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Live: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches O3b mPOWER internet satellites from Cape Canaveral

A Falcon 9 rocket will launch a pair of O3b mPOWER broadband internet satellites into Medium Earth Orbit for SES of Luxembourg. Liftoff from pad 40 at Cape C...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches O3b mPOWER 5 & 6

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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.

O3b mPower 5 & 6

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Overview

Destination: Medium Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Medium Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA Probability: 70%
B1076 - A Shortfall of Gravitas

Fifth and sixth of a constellation of eleven high-throughput communications satellites in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) built by Boeing and operated by SES.

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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 13, 2023, 12:02 a.m.

Launch success.


Jay • Nov. 12, 2023, 9:08 p.m.

Liftoff


Nosu • Nov. 12, 2023, 8:59 p.m.

Livestream has started


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
Family
  • 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


B1076

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: November 26, 2022
Last Flight: April 28, 2024
Flights: 13
Landings Attempted: 13
Landings Successful: 13
Previous B1076 Flights

Landing Information

B1076 landed on ASDS ASOG after its ninth flight.

Result: Successful Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship landing at A Shortfall of Gravitas.

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 357 Failures: 11 Pending: 131

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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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