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USSF-44

Falcon Heavy

SpaceX

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Mission

USSF-44

Type: Government/Top Secret

Classified US Space Force carrying two payloads directly to geostationary orbit. The two side boosters will attempt the first double droneship landing, while the center core will be expended.

Launch Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

196 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

Rocket

Falcon Heavy

Length: 70 meters
Diameter: 12.2 meters
First Launch: February 6, 2018

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.

The Falcon Heavy rocket has been launched a total of 3 times with 3 successful and 0 failed launches.

Landing

B1064 will attempt to land on an ASDS after its first launch.

Just Read the Instructions – JRTI

First (Marmac 300) and third (Marmac 303) ASDS barge, Just Read the Instructions (JRTI) is currently used to recover Falcon 9 and Heavy boosters in the Altantic Ocean.

Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship – ASDS

An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform. Construction of such ships was commissioned by aerospace company SpaceX to allow for recovery of rocket first-stages at sea for high-velocity missions which do not carry enough fuel to return to the launch site after lofting spacecraft onto an orbital trajectory.

Agency

SpaceX

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: SpX
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
Founded: 2002
Launchers: Falcon
Spacecraft: Dragon
Country: USA

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 has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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

Keep dreaming big and heavy SpaceX.