Falcon 9 Block 5
SpX CRS-16

Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX CRS-16

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket

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SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket as part of the SpX CRS-16 mission. The launch window for the Resupply mission was on Wed, Dec 5th, 2018, 1:16 PM EST from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 Block 5 and experience the excitement for yourself. The first stage has failed to land on LZ-1 because a grid fin hydraulic pump stalled. It missed the landing zone and touched down smoothly off the coast.

Mission

SpX CRS-16

SpaceX will launch the Dragon spacecraft on their 15th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
SpaceX

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

The first stage has failed to land on LZ-1 because a grid fin hydraulic pump stalled. It missed the landing zone and touched down smoothly off the coast.

Falcon 9 booster B1050 is a reusable first-stage booster for the orbital-class Falcon 9 vehicle manufactured by SpaceX. It launched for the first time on December 5, 2018. The booster experienced a malfunction during reentry, resulting in the booster missing its landing at the ground pad as intended; instead performing a soft landing just offshore. The booster may be used in future SpaceX internal missions.

Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1)

LZ-1 Pad located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at the previous LC-13

Return to Landing Site (RTLS)

A return to landing site usually means that after stage separation the booster flips and does a burn back towards the launch site landing near where it initially launched from.

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