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Falcon 9 Full Thrust

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 70 Failures: 6 Pending: 38

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 Full Thrust

Configuration: Full Thrust
Family: Falcon

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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Earth Science


Formosat 5 is an Earth observation satellite developed by the Taiwan's National Space Organization (NSPO). Weighing about 475 kg, it will reside in a sun-synchronous orbit at 720-km altitude.

Launch Window


NET: August 24th 2017 - 18:51 UTC

Launch Window

Open: August 24th 2017 - 18:51 UTC

Close: August 24th 2017 - 19:33 UTC

B1038


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
Successful Landing

The first stage of the Falcon 9 landed on the ASDS, JRTI, stationed of the west coast.


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Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg AFB, CA


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Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4u3ZN2g_MI

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