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

2 thoughts on “Next Gen Falcon 9 Launch

  1. Cool to see SpaceX progress!

    Technically:
    POPACS is actually three satellites (weighing 1kg, 1.5kg and 2kg).

    CUSat and DANDE weigh 40kg and 50kg respectively.

    CASSIOPE weighs a half metric tonne (500kg) and I would not classify it as “small” – it was for all practical purposes the “main” payload.

    So one “primary” payload, and five small “secondary” payloads.

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