Next Spaceflight

Status

Success

Sentinel-6A Michael Freilich

Launch Time
Sat Nov 21, 2020 17:17 UTC

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5
SpaceX
Status: Active
Price: $50.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 7,607 kN
Payload to LEO: 22,800 kg
Payload to GTO: 8,300 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 70.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.2 m
Fairing Height: 13.0 m

Vehicles

B1063

Flight #1
Landing Zone 4

Mission Details

Sentinel-6A Michael Freilich

Sentinel-6A aims to continue high precision ocean altimetry measurements in the 2020–2030 time-frame using two successive, identical satellites, Jason-CS-A and Jason-CS-B. A secondary objective of Sentinel-6 is to collect high resolution vertical profiles of temperature, using the GNSS Radio-Occultation sounding technique, to assess temperature changes in the troposphere and stratosphere and to support Numerical Weather Prediction.
Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 1,440 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Location

SLC-4E, Vandenberg AFB, California, USA

Stats

2020

95th orbital launch attempt

SpaceX

108th mission
102nd successful mission
74th consecutive successful mission

Falcon 9

100th mission
97th successful mission
71st consecutive successful mission