SpaceX’s 100th mission: Falcon 9 to launch Starlink and SkySat satellites at 2:31 PM UTC

SpaceX’s 100th mission: Falcon 9 to launch Starlink and SkySat satellites at 2:31 PM UTC

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Block 5 is set to launch 58 Starlink V1 L10 satellites and 3 SkySat satellites at 10:31 AM Eastern Time (USA) on August 18.

MISSION DETAILS

Launch Date (According to Indian Time Zone): August 18, 2020

Launch Time (According to Indian Time Zone): 8:01 PM (GMT +5:30)

ROCKET INFORMATION

Rocket Height: 70 m

LEO: 22,800 kg

GTO: 8,300 kg

Thrust: 7,607 kN

Fairing (dia): 5.2 m

Fairing (ht): 13 m

Stages: 2

Rocket Launch Location: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA

SATELLITE INFORMATION

Starlink V1 L10

SpaceX will launch a batch of Starlink satellites for their high-speed low earth orbit internet constellation.

Payloads: 58

Total Mass: 15,080 kg

SkySat 19, 20 and 21

SkySat are commercial Earth observation satellites by Skybox Imaging, licensed to collect high resolution panchromatic and multispectral images of the earth. The satellites operate in a polar inclined, circular orbit at approximately 450 km above the earth.

Payloads: 3

Total Mass: 360 kg

OTHER STATISTICS

2020: 63rd orbital launch attempt

SpaceX: 100th mission

Falcon 9: 92nd mission

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