Falcon 9 Block 5 | O3b mPower 7 & 8

SpaceX | Falcon 9 Block 5 | Galileo L13 (FOC FM26 & FM28)

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket as part of the Galileo L13 (FOC FM26 & FM28) mission. The launch is scheduled on 09/30/2024 00:00 UTC for the Navigation mission launching from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA. The status of the launch is Date/Time TBD. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 and experience the excitement for yourself.

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Mission: Galileo L13 (FOC FM26 & FM28)

Two satellites for Europe’s Galileo navigation system. Originally planned for launch on Soyuz-ST and then Ariane 6 but both were unavailable.

Galileo provides Europe with an alternative to the American GPS and Russian GLONASS constellations, but will be interoperable with both systems.

Rocket: Falcon 9

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

Agency: 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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