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Falcon 9 Full Thrust

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 63 Failures: 6 Pending: 42

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


SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 10 satellites to low Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. This is the first set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT.

Launch Window


NET: January 14th 2017 - 17:54 UTC

Open: January 14th 2017 - 17:54 UTC

Close: January 14th 2017 - 17:54 UTC

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Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg AFB, CA