Plan to test launch Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket pushed back to 2015
Space X’s plan to launch the Falcon Heavy has been delayed until 2015. Apparently the company’s schedule is too tight to support a test launch before the end of the year. When launched the Falcon Heavy will be the heaviest rocket since NASA’s Saturn V, which transported the Apollo missions into space. It has a projected Low Earth Orbit (LEO) payload of 53,000 kg, which would be the equivalent of lifting a fully loaded 737 jetliner into orbit!
The monstrous rocket is actually a combination of three Falcon 9 engine cores and will have the power output of 15 Boeing 747s working in unison.