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Starlink Group 4-4

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Starlink Group 4-4

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $52,000,000

A batch of 52 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system.

Starlink Group 4-4

Location


Space Launch Complex 4E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 4E has witnessed the launch of 135 rockets, including 135 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 746 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 4E

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

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.

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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Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
2 years ago

I hope for a successful launch,Spacex!Let’s light this candle.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
2 years ago

Falcon 9 launches keep on keeping on with Starlink Satellites .

SteveW
SteveW
2 years ago

Lets hope that 71 is the next lucky number…

RocketMan
RocketMan
2 years ago

How do we tell what site at vandenberg the rocket will launch from?

Judy
Judy
2 years ago

Happy New Year to Aaron , Steve W, Rocket Man, Rocket Monkey and of course SpaceX.
See you all in 2022 for more great rocket launches .

Pancho
Pancho
2 years ago

Dec 17 scrubbed. Moved to Dec 18, very early morning.

Pancho
Pancho
Reply to  Rocket Monkey
2 years ago

A friend from Vandenberg texted me.

Also, January launch just got cancelled.

Bets
Bets
2 years ago

Is this still a GO for launch?

Pancho
Pancho
Reply to  Bets
2 years ago

I could see the launch pad lighted up. It is 9:46 pm PST.

Pancho
Pancho
Reply to  Bets
2 years ago

Very clear sky here at Vandenberg village. Nice launch!👏👏

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
Reply to  Bets
2 years ago

Sure is , done and dusted as SpaceX does best.

David Harris
David Harris
2 years ago

Watched from Bentura, always amazed!

Michael Skewes
Michael Skewes
2 years ago

Looked great from Burbank California!

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
Reply to  Michael Skewes
2 years ago

All you folks in the USA are lucky seeing these launches we envy you all. We here in Australia have to watch it via web cam but its still worth it

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
2 years ago

Great launch Elon , winners are grinners.