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Transporter 1 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Transporter 1 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)

Type: Dedicated Rideshare
Launch Cost: $52,000,000

Transporter 1 mission is a dedicated rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers.

Mission patch for Transporter 1 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

849 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 105 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 105 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 has successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY after its 5th 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.

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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M. Meftah
M. Meftah
1 year ago

Hope a successful for this launch. LATMOS.

Nancy L Gemmill
Nancy L Gemmill
1 year ago

Wow I just ran outside this morning and watched a launch that carried more devices to have the world able to have internet communications. Love living on Florida.

Wolkenfarmer
Wolkenfarmer
1 year ago

I miss the information how often this particual rocket has flown already.
However, I like the fact that you add a weather forecast now.

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Wolkenfarmer
1 year ago

There information about how many times the rocket has flown is under the rocket section of the page.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

In the words of. Alan B Shepard the first Anerican in space;Fix your little problems sand light this candle.

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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1 year ago

This is what the satellites look like under the SpaceX Falcon fairings for this mission.

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