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Watch live: SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches GOES-U weather satellite from NASA's Kennedy Space Center

Watch live coverage as SpaceX launches a Falcon Heavy rocket carrying the GOES-U weather satellite for NASA and NOAA. Liftoff from launch complex 39A at NASA...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launches GOES-U

GOES-U will provide advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s weather, oceans, and environment, as well as real-time mapping of total lightnin...

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SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

GOES-U

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Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA Probability: 70%
B1086 - Landing Zone 2 B1087 - Atlantic Ocean B1072 - Landing Zone 1

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-U (GOES-U) is the fourth of the next generation of geostationary weather satellites, known as the GOES-R series. The four satellites of the series provide advanced imaging with increased spatial resolution and faster coverage for more accurate forecasts, real-time mapping of lightning activity, and improved monitoring of solar activity. Once GOES-U reaches orbit, it will be renamed GOES-19.

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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • June 26, 2024, 3:12 a.m.

Launch success with spacecraft solar arrays deployed.


Cosmic_Penguin • June 26, 2024, 1:57 a.m.

Spacecraft separation.


Cosmic_Penguin • June 25, 2024, 9:26 p.m.

Liftoff.


Falcon Heavy

Family:
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
  • 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


B1086

Status: Active


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: June 25, 2024
Last Flight: June 25, 2024
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1
Landings Successful: 1

Landing Information

The Falcon Heavy side booster B1086 has landed back at the launch site after its 1st flight.

Result: Successful Return to Launch Site landing at Landing Zone 2.

B1087


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: June 25, 2024
Last Flight: June 25, 2024
Flights: 1

Landing Information

Core booster B1087 was expended on its first flight.

Core will be expended.

B1072

Status: Active


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: June 25, 2024
Last Flight: June 25, 2024
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1
Landings Successful: 1

Landing Information

The Falcon Heavy side booster B1072 has landed back at the launch site after its 1st flight.

Result: Successful Return to Launch Site landing at Landing Zone 1.

SpaceX

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 371 Failures: 12 Pending: 128

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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 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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