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The launch of Falcon Heavy launches a new precedent for manufacturing

On 6 February, the Falcon Heavy rocket was launched.

The rocket was launched by SpaceX from Florida, and stands as the largest in the world, in regards to payload.

The rocket is capable of lifting up to 63,800kg into Low Earth Orbit, having more than double the capacity of the second largest in the world – the Delta IV Heavy.

The rocket is likely to be used to travel military satellites to space, or extend further to the moon with less weight.

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