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CASSIOPE

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 4E Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
B1003 - Pacific Ocean

CASSIOPE (Cascade SmallSat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer) is a small satellite mission for Canadian Space Agency to feature the first in a new generation of multi-purpose satellite platforms. It is tasked with a dual mission on scientific research and telecommunications.

Falcon 9

Family:
Configuration: v1.1

Falcon 9 v1.1 is a significantly redesigned version of the its predecessor, including a higher payload capacity. This version arranges the engines in a structural form SpaceX calls an Octaweb.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    68.4 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    506 T
  • Thrust
    5883 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 9
  • Family
  • Variant
    v1.1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 v1.1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $61200000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    13150 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    4850 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1003


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: September 29, 2013
Last Flight: September 29, 2013
Flights: 1

Landing Information

the first stage booster performed a controlled reentry, and an ocean touchdown test for the first time. This provided good test data, even though the booster started rolling as it neared the ocean, leading to the shutdown of the central engine as the roll depleted it of fuel, resulting in a hard impact with the ocean.

Core will be expended.

SpaceX

SpaceX

(SpX)

CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 357 Failures: 11 Pending: 131

Agency Type:

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 operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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