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Starlink 17

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Starlink 17

Type: Communications

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

189 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5

Length: 70 meters
Diameter: 3.65 meters
First Launch: May 11, 2018

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.

The Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket has been launched a total of 66 times with 66 successful and 0 failed launches.

Landing

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 Atlantic 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.

Agency

SpaceX

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: SpX
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
Founded: 2002
Launchers: Falcon
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 has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
4 months ago

I hope that. Bird gets off the ground successfully.

Rocket Nerd
Rocket Nerd
4 months ago

Is anyone gonna get up that early on a Sunday to watch that? I would doubt it.

Rocket Monkey
Reply to  Rocket Nerd
4 months ago

In the past many people have and Rocket Monkey will be up watching the rocket launch.

Joellen Emmerick
Joellen Emmerick
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
4 months ago

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.

Rocket Monkey
Reply to  Joellen Emmerick
4 months ago
Connie
Connie
Reply to  Joellen Emmerick
3 months ago

The beach!

Jerry
Jerry
Reply to  Joellen Emmerick
3 months ago

If it’s not cloudy, you can get a great view from Orlando/WDW. Just look due East.

Last edited 3 months ago by Jerry
9merlins
9merlins
Reply to  Rocket Nerd
4 months ago

Yes

Ray32825
Ray32825
4 months ago

From Sunday to Wednesday! LOL Does anyone know of a site that shows the trajectory apart from flightclub?

Herman Sherwood-Sitts
Herman Sherwood-Sitts
4 months ago

Is Bernie Sanders on there too?

Tom Morrisey
Tom Morrisey
4 months ago

Why do the Starlink Launches get moved to the “More Rocket Launches” page?

Rocket Monkey
Reply to  Tom Morrisey
4 months ago

The Starlink launches are available here:
http://www.spacelaunchschedule.com

Kathryn
Kathryn
4 months ago

Noticed that the ASDS JRTI is described as servicing launches in the Pacific from Vandenberg? Should that be updated? (love the RUD explanation)

Rocket Monkey
Reply to  Kathryn
4 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. The JRTI description should be updated shortly.

Kathryn
Kathryn
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
4 months ago

Thanks, and thanks for all the info on the site!

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
3 months ago

One delay after another.Always delaying.As Al Shepard once said”Fix your little problems and light this candle.”

Traveler 0957
Traveler 0957
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
3 months ago

I’m starting to wonder if starlink 17 will ever get off the ground they have had both 18 and 19 Since

Ron highfill
Ron highfill
3 months ago

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!

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
3 months ago

Looks like the launch will be tonight thus far.Let’s light this candle.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
3 months ago

Woohoo!Everythang is looking good for Starlink 17.May it be successful.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
3 months ago

Finally It left the ground.