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Falcon 9 DSCOVR

First launch under USAF’s OSP 3 launch contract. First SpaceX launch to put a satellite to an orbit with an orbital altitude many times the distance to the Moon: Sun-Earth libration point L1. The first stage made a test flight descent to an over-ocean landing within 10 m (33 ft) of its intended target.

Launch Information

Launch Date

Wednesday 11th February 2015 at 23:03 UTC

Launch Pad

CCSFS SLC 40

Rocket

Falcon 9

Booster

B1013.1

Launch Success

Yes

Landing Attempt

Yes

Landing Success

Yes

Landing Site

Payloads

Payload
Customer
Manufacturer
Mass (kg)
Mass (lbs)
Orbit
DSCOVR

NASA

NOAA

USAF

Sierra Nevada

570
1260
ES-L1

Launch Photos

All of these images are from the SpaceX Flickr page and all of them belong to SpaceX

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