Starlink 9

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA Probability: 70%
B1051 - Of Course I Still Love You

A batch of 57 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. This launch will also carry two BlackSky Earth-imaging satellites as a rideshare.

Launch Infographic

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SpaceX fires up Falcon 9 rockets hours apart for back to back launches

SpaceX has fired up two separate Falcon 9 rockets at two separate Florida launch pads in less than 16 hours ahead of back to back launches for Starlink and the US military. Around 6:30 pm local on June 24th, SpaceX successfully static f...

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SpaceX on track for first four-launch month ever

With the first mission under its belt, SpaceX is on track to complete four orbital-class launches in a single month for the first time ever, an encouraging sign as it seeks to rapidly deploy its Starlink constellation. A January 3rd lau...

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SpaceX’s third Starlink launch in three weeks is just around the corner

SpaceX is just a few days away from Falcon 9’s third Starlink internet satellite launch in 22 days, also the second commercial Starlink rideshare mission in two weeks. If successfully, Starlink v1.0 L9 mission will mark nearly six hundr...

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SpaceX Starlink launch to kick off a potentially record-breaking July

SpaceX’s eighth Starlink mission of the year is just a handful of days away from liftoff, kicking off a potentially record-breaking month after the same launch was delayed from June to July. Now, instead of June 2020 potentially becomin...

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SpaceX scrubs Starlink launch to no earlier than Sunday

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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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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 Block 5
  • 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: April 22, 2020
Flights: 4
Landings Attempted: 4
Landings Successful: 4
Previous B1051 Flights

Landing Information

B1051 will attempt to land after its fifth launch.

Landing Attempt Confirmed

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 91 Failures: 6 Pending: 39

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.

INFO WIKI

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Pad: Launch Complex 39A


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MOMO
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