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Starlink Group 4-8

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 90% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Mission


Starlink Group 4-8

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

A batch of 46 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system.

Starlink Group 4-8

Location


Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 40 has witnessed the launch of 232 rockets, including 232 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 942 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 B1058

Booster B1058 last launched 12/23/2023 and has seen 19 successful launches and landings. Booster first flown during the DEMO-2 mission. Only booster featuring the NASA worm logo.

Written off after toppled by rough seas during transport on 25 December 2023 after safely landing aboard JRTI.

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.

B1058

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 O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
2 years ago

Good luck SpaceX with the progress of Starlink and the future of communications .

Danny
Danny
2 years ago

The time keep changing isn’t it?

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Danny
2 years ago

Hi Danny,
14 hours to launch from posting this unless something comes up at the Cape?.

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Danny
2 years ago

Hi Danny,
launch status (14 hours) from the posting of this statement ,(weather very favourable) unless something happens at the Cape.? Keep posted matey.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
Reply to  Ken & Judy
2 years ago

The rocket launched.I hope it’s successful. I would like for them all to be successful.

mark
mark
2 years ago

When i was ten buck rogers. know i step out the door and live it. Amazing

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
2 years ago

Lovely launch and coverage of the whole thing happening another winner folks for SpaceX and us all who are lucky to see it .