Falcon 9 Block 5 - B1051


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Falcon 9 booster B1051 is a reusable orbital-class Block 5 Falcon 9 first-stage booster manufactured by SpaceX. B1051 launchd the NASA DM-1 Mission to the ISS. It includes the first set of upgraded helium composite overwapped pressure vessels dubbed COPV 2.0.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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