U.S. private companies since the claim will build the most powerful man on the moon rocket
” Heavy Falcon ‘rocket Imaginative
BEIJING, April 7 (Xinhua) U.S. private space company “SpaceX” 5 announced that they will be built from the man on the moon has been the most powerful rocket. According to Taiwan’s “China Times”, dubbed “Heavy Falcon” (Falcon Heavy) rocket first launch in 2013, the carrying capacity is 2 times the space shuttle serving the United States, can goods, people sent the moon, asteroids or even Mars.
“Heavy Falcon” high 69.2 m, equivalent to 20 floors, low-Earth orbit (LEO) 53 deadweight tonnes, up 3.8 million pounds thrust, equivalent to 15 Boeing 747 took off at the same time. SpaceX CEO Musk (Elon Musk), said: “It’s really a great guy.”
load more than 180 tonnes, had to send U.S. astronauts on the moon, “Saturn V” (Saturn V) , and the former Soviet-made moon rockets and space shuttle launch vehicle, a few more than “reinstall Falcon” also a big rocket, but the former Soviet moon rocket launches have failed 4 times, only in Russian version of the Space Shuttle rocket successfully launched 20 years ago, once.
first with a “heavy Falcon” book launch in California in 2013, followed by the launch of the task will be transferred to Cape Canaveral, Florida. Musk said that this rocket was originally designed to carry cargo, if in line with the U.S. Space Administration (NASA) safety requirements will also be used to send astronauts into the sky.
mask, pointed out that if the Administration is willing to use commercial space rocket carrying personnel, within three years he will be able to use the smaller “Falcon 九号” (Falcon 9) rockets and the “Dragon Road” (Dragon) spacecraft to send astronauts to the International Space Station.
SpaceX Space Administration has received $ 1.6 billion contract, the successful launch last December, “Dragon No. ‘spacecraft into space, orbiting the Earth in orbit returned to Earth safely after two laps, which is the first private enterprises accomplish this feat.
Musk also said that “heavy Falcon” Potential customers include aerospace Department, the military, other governments and satellite manufacturers. He said, “Heavy Falcon” than the government or other private sector companies made cheaper rockets, each transmitter only some $ 100 million.
U.S. Air Force commissioned a private company for the launch two other satellites, each about to pay $ 435 million; each space shuttle launches over the past 40 years, spending as much as $ 1.5 billion.
SpaceX company adopted a “puerile” strategy. Musk said, in order to lower prices, “Heavy Falcon” fired four times each year, and he hoped fired ten times. Maske’s plan, if feasible, the United States President Barack Obama’s space policy will be a great encouragement.