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SpaceX - Falcon 9 - NROL-146 - SLC-4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA. - May 22, 2024

Launch Date: May 22, 2024 Launch Time: 1:00 a.m. PDT, 4:00 a.m. EDT, 0800 UTC, 10:00 CESTLaunch Window: Opens May 22, 1:00 a.m. PDT / Closes 3:28 a.m. PDT L...

Watch live: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches on a mission for the U.S. spy satellite agency

Watch live coverage as SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket thought to be carrying an undisclosed number of Starshield satellites for the U.S. National Reconnai...

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NROL-146

Overview

Destination: Unknown
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Unknown Space Launch Complex 4E Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
B1071 - Of Course I Still Love You

First batch of satellites for a reconnaissance satellite constellation built by SpaceX and Northrop Grumman for the National Reconnaissance Office to provide imaging and other reconnaissance capabilities.

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Updates

Nosu • May 22, 2024, 11:08 a.m.

Launch success confirmed


Cosmic_Penguin • May 22, 2024, 8:01 a.m.

Liftoff.


LL2 • May 22, 2024, 7:46 a.m.

Unofficial Webcast by SPACE AFFAIRS has started


Falcon 9

Family:
Configuration: Block 5

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.

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Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    70.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.2 m
  • Launch Mass
    549 T
  • Thrust
    7607 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 9
  • Family
  • Variant
    Block 5
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 Block 5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $52000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    22800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8300 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1071

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: February 2, 2022
Last Flight: May 22, 2024
Flights: 16
Landings Attempted: 16
Landings Successful: 16
Previous B1071 Flights

Landing Information

The Falcon 9 first stage B1071 has landed on ASDS OCISLY after its 16th flight.

Result: Successful Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship landing at Of Course I Still Love You.

SpaceX

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 357 Failures: 11 Pending: 131

Agency Type:

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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