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Globalstar-2 FM15 & USA 328-331

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Globalstar-2 FM15 & USA 328-331

Type: Communications
Launch Cost: $52,000,000

Launch carrying a spare Globalstar-2 satellite. Four other payloads were detected after deployment, after an additional payload adapter was spotted on top of the 2nd stage and unconfirmed reports of unannounced secret payload for the US government circulated.

Trajectory

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Mission patch for Globalstar-2 FM15 & USA 328-331

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

853 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 113 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 113 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

B1061 has successfully landed on ASDS JRTI after its ninth flight.

Just Read the Instructions – JRTI

First (Marmac 300) and third (Marmac 303) ASDS barge, Just Read the Instructions (JRTI) is currently used to recover Falcon 9 and Heavy boosters in the Altantic Ocean.

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.

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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George Varros
George Varros
1 month ago

What is the angle of inclination for this launch? Will it come up the eastern seaboard?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  George Varros
1 month ago

A link will be under the Mission section when it is available.

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
1 month ago

Here is to a great launch and keeping the free world free.!

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

We have launched again folks for the 3rd time this weekend , its never a dull moment with SpaceX.
Many thanks for the coverage of this launch on a cold Sunday afternoon here in South Australia, we Aussies (down under) appreciate it .