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Could a Falcon Heavy really put six GPS Block III satellites in orbit at the same time?

Could you fit all six into a FH fairing? If not, would a slightly larger one be enough? I can't find dimensions for GPS III sats, but this Lockheed Martin image shows how much of a Delta Medium 4-...
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Unknown spacecraft reference. "Wang's vehicle"

A bit more information can be found on page 111 of the same book. "possibly the largest and most costly space vehicle ever designed - a design produced by H.E. Wang of the California-based ...
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Did the N-1 have future plans, like the Apollo Applications Program?

According to Max Wade website: As payloads for his rocket, to be developed in accordance of the Central Committee decree of 10 December 1959, the following would be developed for launch in the ...
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What uncrewed interplanetary exploration probes have launched on heavy/superheavy-lift vehicles?

If you count Shuttle as a heavy lift vehicle: Galileo (to Jupiter) on STS-34 Magellan (to Venus) on STS-30 Ulysses (to the Sun) on STS-41
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What uncrewed interplanetary exploration probes have launched on heavy/superheavy-lift vehicles?

In addition to the shuttle-based missions, I see: ExoMars-Schiaparelli was launched on a Proton-M Cassini-Huygens on a Titan IV (h/t @DylanSP) Both launchers are at the low end of "heavy lift".
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Did the N-1 have future plans, like the Apollo Applications Program?

The best reference for Soviet and Russian space information is Anatloy Zak's wonderful web site (Russiaspaceweb.com) and book (Russia in Space: The Past Explained, the Future Explored). If you like ...
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What uncrewed interplanetary exploration probes have launched on heavy/superheavy-lift vehicles?

Energia launching the military Polyus satellite in 1987. 80 tons of payload delivered to orbit. Wiki
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