Starlink 9

Starlink-9 & BlackSky Global 5-6

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  • Mission name : Starlink-9 (v1.0) & BlackSky Global 5-6

  • Launch Date UTC : 2020-07-08T15:59:00.000Z

  • Launch date local : 2020-07-08T11:59:00-04:00

  • Launch date UNIX : 1592949480

  • Launch pad : Kennedy Space Center Historic Launch Complex 39A

  • Rocket : Falcon 9 Block 5

  • Vessels

  • First Stage

    • Reused? : yes

    • Landing type : ASDS (Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship)

    • Landing vehicle : OCISLY (Of Course I Still Love You)

  • Second Stage

    • Payloads : 58-60 Starlink version 1 satellites and BlackSky 5 & 6

      • Type : Satellite

      • Payload mass : 15400 kg

      • Orbit : VLEO

        • Reference system : geocentric

        • Regime : very-low-earth

  • Other statistics:

    • Flight N°98 of SpaceX

    • Flight N°22 of Kennedy Space Center

    • 35° reused flight

    • 4° reflown of the fairings

    • Total satellties after launch : 538-596

  • Details : This mission will launch the ninth batch of operational Starlink satellites, which are expected to be version 1.0, from LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center. It is the tenth Starlink launch overall. The satellites will be delivered to low Earth orbit and will spend a few weeks maneuvering to their operational altitude of 550 km. This mission is includes a rideshare of two BlackSky satellites on top of the Starlink stack. The booster for this mission is expected to land an ASDS.

  • Recent Twitter news :

    • Targeting tomorrow, June 26 at 4:18 p.m. EDT for launch of 57 Starlink satellites and 2 spacecraft from @SpaceflightInc’s customer BlackSky— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 25, 2020

    • Standing down from today’s mission due to weather; proceeding through the countdown until T-1 minute for data collection. Will announce a new target launch date once confirmed on the Range— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 8, 2020

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