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Starlink Group 4-1

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 80% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Mission


Starlink Group 4-1

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $52,000,000

A batch of 53 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system.

Starlink Group 4-1

Location


Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 40 has witnessed the launch of 227 rockets, including 227 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 937 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 40

Rocket


SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5

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.

Falcon 9 Block 5

Landing


Core B1058

Booster B1058 last launched 12/23/2023 and has seen 19 successful launches and landings. Booster first flown during the DEMO-2 mission. Only booster featuring the NASA worm logo.

Written off after toppled by rough seas during transport on 25 December 2023 after safely landing aboard JRTI.

Just Read the Instructions – JRTI

Third (Marmac 303) ASDS barge, Just Read the Instructions (JRTI) is currently used to recover Falcon 9 and Heavy boosters in the Altantic Ocean.

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.

B1058

Agency


SpaceX

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
2 years ago

Space X success coming up .

Bill Buell
Bill Buell
2 years ago

What happened to the estimated dates for launch?

Bill Buell
Bill Buell
Reply to  Bill Buell
2 years ago

Let me get this straight. You post that on Oct 30 there will be a Starlink 30 launch at 5:00PM MST from the Cape, a super Heavy launch at 5:PM MST FROM Kennedy and also a SpX USCV 3 launch at 11:37PM MST from Kennedy. Wow. If this is possible… Read more »

Bill Buell
Bill Buell
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
2 years ago

Thanks for the clarification.

Lou Kebort
Lou Kebort
2 years ago

I thought the launch on Saturday was Vandenberg SFB?

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
2 years ago

Let’s hope for another Spacex launch.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
2 years ago

Let’s hope hope for another successful Spacex launch.

Marc Cahill
Marc Cahill
2 years ago

I was born and raised in Orlando. I’ve seen hundreds of launches. However, today was my son’s 1st launch since he was born in Michigan. It went off with a hitch and I as well as my son was thrilled. Great job SpaceX!

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Marc Cahill
2 years ago

Same here Marc, only seen launches via video coverage because we live in South Australia . Its always a thrill to witness but one day we will see a live launch .
Enjoy further live launches with your son thanks to SpaceX because these are only the beginning.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
2 years ago

A-1 LAUNCH AGAIN SpaceX the coverage was also great to watch , the fog made a good background .
A 2000 satellite launch milestone with this mission, fantastic job to all involved at SpaceX.
Keep on keeping on folks.