SpaceX

Falcon 9 Block 5

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 70 Failures: 6 Pending: 38

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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Communications


Telkom-4, also known as Merah Putih, is an Indonesian geostationary communications satellite. It will replace the aging Telkom-1 satellite.

Launch Window


NET: August 7th 2018 - 05:18 UTC

Launch Window

Open: August 7th 2018 - 05:18 UTC

Close: August 7th 2018 - 07:18 UTC

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Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
Successful Landing

The first stage of the Falcon 9 landed on the ASDS, OCISLY, stationed off the east coast.


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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL