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Starlink Group 4-12

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 70% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Trajectory


View comprehensive details including the rocket’s trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust, and more at FlightClub.io.

Mission


Starlink Group 4-12

  • 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 4-12

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 B1051

Booster B1051 last launched 11/12/2022 and has seen 13 successful launches and landings. Stage Expended

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.

B1051

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
Ken & Judy
2 years ago

To space , for earth we go.

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

You should switch back to a 24 hour time scheme for your scheduling.
Not everyone is from Florida, maybe even use GMT?

William Grisaitis
William Grisaitis
Reply to  Tom
1 year ago

Boo!!! I’m from florida!! Lol not kidding

mason mcrae
mason mcrae
1 year ago

go sapcex

beach Bob
beach Bob
1 year ago

Come on man , I got to go to bed ,

Kristines Korner
Kristines Korner
1 year ago

Awesome landing back to earth

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

Great launch and landing of the first stage, always great to watch thanks SpaceX you have nailed it yet again.