Demo Flight (Tesla Roadster)

Composed of three Falcon 9 boosters for a total of 27 Merlin engines in the first stage, the long-awaited, oft-delayed maiden flight of SpaceX's heavy lift rocket delivered a Tesla Roadster to solar orbit.

The launch date was Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 8:45 PM (UTC).

Provider SpaceX
Vehicle Falcon Heavy
Launch Date
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Launch Time 8:45 PM (UTC)
Launch Time (Pad)
12:45 AM (UTC+4)
Location LC-39A
Kennedy Space Center
Florida, United States

Launch Media

  • Jan 24, 2018 Falcon Heavy Static Fire Footage (Source: K. Scott Piel)
  • The payload for this flight is a Tesla Roadster.
    Source: SpaceX
  • On Dec 28, 2017, Falcon Heavy went vertical on LC-39A for the first time.
    Source: SpaceX