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OneWeb 17

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

OneWeb 17

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

A batch of 40 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 17

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

888 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 171 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 171 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

B1062 has successfully landed back at the launch site after its thirteenth 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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Judy & Ken O' Neill
Judy & Ken O' Neill
2 months ago

Lets do it again SpaceX.!!!!

Smcsw
Smcsw
2 months ago

Postponed until 5pm EST?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Smcsw
2 months ago

Do you have a source?

ROBYN
ROBYN
2 months ago

kennedy space center states launch is at 2:15pm today and its a web 3, which is correct?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  ROBYN
2 months ago

KSC is slow to update their website.

Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
2 months ago

Thanks for putting all the important information in an easy to find place. It is very much appreciated!