Falcon 9 Block 5 | Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission (ASBM)

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission (ASBM)

Space Launch Complex 4E
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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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 operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission (ASBM)

ASBM (Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission) 1 & 2 are two twin satellites built by Northrop Grumman for Space Norway, in cooperation with Inmarsat and the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. They are designed to bring mobile broadband coverage in the Arctic for both civilians and military. The US Air Force provides the Extremely High Frequency eXtended Data Rate payloads on ASBM satellites as part of the Enhanced Polar System Recapitalization (EPS-R) program.

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Falcon 9 Block 5


Height 70.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 8300 kg

Liftoff Thrust 7607 kN

Diameter 3.65 Meters

Mass To LEO 22800 kg

Liftoff Mass 549 Tonnes


Launch Success 297

Consecutive Success 297

Maiden Flight 2018-05-11

Launch Failures 1


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Nosu

2024-07-12T14:46:13+0000

Reverting to TBD July pending completion of the investigation into the Starlink Group 9-3 second engine failure

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-07-10T03:15:50+0000

Targeting NET July 16 UTC per NOTAM B0564/24.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-07-09T23:51:43+0000

NET July 14 UTC.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-04-29T14:36:15+0000

NET late July.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-04-02T13:29:04+0000

NET Q3 2024.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-11-21T13:57:14+0000

NET mid-2024.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-10-27T02:17:08+0000

NET Q4 2023.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-05-12T02:14:34+0000

NET 2024.

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Nosu

2022-06-09T07:45:25+0000

Adding launch NET early 2023

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