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Starlink Group 4-8

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Starlink Group 4-8

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

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

Mission patch for Starlink Group 4-8

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

858 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, 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

B1058 successfully landed on A Shortfall of Gravitas after its 11th flight.

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 O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
7 months ago

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

Danny
Danny
7 months ago

The time keep changing isn’t it?

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Danny
7 months ago

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

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
Reply to  Danny
7 months 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
7 months ago

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

mark
mark
7 months ago

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

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
7 months ago

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