Falcon 9 Block 5 - B1048


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Falcon 9 booster B1048 is a reusable orbital-class Block 5 Falcon 9 first-stage booster manufactured by SpaceX. B1048 was the third Falcon 9 block 5 to fly and the second block 5 booster to re-fly. It became the second orbital-class booster to fly a third time.

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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Dragon In-Flight Abort Test

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Dec. 2, 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Kuaizhou
Success
5 days, 3 hours ago
Kuaizhou
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Long March 6
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Ningxia 1 (x5)
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Ningxia 1 is a constellation of remote sensing satellites developed by Dongfanghong Satellite Co., Ltd.


Kuaizhou
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Jilin-1-02A
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Starlink 1
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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


Long March 3
Success
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Beidou-3 IGSO-3
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Beidou is a Chinese satellite navigation system. Beidou-3 IGSO-3 is another addition to the part of the constellation consisting of satellites in a...