SpaceX has released an animated video clip of its Falcon Heavy rocket launching from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
SpaceX uploaded the video to YouTube, which depicts the rocket’s core boosters blasting off and then flying themselves back onto the landing pads in Florida. SpaceX currently leases a launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to launch its Falcon rockets. The launch pad is situated south of a NASA spaceport. The company has a second lease with NASA for one of the launch pads that was formerly used by the space shuttle program before it was cancelled. The company is currently trying to negotiate another launch complex at Cape Canaveral.
In the video, which has been posted by the company on YouTube, we can see how the most powerful rocket from SpaceX would work, including liftoff to booster recovery. According to many experts, the Falcon Heavy rocket developed by SpaceX is regarded as a powerful machine. The company claims that it can carry a load like a commercial plane having hundreds of passengers, luggage and fuel.
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, said, “The first stage of the rocket has three Falcon 9 engine cores that are capable of generating 27 engines worth of power at liftoff. We are planning to bring a lot of improvements in the space travel and exploration industry.”
Musk has taken several measures aimed at strengthening the rocket-building efforts of the company. He also hopes to one day send people to Mars, and connect them with those on earth via satellite communication. Musk explains this project as ‘a giant global Internet service provider’.
“We see it as a long-term revenue source for SpaceX to be able to fund a city on Mars”, added Musk. However, Musk admitted that SpaceX Internet service will not be formed soon.