Falcon 9 Block 5 | USSF-124

Falcon 9 Block 5 | USSF-124

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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USSF-124

2 satellites, one by L3Harris and the other by Northrop Grumman, will be launched as the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) mission for the US Missile Defense Agency. These satellites have improved sensitivity to detect and track hypersonic missiles with fainter signatures. 4 SDA Tranche 0 Tracking Layer missile warning satellites by L3Harris will also be on board.

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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 249

Consecutive Success 249

Maiden Flight 2018-05-11

Launch Failures 0


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Serial B1078

Status active

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 7


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Yes

Type RTLS

Location LZ-2


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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-02-15T03:14:59+0000

Launch success.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-02-14T22:30:20+0000

Liftoff.

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LL2

2024-02-14T21:31:21+0000

Livestream has started

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-02-14T01:41:43+0000

GO for launch.

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hitura-nobad

2024-02-13T15:52:57+0000

Weather > 95% GO

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-02-09T16:04:40+0000

Tweaked T-0 via launch site NOTAMs.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-02-08T23:40:18+0000

Added launch window.

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Nosu

2024-02-08T19:51:26+0000

Reportedly targeting February 14

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Nosu

2024-02-01T15:08:57+0000

Targeting February

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-12-09T18:41:15+0000

NET early 2024.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-11-23T18:03:08+0000

No longer listed as launching in December 2023.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-10-27T23:35:28+0000

NET mid-December 2023.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-09-22T02:42:02+0000

NET November 2023.

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Nosu

2023-09-18T18:32:18+0000

Targeting October

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-09-11T17:41:47+0000

NET November 2023.

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Nosu

2023-08-20T19:16:33+0000

NET September 29

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Nosu

2022-05-27T10:19:06+0000

Adding launch

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