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Status

Success

CSG-2

Launch Time
Mon Jan 31, 2022 23:11 UTC

First time a Falcon 9 was built and flown as a Falcon Heavy side core then converted to a standard Falcon 9.

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5
SpaceX
Status: Active
Price: $67.0 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

B1052

Flight #3
Landing Zone 1
952 day turnaround
115th Falcon recovery attempt
103rd successful Falcon recovery attempt
30th consecutive successful Falcon recovery

Mission Details

CSG-2

COSMO-SkyMed second generation (Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin observation) or CSG is an Earth observation program of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to replace the first generation COSMO-SkyMed system.

For the second generation, the COSMO-SkyMed constellation has been reduced from four to two spacecraft. The satellites are improved versions of the original design. They utilze an improved version of the Prima Bus. The CSG-SAR (COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation Synthetic Aperture Radar) is also an improved version of the first generation X-band SAR system. The contract was signed in September 2015.

The satellites will operate in the same circular sun-synchronous dawn-dusk orbit as the first generation satellites with a nominal altitude of 619 km and an inclination of 97.86º. The satelites operate in the same orbital plane.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 2,230 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Location

SLC-40, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA

Stats

2022

8th orbital launch attempt

SpaceX

147th mission
4th mission of 2022
141st successful mission
113th consecutive successful mission

Falcon 9

139th mission
4th mission of 2022
136th successful mission
110th consecutive successful mission