Falcon Heavy launches USSF-44 mission14. 11. 2022
On Nov. 1 SpaceX launched the world’s most powerful rocket, the Falcon Heavy. After more than three years long break, it took a US Space Force contracted classified payload and at least one rideshare satellite to geostationary orbit. The Falcon Heavy consists of three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together, with 27 engines powering the first stage and one engine in the second stage.
This mission marked the fourth launch of this rocket and SpaceX’s first mission direct to geostationary orbit (GEO). Both side boosters successfully landed back at Landing Zones 1 and 2 (LZ-1 and LZ-2) at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and the new center core, B1066, was expended after completing its mission, which is why it didn’t feature any landing legs or grid fins.