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Hakuto-R M1 & Lunar Flashlight

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Overview

Destination: Lunar Orbit
Mission: Lunar Exploration

Lunar Orbit Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
B1073 - Landing Zone 2

First mission of the Hakuto-R commercial lunar lander developed by private Japanese company ispace. Rideshare includes Lunar Flashlight, NASA's cubesat that will search for water ice at the Moon’s South Pole.

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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 11, 2022, 9:43 a.m.

Launch success, both payloads AOS completed


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 11, 2022, 7:38 a.m.

Liftoff


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 11, 2022, 7:23 a.m.

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Falcon 9

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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
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  • Name
    Falcon 9
  • Family
  • Variant
    Block 5
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 Block 5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $52000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    22800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8300 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1073

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: May 14, 2022
Last Flight: May 13, 2024
Flights: 15
Landings Attempted: 15
Landings Successful: 15
Previous B1073 Flights

Landing Information

B1073 has successfully landed back at the launch site after its fifth flight.

Result: Successful Return to Launch Site landing at Landing Zone 2.

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 355 Failures: 11 Pending: 134

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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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