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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink Group 6-49

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April 13, 2024, 1:40 a.m.


Communications

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

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Upcoming Launches


Apr 17, 2024

Falcon 9 Block 5 | WorldView Legion 1 & 2

SpaceX

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

WorldView Legion is a constellation of Earth observation satellites built and operated by Maxar. Constellation is planned to consist of 6 satellites in both polar and mid-inclination orbits, providing 30 cm-class resolution.
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Apr 17, 2024

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink Group 6-51

SpaceX

Low Earth Orbit Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.
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Upcoming Events


Press Event
April 15, 2024

Loral O’Hara Post Mission Press Conference

Johnson Space Center, Houston

After spending six-and-a-half-months aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara will participate in a news conference. O’Hara completed 204 days in space, 3,264 orbits of the Earth, and 86.5 million miles during her first spaceflight. She witnessed the arrival of eight visiting spacecraft and the departure of seven visiting spacecraft, including both crewed and cargo missions. O’Hara also completed one spacewalk totaling six hours, 42 minutes.

Press Event
April 15, 2024

NASA Mars Sample Return Update Conference

Online

NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss the agency’s response to a Mars Sample Return Independent Review Board report from September 2023, including next steps for the program. The media teleconference will share the agency’s recommendations regarding a path forward for Mars Sample Return within a balanced overall science …

EVA
April 25, 2024

Russian EVA-62

International Space Station

Two ROSCOSMOS cosmonauts will perform an EVA outside the International Space Station.

Spacecraft Undocking
April 26, 2024

CRS-30 Dragon Undocking

International Space Station

The SpaceX CRS-30 Dragon spacecraft will undock from the International Space Station ahead of its reentry, splashdown and recovery.


Falcon 9
Success
1 day, 21 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-49
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
3 days, 8 hours ago
USSF-62
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

First Weather System Follow-on (WSF) satellite. WSF-M (Weather System Follow-on - Microwave) is the next-generation operational environmental sate…


Angara A5/Blok DM-03
Success
3 days, 14 hours ago
Vostochny Angara Test Flight
Cosmodrome Site 1A - Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

First test launch of the Angara A5 launch vehicle from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. The rocket will carry a mass simulator payload.


Falcon 9
Success
4 days, 17 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-48
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Delta IV Heavy
Success
5 days, 6 hours ago
NROL-70
Space Launch Complex 37B - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Classified payload for the NRO. Last flight of the Delta IV Heavy rocket.


Falcon 9
Success
6 days, 23 hours ago
Bandwagon 1 (Dedicated Mid-Inclination Rideshare)
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Dedicated rideshare flight to a mid-inclination orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
Starlink Group 8-1
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 21 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Starlink Group 6-47
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Yaogan 42-01
Launch Complex 3 (LC-3/LA-1) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

The Yaogan 42-01 is a Chinese military “remote sensing” satellite of unknown purposes.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Starlink Group 7-18
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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


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