Falcon Heavy first test flight delayed again

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In the heat of competition: The first test flight of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has been pushed back from the end of this year until April 2016.

This isn’t surprising after the June 28 launch failure. They have to get the Falcon 9 up and running before they can consider launching the first Falcon Heavy.


  • A significance of this might be that it won’t launch before the Florida primaries meaning that it may not play a role is shaping the candidate’s space policies should they come out with it during the Florida primaries. Without a proven Falcon Heavy, it would seem to me more likely that the candidates will continue to depend upon the SLS for future mission concepts whether to cis-lunar space, the Moon, or Mars.

  • Resolved: Falcon Heavy makes money before Spaceship Two.

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