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Transporter 5 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Transporter 5 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)

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

Transporter 5 mission is a dedicated rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with 59 cubeSats, microsats, non-deploying hosted payloads, and orbital transfer vehicles for commercial and government customers.

Mission patch for Transporter 5 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)

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

B1061 has successfully landed back at its launch site after its eighth flight.

Landing Zone 1 – LZ-1

LZ-1 Pad located at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at the previous LC-13

Return to Launch Site – RTLS

A return to launch site usually means that after stage separation the booster flips and does a burn back towards the launch site, landing near where it initially launched from.

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

Rideshareing small satellites is now the future going forward.

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kantrolmatik ailesi telegram channel
4 months ago

kontrolmatik

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill

we second that.!

Lydia Mancini
Lydia Mancini
4 months ago

I will not be able to see the launch or the return my standard poodle is not well
So my better choice is to stay home with him.
Those that are going enjoy

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Lydia Mancini
4 months ago

We did enjoy via webcam you missed a great launch but no worries there are more to come .
Hope your poodle is getting better.

CSWHO
CSWHO
4 months ago

what’s the trajectory? North or South?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  CSWHO
4 months ago

Click the link under the mission section for the trajectory.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
4 months ago

Fantastic launch and those Falcon 9 A1 landings are always great to see keep them coming SpaceX.!