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Türksat 5A

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Türksat 5A

Type: Communications

Türksat 5A is the first of two Turkish next generation communications satellites, which will be operated by Türksat for commercial and military purposes.

Mission patch for Türksat 5A

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9

Length: 70 meters
Diameter: 3.65 meters
First Launch: May 11, 2018

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.

The Falcon 9 rocket has been launched a total of 74 times with 74 successful and 0 failed launches.

Landing

B1060 landed on JRTI after its fourth flight.

Just Read the Instructions – JRTI

First (Marmac 300) and third (Marmac 303) ASDS barge, Just Read the Instructions (JRTI) 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 has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Swamp Bug
Swamp Bug
10 months ago

Thank you for keeping the people informed! The updates are appreciated.

Jim Bass
Jim Bass
11 months ago

If I fly to New York, the schedule says the plane WILL land at 3:18 PM.

The rocket industry has not the same level of confidence… B1060 will ATTEMPT to land on JRTI after its fourth flight.

Scott H
Scott H
Reply to  Jim Bass
10 months ago

There always has to be a troll. LOL SpaceX has a very good success rate on retrieving these 1st stages, Something NASA nor anyone that I have heard of, had ever attempted. What is your problem, Jim? This is new technology that SpaceX pioneered and, so far, has done well… Read more »

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Scott H
10 months ago

Should have proof read my grammar. LOL

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Jim Bass
10 months ago

Almost like the airline industry is nearly a century old and operates under strict schedules and services hundreds of flights per day. Private spaceflight, let alone precise landing and recovery of boosters is a very new concept that SpaceX is developing from scratch. The fact they are able to pull… Read more »

PEDRO RENDON
PEDRO RENDON
10 months ago

i loved

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
10 months ago

From Orlando

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Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
10 months ago

Well I love rockets.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
8 months ago

Hats off to Elon Musk for creating a reputable Company that does amazing things.I tip the hat to you Mr Musk.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk
7 months ago

Elon Is the Best

frank
frank
2 months ago

actually it just shows how far nasa and the gov have gone to keep it from happening at all and the fact that nasa and the gov could have already done this same thing twenty-30-40 years ago but have chosen not to. almost as if “they” has puposefully kept us… Read more »