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Starlink Group 2-6 & ION SCV009

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Starlink Group 2-6 & ION SCV009

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

A batch of 49 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system.

This launch carries D-Orbit’s ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena as a rideshare payload.

Trajectory

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

Mission patch for Starlink Group 2-6 & ION SCV009

Location

Space Launch Complex 4E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

711 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 146 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 146 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

B1071 has successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY after its seventh 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 – 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.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
12 days ago

Connectivity for the world.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
10 days ago

I hope for a good launch.Let’s light this candle Spacex.

Smcsw
Smcsw
9 days ago

Postponed until tomorrow — Tuesday?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Smcsw
9 days ago

yes

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
7 days ago

We have lift off , great launch folks.!