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Status

Success

STP-2

Launch Time
Tue Jun 25, 2019 06:30 UTC
With four burns of the second stage, STP-2 was SpaceX's most complicated mission yet. Following liftoff, recovery vessel GO Ms. Tree (formerly Mr. Steven) successfully caught the fairing in her net for the first time.

Rocket

Falcon Heavy
SpaceX
Status: Active
Price: $90.0 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

B1052-2

Landing Zone 1

B1053-2

Landing Zone 2

B1057-1

Of Course I Still Love You

Mission Details

STP-2

The STP-2 multi-manifest (rideshare) launch will demonstrate the capabilities of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch vehicle and provide critical data supporting certification for future National Security Space Launch (NSSL) missions. In addition, SMC will use this mission as a pathfinder for the development of mission assurance policies and procedures related to the reuse of launch vehicle boosters. The STP-2 payloads are assembled from a host of mission partners including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), DoD research laboratories, and university research projects. STP-2 provides a unique space access opportunity for DoD and inter-agency science and technology missions that directly enhance the space capabilities of the U.S. and its allies and partners.
Payloads: 24
Medium Earth Orbit

Location

Stats

2019

40th orbital launch attempt

SpaceX

81st mission
76th successful mission
47th consecutive successful mission

Falcon Heavy

3rd mission
3rd successful mission