Falcon 9 Block 5 | Bandwagon 2 (Dedicated Mid-Inclination Rideshare)

SpaceX | Falcon 9 Block 5 | Hera

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket as part of the Hera mission. The launch is scheduled on 10/08/2024 00:00 UTC for the Robotic Exploration 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: Hera

Hera is a space mission in development at the European Space Agency in its Space Safety program. Its primary objective is to study the Didymos binary asteroid system that was impacted by DART and contribute to validation of the kinetic impact method to deviate a near-Earth asteroid in a colliding trajectory with Earth. It will measure the size and the morphology of the crater created by and momentum transferred by an artificial projectile impacting an asteroid, which will allow measuring the efficiency of the deflection produced by the impact. It will also analyze the expanding debris cloud caused by the impact.

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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