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CSG-2

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

CSG-2

Type: Earth Science
Launch Cost: $52,000,000

CSG-2 is an Earth observation satellite for the Italian Space Agency, part of a reconnaissance constellation using synthetic aperture radars operating in the X-band.

Trajectory

View the rocket launch trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust and much more at FlightClub.io

Mission patch for CSG-2

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

844 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5 – SpaceX

Family: Falcon
Length: 70 m
Diameter: 3.65 m
Launch Mass: 549 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 22800 kg

The Falcon 9 Block 5 was manufactured by SpaceX with the first launch on 2018-05-11. Falcon 9 Block 5 has 100 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 100 launches. 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.

Landing

B1052 has landed at landing zone 1 after its third flight.

Landing Zone 1 – LZ-1

LZ-1 Pad located at Cape Canaveral Space 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.

Agency

SpaceX

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: SpX
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
Founded: 2002
Launchers: Falcon
Spacecraft: Dragon
Country: USA

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 operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
5 months ago

Earth science and observation covering climate change of our planet is vital at this tipping point in time.
Bring it on SpaceX and others like our Italian space friends and other nations.

DaveElderkin
DaveElderkin
4 months ago

What azimuth?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  DaveElderkin
4 months ago

Click on the link under the mission section on this page

Robert C Reeve
Robert C Reeve
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
4 months ago

You mean the link that doesn’t work?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Robert C Reeve
4 months ago

It looks like they updated the website and it is currently not working. Hopefully, they fix it soon.

Edgard
Edgard
4 months ago

where are they going to land the booster?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Edgard
4 months ago

It looks like it is going to land back at the Cape. Click on the link under the mission section on this page to see more info.

Robert C Reeve
Robert C Reeve
4 months ago

The link for trajectory does not work.

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Robert C Reeve
4 months ago

The link is working again

JERRY ADKINS
JERRY ADKINS
4 months ago

is it going north .. up the east coast ..

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  JERRY ADKINS
4 months ago

The trajectory can be found under the link in the mission section. This launch trajectory is south with the booster landing back at the cape.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
3 months ago

Still worth waiting for the launch , go SpaceX.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
3 months ago

Great launch and web coverage of MECO and 1st stage landing , your coverage is getting much better on these launches for us mortals to see.
Keep up the great work.