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Europa Clipper

Falcon Heavy

SpaceX

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Mission


Europa Clipper

  • Type: Planetary Science
  • Orbit: Heliocentric N/A
  • Launch Cost: $90,000,000

Europa Clipper is the first dedicated mission to study Jupiter’s moon Europa. Mission is developed by NASA and comprises of an orbiter spacecraft, which, while in orbit around Jupiter, will perform numerous flybys over Europa. Europa Clipper payload suit included high-resolution cameras and spectrometers for imaging Europa’s surface and thin atmosphere, an ice-penetrating radar to search for subsurface water, and a magnetometer and gravity measurements to measure the moon’s magnetic field and unlock clues about its ocean and deep interior.

Location


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A has witnessed the launch of 180 rockets, including 179 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 238 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 39A

Rocket


SpaceX Falcon Heavy

The Falcon Heavy is a variant of the Falcon 9 full thrust launch vehicle and consists of a standard Falcon 9 rocket core, with two additional boosters derived from the Falcon 9 first stage.

Falcon Heavy

Landing


Core Unknown FH

Booster Unknown FH last launched unknown and has seen 0 successful launches and landings. Booster serial number unknown.

Atlantic Ocean – ATL

Atlantic Ocean

Expended – EXP

Vehicle did not perform any landing operations after launch

Unknown FH

Strap-On Booster B1065

Booster B1065 last launched 12/29/2023 and has seen 5 successful launches and landings. Sidebooster paired with B1064, launched 2 USSF mission.

Atlantic Ocean – ATL

Atlantic Ocean

Expended – EXP

Vehicle did not perform any landing operations after launch

B1065

Strap-On Booster B1064

Booster B1064 last launched 12/29/2023 and has seen 5 successful launches and landings. Sidebooster paired with B1065, launched 2 USSF mission.

Atlantic Ocean – ATL

Atlantic Ocean

Expended – EXP

Vehicle did not perform any landing operations after launch

B1064

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.

SpaceX
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Judy
Judy
5 months ago

This one is for you Arthur C.Clark & Stanley Kubrick ….2001.