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Simple Question - Will Falcon Heavy fly in 2017?

Yay
111 (74.5%)
Nay
38 (25.5%)

Total Members Voted: 149

Voting closed: 01/01/2017 01:29 AM


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Offline Danderman

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Re: Will Falcon Heavy fly in 2017?
« Reply #40 on: 03/09/2017 02:49 AM »

IMO the Falcon Heavy will fly shortly after the first Falcon 9 Block 5.


Wait.

Does this mean that FH will have to be re-designed to be compatible with F9B5?

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Re: Will Falcon Heavy fly in 2017?
« Reply #41 on: 03/09/2017 02:59 AM »

Does this mean that FH will have to be re-designed to be compatible with F9B5?


???  What redesign?  F9FT to F9B5 is iPhone 6 to 6s and not 5 to 6.

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Re: Will Falcon Heavy fly in 2017?
« Reply #42 on: 03/09/2017 03:17 AM »
Actual hardware is a good sign, but I still think we're a year or two away. Hopefully only a year, then Red Dragon in 2018 is a real possibility.



They slipped that I think. But if they want the tourist cash in '18 they really need to fly FH this year. And crew Dragon.
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Re: Will Falcon Heavy fly in 2017?
« Reply #43 on: 04/09/2017 03:03 PM »
A side booster on the test stand! It is looking like 2017 could be a real possibility.

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Re: Will Falcon Heavy fly in 2017?
« Reply #44 on: 04/09/2017 06:46 PM »
If FH doesn't fly in 2017 then Red Dragon 2018 isn't going to happen either; it's launch window is April to May (Wikipedia). My vote: Yes.
Red Dragon is already 2020.
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