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SARah 1

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Trajectory


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Mission


SARah 1

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $52,000,000

First of three radar remote sensing satellite built by Airbus for the German military.

SARah 1

Location


Space Launch Complex 4E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 4E has witnessed the launch of 139 rockets, including 139 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 750 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 4E

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 B1071

Booster B1071 last launched 04/02/2024 and has seen 15 successful launches and landings. Falcon 9 Block 5 booster first used for the NROL-87 mission.

Landing Zone 4 – LZ-4

LZ at Vandenberg

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.

B1071

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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Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
2 years ago

I hope the launch is successful.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
2 years ago

Same here Aaron.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
2 years ago

Nothing like a ” top secret” satellite or three to keep the world at peace .
Fingers crossed for this launch and world peace.!

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
2 years ago

Peace is hard to come by these days.

Rick
Rick
2 years ago

Where will it land? Pad or ocisly?

Kiks
Kiks
Reply to  Rick
2 years ago

It will return to pad. We are excited here in Lompoc.

Odin
Odin
Reply to  Kiks
2 years ago

Information above reads OCISlY

Tobywon
Tobywon
2 years ago

Is this an RTS?

Really?
Really?
2 years ago

Really wish more people were informed about how terrible private space companies are for the actual benefit of people. Look into it and consider the impacts this industry is having on local ecosystems and the overall planet.

Richard Stewart
Richard Stewart
Reply to  Really?
2 years ago

Probably a hundred thousand jobs connected with all this. That’s a lot of people feeding their families and keeping a roof and a bed because of this.

Jim
Jim
Reply to  Really?
2 years ago

Are you serious? C’mon, the planet isn’t going anywhere, we are. We will be long gone and this big, blue, beautiful planet will still be spinning around. Are we just supposed to shut down civilization or efforts to strive for the betterment of man to “save the planet?”

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Jim
2 years ago

Space exploration is about our best chance to save (us) and our blue planet by exploring the moon , mars, asteroids etc to mine minerals rather than take from the earth, after all the technology we now require to construct “renewable energy” products requires (minerals) and lots of them and… Read more »

Leo
Leo
2 years ago

Where’s the best view point there?

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
2 years ago

Another great launch SpaceX and not forgetting the 125th recovery and counting .
Great coverage regardless of the fog.!
Next launch please.