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Starlink Group 4-11

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Starlink Group 4-11

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

A batch of 50 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 4-11

Location

Space Launch Complex 4E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

710 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 143 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 143 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

B1063 successfully landed on Of Course I Still Love You

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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Tobywon
Tobywon
11 months ago

Drone landing or base landing?

Art Masson
Art Masson
Reply to  Tobywon
11 months ago

Drone ship Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY)

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Tobywon
11 months ago

? not sure at this stage maybe “Rocket Monkey” may know.?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Tobywon
11 months ago

Looking at the trajectory via the link under the mission section, it looks like a drone landing. The info will be posted to this page when it is available.

Kiks
Kiks
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
11 months ago

According to a friend of mine who works inside Vandenberg, it is going to be a drone landing.

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
11 months ago

to space, for earth.

Ralph Chaney
Ralph Chaney
11 months ago

Yes, How do we learn if the booster will land on the drone-ship, or back at the base?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Ralph Chaney
11 months ago

The information will be posted here when it is available.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
11 months ago

Yes.That is correct.We’ll know more when they post it to this page.

Dylan Welch
Dylan Welch
11 months ago

EX citing Launch date. I wonder what kind of popcorn EM likes

Teri
Teri
11 months ago

I can usually see the rocket on the launch pad by now. Do you think the date will be moved?

Robert C Reeve
Robert C Reeve
Reply to  Teri
11 months ago

It’s launching for California

Marc
Marc
11 months ago

Which direction (N/S/E/W) will the Falcon be heading right after liftoff?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Marc
11 months ago

Click on the link under the mission section to see the trajectory. it will be heading south.

Marc
Marc
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
11 months ago

Very helpful! Thanks.

For that data, click Launches in the top nav, then select Next Launch.

Kiks
Kiks
11 months ago

Opening window is at 8:38 am tomorrow.

Ralph Chaney
Ralph Chaney
11 months ago

This is great information… Thank You! I will join! How can we find out where the drone ship was located for the touchdown. An earlier mission had the drone ship off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico. For this mission, after separation, from the booster camera we could see the channel… Read more »

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Ralph Chaney
11 months ago

Click on the link under the mission section on this page.

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
11 months ago

Great launch as normal and video footage . The Drone landing at sea perfect yet again.
Go SpaceX.