Big news from SpaceX on April 5. My guess this will be news about the Falcon 9 Heavy. There is an “FH” logo at the end of the video.
Falcon 9 Heavy Overview (via SpaceX)
The Falcon Heavy will be SpaceXâ€™s entry into the heavy lift launch vehicle category. Capable of lifting over 32,000 kg to Low Earth Orbit (LEO), and over 19,500 kg to Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO), the Falcon Heavy will compete with the largest commercial launchers now available. It consists of a standard Falcon 9 with two additional Falcon 9 first stages acting as liquid strap-on boosters. With the Falcon 9 first stage already designed to support the additional loads of this configuration and with common tanking and engines across both vehicles, development and operation of the Falcon Heavy will be highly cost-effective.
Length: 54.9 m (180 ft)
Width: 3.6 m (12 ft)
Mass: 885,000 kg (1,950 klb)
Thrust on liftoff: 15 MN (3,375 klbf)
SpaceX offers open and fixed pricing that is the same for all customers, including a best price guarantee. Modest discounts are available for contractually committed, multi-launch purchases.
Mission Type: Price*
Single payload mission: $95M
*Standard launch services pricing valid through 12/31/10, assumes standard services (see User Guide) and payment in full at contract signature. Price includes SpaceX-developed and produced payload adapter and tension-band separation system.
Payments made over time subject to LIBOR +2.5% financing rate. Contact SpaceX for standard payment plan.
Co-manifested mission can be accommodated on a case by case basis. Please contact SpaceX for a detailed quote.
Reflight insurance offered at 8.0% of Standard Launch Services Price.
Rebates to Standard Launch Services Pricing are considered on a case-by case basis to address (i) inaugural launches, (ii) short turn around opportunities and (iii) multiple launch service procurements. Modest discounts are available for contractually committed, multi-launch purchases.
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral AFS
Inclination: 28.5 degree
Mass to Low Earth Orbit (LEO): 32,000 kg (70,548 lb)
Mass to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO): 19,500 kg (42,990 lb)