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DSCOVR

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Overview

Destination: Heliocentric L1
Mission: Earth Science

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

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.

Falcon 9

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
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    v1.1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 v1.1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $61200000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    13150 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    4850 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1013


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

Landing Information

Controlled water-landing, no recovery

Core will be expended.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 341 Failures: 11 Pending: 137

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.

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