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SpaceX - Falcon 9 - Ovzon-3 - SLC-40 - Cape Canaveral SFS - December 4, 2024

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, January 3, for a Falcon 9 launch of the Ovzon 3 mission to geosynchronous transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40)...

Watch live: SpaceX Falcon 9 launches Ovzon 3 communications satellite from Cape Canaveral

Watch live coverage as SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket with a small geostationary communications satellite for the Swedish company Ovzon. Liftoff from Spac...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Ovzon-3

SpaceX is aiming to launch the Ovzon-3 satellite. Ovzon-3 is a planned small communications satellite of the Swedish / US company Ovzon. The satellite was or...


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.


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Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA Probability: 90%
B1076 - Landing Zone 1

Ovzon 3 is a planned small communications satellite of the Swedish / US company Ovzon . The satellite was ordered in December 2018 from Maxar Technologies to meet the demand for increased mobile broadband connectivity in under-served regions. Ovzon selected the new mid-size SSL-500 (Legion class) platform for its first satellite. The satellite will be equipped with a third party built central on-board processor (OBP) attached to high-performance steerable Ku-band beams.


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Cosmic_Penguin • Jan. 4, 2024, 6:01 a.m.

Launch success.

SwGustav • Jan. 3, 2024, 11:14 p.m.

Launch lifted off

LL2 • Jan. 3, 2024, 10:45 p.m.

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Falcon 9

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

Booster Info


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

The Falcon 9 first stage has successfully landed at the launch site after its 10th flight.

Result: Successful Return to Launch Site landing at Landing Zone 1.




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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