Falcon 9 Block 5
Starlink

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket

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SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket as part of the Starlink mission. The launch window for the Communications mission is on Thu, May 23rd, 2019, 10:30 PM EDT from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch is Green with a 90% 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. B1048 will attempt to land on ASDS OCISLY.

Mission

Starlink

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
SpaceX

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

B1048 will attempt to land on ASDS OCISLY.

Last seen landed on JRTI after Iridium 8 flight.

Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY)

The second ASDS barge, Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY) services launches in the Atlantic Ocean and was the site of the first landing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage during CRS-8, the launch of a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station.

Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS)

An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform. Construction of such ships was commissioned by aerospace company SpaceX to allow for recovery of rocket first-stages at sea for high-velocity missions which do not carry enough fuel to return to the launch site after lofting spacecraft onto an orbital trajectory.

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