NEXT SPACEFLIGHT

Status

Success

USSF-52 (OTV-7)

Launch Time
Fri Dec 29, 2023 01:07 UTC

The first competitively won Air Force mission for Falcon Heavy. SpaceX's $130 million Falcon Heavy bid beat ULA's Delta IV Heavy.

Rocket

Falcon Heavy
SpaceX
Status: Active
Price: $97.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 22,819 kN
Payload to LEO: 63,800 kg
Payload to GTO: 26,700 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 70.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.2 m
Fairing Height: 13.0 m

Vehicles

B1064

Flight #5
Landing Zone 1
76 day turnaround
268th Falcon recovery attempt
255th successful Falcon recovery attempt
2nd consecutive successful Falcon recovery

B1065

Flight #5
Landing Zone 2
76 day turnaround
269th Falcon recovery attempt
256th successful Falcon recovery attempt
3rd consecutive successful Falcon recovery

B1084

Flight #1
Expendable

Vehicle 2

Flight #4
Runway
2303 day turnaround

Mission Details

USSF-52 (OTV-7)

This mission will be carrying the US Space Force X-37B vehicle. Among the payloads is NASA's Seeds-2 mission, which seeks to investigate the long-term effects of radiation on plant seeds.

Location

LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA

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Stats

2023

219th orbital launch attempt

SpaceX

299th mission
95th mission of 2023
293rd successful mission
265th consecutive successful mission

Falcon Heavy

9th mission
5th mission of 2023
9th successful mission