Starlink Group 4-19 | Falcon 9 Block 5

Lift Off Time
June 17, 2022 – 16:09 UTC | 12:09 EDT
Mission Name
Starlink Group 4-19; the 18th launch to Starlink Shell 4
Launch Provider
(What rocket company launched it?)
SpaceX
Customer
(Who paid for this?)
SpaceX
Rocket
Falcon 9 Block 5, B1060-13; 56.93 day turnaround time
Launch Location
Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A), Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
Payload mass
~16,250 kg (~35,800 lb) (53 x ~307 kg, plus dispenser)
Where did the satellites go?
Starlink Shell 4; 540 km circular low-Earth orbit (LEO); initial orbit: 337 x 232 km low-Earth orbit at 53.22°
Did they attempt to recover the first stage?
Yes
Where did the first stage land?
~650 km downrange on A Shortfall of Gravitas

Tug: Doug; Support: Doug

Did they attempt to recover the fairings?
The fairing halves were recovered from the water ~650 km downrange by Doug
Were these fairings new?
No, both fairing halves were flight proven
This was the:
– 1st booster to fly for a 13th time
– 158th Falcon 9 launch
– 96th Falcon 9 flight with a flight proven booster
– 100th re-flight of a booster
– 22rd re-flight of a booster in 2022
– 124th booster landing
– 50th consecutive landing (a record)
– 24th launch for SpaceX in 2022
– 50th SpaceX launch from LC-39A
– 65th orbital launch attempt of 2022
Where to watch
Official Replay

How Did It Go?

SpaceX’s Starlink Group 4-19 mission successfully launched 53 Starlink satellites atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A), at the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, United States. Starlink Group 4-19 marked the 47th operational Starlink mission, boosting the total number of Starlink satellites launched to 2,706, of which 2,457 are still in orbit around the Earth. Starlink Group 4-19 marked the 18th launch to the fourth Starlink shell; roughly 30 launches will be required to fill this shell.

Starlink is SpaceX’s internet communication satellite constellation. The low-Earth orbit constellation will…

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