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Starlink 26

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Starlink 26 & Rideshare

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

A batch of 52 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system. Two rideshare satellites are also on this flight: a Capella radar observation spacecraft and a small payload from the California-based smallsat manufacturer Tyvak.

Mission patch for Starlink 26 & Rideshare

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, 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 130 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 130 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

B1058 landed on ASDS JRTI 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.

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 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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Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

Way to go Spacex.May none of your Starlinks have a weak link and may They all be launched successfully.

Last edited 1 year ago by Aaron Gosnell
Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

To all the SpaceX team , aim for the ‘second star to the right and straight on till morning’.

Margaret Kalustian
Margaret Kalustian
1 year ago

I like falcon 9

Devin Owens
Devin Owens
1 year ago

I hope this one will give me internet