NEXT SPACEFLIGHT

Status

Europa Clipper

Launch Time
Thu Oct 10, 2024 15:51 UTC
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Rocket

Falcon Heavy
Image Credit: NASA
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

Expendable

Unknown Vehicle

Expendable

B1064

Flight #6
287 day turnaround
Expendable

B1065

Flight #6
287 day turnaround

Mission Details

Europa Clipper

Europa Clipper will conduct a detailed survey of Europa and use a sophisticated suite of science instruments to investigate whether the icy moon has conditions suitable for life. Key mission objectives are to produce high-resolution images of Europa's surface, determine its composition, look for signs of recent or ongoing geological activity, measure the thickness of the moon’s icy shell, search for subsurface lakes, and determine the depth and salinity of Europa's ocean.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 6,000.0 kg
Heliocentric Orbit

Location

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

Stats

2024

119th orbital launch attempt

SpaceX

362nd mission
62nd mission of 2024

Falcon Heavy

11th mission
2nd mission of 2024