HEAVY HAULER The Falcon Heavy can lug roughly 140,660 pounds of payload to low Earth orbit (LEO),
roughly three times the payload of a Falcon 9. Let’s compare that to one of our earthbound heavy haulers, the Truck of the Year–winning Ford F-150†.
REUSE AND SAVE The Falcon Heavy’s direct competitor, the United Launch Alliance’s Delta
IV Heavy, has a cost of $350 million per launch compared to a $90 million price tag for a fully reusable Falcon Heavy.
THE FALCON HEAVY It’s basically three first stages of a Falcon 9 combined with a second stage mounted to the center core.