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GOES-U

Falcon Heavy

SpaceX

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Trajectory


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Mission


GOES-U

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $90,000,000

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S Series (GOES-S) is the second of the next generation of geostationary weather satellites. The four satellites of the series will provide advanced imaging with increased spatial resolution and faster coverage for more accurate forecasts, real-time mapping of lightning activity, and improved monitoring of solar activity.

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 B1087

Booster B1087 last launched unknown and has seen 0 successful launches and landings. Falcon Heavy core booster first used for the GOES-U mission.

Atlantic Ocean – ATL

Atlantic Ocean

Expended – EXP

Vehicle did not perform any landing operations after launch

Strap-On Booster B1086

Booster B1086 last launched unknown and has seen 0 successful launches and landings. Falcon Heavy side booster.

Landing Zone 2 – LZ-2

LZ-2 Pad located at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at the previous LC-13. Directly next to LZ-1

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.

Strap-On Booster B1072

Booster B1072 last launched unknown and has seen 0 successful launches and landings. Falcon Heavy side booster.

Landing Zone 1 – LZ-1

LZ-1 Pad located at Cape Canaveral Space 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

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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James
James
2 months ago

I will absolutely be there!!

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
28 days ago

Great to see the “heavy dude” back……..