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SpaceX - Falcon 9 - SLC-4E - SARah 2 & 3 - Vandenberg Space Force Base - Space Affairs Livestream

SpaceX is targeting Sunday, December 24 for a Falcon 9 launch of the SARah-2 mission to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenbe...

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SpaceX

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.

SARah 2 & 3

Overview

Destination: Polar Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Polar Orbit Space Launch Complex 4E Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
B1075 - Landing Zone 4

SARah 2 & 3 are two passive reflector antenna radar satellites built by OHB-System, based on the reflector-antenna technology of SAR-Lupe. They are part of the three satellite constellation being built for the German government as a follow-up to the SAR-Lupe radar sat constellation.

Telemetry

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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 24, 2023, 2:08 p.m.

Launch success and satellites contacted.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 24, 2023, 1:11 p.m.

Liftoff.


LL2 • Dec. 24, 2023, 12:56 p.m.

Livestream has started


Falcon 9

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
  • Family
    Falcon
  • 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


B1075

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: January 19, 2023
Last Flight: January 29, 2024
Flights: 9
Landings Attempted: 9
Landings Successful: 9
Previous B1075 Flights

Landing Information

The Falcon 9 first stage B1075 has landed back at LZ-4 after its 8th flight.

Result: Successful Return to Launch Site landing at Landing Zone 4.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 317 Failures: 11 Pending: 144

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 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.

INFO WIKI

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 4E


Long March 5
Success
2 days, 4 hours ago
TJSW-11
101 - Wenchang Space Launch Site, People's Republic of China

Chinese classified satellite claimed to be for communication technology test purposes. Actual mission not known.


Falcon 9
Success
2 days, 11 hours ago
Starlink Group 7-15
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
4 days, 19 hours ago
HTS-113BT (Merah Putih 2)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

HTS-113BT is a new High Throughput Satellite telecommunications satellite in C-band/Ku-Band for PT Telkom Satelit Indonesia (Telkomsat) , a state-own…


Electron
Success
1 week ago
On Closer Inspection (ADRAS-J)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

The Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan (ADRAS-J) mission consists of a spacecraft developed and operated by Astroscale aiming to rendezvous wi…


GSLV Mk II
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
INSAT-3DS
Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad - Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

INSAT-3DS is an Indian weather satellite built by the Indian Space Research Organisation and operated by ISRO as part of the Indian National Satellit…


H3-22
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
VEP 4, CE-SAT-1E & TIRSAT
Yoshinobu Launch Complex LP-2 - Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

New test flight of the H3 ordered following the failure of the inaugural launch of H3 in March 2023 with ALOS-3. Main payload is VEP 4 (Vehicle E…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Starlink Group 7-14
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Nova-C IM-1
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

This is the first flight of Nova-C lander which was developed by Intuitive Machines. This mission is a part of CLPS program and carries various NASA …


Soyuz 2.1a
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Progress MS-26 (87P)
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Progress resupply mission to the International Space Station.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
USSF-124
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

2 satellites, one by L3Harris and the other by Northrop Grumman, will be launched as the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) missi…