Starlink Group 2-1
Falcon 9 Block 5
Starlink Group 2-1
Launch Cost: $52,000,000
A batch of 51 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system.
The trajectory is unavailable. Check back for updates.
Space Launch Complex 4E
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
713 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 154 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 154 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 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY after its tenth 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.
67 launches out of 67 , this says it all folks .
Happy landings Space X.
is there a surface track from launch? Can I see this launch from northern Va?
Is there a site where I can find the trajectory of this flight? Will it be going north over the Outer Banks, or going south?
I am going to guess it will be a northern trajectory, but it looks like that information isn’t available yet.
It looks like the launch is from Vandenberg on the west coast.
I’m seeing Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning times, also a “no earlier than” designator. Is it still guesswork this close?
The date has not be confirmed yet, keep checking back for updates.
Has Tue Aug 24 5:00 pm been confirmed?
The status will change to go for launch when the date has been confirmed. Probably within a week of the launch. Keep checking back for updates.
The mission’s name, Starlink 2-1, refers to it being the first batch with all next-generation Starlink satellites with lasers? Or does it refer to the fact its the first Starlink kaunch from West Coast?
We are go for an on time launch.Let’s light this candle.
About to light it Aaron, stay tuned mate.
Can the launch be seen from carpenteria ca
Can it be seen in San Diego?
If the weather cooperates.
Great launch SpaceX. Always pretty to watch for us earth dwellers.
If the Apollo Team had this technology 52 years again we would have our old friend Buss Aldrin on Jupiter by now but better late then never folks .
Keep this journey going .
My Friend and I went up to Lompoc to see it,But it was too foggy.We sure could hear it though.
I watched it from my backyard in the Bay Area, 235 miles north of Vandenberg. I was hoping it would get into the sunlight but was gone from sight beforehand.