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Amos 6 (Failure before launch)

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Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
B1028 - Of Course I Still Love You

**FAILURE: Rocket and payload lost during anomaly originating around the upper stage oxygen tank during propellant load few minutes before static fire on Sept 1, 1307UTC.** Built to replace the existing AMOS-2 satellite, AMOS-6 will be positioned in a geostationary orbit at 4 degrees west. The 5500kg craft will contain 43 Ku/Ka-band transponders and 2 S-band transponders to provide communications coverage for Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The 2 solar arrays on the craft will provide 9kW of power for the satellite’s 16 year expected lifetime.

Falcon 9

Family: Falcon
Configuration: Full Thrust

The Full Thrust variants first stage includes all systems necessary for an operational re-use of stages while the second stage is operated as an expendable rocket stage.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    71.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    546 T
  • Thrust
    6804 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 9
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    Full Thrust
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $50,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    22800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8305 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1028


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: September 3, 2016
Last Flight: September 3, 2016
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1

Landing Information

The first stage of the Falcon 9 intended to land out on the ASDS OCISLY but suffered an anomaly during its static fire. Meaning the launch and landing never occurred.

Landing Attempt Confirmed

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 139 Failures: 9 Pending: 49

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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