Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 26

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 26

Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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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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Starlink 26 & Rideshare

A batch of 52 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. Two rideshare satellites are also on this flight: a Capella radar observation spacecraft and a small payload from the California-based smallsat manufacturer Tyvak.

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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 74

Consecutive Success 74

Maiden Flight 2018-05-11

Launch Failures 0


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Serial B1058

Status Active

Flight Proven Yes

Flights 9


Landing Attempt Yes

Landing Success Yes

Type ASDS

Location OCISLY


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JRascagneres

2021-05-16T01:15:11+0000

Marking success per visual confirmation

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JRascagneres

2021-05-15T22:06:26+0000

Shifting NET to 22:56 UTC

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SwGustav

2021-05-14T01:45:59+0000

Adjusting T-0

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Nosu

2021-05-12T16:15:37+0000

Setting GO and weather 70%

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-05-08T04:01:00+0000

Adding launch.

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