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Apoge drew Falcon Heavy rocket
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Magic Alicorn

Model S Plaid+
@Tinandel
Falcon Heavy wasn't designed to compete with SLS. It is a contender in the heavy lift market for payloads destined for geosynchronous/geostationary orbit. It's reusability is also an attractive feature that it has over the SLS. In a fully expendable configuration, FH is super expensive too. However, SLS has a higher specific impulse because it uses hydralox instead of RP1/LOX. That makes SLS more suited for interplanetary missions. Starship is going to compete with SLS.

Go NASA, go SpaceX
Tinandel

It's less powerful than the Saturn V. But it also weighs a lot less and is much less expensive, so…

Of course, NASA is being stupid as hell about insisting on using the SLS even though it looks worse than the Falcon Heavy in every regard. Hopefully they will eventually change their minds.