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Iridium-4

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 4E Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
B1036 - Atlantic

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 fourth 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.

Falcon 9 Full Thrust

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 Full Thrust
  • 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


B1036

Status: Destroyed


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: June 25, 2017
Last Flight: December 23, 2017
Flights: 2
Landings Attempted: 2
Landings Successful: 2
Previous B1036 Flights

Landing Information

The first stage of the Falcon 9 landed in the ocean as an experimental test of the Falcon 9's capabilities.

Result: Successful Ocean landing at Atlantic.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 102 Failures: 6 Pending: 41

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.

INFO WIKI

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

Pad: Space Launch Complex 4E


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