Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX CRS-20

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket

Launch Status
Success

SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket as part of the SpX CRS-20 mission. The launch window for the Resupply mission was on Fri, Mar 6th, 2020, 11:50 PM EST from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success with a 60% 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. B1059 successfully landed at Lz-1 marking the 50th successful booster landing.

Mission

SpX CRS-20

SpaceX launched the Dragon spacecraft on their 20th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Location

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
SpaceX

Rocket

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.

SpaceX

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.

B1059 successfully landed at Lz-1 marking the 50th successful booster landing.

B1059 has flown for the first time on the CRS-19 mission.

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.