The SpaceX conducted engine tests Falcon Heavy
The development of the launch vehicle Falcon Heavy comes from 2011. SpaceX initially planned to start her trial in 2013, but the timing is shifted smoothly. This summer, the head of SpaceX Elon Musk said that the rocket is ready for the first flight, which will take place in the autumn of 2017, and reported on the successfully conducted tests of the engines of the first steps the other day.
The tests were carried out on a special stand, equipped at the company's plant in Texas. Each stage is a modified and enhanced first stage rocket Falcon 9, provided with a unique fairing. During the testing stage engine worked for about a minute, then ended the fuel in the tanks, and the test was successfully completed. The assurances of SpaceX, Falcon Heavy rocket will be the most powerful rocket company that could bring to Earth orbit and 64 tons of cargo. In this case all the stages of the rocket is scheduled to make a comeback.
The first test flight of the rocket is scheduled for November 2017. Elon Musk hopes the rocket will be able to fly, but little hope that after the first flight will land the stage, he does not feel. Nevertheless, even the flight will be a great breakthrough for the company, since the launch has already postponed several times.