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SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography)

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography)

Type: Earth Science
Launch Cost: $52,000,000

Satellite altimeter jointly developed by NASA and CNES, the French space agency, in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and UK Space Agency (UKSA) designed to make the first global survey of the Earth’s surface water, to observe the fine details of the ocean surface topography, and to measure how terrestrial surface water bodies change over time.

Trajectory

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Mission patch for SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography)

Location

Space Launch Complex 4E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

710 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg SFB, CA, 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

The Falcon 9 booster has successfully landed back at the launch site after this flight.

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.

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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