Falcon 9 Block 5 | PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem)

Falcon 9 Block 5 | PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem)

Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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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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PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem)

PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) is a NASA Earth observation satellite mission. It will make global ocean color measurements to provide extended data records on ocean ecology and global biogeochemistry (e.g., carbon cycle) along with polarimetry measurements to provide extended data records on clouds and aerosols.

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Falcon 9 Block 5


Height 70.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 8300 kg

Liftoff Thrust 7607 kN

Diameter 3.65 Meters

Mass To LEO 22800 kg

Liftoff Mass 549 Tonnes


Launch Success 285

Consecutive Success 285

Maiden Flight 2018-05-11

Launch Failures 0


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Serial B1081

Status active

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 7


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Yes

Type RTLS

Location LZ-1


Updates

Cosmic_Penguin

2024-02-08T06:53:42+0000

Launch success, spacecraft power positive.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-02-08T06:53:26+0000

Launch success, spacecraft power positive.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-02-08T06:33:54+0000

Liftoff.

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LL2

2024-02-08T05:54:31+0000

Livestream has started

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-02-08T05:53:51+0000

Tweaked T-0.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-02-06T23:43:20+0000

Scrubbed for the day due to high winds.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-02-06T13:39:33+0000

Updated launch weather.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-02-06T03:00:29+0000

Scrubbed for the day due to high winds.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-02-05T14:33:51+0000

Tweaked T-0.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-02-04T23:55:08+0000

Weather 40% GO.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-01-30T18:10:25+0000

Refined T-0.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-01-17T18:40:49+0000

Added launch time.

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hitura-nobad

2023-12-11T19:27:14+0000

Rescheduled to February 6, 2024

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-11-16T07:12:01+0000

Rescheduled to January 30, 2024.

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Nosu

2023-06-30T07:16:50+0000

Currently targeting January 9 at 7:00 UTC per countdown on website. Exact T-0 likely to change.

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Nosu

2022-06-24T11:51:45+0000

NET January 2024

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Programs

NASA Large Strategic Science Missions

NASA's large strategic science missions or large strategic missions, formerly known as Flagship missions or Flagship-class missions, are the costliest and most capable NASA science spacecraft. Flagship missions exist within all four divisions of NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD): the astrophysics, Earth science, heliophysics and planetary science divisions.

Related Events

PACE Prelaunch News Conference

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PACE Prelaunch News Conference with the following participants: - NASA Associate Administrator Jim Free - Karen St. Germain, director, Earth Science Division, NASA - Tim Dunn, senior launch director, Launch Services Program, NASA - Julianna Scheiman, director, Civil Satellite Missions, SpaceX - Brian Cizek, launch weather officer, 45th Weather Squadron, U.S. Space Force

NASA EDGE Pace Rollout Show

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NASA EDGE will host the PACE rollout show. The rollout show will air live on NASA+, NASA TV, and YouTube.

PACE Science Briefing

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PACE Science Briefing with the following agency participants: - Kate Calvin, chief scientist and senior climate advisor - Karen St. Germain, director, Earth Science Division - Jeremy Werdell, PACE project scientist - Andy Sayer, atmospheric scientist, Sciences and Exploration Directorate - Erin Urquhart, program manager, Water Resources Application Area

PACE Press Conference

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NASA will host a media teleconference at to discuss the upcoming launch and science objectives of the agency’s PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) mission.

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