Falcon Heavy | Psyche, EscaPADE and Janus

Falcon Heavy | Psyche, EscaPADE and Janus

Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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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 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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Psyche, EscaPADE and Janus

Psyche is a NASA interplanetary mission to visit the main belt asteroid of the same name, 16 Psyche. Spacecraft will take 4 years and one Mars flyby to reach the asteroid, which is of particular interest due to being comprised mostly of iron and nickel. Psyche is theorized to be a remnant of an early planet's core, and may offer insights into how solar system formed and evolved. The mission is led by Arizona State University, with NASA JPL being responsible for mission management and operations. This launch also includes two secondary payloads: Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers (EscaPADE), which will study the Martian atmosphere, and Janus, which will study binary asteroids.

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Falcon Heavy


Height 70.00 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 26700 kg

Liftoff Thrust 22819 kN

Diameter 12.20 Meters

Mass To LEO 63800 kg

Liftoff Mass 1400 Tonnes


Launch Success 3

Consecutive Success 3

Maiden Flight 2018-02-06

Launch Failures 0


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Serial B1075

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Flight Proven No

Flights 0


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Unknown

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Strap-On Booster


Serial B1072

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Flight Proven No

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Landing Attempt Yes

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Core


Serial B1074

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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin

2022-06-24T18:10:19+0000

NET 2023

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SwGustav

2022-05-23T23:20:57+0000

NET September 20th after discovering an issue during software testing of the spacecraft

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Cosmic_Penguin

2022-03-26T03:26:43+0000

Added launch time

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