february, 2018

15feb01:26Falcon 9 • PAZNET February

Event Details

Launch Date: February 2018
Launch Window: TBA
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT
Launch Operator: SpaceX
Launch Site: SLC-4E Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
1st Stage Recovery: RTLS to SLC-4W (TBC)
Payload: Paz
Payload Type: Radar Imaging
Payload Operator: Hisdesat


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Paz satellite for Madrid-based operator Hisdesat, becoming Spain’s first radar observation satellite as part of the National Earth Observation Program. The satellite is completing a multi-purpose mission, collecting radar imagery for application in national security and defence, civilian applications, science and commercial exploitation. The 1,200-Kilogram satellite carries an X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar capable of delivering imagery at a ground resolution of one meter, capturing around 200 scenes per day. Paz was originally planned to fly on a Dnepr booster, but as the vehicle fell victim to the political conflict between the Ukraine and Russia the mission was moved to a SpaceX Falcon 9 after encountering nearly three years of delays.


Mission Resources:

🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Falcon 9 FT

Countdown Timeline

Launch Weather

📍 Launch Site Schedule


(Thursday) 01:26 UTC


Space Launch Complex 4

Vandenberg AFB Space Launch Complex 4, Lompoc, CA, United States