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OTV-7 (X-37B) (USSF-52)

Falcon Heavy

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 90% 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.

Mission


OTV-7 (X-37B) (USSF-52)

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Elliptical Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $90,000,000

It is the seventh flight of the X-37B program. United States Air Force Orbital Test Vehicle is built by Boeing. It’s an uncrewed 5000 kg, 8.8 m-long reusable mini-spaceplane capable of autonomous re-entry and landing.

OTV-7 (X-37B) (USSF-52)

Location


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A has witnessed the launch of 175 rockets, including 174 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 233 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 B1084

Booster B1084 last launched 12/29/2023 and has seen 0 successful launches and landings. Falcon Heavy core booster expended during the USSF-52 mission.

Atlantic Ocean – ATL

Atlantic Ocean

Expended – EXP

Vehicle did not perform any landing operations after launch

B1084

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.

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.

B1064

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.

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.

B1065

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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Robert
Robert
4 months ago

What is the prospect of this launch happening?

How will this affect the many cruise ships scheduled to set sail from Port Canaveral on Sunday?

Marc
Marc
4 months ago

Looks like it may be raining on the 10th. If it is I won’t be driving 12 hours like the last one I tried to see that was canceled. I have learned to watch the weather before going.

TruthB Told
TruthB Told
4 months ago

Launch delayed until 11th

Judy
Judy
Reply to  TruthB Told
4 months ago

Launch now 12th Australian time….all systems go. !.

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

Lets lite this candle asap.

Howard
Howard
3 months ago

What caused the last 2 launch postponements? was it due to SpaceX or Boeing?

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

Great launch to all involved.!