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SpaceX - Falcon 9 - WorldView Legion 1&2 - SLC-4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA. - May 2, 2024

SpaceX is targeting Thursday, May 2, to launch the Maxar 1 mission to orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in Calif...

Watch live: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Launches Earth observing satellites from California

Watch live coverage as SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the WorldView Legion 1 & 2 Earth observation satellites for Maxar. Liftoff from pad 4E at V...

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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.

WorldView Legion 1 & 2

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Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Space Launch Complex 4E Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
B1061 - Landing Zone 4

WorldView Legion is a constellation of Earth observation satellites built and operated by Maxar. Constellation is planned to consist of 6 satellites in both polar and mid-inclination orbits, providing 30 cm-class resolution.

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Updates

SwGustav • May 3, 2024, 1:32 a.m.

Launch success confirmed


Cosmic_Penguin • May 2, 2024, 7:32 p.m.

Payload deployment confirmed.


hitura-nobad • May 2, 2024, 6:37 p.m.

Liftoff


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


B1061

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: November 16, 2020
Last Flight: May 2, 2024
Flights: 20
Landings Attempted: 20
Landings Successful: 20
Previous B1061 Flights

Landing Information

The Falcon 9 first stage B1061 has landed back at the launch site after its 20th flight.

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


In-active Cargo Unmanned
Destination:
Serial Number:

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SpaceX

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 352 Failures: 11 Pending: 134

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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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