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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.

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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:
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


B1075

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: January 19, 2023
Last Flight: June 24, 2024
Flights: 11
Landings Attempted: 11
Landings Successful: 11
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

SpaceX

(SpX)

CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 371 Failures: 12 Pending: 127

Agency Type:

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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