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Starlink Group 6-13

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Starlink Group 6-13

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

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system.

Trajectory

View the rocket launch trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust and much more at FlightClub.io

Mission patch for Starlink Group 6-13

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Core Landing

The Falcon 9 first stage has successfully landed on ASDS ASOG after this 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 – 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.

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