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OneWeb 16

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

OneWeb 16

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

A batch of 48 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Internet broadband service for individual consumers. The constellation is planned to have around 648 microsatellites (of which 60 are spares), around 150 kg each, operating in Ku-band from low Earth orbit.

Trajectory

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Mission patch for OneWeb 16

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

873 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 146 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 146 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.

Core Landing

The Falcon 9 first stage has successfully landed back at the launch site after this 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 – SpX

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: SpX
  • Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
  • Founded: 2002
  • Launchers: Falcon | Starship
  • 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 O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

Launch target for SpaceX THIS YEAR IS 100…..bring it on.!

Jamyl
Jamyl
1 month ago

Where is the best place to see the launch

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Jamyl
1 month ago

Click on the “Watch in Person” button at the top of the page.

Frank Walley
Frank Walley
1 month ago

I do not see the trajectory for the flight. Anyone know if it’ll be going up the East coast?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Frank Walley
1 month ago

The trajectory will be added to the page when it is available.

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
1 month ago
Carol
Carol
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
1 month ago

No clue what I’m looking at

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Carol
1 month ago

I see a globe with a line down the East coast of Florida indicating a southern trajectory. What do you see?

TomD
TomD
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
1 month ago

Thanks. How can I find this myself, or will you still post them with the flights?

Joe Blough
Joe Blough
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
1 month ago

Its Not showing up

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Joe Blough
1 month ago

It is loading really slow today.

TomD
TomD
1 month ago

Why do you not publish the trajectory anymore? Is there another place to find it?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  TomD
1 month ago

I added the trajectory link in the comments. My data provider is working on fixing the issue.

Doug
Doug
29 days ago

Delay?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Doug
29 days ago

Not that we are aware of.

Tom & Cindy Finch
Tom & Cindy Finch
29 days ago

So far looks good. Thank you for including the trajectory- have it up and just waiting for launch. Hopefully will see on west coast of Fl.