Falcon 9 Block 5 | Sentinel-6B

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Sentinel-6B

Space Launch Complex 4E
Vandenberg SFB, CA, 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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Sentinel-6B

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich (launched November 2020) and Sentinel-6B make up the Sentinel-6 mission, also known as Jason Continuity of Service (Jason-CS), which is a partnership between NASA, NOAA, ESA, and EUMETSAT. This mission continues the long-term global sea surface height data record begun by first Jason satellites in 1992.

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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 Unknown F9

Status N/A

Flight Proven No

Flights 0


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Unknown

Type RTLS

Location LZ-4


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2022-12-20T22:08:49+0000

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Copernicus

Copernicus is the European Union's Earth observation programme coordinated and managed for the European Commission by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), the EU Member States. It aims at achieving a global, continuous, autonomous, high quality, wide range Earth observation capacity. Providing accurate, timely and easily accessible information to, among other things, improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change, and ensure civil security.

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