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Falcon 9 Full Thrust

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 64 Failures: 6 Pending: 41

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.

Vehicle Specifications


Falcon 9 Full Thrust
GTO: 8305
LEO: 22800
Length: 70.0 m
Diameter: 3.65 m
Launch Mass: 546k kg
Thurst: 6804 kN
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Communications


Inmarsat-5 F4 is the next addition to the fifth generation of Inmarsat satellites. Inmarsat-5 satellites each carry 89 Ka-band beams and deliver high-speed mobile broadband communications for deep sea vessels, in-flight connectivity for airline passengers, streaming high-resolution video, voice and date to the enterprise sector, and secure solutions for government customers. The satellite weighs 6100 kg at launch and has an operational lifetime of 15 years.

Launch Window


NET: May 15th 2017 - 23:21 UTC

Open: May 15th 2017 - 23:21 UTC

Close: May 16th 2017 - 00:10 UTC

Watch the Launch



Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynMYE64IEKs

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