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Falcon 9 Block 5

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 81 Failures: 6 Pending: 40

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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Starlink 2

Communications

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

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Geoff Barrett is an independent graphic artist that creates launch infographics for space flight events.

Falcon 9 Block 5


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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B1049

Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
Successful Landing

B1049 will attempt to land on an ASDS after its fourth launch.


Spaceflight Now

Good weather predicted for Cape Canaveral’s first launch of 2020

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NASA Spaceflight

SpaceX kick-starts global 2020 launch year with Starlink mission

The first rocket flight of the 2020s is upon us as SpaceX prepares to use their Falcon 9 to deliver the newest batch ...

Spaceflight Now

Timeline for Falcon 9 launch of Starlink satellites

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SpaceFlight Insider

SpaceX starts 2020 with Starlink launch

SpaceX began 2020 with the first of many Starlink launches planned for 2020. At 9:19 PM Eastern Standard Time (2:19 ...

SpaceNews

SpaceX becomes operator of world’s largest commercial satellit...

SpaceX launched 60 of its own Starlink broadband satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket Jan. 6, becoming the operator of the...

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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Ariane 5 ECA
Success
1 day ago
Eutelsat Konnect & GSAT-30
Ariane Launch Area 3 - Kourou, French Guiana

Eutelsat Konnect is an all-electric, Ka-band geostationary communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space for Eutelsat. It will provide broa...


Kuaizhou
Success
1 day, 18 hours ago
Kuaizhou
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Long March 2D
Success
2 days, 18 hours ago
Long March 2D
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Long March 3
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
TJS-5 (TJSW-5)
Unknown - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

TJS-5 is a geostationary communications satellite. It offers satellite communication, television and broadcasting services, while also verifying h...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Starlink 2
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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


Long March 5
Success
3 weeks ago
Shijian 20
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Shijian 20 is an experimental geostationary communications satellite. This is also a return-to-flight launch for Long March 5 after a July 2017 fai...


Rokot / Briz-KM
Success
3 weeks ago
Gonets-M24, Gonets-M25, Gonets-M26 & Blits-M
133/3 (133L) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Gonets-M are an upgraded version of Gonets satellites, derived from military communications system Strela-3. Gonets-M constellation is tasked with...


Proton-M
Success
3 weeks, 3 days ago
Elektro-L No.3
81/24 (81P) - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Elektro-L is a series of meteorological satellites developed for the Russian Federal Space Agency by NPO Lavochkin. They are designed to capture re...


Atlas V N22
Success
4 weeks ago
CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test (Uncrewed)
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

This is the first test flight of Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station. Although Atlas V and Centaur upper stage successfully put...


Long March 4
Success
4 weeks ago
CBERS-4A
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

On April 24, 2015, China and Brazil have signed the agreement for the construction of CBERS-4A. It's a third satellite in the continuity to the CBE...