Falcon 9 Block 4 - B1043


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Status - Lost

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Falcon 9 Block 4 | Iridium-6 & GRACE-FO

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
May 22, 2018, 7:47 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 10 satellites to low Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. This is the sixth set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT. Sharing this launch is the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on mission, which is a joint project of NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences. It's goal is to track Earth's water movement to monitor changes in underground water storage, the amount of water in large lakes and rivers, soil moisture, ice sheets and glaciers, and sea level caused by the addition of water to the ocean.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 4 | Zuma

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 8, 2018, 1 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Unknown payload built by Northrop Grumman for an undisclosed customer, most likely a government organisation.

Low Earth Orbit B1043 - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 1
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