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Falcon 9 v1.1

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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 v1.1

Configuration: v1.1
Family: Falcon

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.

Vehicle Specifications


Falcon 9 v1.1
GTO: 4850
LEO: 13150
Length: 68.4 m
Diameter: 3.65 m
Launch Mass: 506k kg
Thurst: 5883 kN
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Earth Science


Jason 3 is a scientific Earth observation satellite designed to monitor and precisely measure the world’s oceans. The final flight of Falcon 9 v1.1.

Launch Window


NET: January 17th 2016 - 18:42 UTC

Open: January 17th 2016 - 18:42 UTC

Close: January 17th 2016 - 18:42 UTC

Watch the Launch




Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg AFB, CA