Falcon 9 Block 5 | NROL-146

Falcon 9 Block 5 | NROL-146

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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NROL-146

First batch of satellites for a reconnaissance satellite constellation built by SpaceX and Northrop Grumman for the National Reconnaissance Office to provide imaging and other reconnaissance capabilities.

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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 293

Consecutive Success 293

Maiden Flight 2018-05-11

Launch Failures 0


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Serial B1071

Status active

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 16


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Yes

Type ASDS

Location OCISLY


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Nosu

2024-05-22T11:08:07+0000

Launch success confirmed

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-05-22T08:01:04+0000

Liftoff.

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LL2

2024-05-22T07:46:13+0000

Unofficial Webcast by SPACE AFFAIRS has started

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-05-20T23:52:42+0000

GO for launch.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-05-20T04:49:58+0000

NET May 22.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-05-18T13:50:53+0000

NET May 21 per updated NOTAMs.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-05-16T19:11:10+0000

GO for launch.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-05-15T06:47:13+0000

Tweaked launch window per marine navigation warnings.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-05-14T03:48:18+0000

Adding approximate launch time per marine navigation warnings.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-05-01T23:36:48+0000

NET May 19.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2024-04-19T09:26:14+0000

Added launch.

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