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STP-2 Mission

SpaceX is targeting Monday, June 24 for a Falcon Heavy launch of the STP-2 mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida...

STP-2 Mission

The Department of Defense (DoD) Space Test Program-2 (STP-2) mission, managed by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), is targeting launch on June 24, 2019, with the launch window opening at 11:30 p.m. ET. Lifting off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in …

STP-2

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA Probability: 80% #STP2
B1053 - Landing Zone 2 B1057 - Of Course I Still Love You B1052 - Landing Zone 1

The STP-2 payload is composed of 25 small spacecraft. Included is COSMIC-2 constellation to provide radio occultation data, along with 8 cubesat nanosatellites. Other payloads include LightSail carried by the Prox-1 nanosatellite, Oculus-ASR nanosatellite, GPIM and the Deep Space Atomic Clock.

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


B1053

Status: Active


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: April 11, 2019
Last Flight: June 25, 2019
Flights: 2
Landings Attempted: 2
Landings Successful: 2
Previous B1053 Flights

Landing Information

The side boosters will attempt to land at LZ-1 and LZ-2.

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

B1057


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: June 25, 2019
Last Flight: June 25, 2019
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1

Landing Information

The center core was not able to land successfully on OCISLY, this however was SpaceX's most ambitious landing attempt to date.

Result: B1057 did not land successfully.

B1052

Status: Active


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: April 11, 2019
Last Flight: September 5, 2022
Flights: 7
Landings Attempted: 7
Landings Successful: 7
Previous B1052 Flights

Landing Information

The side boosters will attempt to land at LZ-1 and LZ-2.

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

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 197 Failures: 9 Pending: 81

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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