Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX CRS-18

SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket as part of the SpX CRS-18 mission. The launch window for the Resupply mission was on Thu, Jul 25th, 2019, 6:01 PM EDT from Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA. There was a 50% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 Block 5 and experience the excitement for yourself. The firststage has sucessfully landed at LZ-1.


Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA


Falcon 9 Block 5

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.


Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

The firststage has sucessfully landed at LZ-1.

Launched CRS-17, CRS-18, JCSAT-18/KACIFIC-1 and Starlink-4. Failed to land on OCISLY after launching Starlink-4, performed a soft landing next to the droneship instead.

Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1)

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

Return to Launch Site (RTLS)

A return to launch 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.