Starlink Group 2-4
Falcon 9 Block 5
Starlink Group 2-4
Launch Cost: $52,000,000
A batch of satellites for Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system.
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Space Launch Complex 4E
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
714 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 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.
B1075 has successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY after its first flight.
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.
Go Space X Bye crew have a safe Journey
There is no crew aboard.
Correct, the payload is several satellites.
I will be watching.
This launch appears to have been delayed until Wednesday.
What is your source?
Looks like the SpaceX page at https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=starlink-2-4-pre-launch is saying it is targeting Jan 11 at 7:48pm PT
Now the site states launch will be Sunday at 8:18am pst
8:pm PT 9 (Tues) = 4am UTC (Wed).
Will there be a Jellyfish effect from this launch?
Jellyfish effects usually happen just after sunset and just before sunrise.
No. It will be too light outside at that time. It has to be within about 30-60 minutes after sunset or before sunrise for the “twighligt effect” to occur. The sun has to still be able to hit the exhaust while not shine on the area it was launched from.… Read more »