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SpaceX - Second Stage Engine Anomaly - Falcon 9 - Starlink 9-3 - SLC-4E - VSFB, CA - July 11, 2024

Launch Date: July 11 (PDT)Launch Time: 7:35 p.m. PDT (02:35 UTC, 04:35 CEST - July 12)Launch Window: 7:35 p.m. PDT - 11:37 p.m. PDTLaunch Site: SLC-4E - Vand...

Watch live: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 20 Starlink satellites from Vandenberg, California

Watch live coverage as SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket with 20 second-generation Starlink internet satellites. Liftoff from pad 4E at Vandenberg Space Forc...

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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 9-3

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 4E Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
B1063 - Of Course I Still Love You

A batch of 20 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

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Updates

Nosu • July 12, 2024, 2:41 p.m.

A RUD of the second stage engine during its second burn led to deployment of the Starlink satellites into a lower than intended orbit. Some may be salvageable using their onboard propulsion to compensate.


Cosmic_Penguin • July 12, 2024, 4:50 a.m.

Payload deployment confirmed, orbit data pending.


Cosmic_Penguin • July 12, 2024, 2:35 a.m.

Liftoff.


Falcon 9

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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
  • 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


B1063

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: November 21, 2020
Last Flight: July 12, 2024
Flights: 19
Landings Attempted: 19
Landings Successful: 19
Previous B1063 Flights

Landing Information

The Falcon 9 first stage B1063 has landed on ASDS OCISLY after its 19th flight.

Result: Successful Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship landing at Of Course I Still Love You.

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 371 Failures: 12 Pending: 128

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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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