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Late April Falcon Heavy Demo

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by Chris TX, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. JRod0802

    JRod0802 Member

    Dec 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Okay. Thanks! I'm sure as we got closer to the launch of the Falcon Heavy, we'll know for sure if the propellant is cross-fed, and then NSF will probably post an article with all the latest info on cross-fed vs. not and how thing's will / could work moving forward.
  2. Chris TX

    Chris TX Active Member

    Sep 30, 2013
    Dallas, TX
    #22 Chris TX, Jan 31, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 13, 2016
    Late summer now :(

    Skip to 30:35 for the Falcon Heavy question. No clarification if this is an actual mission or if the demo is being pushed back.
  3. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

    Jan 31, 2012
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    12 tons with Falcon Heavy to Mars. 3 tons with an F9.
  4. chickensevil

    chickensevil Active Member

    Jan 2, 2014
    Virginia, United States
    I'm sure they don't need cross feed for the test flight or for most customers. It would be situations where they needed to maximize payload capacity. So I could see them making the cross feed something added later, like how the F9 has undergone performance changes over time. Of course the same F9 cores are being used on the FH which means that they are already getting better performance than they were originally anticipating. If cross feed is an issue I'm sure the new stage 1 can handle a lot of that too help.

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