Daily Archives: October 20, 2013

Next Gen Falcon 9 Launch

Some very nice video from SpaceX:

SpaceX launched a demonstration mission of it’s upgraded Falcon 9 (Falcon 9 v1.1) on 29 September in this video released on 15 Oct.

There were four small satellites released into obit on the mission:

CASSIOPE – Cascade SmallSat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer

CUSat – a nanosatellite developed by Cornell University.

DANDE – Drag and Atmospheric Neutral Density Explorer

POPACS – Polar Orbiting Passive Atmospheric Calibration Sphere

SpaceX YT channel