Falcon 9 Block 5
Launch Cost: $52,000,000
A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system.
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Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
217 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, 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 156 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 156 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.
B1049 has successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY after its 8th launch.
Of Course I Still Love You – OCISLY
The second ASDS barge, Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY) services launches in the Pacific Ocean and was the site of the first landing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage during CRS-8, the launch of a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station.
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.
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 that. Bird gets off the ground successfully.
Is anyone gonna get up that early on a Sunday to watch that? I would doubt it.
In the past many people have and Rocket Monkey will be up watching the rocket launch.
Looks like the launch is Monday now. Can anyone recommend a place to view the launch for a first timer? Thanks!! We are currently at WDW.
Find the best place to watch the rocket launch here:
If it’s not cloudy, you can get a great view from Orlando/WDW. Just look due East.
From Sunday to Wednesday! LOL Does anyone know of a site that shows the trajectory apart from flightclub?
Is Bernie Sanders on there too?
Why do the Starlink Launches get moved to the “More Rocket Launches” page?
The Starlink launches are available here:
Noticed that the ASDS JRTI is described as servicing launches in the Pacific from Vandenberg? Should that be updated? (love the RUD explanation)
Thanks for the feedback. The JRTI description should be updated shortly.
Thanks, and thanks for all the info on the site!
One delay after another.Always delaying.As Al Shepard once said”Fix your little problems and light this candle.”
I’m starting to wonder if starlink 17 will ever get off the ground they have had both 18 and 19 Since
Is the person that’s selecting themusic for these videos brain dead or what, that’s the most ridiculous headache providing stuff I’ve ever heard! No sound would be an improvement!
Looks like the launch will be tonight thus far.Let’s light this candle.
Woohoo!Everythang is looking good for Starlink 17.May it be successful.
Finally It left the ground.