Falcon 9 Block 5
Type: Government/Top Secret
Launch Cost: $52,000,000
First of three radar remote sensing satellite built by Airbus for the German military.
View the rocket launch trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust and much more at FlightClub.io
Space Launch Complex 4E
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
720 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.
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 173 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 173 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.
B1071 successfully touched down at Landing Zone 4 after its third mission.
Landing Zone 4 – LZ-4
LZ at Vandenberg
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.
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.
I hope the launch is successful.
Same here Aaron.
Nothing like a ” top secret” satellite or three to keep the world at peace .
Fingers crossed for this launch and world peace.!
Peace is hard to come by these days.
Where will it land? Pad or ocisly?
The landing information will be available here when it is available. Keep checking back.
It will return to pad. We are excited here in Lompoc.
Information above reads OCISlY
We will consult with our data provider. I have heard the booster is supposed to land back at the launch site.
Is this an RTS?
Yes, the page has been updated.
Really wish more people were informed about how terrible private space companies are for the actual benefit of people. Look into it and consider the impacts this industry is having on local ecosystems and the overall planet.
Probably a hundred thousand jobs connected with all this. That’s a lot of people feeding their families and keeping a roof and a bed because of this.
Are you serious? C’mon, the planet isn’t going anywhere, we are. We will be long gone and this big, blue, beautiful planet will still be spinning around. Are we just supposed to shut down civilization or efforts to strive for the betterment of man to “save the planet?”
Space exploration is about our best chance to save (us) and our blue planet by exploring the moon , mars, asteroids etc to mine minerals rather than take from the earth, after all the technology we now require to construct “renewable energy” products requires (minerals) and lots of them and… Read more »
Where’s the best view point there?
Another great launch SpaceX and not forgetting the 125th recovery and counting .
Great coverage regardless of the fog.!
Next launch please.