Starlink Group 4-4
Falcon 9 Block 5
Starlink Group 4-4
Launch Cost: $52,000,000
A batch of 52 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system.
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Space Launch Complex 4E
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
714 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, 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 156 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 156 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.
B1051 has successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY after its eleventh launch.
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.
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.
I hope for a successful launch,Spacex!Let’s light this candle.
Falcon 9 launches keep on keeping on with Starlink Satellites .
Lets hope that 71 is the next lucky number…
How do we tell what site at vandenberg the rocket will launch from?
Under the location section on the page, it states the launch pad as Space Launch Complex 4E
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 .
Dec 17 scrubbed. Moved to Dec 18, very early morning.
Can you provide a source?
A friend from Vandenberg texted me.
Also, January launch just got cancelled.
Is this still a GO for launch?
I could see the launch pad lighted up. It is 9:46 pm PST.
Very clear sky here at Vandenberg village. Nice launch!👏👏
Sure is , done and dusted as SpaceX does best.
Watched from Bentura, always amazed!
Looked great from Burbank California!
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
Great launch Elon , winners are grinners.