Falcon 9 Block 5 | X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE)

Falcon 9 Block 5 | X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE)

Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center, 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 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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IXPE

Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) is a space observatory tasked with measuring the polarization of cosmic X-rays. This data will help to learn more about objects that emit these X-rays, such as black holes and neutron stars.

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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 74

Consecutive Success 74

Maiden Flight 2018-05-11

Launch Failures 0


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Nosu

2021-12-04T17:13:55+0000

T-0 confirmed by NASA

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2021-12-04T16:49:56+0000

Weather 70%

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2021-10-19T06:16:46+0000

Moving forward to December 9 and adding launch time.

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2021-09-21T04:27:08+0000

Delayed to December 13.

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