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Starlink Group 4-5

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Starlink Group 4-5

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

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system.

Mission patch for Starlink Group 4-5

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

207 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL, 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

B1062 successfully landed on A Shortfall of Gravitas.

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.

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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Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
9 months ago

Good to see the gang from SpaceX are the first to hit space for 2022.
This year is going to be a ripper for space exploration, bring it on .

Tim
Tim
8 months ago

Will this launch be viable from NE Florida?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Tim
8 months ago

The launch trajectory can be found at the link under the mission section on this page. The trajectory is southeast, but if it is not cloudy I think you will be able to see it.

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
8 months ago

Great launch for 2022 SpaceX , this year is going to be a ripper .
All the very best from South Australia we are with you all the way.

myname
myname
8 months ago

Is this a kind of a communication satellite?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  myname
8 months ago

The satellites are used to provide Internet service throughout the world.

Arthur Jason-Galarza
Arthur Jason-Galarza
8 months ago

Congratulations Space X team.

Tom
Tom
8 months ago

Need to add to the Rocket Launch Schedule…Virgin Orbit – LauncherOne

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Tom
8 months ago
Jack Katzberg
Jack Katzberg
8 months ago

Times are historic?

Caleb
Caleb
8 months ago

Hi, thanks for all of this work! Where is your data from? Could it be possible to get data files, or at least summaries of launches by year? In particular, I’d love to know how many launches are scheduled for 2022.

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Caleb
8 months ago

The launch schedule for 2022 is available here:
https://www.spacelaunchschedule.com/2022-launch-schedule/
The data comes from https://thespacedevs.com/

bob
bob
6 months ago

why do you not list the timezone for the launch time or specify that it is UTC. Whole lot of detectice work required to figure out the launch time.

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  bob
6 months ago

The launch date and time displayed should be for your location.

Eddy MAc
Eddy MAc
4 months ago

If I was in the area is this something I could take my family to and see?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Eddy MAc
4 months ago

Yes, click the watch in person button at the top of the page.

Dr. Aswathy S
Dr. Aswathy S
2 months ago

I need to update the launch news

Jack
Jack
1 month ago

Is there a consolidated format of launches by year for each manufacturer? (ie. historicals)

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Jack
1 month ago

The main menu has an option to view by the agency.

Geoff Gawdun
Geoff Gawdun
29 days ago

Are any launches scheduled from Sept. 18, 2022 to Sept. 23, 2022?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Geoff Gawdun
29 days ago

Launches are not usually scheduled for more than a week or two out. Keep checking back.

Nathan
Nathan
28 days ago

This is Nathan keim when does the space launch

Kelley
Kelley
25 days ago

We are trying to buy airline tickets to correspond with a late October or November launch. Can you tell me the launch dates for those two months?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Kelley
25 days ago

Rocket launches are not usually scheduled more than two weeks out.

Tse, B.K.
Tse, B.K.
23 days ago

.SpaceX’s last launch gave Brainerd Shiu and his cell group access to equipment
harrowing to society; there better be solution; there is no censuring of wireless xmssns