Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 17

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 17

Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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

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SpaceX

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.

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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 53

Consecutive Success 53

Maiden Flight 2018-05-11

Launch Failures 0


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Serial B1049

Status active

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 8


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Yes

Type ASDS

Location OCISLY


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SwGustav

2021-03-02T19:20:26+0000

Delayed to NET March 4th, 08:24 UTC.

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JRascagneres

2021-03-01T17:28:25+0000

Setting Go, new attempt time has been confirmed. Further delay confirmed due to poor conditions in recovery area.

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Nosu

2021-03-01T16:08:57+0000

Launch NET March 3 00:53 UTC

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Nosu

2021-03-01T08:13:35+0000

Next attempt on March 2 at 01:15 UTC (March 1 at 8:15pm EST). Weather 60%.

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JRascagneres

2021-03-01T01:39:33+0000

Scrubbed, reason unknown. Webcast said next available attempt.

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Nosu

2021-02-28T18:53:04+0000

Weather 90%

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Nosu

2021-02-26T14:29:16+0000

Weather 80%

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Nosu

2021-02-24T12:42:05+0000

Launch is GO

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Nosu

2021-02-23T19:04:36+0000

Starlink 17 NET March 1 01:37 UTC.

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Nosu

2021-02-16T14:37:29+0000

NET Feb 19

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Nosu

2021-02-16T13:14:53+0000

Setting TBC following the B1059 recovery failure until new information becomes available.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-02-15T03:50:36+0000

New launch time.

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SwGustav

2021-02-12T02:22:13+0000

Launch NET Feb 16, 06:17 per multiple source and NOTMARs

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spacevogel

2021-02-05T18:51:58+0000

Launch is delayed according to cancelled NOTMARs. Set placeholder date until more info is available.

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Nosu

2021-02-04T21:47:57+0000

Delay to Sunday confirmed by SpaceX

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JRascagneres

2021-02-04T21:04:24+0000

Moving to Feb 7 and marking TBC based on tweets

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Nosu

2021-02-02T22:25:16+0000

Delayed to February 4. NOTAM A0362/21. T-0 per http://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-02-01T16:38:31+0000

New launch date

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Nosu

2021-02-01T16:38:09+0000

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SwGustav

2021-01-31T15:49:08+0000

Delayed by a day

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-01-31T08:17:46+0000

Seems like the launch is back on February 1; first stage recovery ship reversed track and is heading to the recovery zone. (https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1355669191714603008)

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SwGustav

2021-01-31T01:17:34+0000

Launch TBD now

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-01-30T04:03:13+0000

New marine space closure notices issued for Feb. 1.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-01-30T02:49:21+0000

Launch slip per recovery ships tracking.

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SwGustav

2021-01-29T02:11:14+0000

Delaying by a day and setting GO

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SwGustav

2021-01-26T19:44:53+0000

Delaying by a day

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SwGustav

2021-01-23T14:49:11+0000

NET 29th

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SwGustav

2021-01-20T22:17:42+0000

Adding the launch

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