Falcon 9 Block 4 | TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite)

Falcon 9 Block 4 | TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite)

Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a NASA space telescope, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method. TESS will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, orbiting a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. The principal goal of the TESS mission is to detect small planets with bright host stars in the solar neighborhood, so that detailed characterizations of the planets and their atmospheres can be performed.

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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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Falcon 9 Block 4


Height 71.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 8305 kg

Liftoff Thrust 6804 kN

Diameter 3.65 Meters

Mass To LEO 22800 kg

Liftoff Mass 546 Tonnes


Launch Success 12

Consecutive Success 12

Maiden Flight 2015-12-22

Launch Failures 0


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Serial B1045

Status expended

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 2


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Yes

Type ASDS

Location OCISLY


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