Europa Clipper

Overview

Destination: Heliocentric N/A
Mission: Planetary Science

Heliocentric N/A Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
B1065 - Atlantic Ocean Unknown FH - Atlantic Ocean B1064 - Atlantic Ocean

Europa Clipper is the first dedicated mission to study Jupiter's moon Europa. Mission is developed by NASA and comprises of an orbiter spacecraft, which, while in orbit around Jupiter, will perform numerous flybys over Europa. Europa Clipper payload suit included high-resolution cameras and spectrometers for imaging Europa's surface and thin atmosphere, an ice-penetrating radar to search for subsurface water, and a magnetometer and gravity measurements to measure the moon's magnetic field and unlock clues about its ocean and deep interior.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Oct. 11, 2023, 4:55 a.m.

Added tentative launch time and date.


Falcon Heavy

Family: Falcon
Configuration: Heavy

The Falcon Heavy is a variant of the Falcon 9 full thrust launch vehicle and consists of a standard Falcon 9 rocket core, with two additional boosters derived from the Falcon 9 first stage.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    70.0 m
  • Diameter
    12.2 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    1400 T
  • Thrust
    22819 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon Heavy
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    Heavy
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon Heavy
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $90000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    63800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    26700 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1065

Status: Active


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: November 1, 2022
Last Flight: October 13, 2023
Flights: 4
Landings Attempted: 4
Landings Successful: 4
Previous B1065 Flights

Landing Information

The FH for this launch will be fully expended.

Strap-On Booster will be expended.

Unknown FH


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No

Landing Information

The FH for this launch will be fully expended.

Core will be expended.

B1064

Status: Active


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: November 1, 2022
Last Flight: October 13, 2023
Flights: 4
Landings Attempted: 4
Landings Successful: 4
Previous B1064 Flights

Landing Information

The FH for this launch will be fully expended.

Strap-On Booster will be expended.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 291 Failures: 11 Pending: 135

Agency Type: Commercial

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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