April 17, 2011

America Develops the World's Largest Rocket

spacex heavy falcon rocket
WASHINGTON - a company from American is developing the world's largest rocket that can carry twice the load of the previous rockets.

"Falcon Heavy rocket is the strongest rocket since the Saturn V used to carry astronauts to the Moon in the 1960's," said Elon Musk, chief executive of Space Exploration Technologies, known as SpaceX.

This biggest rocket will be able to lift 53 metric tons into space, or approximately twice of Falcon Heavy's capacity, as quoted by The Hindu on Wednesday (06/04/2011).

"This opens a new world of rockets for the government and scientists," he added.

Musk said the Falcon Heavy ready to be launch in 2013 and will be more cost effective than other cargo rocket. For the cost of Falcon Heavy flight will around USD 80 million to USD125 million.

Falcon Heavy will focus to bring the cargo into space with high security procedures to carry the astronauts.

This year NASA plans to retire several shuttle, and plans to use commercial space flight service to transport the goods under the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program (COTS).

SpaceX has been contracted by NASA to transport goods to their own space station.


dinoo said...

roket yang lebih besar, berarti muat lebih banyak penumpang, sepertinya NASA mulai mengembangkan roket pesiar buat masyarakat sipil :)

Janda Manis said...

eemmm mantaf nih,
maju terus pantang mundur ya,

salam kenal, makasi info kerennya