Reply to post: Re: putting a fueling station into orbit

Elon Musk lowers his mighty erection for test firing: Falcon Heavy preps for maiden voyage

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Re: putting a fueling station into orbit

"Q: how many additional boosters can you strap onto a Falcon Heavy before it can't handle the load?"

It's not a question of whether the vehicle can take it; the ground infrastructure (pads, towers, etc.) is not set up for anything more than two strap-ons. *

Unless something seriously bad happens to the BFR plans, Falcon Super Heavy probably won't ever exist.

* apparently - I asked Elon on twitter, unsurprisingly he didn't reply, but a random someone else did - so treat the information accordingly

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