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Starlink Group 4-13

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Starlink Group 4-13

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

A batch of 53 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 4-13

Location

Space Launch Complex 4E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

704 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 121 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 121 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 has successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY after its 5th 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.

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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Mikeumus
Mikeumus
5 months ago

See yโ€™all there ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ›ฐ

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Mikeumus
5 months ago

Not wrong via webcam because we are in Australia , Aussies (Down Under).!

Eric Schrader
Eric Schrader
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
4 months ago

Has the totalitarian government grip on your society finally ended? I’d love to visit someday, but not under the government’s heavy handiness.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Eric Schrader
4 months ago

Not wrong Eric , but we watched the launch here in the good old South Australia and still COVIN 19 free. Stay tuned the rules are being taken off slowly and you will enjoy this wide brown land of sweeping plaines in the near future . Have a good day… Read more »

Pedro Ferreira
Pedro Ferreira
5 months ago

Is (as of now) this launch confirmed for may 10? would love to travel to watch it, thanks!

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Pedro Ferreira
5 months ago

Until the status shows as “Go for Launch” the date may change and even then weather can cause delays on launch day.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Pedro Ferreira
4 months ago

Seriously I have drove over 4 times and got shot down by weather or a leak. I hate that and it’s the nature of the beast.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
4 months ago

You never know when It will launch until it finally does.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
4 months ago

Looks like the Launch is scheduled tentatively for May 12th At 3:29 pm.But like I said,It can be delayed.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
4 months ago

All good Aaron , here in Australia it was launched Sat. 14 May, at 7.37am and it was as great as ever mate.

Hans
Hans
4 months ago

Hoping this one is good for May 12. Still no go for launch!

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
Reply to  Hans
4 months ago

Looks like it may go on Friday 13th

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
4 months ago

Great launch SpaceX , we never get sick of watching these launches from Sunny Australia .!
Keep on keeping on.!