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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Dragon In-Flight Abort Test

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Jan. 19, 2020, 3:30 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Test Flight

When the Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket reaches Max-Q (maximum dynamic forces), the launch abort system of the Crew Dragon spacecraft will be triggered. This will fire up its SuperDraco engines and propel the spacecraft and its theoretical passengers away from the launch vehicle before landing back safely in the Atlantic Ocean. The goal of this test is to demonstrate the capacity of the spacecraft to ensure a safe return to the ground for the astronauts in the event of a launch vehicle failure. The booster for this launch will be B1046, a thrice-flown core which was the first of the Block 5 generation. It will not attempt to land and is expected to be destroyed by the SuperDracos and aerodynamic loads.

Sub-Orbital B1046 - Flight Proven ( ) Atlantic
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 2

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 7, 2020, 2:19 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Low Earth Orbit B1049 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Atlas V N22 | CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test (Uncrewed)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 20, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Test Flight

This is the first test flight of Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station. Although Atlas V and Centaur upper stage successfully put Starliner into planned trajectory, the spacecraft was unable to perform a nominal orbital insertion. Preliminary analysis indicate that Mission Elapsed Time (MET) system error led to Starliner burning more fuel than expected. Spacecraft is healthy and in stable orbit, but won't be able to reach and dock with ISS. Landing at White Sands Facility is planned on Dec 22.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | JCSAT-18/KACIFIC-1

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 17, 2019, 12:10 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

JCSAT-18/KACIFIC-1 is a joint high-throughput communications satellite for Sky Perfect JSAT Corp. of Japan and a Singapore telecommunications company Kacific Broadband Satellites. Satellite will provide mobile telephone, data and internet services throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The JCSAT-18 payload will provide Ku-band coverage and improve mobile and broadband services for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation customers in the Asia-Pacific region, including the far eastern part of Russia. The satellite features technologies in the power subsystem to achieve highest efficiencies, and it also features command and data handling technologies to provide a more secure spacecraft. The KACIFIC-1 payload is designed to deliver uncontended broadband throughput via 56 Ka-band narrow beams, each having a capacity up to 1.25 Gbps, with the highest signal power ever achieved in the region. The beams are selectively tailored to cover precise pockets of demand in a geographically dispersed footprint of 20 Pacific and South East Asian nations.

B1056 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX CRS-19

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 5, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Resupply

SpaceX will launch the Dragon spacecraft on their 19th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Dragon will be filled with approximately 5,700 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur onboard the orbiting laboratory.

Low Earth Orbit B1059 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 1

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 11, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. Since the demo launch of Starlink satellites, SpaceX has increased spectrum capacity for the end-user through upgrades in design that maximize the use of both Ka and Ku bands. Additionally, components of each satellite are 100% destructible and will quickly burn up in Earth’s atmosphere at the end of their life cycle.

Low Earth Orbit B1048 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Delta IV M+(4,2) | GPS III SV02

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 22, 2019, 1:06 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Navigation

GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (known as "tranche") of GPS III satellites.

Medium Earth Orbit #GPSIIISV02
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Atlas V 551 | AEHF-5

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 8, 2019, 10:13 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

This is the fifth satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system, which is a series of communications satellites operated by the United States Air Force Space Command. It provides global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #AEHF5
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Amos-17

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 6, 2019, 11:23 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Amos-17 is a multi-band high-throughput satellite which will operate from 17°E, offering Ka-band, Ku-band, and C-Band services to users in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #AMOS17 B1047 - Flight Proven ( ) Atlantic
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX CRS-18

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 25, 2019, 10:01 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Resupply

SpaceX will launch the Dragon spacecraft on their 18th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Low Earth Orbit #CRS18 B1056 - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 1
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