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Starlink Group 4-11

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

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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

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Mission patch for Starlink Group 4-11

Location

Space Launch Complex 4E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

697 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 99 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 99 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.

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

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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Tobywon
Tobywon
3 months ago

Drone landing or base landing?

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

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

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Tobywon
2 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
2 months ago

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

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
3 months ago

to space, for earth.

Ralph Chaney
Ralph Chaney
2 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
2 months ago

The information will be posted here when it is available.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
2 months ago

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

Dylan Welch
Dylan Welch
2 months ago

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

Teri
Teri
2 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
2 months ago

It’s launching for California

Marc
Marc
2 months ago

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

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Marc
2 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
2 months ago

Very helpful! Thanks.

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

Kiks
Kiks
2 months ago

Opening window is at 8:38 am tomorrow.

Ralph Chaney
Ralph Chaney
2 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
2 months ago

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

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
2 months ago

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