GPS III SV03 "Columbus"

Overview

Destination: Medium Earth Orbit
Mission: Navigation

Medium Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA Probability: 60%
B1060 - Just Read the Instructions

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.

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Geoff Barrett is an independent graphic artist that creates launch infographics for space flight events.

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Falcon 9 Block 5

Family: Falcon
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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Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    70.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.2 m
  • Launch Mass
    549 T
  • Thrust
    7607 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 9 Block 5
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    Block 5
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 Block 5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $52,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    22800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8300 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1060

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: June 30, 2020
Last Flight: June 30, 2020
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1
Landings Successful: 1

Landing Information

B1060 has successfully landed after its first launch.

Result: Successful Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship landing at Just Read the Instructions.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 91 Failures: 6 Pending: 39

Agency Type: Commercial

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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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad: Space Launch Complex 40


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