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
    5.2 m
  • 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
    $52,000,000
  • 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 | Starlink 12

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Sept. 28, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Status: TBD
Mission: Communications

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

Low Earth Orbit B1058 - Flight Proven ( ) Just Read the Instructions
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | GPS III SV04

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Sept. 30, 2020, 1:55 a.m.
Status: Go
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.

B1062 - Maiden Flight Just Read the Instructions
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX USCV-1 (NASA Crew Flight 1)

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Oct. 23, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Low Earth Orbit B1061 - Maiden Flight Unknown
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Sirius SXM-7

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Oct. 30, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Communications

SXM-7 is a large high power broadcasting satellite for SiriusXM's digital audio radio service (DARS). Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) got in July 2016 the contract to build the two satellites based on their SSL-1300 bus - SXM-7 and SXM-8. Both operate in the S-band spectrum. Each satellite will generate more than 20-kW of power and will have a large unfurlable antenna reflector, which enables broadcast to radios without the need for large dish-type antennas on the ground. SXM-7 is meant to replace the XM-3 satellite.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Nov. 10, 2020, 7:45 p.m.
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 | Dragon CRS-2 SpX-21

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Nov. 15, 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
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 30, 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

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 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 | Sirius SXM-8

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

SXM-8 is a large high power broadcasting satellite for SiriusXM's digital audio radio service (DARS). Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) got in July 2016 the contract to build the two satellites based on their SSL-1300 bus - SXM-7 and SXM-8. Both operate in the S-band spectrum. Each satellite will generate more than 20-kW of power and will have a large unfurlable antenna reflector, which enables broadcast to radios without the need for large dish-type antennas on the ground. SXM-8 is meant to replace the XM-4 satellite.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Dedicated SSO Rideshare Mission 1

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 16, 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 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 | O3b mPower 4-7

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 SV05

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | O3b mPower 1-3

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 | 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 | Dragon CRS-2 SpX-22

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
March 12, 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 | SpX USCV-2 (NASA Crew Flight 2)

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
March 30, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Human Exploration

SpaceX Crew-2 will be the second crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft, and the third overall crewed orbital flight. It will use the same Falcon 9 first stage as the Crew-1 mission and the same Crew Dragon capsule as the Demo-2 mission (Endeavour).

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Falcon 9 Block 5 | GPS III SV06

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, 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 | 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 | Dedicated SSO Rideshare Mission 2

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 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 | Axiom Space Mission

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
June 1, 2021, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Tourism

This is a Crew Dragon flight for a private company Axiom Space. The mission will carry a commander professionally trained by Axiom alongside three private astronauts to and from the International Space Station. This crew will stay aboard space station for at least eight days.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Spaceflight GTO-C (Hakuto-R 1)

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 | Nova-C lunar lander

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Oct. 11, 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 | Dedicated SSO Rideshare Mission 3

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 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 | Nilesat-301

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 | Intelsat 40e

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 | SES-18 & SES-19

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 1, 2022, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Communications

SES-18 & SES-19 are two communications satellites built by Northrop Grumman.


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

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 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 | PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 1, 2022, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Earth Science

PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) is a NASA Earth observation satellite mission. It will make global ocean color measurements to provide extended data records on ocean ecology and global biogeochemistry (e.g., carbon cycle) along with polarimetry measurements to provide extended data records on clouds and aerosols.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 11

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Sept. 3, 2020, 12:46 p.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 B1060 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SAOCOM 1B

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 30, 2020, 11:18 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

The SAOCOM 1B spacecraft is the second of the two SAOCOM constellation satellites. It is tasked with hydrology and land observation, and will also operate jointly with the Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation in X-band to provide frequent information relevant for emergency management. Two rideshare payloads are present - Tyvak-0172 and PlanetiQ’s GNOMES-1.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit B1059 - Flight Proven ( ) Landing Zone 1
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 10

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 18, 2020, 2:31 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

A batch of 58 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. This launch will also carry 3 SkySat Earth-imaging satellites as a rideshare.

Low Earth Orbit B1049 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 9

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Aug. 7, 2020, 5:12 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

A batch of 57 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. This launch will also carry two BlackSky Earth-imaging satellites as a rideshare.

Low Earth Orbit B1051 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | ANASIS-II

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 20, 2020, 9:30 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

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

B1058 - Maiden Flight Just Read the Instructions
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | GPS III SV03

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 30, 2020, 8:10 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 B1060 - Maiden Flight Just Read the Instructions
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 8

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 13, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

A batch of 58 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. This launch will also carry three SkySat Earth-imaging satellites as a rideshare for Planet.

Low Earth Orbit B1059 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 7

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 4, 2020, 1:25 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 ( ) Just Read the Instructions
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX-DM2 (Demonstration Mission 2)

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
May 30, 2020, 7:22 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Test Flight

A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil. The Demo-2 mission is the second test flight of Crew Dragon, and the first flight with crew onboard. It will carry NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station for an extended stay (the specific mission duration will be determined once on station based on the readiness of the next commercial crew launch). They will perform tests on Crew Dragon in addition to conducting research and other tasks with the space station crew. As the final flight test for SpaceX, this mission will validate the company’s crew transportation system, including the launch pad, rocket, spacecraft, and operational capabilities. This also will be the first time NASA astronauts will test the spacecraft systems in orbit. The Demo-2 mission will be the final major step before NASA’s Commercial Crew Program certifies Crew Dragon for operational, long-duration missions to the space station. Current Mission Status: After a successful ride to orbit and stay at the International Space Station, the Dragon Spacecraft successfully made its way back to Earth. Capsule successfully landed in the Gulf of Mexico waters on 3rd August 2020 at 18:48 UTC.

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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 6

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
April 22, 2020, 7:30 p.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 B1051 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 5

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
March 18, 2020, 12:16 p.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 B1048 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX CRS-20

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 7, 2020, 4:50 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Resupply

SpaceX launched the Dragon spacecraft on their 20th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Low Earth Orbit B1059 - Flight Proven ( ) Landing Zone 1
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 4

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Feb. 17, 2020, 3:05 p.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 B1056 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 3

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 29, 2020, 2:06 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Second operational Starlink payload of 2020 and third overall. The Falcon 9 launch vehicle will carry a batch of 60 Starlink satellites that will be insterted in a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) at an altitude of 290 km (180 mi) and an inclination of 53°. They will then split into three orbital planes and raise their orbits to reach an operational altitude of 550 km (342 mi). The Starlink LEO constellation aims to provide worldwide affordable satellite internet access. 182 satellites (120 operational) have been deployed so far, the goal scheduled for the mid-2020s being 12,000 satellites in orbit, with a possible later extension to 42,000. The booster for this launch will be B1051, a Block 5 generation core which previously flew on SpaceX's Demonstration Mission 1 (first Crew Dragon test flight) and launched the Canadian Space Agency's RADARSAT Constellation.

Low Earth Orbit B1051 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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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.

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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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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 launched the Dragon spacecraft on their 19th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Dragon was filled with approximately 5,700 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support more than 250 science and research investigations that 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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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 launched the Dragon spacecraft on their 18th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Low Earth Orbit #CRS18 B1056 - Maiden Flight Landing Zone 1
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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 ( ) Landing Zone 4
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink Demo (0.9)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 24, 2019, 2:30 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

An initial batch of 60 satellites meant to test 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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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 launched the Dragon spacecraft on their 17th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was 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 is 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 launched the Dragon spacecraft on their 16th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight was 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 B1048 - Flight Proven ( ) Landing Zone 4
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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 ( ) 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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Long March 4
Success
5 days, 19 hours ago
Haiyang 2C
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Haiyang (Chinese: "Ocean"), abbreviated HY, is a marine remote sensing satellite series planned by China.


Long March 11
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Gaofen-03-1
Mobile launch platform - Sea Launch

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


Kuaizhou
Failure
2 weeks ago
Jilin-1-02C
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.


Astra Rocket 3.0
Failure
2 weeks ago
Maiden Flight
Launch Pad B - Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA

This is the first orbital attempt of Astra Space small satellite launch vehicle. Rocket carries no payload for this flight.


Long March 4
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Gaofen-11-02
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...