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Starlink 4-3

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Starlink 4-3

Type: Communications

A batch of 48 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system - as well as 2 BlackSky Earth observation satellites as rideshare payloads.

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Mission patch for Starlink 4-3

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

828 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9

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 rocket has been launched a total of 74 times with 74 successful and 0 failed launches.

Landing

B1060 has landed on ASDS ASOG after its ninth flight.

A Shortfall of Gravitas – ASOG

The fourth ASDS barge, A Shortfall of Gravitas (ASOG) is currently used to recover Falcon 9 and Heavy boosters in the Altantic Ocean.

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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Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
15 days ago

Good luck for the Starlink mission to connect the world .

Bl@ke Ly
4 days ago

The time on this appears to be incorrect as of the time of this post. The KSC website shows T-0 at 6:28PM EST as well as other reliable sources.

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey(@rocketmonkey)
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Reply to  [email protected] Ly
4 days ago

The KSC website is slow to update their website.

Bl@ke Ly
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
4 days ago

Some sites are also showing 5:57PM as the Liftoff time & I believe this comes from the Weather Squadron PDF Bulletin since the 2 hour “window” is from 4:57-6:57 & SpaceX always like to hit it right in the middle of the window so we’ll just have to see. I… Read more »

Wayne Springer
Wayne Springer
3 days ago

This never gets old. Good luck to Starlink and the entire SpaceX team.