Falcon 9 Block 5 | PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem)

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket as part of the PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission is on Wed, Nov 30th, 2022, 7:00 PM EST from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem)

PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) is a NASA Earth observation satellite mission. It will make global ocean color measurements to provide extended data records on ocean ecology and global biogeochemistry (e.g., carbon cycle) along with polarimetry measurements to provide extended data records on clouds and aerosols.

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.