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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


11 next generation Orbcomm-2 F satellites will be launched into Low Earth Orbit to enhance Orbcomm’s existing M2M network. The satellites will feature larger message and better performance, as well as providing better global coverage. Each of the new second generation satellites will be equivalent to 6 first generation craft.

Launch Window


NET: December 22nd 2015 - 01:29 UTC

Open: December 22nd 2015 - 01:29 UTC

Close: December 22nd 2015 - 01:34 UTC

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL


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Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5bTbVbe4e4

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