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Falcon 9 – PAZ

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is set for a pre-sunrise liftoff from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base on the company’s fourth mission of the year. Re-using the first stage from the August 2017 mission with FormoSat, Thursday’s flight will deliver to orbit the PAZ radar satellite for operator Hisdesat and a pair of prototype satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband constellation. Flying with grid fins but without landing legs, Booster 1038.2 will go through flight testing after stage separation before finding a watery grave in the Pacific Ocean.

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Launch Date: February 22, 2018 Launch Updates
Time: 14:17 UTC PAZ Satellite
Launch Site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg MicroSat-2a & 2B
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT Falcon 9 FT
Payload: PAZ (1,342kg), MicroSat-2a & 2b (800kg) Countdown Timeline
Ascent Duration: 11 Minutes Launch Profile
Target Orbit: 514 x 514 km, 97.44°

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