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Globalstar-2 FM15 & USA 328-331

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 60% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Trajectory


View comprehensive details including the rocket’s trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust, and more at FlightClub.io.

Mission


Globalstar-2 FM15 & USA 328-331

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • 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.

Globalstar-2 FM15 & USA 328-331

Location


Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 40 has witnessed the launch of 221 rockets, including 221 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 931 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 40

Rocket


SpaceX 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.

Falcon 9 Block 5

Landing


Core B1061

Booster B1061 last launched 01/14/2024 and has seen 18 successful launches and landings. Booster which launched Crew-1, Crew-2 and IXPE.

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.

B1061

Agency


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 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 year ago

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

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
1 year ago

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

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year 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 .