SpaceX

Falcon 9 Block 5

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 73 Failures: 6 Pending: 35

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 5

Configuration: Block 5
Family: Falcon

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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Navigation


GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (known as "tranche") of GPS III satellites. This program will improve position, navigation, and timing services for the warfighter and civil users worldwide and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability.

Launch Window


NET: December 23rd 2018 - 13:51 UTC

Launch Window

Open: December 23rd 2018 - 13:51 UTC

Close: December 23rd 2018 - 14:17 UTC

B1054


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
Core will be expended.

A landing will not be attempted for this launch.


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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=yRiLPoy_Mzc

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