DSCOVR

Overview

Destination: Heliocentric L1
Mission: Earth Science

Heliocentric L1 Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
B1013 - Atlantic

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Deep Space Climate Observatory for the U.S Air Force, NOAA and NASA. DSCOVR will be positioned at the L1 libration point to monitor space weather and Earth’s climate.

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Falcon 9 v1.1

Family: Falcon
Configuration: v1.1

Falcon 9 v1.1 is a significantly redesigned version of the its predecessor, including a higher payload capacity. This version arranges the engines in a structural form SpaceX calls an Octaweb.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    68.4 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    506 T
  • Thrust
    5883 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 9 v1.1
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    v1.1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 v1.1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $61,200,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    13150 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    4850 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1013

Status: Destroyed


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: February 11, 2015
Last Flight: February 11, 2015
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1
Landings Successful: 1

Landing Information

Result: Successful Ocean landing at Atlantic.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 91 Failures: 6 Pending: 39

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 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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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad: Space Launch Complex 40


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