Next Spaceflight

Status

USSF-44

Launch Time
NET October, 2022

First SpaceX mission direct to GEO.

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

Landing Zone 2
158th Falcon recovery attempt

B1065

Landing Zone 1
159th Falcon recovery attempt

B1066

Expendable

Mission Details

USSF-44

USSF-44 is a classified mission for the United States Space Force.

There will be 2 payloads on board this mission, a larger, unconfirmed satellite and a micro-satellite named TETRA-1. TETRA-1 is the first in a series of prototype GEO satellites being launched by the US Military which will test systems procedures for future satellites.

Payloads: 2
Total Mass: 3,700 kg
Geostationary Earth Orbit

Location

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