Falcon 9 v1.1 | Orbcomm OG2 Mission 1

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 v1.1 Rocket

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SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket as part of the Orbcomm OG2 Mission 1 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Mon, Jul 14th, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 v1.1 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Orbcomm OG2 Mission 1

In this flight, the Falcon 9 rocket will deliver the first six of a series of next generation OG2 satellites to an elliptical 750 x 615 km low-Earth orbit. The OG2 satellites are commercial telecommunications satellites, built by Sierra Nevada Corporation and weigh approximately 170 kg each.

Location

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
SpaceX

Rocket

Falcon 9 v1.1

Falcon 9 v1.1 is a significantly redesigned version of the its predecessor, including a higher payload capacity. This version arranges the engines in a structural form SpaceX calls an Octaweb.

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.

Broke up after sucessful water landing

Atlantic (ATL)

The Atlantic ocean on the East coast of the United States is a common landing area for expended boosters.

Ocean (Ocean)

Typically indicates a landing in which the booster is not recovered.

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