NEXT SPACEFLIGHT

Status

Hera

Launch Time
NET Oct 7, 2024
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Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5
Image Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX
Status: Active
Price: $69.75 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

Mission Details

Hera

Hera is a space mission of the European Space Agency whose objective is to validate the kinetic impact method to deflect a possible asteroid circulating on a collision course with the Earth. The satellite will study the results obtained by the DART impactor developed by NASA which successfully crashed into the Dimorphos asteroid in September 2022.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 870.0 kg
Heliocentric Orbit

Location

SLC-40 or LC-39A, Florida, USA

Stats

2024

146th orbital launch attempt

SpaceX

377th mission
77th mission of 2024

Falcon 9

362nd mission
76th mission of 2024