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Starlink Group 4-3 & BlackSky

Launch Time
Thu Dec 02, 2021 23:12 UTC


Falcon 9 Block 5
Status: Active
Price: $67.0 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



Flight #9
A Shortfall of Gravitas
155 day turnaround
107th Falcon recovery attempt
95th successful Falcon recovery attempt
22nd consecutive successful Falcon recovery

Mission Details

Starlink Group 4-3

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

Payloads: 48
Low Earth Orbit

BlackSky 12 and 13

BlackSky Global 12 and 13 are part of sixty high resolution earth observation microsatellites in the BlackSky constellation. This constellation will provide real-time earth observation. the constellation is built by Blacksky, a SpaceFlight Subsidiary, and the satellites are produced by LeoStella LLC, a joint venture of Spaceflight Industries and Thales Alenia Space.

The second generation of satellites has improved solar arrays and better imaging equipment.

Payloads: 2
Total Mass: 112 kg
Low Earth Orbit


SLC-40, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA



122nd orbital launch attempt


139th mission
27th mission of 2021
133rd successful mission
105th consecutive successful mission

Falcon 9

131st mission
27th mission of 2021
128th successful mission
102nd consecutive successful mission