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Falcon 9 Full Thrust

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 70 Failures: 6 Pending: 38

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.

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Communications


SES-10 is a 5300 kg geostationary communications satellite, which will replace AMC 2 and AMC 3 satellites. It will provide coverage over Mexico, Central and South Americas, and the Caribbean. The SES-10 mission will mark a historic milestone on the road to full and rapid reusability as the world’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket. Falcon 9’s first stage for the SES-10 mission previously supported the successful CRS-8 mission in April 2016.

Launch Window


NET: March 30th 2017 - 22:27 UTC

Launch Window

Open: March 30th 2017 - 22:27 UTC

Close: March 31st 2017 - 00:57 UTC

B1021


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
Successful Landing

The first stage of the Falcon 9 landed on the ASDS, OCISLY, stationed of the east coast. This marked the first time an orbital class booster had been reused!


Watch the Launch




Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL