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GPS III SV06

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

GPS III SV06

Type: Navigation
Launch Cost: $52,000,000

GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (known as “tranche”) of GPS III satellites.

Trajectory

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Mission patch for GPS III SV06

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

872 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5 – SpaceX

  • Family: Falcon
  • Length: 70 m
  • Diameter: 3.65 m
  • Launch Mass: 549 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 22800 kg

The Falcon 9 Block 5 was manufactured by SpaceX with the first launch on 2018-05-11. Falcon 9 Block 5 has 143 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 143 launches. 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.

Core Landing

B1077 has successfully landed on ASDS ASOG after its second flight.

A Shortfall of Gravitas – ASOG

The fourth ASDS barge, A Shortfall of Gravitas (ASOG) is currently used to recover Falcon 9 and Heavy boosters in the Altantic Ocean.

Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship – ASDS

An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform. Construction of such ships was commissioned by aerospace company SpaceX to allow for recovery of rocket first-stages at sea for high-velocity missions which do not carry enough fuel to return to the launch site after lofting spacecraft onto an orbital trajectory.

Agency

SpaceX – SpX

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: SpX
  • Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
  • Founded: 2002
  • Launchers: Falcon | Starship
  • Spacecraft: Dragon
  • Country: USA

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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
26 days ago

Improving GPS GREAT NEWS.!…….

Bl@ke Ly
12 days ago

It’s looking like the Liftoff time is going to be at 7:00 on the dot (well…I’m not sure how many seconds lol) as the Weather Squadron has been putting out releases since yesterday. They both show 7:00 AM EST as the beginning of the window (which as we all know… Read more »

Bl@ke Ly
11 days ago

Yaaay they *corrected” it to 7:10AM officially lol. They should’ve been looking at the rocket monkey the whole time (me included heh). 🙂

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
Reply to  [email protected] Ly
11 days ago

Rocket Monkey is the best for launch times and dates.

Chris Richter
Chris Richter
10 days ago

Can someone confirm that the takeoff time has been postponed to 7:25?