Orbcomm OG2 Mission 2

Falcon 9 Full Thrust

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Orbcomm OG2 Mission 2

Type: Communications

11 next generation Orbcomm-2 F satellites will be launched into Low Earth Orbit to enhance Orbcomm’s existing M2M network. The satellites will feature larger message and better performance, as well as providing better global coverage. Each of the new second generation satellites will be equivalent to 6 first generation craft.

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

209 launches have been at this location.

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 Full Thrust

Length: 71 meters
Diameter: 3.65 meters
First Launched: December 22, 2015

The Full Thrust variants first stage includes all systems necessary for an operational re-use of stages while the second stage is operated as an expendable rocket stage.

The Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket has been launched a total of 25 times with 24 successful and 1 failed launches.

Landing

First successful landing of a Falcon 9 first stage when it touched down at LZ-1.

Landing Zone 1 – LZ-1

LZ-1 Pad located at Cape Canaveral Air 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.

Agency

SpaceX

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: SpX
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
Founded: 2002
Launchers: Falcon
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 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.

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