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Falcon 9 Block 4

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 63 Failures: 6 Pending: 42

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Launch Vehicle


Falcon 9 Block 4

Configuration: Block 4
Family: Falcon

Vehicle Specifications


Falcon 9 Block 4
GTO: 8305
LEO: 22800
Length: 70.0 m
Diameter: 3.65 m
Launch Mass: 546k kg
Thurst: 6804 kN
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Communications


SES-12 is a geostationary communications satellite. It is to provide direct-to-home broadcasting, high throughput satellite data connectivity and other telecommunication servies to Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. It is a replacement for the NSS-6 satellite and is expected to operate for 15 years.

Launch Window


NET: June 4th 2018 - 04:45 UTC

Open: June 4th 2018 - 04:29 UTC

Close: June 4th 2018 - 08:29 UTC

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hcM5hqQ45s

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