SpaceX

Falcon 9

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 66 Failures: 6 Pending: 40

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

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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Resupply


SpaceX will launch the Dragon spacecraft on their 15th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Launch Window


NET: December 5th 2018 - 18:16 UTC

Open: December 5th 2018 - 18:16 UTC

Close: December 5th 2018 - 18:16 UTC

B1050


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
Unsuccessful Landing

The first stage has failed to land on LZ-1 because a grid fin hydraulic pump stalled. It missed the landing zone and touched down smoothly off the coast.


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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esh1jHT9oTA

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