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Watch live: 2nd SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster goes for 17th flight milestone

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 22 second-generation Starlink internet satellites at 11:38 p.m. EDT (0338 UTC) tonight, from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Sp...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Starlink 6-18 Mission

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SpaceX

SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

Starlink Group 6-18

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA Probability: 95%
B1060 - Just Read the Instructions

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Telemetry

Launch trajectory and telemetry simulations provided by Flight Club - a rocket launch simulator and orbital trajectory visualiser for all things space!

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 24, 2023, 4:47 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 24, 2023, 3:38 a.m.

Liftoff.


Jay • Sept. 24, 2023, 12:11 a.m.

Delayed to 03:38:30 UTC


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


B1060

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: June 30, 2020
Last Flight: February 15, 2024
Flights: 18
Landings Attempted: 18
Landings Successful: 18
Previous B1060 Flights

Landing Information

The Falcon 9 first stage B1060 has landed on ASDS JRTI after its seventeenth flight.

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

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 317 Failures: 11 Pending: 144

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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