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Starlink Mission

SpaceX is targeting Monday, January 18 for its seventeenth Starlink mission, which will launch 60 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Ken...

Starlink 16

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA Probability: 90%
B1051 - Just Read the Instructions

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

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Updates

Nosu • Jan. 20, 2021, 2:09 p.m.

Successful launch


JRascagneres • Jan. 19, 2021, 2:55 a.m.

Update NET from SpaceX Twitter


Cosmic_Penguin • Jan. 18, 2021, 3:07 a.m.

Delayed for 24 hours.


Falcon 9

Family: Falcon
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
    Falcon
  • Variant
    Block 5
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 Block 5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $52,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    22800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8300 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1051

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: March 2, 2019
Last Flight: May 9, 2021
Flights: 10
Landings Attempted: 10
Landings Successful: 10
Previous B1051 Flights

Landing Information

B1051 has successfully landed on ASDS JRTI after its 8th launch.

Result: Successful Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship landing at Just Read the Instructions.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 135 Failures: 9 Pending: 49

Agency Type: Commercial

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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