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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


JCSAT-16 is planned to be a communication satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT. The 8.5-kW satellite will operate in Ku- and Ka-bands and is equipped with switching for flexibility. JCSAT-16 will enhance SKY Perfect JSAT’s fleet capacity and strengthen the services provided to various regions.JCSAT is schedule for a life time of 15 years.

Launch Window


NET: August 14th 2016 - 05:26 UTC

Open: August 14th 2016 - 05:26 UTC

Close: August 14th 2016 - 07:26 UTC

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL