Starlink Group 2-7
Falcon 9 Block 5
Starlink Group 2-7
Launch Cost: $52,000,000
A batch of 51 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system.
View the rocket launch trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust and much more at FlightClub.io
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 157 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 157 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.
B1061 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY after its twelfth 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.
I was planning on driving down from San Francisco for this launch. This would be my first time, so I don’t know what to expect. I’m seeing there’s a 60% chance of precipitation on Monday. Is that likely to cause the launch to be delayed?
This should answer some of your questions: https://www.spacelaunchschedule.com/preparing-for-an-in-person-rocket-launch-viewing/
Mark, I can tell you from personal experience, that it is somewhat unpredictable if/when a launch will be cancelled. A few years ago we watched, the site the evening before, saw the launch was still on and drove down from the Bay Area arriving around 4:30 the day prior to… Read more »
Absolutely, check the launch status here before you leave to watch a launch.
It will be listed on the page as soon as it is available.
Good luck to all you folks in the USA because we poor Aussies have to watch the launch by video …….all the best SpaceX FROM THE TEAM (DOWN UNDER).
Postponed to 5:45 ET?
Yes, 5:50 ET.
Bad weather in Vandenberg tonight. Small craft advisory. Maybe tomorrow?
I see you’ve already updated the launch. Good work. Thank you for this very well-done site.