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**launch dates / times are tentative and subject to changes at any time

SpaceX Starlink

w/BlackSky

Current Launch Time:

July 11th @11:54am EDT

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket as part of the Starlink 9 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission is on July 8th at 12:15pm EDT from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL.

 

Mission:

Starlink 9

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. This launch will also carry two BlackSky Earth-imaging satellites as a rideshare.

 

Location:

LC 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Rocket:

Falcon 9 Block 5

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

B1051 will attempt to land after its fifth launch.

Falcon 9 booster B1051 is a reusable orbital-class Block 5 Falcon 9 first-stage booster manufactured by SpaceX. B1051 launchd the NASA DM-1 Mission to the ISS. It includes the first set of upgraded helium composite overwapped pressure vessels dubbed COPV 2.0.

Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY)

The second ASDS barge, Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY) services launches in the Atlantic Ocean and was the site of the first landing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage during CRS-8, the launch of a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station.

Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS)

An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform. Construction of such ships was commissioned by aerospace company SpaceX to allow for recovery of rocket first-stages at sea for high-velocity missions which do not carry enough fuel to return to the launch site after lofting spacecraft onto an orbital trajectory.

ANASIS-II

Current Launch Time:

July 14th - Time: TBD

Mission:

Anasis 2

Developed by Airbus Defense and Space, the Anasis 2 satellite is shrouded in secrecy at the wishes of the the spacecraft’s owner — the South Korean government.

Anasis 2 is based on the Eurostar E3000 spacecraft platform made by Airbus, but details about its performance have been kept under wraps. The Anasis 2 satellite is expected to launch into an elliptical transfer orbit, then use its on-board propulsion system to reach a circular orbit at geostationary altitude more than 22,000 miles (nearly 36,000 kilometers) over the equator.

South Korea purchased the satellite — formerly known as KMilSatCom 1 — through an arrangement to offset South Korea’s purchase of F-35A fighter jets from Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin ultimately subcontracted the satellite manufacturing deal to Airbus.

Location:

SLC 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL

Rocket:

Falcon 9 Block 5

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

Booster:

Unknown

Landing:

Unknown