Falcon 9 Block 5 | SAOCOM 1B

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket as part of the SAOCOM 1B mission. The launch window for the Communications mission is on Sat, Jul 25th, 2020, 7:19 PM EDT from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

SAOCOM 1B

The SAOCOM 1B spacecraft is the second of the two SAOCOM constellation satellites. It is tasked with hydrology and land observaion, and will also operate jointly with the Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation in X-band to provide frequent information relevant for emergency management.

Location

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
SpaceX

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

SpaceX

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.