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PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem)

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 95% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Trajectory


View comprehensive details including the rocket’s trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust, and more at FlightClub.io.

Mission


PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem)

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $52,000,000

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.

PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem)

Location


Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 40 has witnessed the launch of 225 rockets, including 225 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 935 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 40

Rocket


SpaceX 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.

Falcon 9 Block 5

Landing


Core B1081

Booster B1081 last launched 02/08/2024 and has seen 4 successful launches and landings. Launched Crew-7 on its first flight.

Landing Zone 1 – LZ-1

LZ-1 Pad located at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at the previous LC-13

Return to Launch Site – RTLS

A return to launch site usually means that after stage separation the booster flips and does a burn back towards the launch site, landing near where it initially launched from.

B1081

Agency


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 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
16 days ago

Good luck spacex.!

Jim
Jim
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
14 days ago

Any chance it will be visible from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

Jim
Jim
Reply to  Jim
13 days ago

OOPS!

Sorry, posted this on the wrong page!
Meant to post on the Starlink Group 7-13 flight out of Vandenburg.