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CASSIOPE

Falcon 9 v1.1

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

CASSIOPE

Type: Earth Science

CASSIOPE (Cascade SmallSat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer) is a small satellite mission for Canadian Space Agency to feature the first in a new generation of multi-purpose satellite platforms. It is tasked with a dual mission on scientific research and telecommunications.

Mission patch for CASSIOPE

Location

Space Launch Complex 4E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 v1.1 – SpaceX

Family: Falcon
Length: 68.4 m
Diameter: 3.65 m
Launch Mass: 506 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 13150 kg

The Falcon 9 v1.1 was manufactured by SpaceX with the first launch on 2013-09-29. Falcon 9 v1.1 has 14 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 15 launches. Falcon 9 v1.1 is a significantly redesigned version of the its predecessor, including a higher payload capacity. This version arranges the engines in a structural form SpaceX calls an Octaweb.

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 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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