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Starlink Group 4-3

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 95% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Mission


Starlink Group 4-3

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • 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.

Starlink Group 4-3

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 B1060

Booster B1060 last launched 02/15/2024 and has seen 18 successful launches and landings. Booster first used during the GPS III SV03 mission.

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.

B1060

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

Good luck for the Starlink mission to connect the world .

Bl@ke Ly
Bl@ke Ly
2 years ago

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.

Bl@ke Ly
Bl@ke Ly
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
2 years ago

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 »

Wayne Springer
Wayne Springer
2 years ago

This never gets old. Good luck to Starlink and the entire SpaceX team.