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Starlink Group 2-4

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

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Mission

Starlink Group 2-4

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

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

Trajectory

View the rocket launch trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust and much more at FlightClub.io

Mission patch for Starlink Group 2-4

Location

Space Launch Complex 4E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

707 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg SFB, CA, 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 131 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 131 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

B1061 will attempt to land on ASDS OCISLY after its eleventh 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.

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
16 days ago

This should be a Good launch.Will there be a jellyfish effect from it?

Ramon Garza
Ramon Garza
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
13 days ago

They pushed the launch time forward even more now. I doubt it, but it would be cool to know what time range we would be able to see that.

Marc okamoto
Marc okamoto
Reply to  Ramon Garza
13 days ago

Twilight effect ideal conditions are 30-60mins before sunrise or after sunset

Hans Böhme
Hans Böhme
1 day ago

Hello, does anyone know if the flight is going to start as announced on the 29th at 4pm? I can only find it here and nowhere else. Is there a source where the information is updated more often? Thank you!

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Hans Böhme
23 hours ago

This one has been delayed.

Hans Böhme
Hans Böhme
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
21 hours ago

Thank you for the information. Till when did it get delayed? And where can I find further information?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Hans Böhme
5 hours ago

A new date has not been set. Check back here for updates.