Starlink V1 L26 & Rideshares

Launch Time
Sat May 15, 2021 22:56 UTC


Falcon 9 Block 5
Image Credit: SpaceX
Status: Active
Price: $69.75 million
Liftoff Thrust: 7,607 kN
Payload to LEO: 22,800 kg
Payload to GTO: 8,300 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 70.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.2 m
Fairing Height: 13.0 m


Of Course I Still Love You


Flight #8
38 day turnaround
95th Falcon recovery attempt
83rd successful Falcon recovery
10th consecutive successful Falcon landing and recovery

Mission Details

Starlink V1 26

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

Payloads: 52
Total Mass: 13,520.0 kg
Low Earth Orbit


GeoStare 2 or Tyvak 0130 is an optical spectrum astronomical observation satellite built by Tyvak on the CubeSat (6U) form factor.

Two telescopes that make up Tyvak-0130’s GeoStare 2 payload are producing super high-resolution images in a small form factor at a low cost

The satellite carries a miniature space telescope called MonoTele for possible commercial use. The technology was developed by Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under a four-year agreement to advance compact telescopes for commercial applications. It is a high-resolution monolithic optical telescope system, fabricated from a single piece of fused silica, for deployment on small satellites. It is highly compact and extremely robust against vibration loads and temperature swings. It is the third flight of such a miniature telescope after GeoStare and Pathfinder Risk Reduction.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 11.0 kg
Low Earth Orbit


Capella Space launched a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite on this mission.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 112.0 kg
Low Earth Orbit


LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA



43rd orbital launch attempt


127th mission
15th mission of 2021
121st successful mission
93rd consecutive successful mission

Falcon 9

119th mission
15th mission of 2021
116th successful mission
90th consecutive successful mission