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CASSIOPE

Falcon 9 v1.1

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission


CASSIOPE

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $61,200,000

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.

CASSIOPE

Location


Space Launch Complex 4E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 4E has witnessed the launch of 130 rockets, including 130 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 741 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 4E

Rocket


SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1

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.

Falcon 9 v1.1

Landing


Core B1003

Booster B1003 last launched 09/29/2013 and has seen 0 successful launches and landings. First flight of Falcon 9 v1.1 upgrade, first Spacex flight from Vandenberg

Pacific Ocean – PAC

Pacific Ocean

Ocean – Ocean

No recovery attempt

B1003

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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