Falcon 9 Block 5

Active Re-Usable Falcon

SpaceX (SpX)

May 11, 2018

Description

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.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    70.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    549 T
  • Thrust
    7607 kN
  • Apogee (Sub-Orbital)
    200 km
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 9 Block 5
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    Block 5
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 Block 5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $50,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    22800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8300 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

SpaceX

Commercial
CEO: Elon Musk
SpX 2002

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 has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

Upcoming Spaceflights


Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX CRS-18

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 24, 2019, 10:24 p.m.
Status: Go
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.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Amos-17

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 5, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
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
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Dragon In-Flight Abort Test

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Sept. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Test Flight

A Falcon 9 will launch carrying a Dragon capsule and will simulate a failure whilst flying through max-q to demonstrate the dragons ability to escape in the event of a catostrophic failure of the launch vehicle. The booster has flown three times before.

Sub-Orbital
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | JCSAT-18/KACIFIC-1

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Oct. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SXM-7

SpaceX | USA
Unknown Location
Oct. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | ANASIS-II

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Government/Top Secret

ANASIS-II is South Korea's first dedicated military satellite.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX-DM2 (Demonstration Mission 2)

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Nov. 15, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | GPS III SV03

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX CRS-19

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 4, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
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.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SXM-8

SpaceX | USA
Unknown Location
Jan. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SAOCOM 1B

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Jan. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | GPS III SV04

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX CRS-20

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Türksat 5A

SpaceX | USA
Unknown Location
April 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX USCV-1 (NASA Crew Flight 1)

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
May 15, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Human Exploration

SpaceX's first operational flight of manned Dragon 2 vehicle.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | GPS III SV05

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Spaceflight GTO-2 (Hakuto-R 1)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Sentinel-6A (Jason-CS)

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Nov. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Earth Science

The Sentinel-6A mission, also known as Jason Continuity of Service (Jason-CS), is a partnership between NASA, NOAA, ESA, and EUMETSAT. This mission consists of two parts: the first one continues the long-term global sea surface height data record begun by first Jason satellites in 1992. This part of the mission will provide altimeter data necessary for ocean climate monitoring, ocean modelling and numerical ocean prediction, weather forecasting, marine meteorology, coastal altimetry and modelling. A secondary objective of the mission is to collect high-resolution vertical profiles of temperature, using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Radio-Occultation sounding technique, to assess temperature changes in the troposphere and stratosphere and to support numerical weather prediction. Sentinel-6A is to operate in a highly-inclined circular orbit at an altitude of 1336 km, with an operational mission lasting 5 years.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | NROL-87

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Türksat 5B

SpaceX | USA
Unknown Location
Jan. 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | WorldView Legion 1

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Jan. 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | WorldView Legion 2

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Jan. 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | GPS III SV06

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | NROL-85

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE)

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
April 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
June 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is the first-ever mission to demonstrate the capability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a spacecraft with it at high speed – a technique known as a kinetic impactor. DART is a planetary defense-driven test of one of the technologies for preventing the Earth impact of a hazardous asteroid: the kinetic impactor. DART’s primary objective is to demonstrate a kinetic impact on a small asteroid. The binary near-Earth asteroid (65803) Didymos is the target for DART. While Didymos’ primary body is approximately 800 meters across, its secondary body (or “moonlet”) has a 150-meter size, which is more typical of the size of asteroids that could pose a more common hazard to Earth. The DART spacecraft will achieve the kinetic impact by deliberately crashing itself into the moonlet at a speed of approximately 6 km/s, with the aid of an onboard camera and sophisticated autonomous navigation software. The collision will change the speed of the moonlet in its orbit around the main body by a fraction of one percent, enough to be measured using telescopes on Earth.

Heliocentric N/A
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Spaceflight GTO-C (Hakuto-R 2)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SWOT - Surface Water and Ocean Topography

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Sept. 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | KPLO (Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 1, 2022, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Oct. 1, 2022, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | RADARSAT Constellation

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
June 12, 2019, 2:17 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

The Radarsat Constellation Mission is a follow-on project to RADARSAT-2 currently developed by MDA. The constellation will consist of a fleet of three spacecraft, and be both complementary and a follow-on to the upcoming deployment of the RADARSAT-2 mission. The primary purpose of the RCM is to provide C-Band data continuity for RADARSAT-2 users, as well as adding a new series of applications enabled through the constellation approach. The main uses of RCM are expected to be in the areas of: maritime surveillance (ship detection, ice monitoring, and oil spill detection), disaster management, ecosystem monitoring. The primary areas of interest are the landmass of Canada and its surrounding Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic maritime areas. The images and derived information are required to be provided to Canadian government users at frequent area coverage rates. Contrary to the earlier RadarSat missions, the imagery will not be available commercially. The spacecraft Payload will consist of a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensor integrated with an Automated Identification System (AIS). The SAR Payload concept is a 2-panel deployable SAR antenna of length approximately 7 meters.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit B1051 - Flight Proven (2 ) Landing Zone 4
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 24, 2019, 2:30 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 (3 ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX CRS-17

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 4, 2019, 6:48 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Resupply

SpaceX will launch the Dragon spacecraft on their 17th 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 #CRS17 B1056 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX-DM1 (Demonstration Mission 1)

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
March 2, 2019, 7:49 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Test Flight

This will be the first test flight of Crew Dragon 2 to the International Space Station marking a huge milestone towards the Commercial Crew program.

Low Earth Orbit #DM1 B1051 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Nusantara Satu & GTO-1 (Beresheet, S5)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Feb. 22, 2019, 1:45 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

Spaceflight’s first mission beyond Lower Earth Orbit (LEO) and its first combined launch with SSL. Consists out lunar lander called Beresheet (Hebrew for in the beginning) and AFRL’s S5 satellite.

Lunar Orbit B1048 - Flight Proven (3 ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Iridium-8

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Jan. 11, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 10 satellites to low Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. This is the eighth set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium's next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT.

Polar Orbit #Iridium8 B1049 - Flight Proven (3 ) Just Read the Instructions
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | GPS III SV01

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 23, 2018, 1:51 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. This program will improve position, navigation, and timing services for the warfighter and civil users worldwide and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability.

Medium Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX CRS-16

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 5, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Resupply

SpaceX will launch the Dragon spacecraft on their 16th 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 B1050 - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 1
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Spaceflight SSO-A

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Dec. 3, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

Dedicated rideshare launching payloads into sun-synchronous orbit. Payloads include ORS-6, EU:CROPIS, STPSat-5, BlackSky Global-1 to -4, HawkEye Pathfinder 1-3, Iceye, NEXTSat-1, 2 SkySats, Centauri II, and a Flock of Doves.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit B1046 - Flight Proven (3 ) Just Read the Instructions
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Es'hail 2

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Nov. 15, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Es'hail 2 is a communications satellite operated by a Quatar based company. The satellite will operate at 26 degrees East longitude along a geostationary orbit to provide direct-to-home television services in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #EsHail2 B1047 - Flight Proven (2 ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SAOCOM 1A

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Oct. 8, 2018, 2:21 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

The SAOCOM 1A spacecraft is the first of the two SAOCOM constellation satellites. It is tasked with hydrology and land observaion, and will also operate jointly with the Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation in X-band to provide frequent information relevant for emergency management.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit #SAOCOM1A
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Telstar 18 VANTAGE

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Sept. 10, 2018, 4:45 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Telstar 18 VANTAGE, or Telstar 18V, is a communications satellite built by Space Systems Loral for the canadian satellite operator Telesat. The satellite is to provide coverage to the Asia Pacific region.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit B1049 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Merah Putih (Telkom-4)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 7, 2018, 5:18 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Telkom-4, also known as Merah Putih, is an Indonesian geostationary communications satellite. It will replace the aging Telkom-1 satellite.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit B1046 - Flight Proven (3 ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Iridium-7

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
July 25, 2018, 11:39 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 10 satellites to low Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. This is the seventh set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT.

Low Earth Orbit #Iridium7 B1048 - Maiden Flight Just Read the Instructions
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Telstar 19 VANTAGE

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 22, 2018, 5:50 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Telstar 19 VANTAGE, or Telstar 19V, is a communications satellite built by Space Systems Loral for the canadian satellite operator Telesat. The satellite is to be placed into 63° West orbital slot, where it will provide coverage for North And South America.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #Telstar19V B1047 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Bangabandhu-1

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
May 11, 2018, 8:14 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

The Bangabandhu 1 (BD-1) satellite, the first geostationary communications satellite of Bangladesh. Satellite is to be located at 119.1° East longitude slot in geostationary orbit, where it will provide service to Bangladesh and neighbouring countries. Satellite is build by Thales Aleinia Space. It is based on Spacebus 4000B2 platform, weighs 3500 kg and is fitted with Ku-Band and C-Band transponders. The major applications of the spacecraft include DTH, very small aperture terminal communications, backhaul and trunking, network restoration, and disaster preparedness and relief.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit B1046 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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