SpaceX details its plans for landing three Falcon Heavy boosters at once

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A recent satellite view of SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 shows the single, large landing pad.

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As part of the process to gain federal approval for the simultaneous landing of its Falcon Heavy rocket boosters in Florida, SpaceX has prepared an environmental assessment of the construction of two additional landing pads alongside its existing site. The report considers noise and other effects from landing up to three first stages at the same time. After undergoing a preliminary review by the US Air Force, the document has been released for public comment.

First reported by, the document offers some interesting details about the proposed launch and landing of SpaceX’s heavy lift rocket, which the company hopes to fly for the first time in the spring or early summer of 2017. After previously demonstrating the ability to land a single Falcon 9 booster, SpaceX also hopes to land the three first-stage boosters that will power the Falcon Heavy for potential re-use.

from Ars Technica

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