The Falcon Heavy is a partially reusable heavy-lift launch vehicle designed and manufactured by SpaceX. It is derived from the Falcon 9 vehicle and consists of a strengthened Falcon 9 first stage as the center core with two additional first stages as strap-on boosters. The Falcon Heavy has the highest payload capacity of any currently operational launch vehicle, the second-highest capacity of any rocket ever to reach orbit, trailing the Saturn V, and the third-highest capacity of any orbital-class rocket ever launched.
SpaceX launched a Falcon Heavy rocket for its third flight, carrying 24 small science and technology satellites into multiple orbits for the Pentagon, NASA and a variety of other agencies. CBS News.. CBS News - Published
SpaceX is expected to launch a Falcon Heavy rocket carrying 24 satellites for the Defense Department and the ashes of 100 people, including those of actor James Doohan, who played "Scotty" on "Star.. CBS News - Published