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SpaceX - Falcon 9 - Galileo FOC FM25 & FM27 - LC-39A - Kennedy Space Center - April 28, 2024

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SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

Galileo L12 (FOC FM25 & FM27)


Destination: Medium Earth Orbit
Mission: Navigation

Medium Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA Probability: 75%
B1060 - Atlantic Ocean

Two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system. Originally planned for launch on Soyuz-ST and then Ariane 6 but both were unavailable. Galileo provides Europe with an alternative to the American GPS and Russian GLONASS constellations, but will be interoperable with both systems.


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Cosmic_Penguin • April 28, 2024, 5:21 a.m.

Launch success.

Cosmic_Penguin • April 28, 2024, 12:35 a.m.


LL2 • April 28, 2024, 12:21 a.m.

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Falcon 9

Configuration: Block 5

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

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  • Minimum Stage
  • Max Stage
  • Length
    70.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.2 m
  • Launch Mass
    549 T
  • Thrust
    7607 kN
  • Name
    Falcon 9
  • Family
  • Variant
    Block 5
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 Block 5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    22800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8300 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


Status: Expended

Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: June 30, 2020
Last Flight: April 28, 2024
Flights: 20
Landings Attempted: 19
Landings Successful: 19
Previous B1060 Flights

Landing Information

B1060 expended during this mission.

Core will be expended.




CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 371 Failures: 12 Pending: 128

Agency Type:

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 operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.


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