Starlink Group 4-3
Falcon 9 Block 5
Starlink Group 4-3
Launch Cost: $52,000,000
A batch of 48 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system – as well as 2 BlackSky Earth observation satellites as rideshare payloads.
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Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
888 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.
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 172 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 172 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.
B1060 has landed on ASDS ASOG after its ninth flight.
A Shortfall of Gravitas – ASOG
The fourth ASDS barge, A Shortfall of Gravitas (ASOG) 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.
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.
Good luck for the Starlink mission to connect the world .
The time on this appears to be incorrect as of the time of this post. The KSC website shows T-0 at 6:28PM EST as well as other reliable sources.
The KSC website is slow to update their website.
Some sites are also showing 5:57PM as the Liftoff time & I believe this comes from the Weather Squadron PDF Bulletin since the 2 hour “window” is from 4:57-6:57 & SpaceX always like to hit it right in the middle of the window so we’ll just have to see. I… Read more »
This never gets old. Good luck to Starlink and the entire SpaceX team.