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GOES-U

Falcon Heavy

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 70% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Trajectory


View comprehensive details including the rocket’s trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust, and more at FlightClub.io.

GOES-U

Mission


GOES-U

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

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-U (GOES-U) is the fourth of the next generation of geostationary weather satellites, known as the GOES-R series. The four satellites of the series 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. Once GOES-U reaches orbit, it will be renamed GOES-19.

GOES-U

Location


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A has witnessed the launch of 181 rockets, including 180 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 239 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 06/25/2024 and has seen 0 successful launches and landings. Falcon Heavy core booster expended during the GOES-U mission.

Atlantic Ocean – ATL

Atlantic Ocean

Expended – EXP

Vehicle did not perform any landing operations after launch

B1087

Strap-On Booster B1086

Booster B1086 last launched 06/25/2024 and has seen 1 successful launches and landings. Falcon Heavy side booster, first flown during the GOES-U mission.

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.

B1086

Strap-On Booster B1072

Booster B1072 last launched 06/25/2024 and has seen 1 successful launches and landings. Falcon Heavy side booster first flown during the GOES-U mission.

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.

B1072

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
3 months ago

I will absolutely be there!!

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
2 months ago

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

Jessica Gardon-Rose
Jessica Gardon-Rose
25 days ago

Can’t wait for the launch!

Cindy
Cindy
24 days ago

Drove all the way from MICHIGAN to see this! Hope it happens for my son!!!

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

Great launch.