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Starlink Mission

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, March 9 for a Falcon 9 launch of 48 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canav...

Starlink Group 4-10

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA Probability: 95%
B1052 - A Shortfall of Gravitas

A batch of 48 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • March 9, 2022, 3:06 p.m.

Launch success.


SwGustav • March 9, 2022, 1:45 p.m.

Liftoff


SwGustav • March 9, 2022, 1:22 p.m.

Weather >90%


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
    $52000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    22800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8300 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1052

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: April 11, 2019
Last Flight: May 18, 2022
Flights: 5
Landings Attempted: 5
Landings Successful: 5
Previous B1052 Flights

Landing Information

The Falcon 9 first stage has successfully landed on autonomous droneship A Shortfall of Gravitas.

Result: Successful Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship landing at A Shortfall of Gravitas.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 170 Failures: 9 Pending: 78

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 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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