SpaceX in talks with Japan and Europe for future Falcon Heavy launches

Japan’s Space agency is considering SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy as the main launch for its HTV-X. Thie HTV-X would be used to supply a new Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway.

The European Space Agency is looking to launch a six-ton lunar station module around 2024. The European Space Agency is also considering the SpaceX Falcon Heavy.

The SpaceX Heavy would cost between $100 to 150 million to launch instead of the $400 million for the Delta IV Heavy or the potential $1 billion for the Space Launch System.