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Starlink Block v0.9

Starlink Block v0.9 [SpaceX]

Starlink is SpaceX's 4425-satellite low earth orbit constellation to provide broadband Internet access.

The mass-produced spacecraft carry a communications payload using the Ku and Ka frequency bands. The satellites will employ optical inter-satellite links and phased array beam forming and digital processing technologies.

The Starlink satellites feature a flat panel design with a single solar panel and have a mass of about 227 kg. The satellites are stacked for launch without the need for an dispenser. As a propulsion system for orbit adjustion and maintenance as well as deorbiting, they use krypton-fueled Hall thrusters. The Startracker navigation system is based on the heritage of Dragon. The satellites are designed autonomously avoid collisions based on uplinked tracking data. At the end of life, the Starlink satellites are to be actively deorbited, leading to reentry. 95% of the material is expected to burn up.

The first 1584 Starlink satellites are to operate from a 550 km orbit. Later sub-constellations are planned for 1200 km and very low 340 km orbital altitude, bringing the final constellation size to nearly 12000 satellites.

The initial 75 satellites, called Block v0.9, are prototypes without inter-satellite links and Ka-band antennas. These are to be used for extensive testing of deployment and operation and also of deliberate deorbiting.

For launch, 60 satellites are stacked on top of each other without the need of a massive deployer. 60 satellite is the maximum possible to fit inside the Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5), although a future enlarged fairing will allow launches of more than 60 satellites per mission.

The first launch is planned for May 2019 on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) booster, carrying 60 Starlink Block v0.9 prototype satellites. Initially all 60 satellites worked, but three later malfunctioned. Two operational satellites are planned for intentional active deorbiting to test the end-of-life disposal procedures. The remaining 55 satellites are raising their orbit to the operational height.

Later launches feature the operational Starlink v1.0 satellites featuring also the inter-satellite links.

Note: It has been reported, that SpaceX will not be releasing individual names for the Starlink satellites. Therefore on this website the satellites will be designated by a prefix flight number and a number in catalog order, as long as no individual names are released.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: SpaceX
Contractors: SpaceX
Equipment: Ku/Ka-band payload, optical inter-satellite link
Configuration:
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 227 kg
Orbit: 550 km × 550 km, 53 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Starlink 0-1 2019-029A 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-2 2019-029B 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-3 2019-029C 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-4 2019-029D 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-5 2019-029E 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-6 2019-029F 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-7 2019-029G 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-8 2019-029H 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-9 2019-029J 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-10 2019-029K 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-11 2019-029L 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-12 2019-029M 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-13 2019-029N 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-14 2019-029P 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-15 2019-029Q 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-16 2019-029R 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-17 2019-029S 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-18 2019-029T 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-19 2019-029U 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-20 2019-029V 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-21 2019-029W 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-22 2019-029X 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-23 2019-029Y 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-24 2019-029Z 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-25 2019-029AA 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-26 2019-029AB 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-27 2019-029AC 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-28 2019-029AD 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-29 2019-029AE 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-30 2019-029AF 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-31 2019-029AG 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-32 2019-029AH 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-33 2019-029AJ 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-34 2019-029AK 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-35 2019-029AL 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-36 2019-029AM 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-37 2019-029AN 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-38 2019-029AP 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-39 2019-029AQ 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-40 2019-029AR 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-41 2019-029AS 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-42 2019-029AT 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-43 2019-029AU 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-44 2019-029AV 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-45 2019-029AW 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-46 2019-029AX 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-47 2019-029AY 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-48 2019-029AZ 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-49 2019-029BA 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-50 2019-029BB 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-51 2019-029BC 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-52 2019-029BD 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-53 2019-029BE 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-54 2019-029BF 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-55 2019-029BG 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-56 2019-029BH 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-57 2019-029BJ 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-58 2019-029BK 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-59 2019-029BL 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60
Starlink 0-60 2019-029BM 24.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink 0-1, ..., 0-60

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