kN
Falcon Heavy: 934 kN

Jesus Christ Elon Musk!


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^Aren't you using a different metric for Saturn V/SLS than the Falcon Heavy?



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There is a different metric, yes. The most obvious being that the Falcon Heavy has never actually been in the air, so it's only ever been tested at sea level and in an artificial vacuum.


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There is a different metric, yes. The most obvious being that the Falcon Heavy has never actually been in the air, so it's only ever been tested at sea level and in an artificial vacuum.

Then it's hardly fair to compare them this way. "How much stuff they can lift to orbit" seems like a reasonable metric to me.

 

Falcon Heavy = 63 (expendable)

SLS = 70/130

Saturn V = 140

BFR = 250



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Posted this in the space thread before i saw this. Also, NSF says static fire on the 6th with a launch on the 15th.

 

https://www.nasaspac...atic-fire-test/

 

NSF_20171230_153347.jpg


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https://www.reddit.c...kets_requested/


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That is ridiculously awesome.


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Static fire slated for Friday afternoon.

https://twitter.com/...603713188466688



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https://twitter.com/...236301275054080


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How positively Elonic.



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EVERYONE KNEEL BEFORE ST. ELON



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It's increasingly becoming apparent that it's not the best use of NASA's budget to carry on producing rockets. SpaceX alone has demonstrated much cheaper and effective rockets than NASA already, and the BFR will be a paradigm shift in space transport on its own. NASA should just rely on commercial contracts for all future space transport.

 

I would like to see NASA funds go towards Mars habitation. If Elons plans go smoothly we could see the BFR being capable of return trips to Mars in just a few years. Yet SpaceX has had little to no development on building habitation structures when we get there, they are and should just be, concentrating on transport and perhaps the methane fuel production on Mars.


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New video from SpaceX.

 

 

 


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^ The core missing the droid ship was new. It looks like the core ran out of fuel before it was able to stabilize.


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Elon-Musk-instagram-620x330.jpg

 

 

Main body tool SpaceX will use to build the BFR

 

Boeing also uses this same tool to build fuselage for its aircraft.


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