Watch the Launch

Additional Media

Starlink Mission

SpaceX is targeting Thursday, January 6 for a Falcon 9 launch of 49 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space ...

Starlink Group 4-5

Circle Image

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA Probability: 80%
B1062 - A Shortfall of Gravitas

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Updates

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.

See Falcon Details
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


B1062

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: November 5, 2020
Last Flight: October 20, 2022
Flights: 10
Landings Attempted: 10
Landings Successful: 10
Previous B1062 Flights

Landing Information

B1062 successfully landed on A Shortfall of Gravitas.

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

SpaceX

Circle Image
CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 197 Failures: 9 Pending: 80

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.

INFO WIKI

Related News

SpaceNews

SpaceX kicks off 2022 with Starlink launch

After setting a record for launch activity in 2021, SpaceX started 2022 with the Falcon 9 launch of a set of Starlink satellites Jan. 6.

Spaceflight Now

SpaceX deploys 49 more Starlink satellites in first launch of 2022

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took off Thursday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and deployed 49 more Starlink internet satellites, blazing a new trail to orbit on the first of as many as seven space missions from Florida’s Space Coa…

Teslarati

SpaceX kicks off jam-packed new year with Starlink launch and Falcon landing

SpaceX has successfully completed its first launch – a Starlink mission – of 2022, kicking off the most ambitious annual launch manifest...

Teslarati

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ready for first of dozens of launches in 2022

Teams have rolled a Falcon 9 out of its integration hangar and raised the rocket vertical at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Pad...

NASA Spaceflight

SpaceX conducts first orbital launch of 2022 with Starlink Group 4-5

SpaceX is gearing up to launch another batch of Starlink satellites to the fourth shell of the constellation. Teams are currently targeting January 6 at 21:49 UTC (16:49 EST) for the first global orbital launch attempt of the year.

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A


PSLV-XL
Success
1 day, 1 hour ago
EOS-6 (Oceansat-3) & rideshare
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad - Sriharikota, Republic of India

Oceansat-3 is a part of ISRO's Oceansat program. Its main purpose is ocean observation, which includes gathering ocean color data, sea surface temper…


Falcon 9
Success
4 days, 5 hours ago
Eutelsat 10B
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Eutelsat 10B is an all-electric geostationary communications satellite equipped with two multi-beam HTS Ku-band payloads able to provide a throughput…


Space Launch System (SLS)
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Artemis I
Launch Complex 39B - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Artemis I (previously Exploration Mission 1) is the first flight on Space Launch System and the second flight of Orion crew spacecraft. Mission is pl…


Ceres-1
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Jilin-1 High Resolution 03D-08, 51 to 54
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

5 new Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.


Long March 4C
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Yaogan 34-03
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Officially described as an optical remote-sensing satellite built by SAST.


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks ago
Galaxy 31 & 32
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Galaxy 31, 32 are two geostationary communications satellites manufactured by Maxar and operated by Intelsat.


Long March 7
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Tianzhou-5
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Fourth cargo delivery mission to the Chinese large modular space station.


Long March 6A
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Yunhai 3
Launch Complex 9A - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Chinese satellite reported for atmospheric/ocean/environmental/spatial parameter research purposes, details TBD.


Atlas V 401
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2) & LOFTID
Space Launch Complex 3E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

JPSS is a collaborative program between NOAA and NASA. JPSS-2 is one of five satellites that will comprise the JPSS constellation. These spacecraft g…


Antares 230+
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Cygnus CRS-2 NG-18 (S.S. Sally Ride)
Launch Area 0 A - Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

This is the 18th flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 17th flight to the International Space Station under the Com…