Falcon 9 booster B1047
|Falcon 9 booster B1047|
|B1047 on its second flight|
|Role||First stage of orbital rocket|
|National origin||United States|
|Type||Falcon 9 first-stage booster|
|First flight||July 22, 2018 (Telstar 19V)|
B1047 entered service on 22 July 2018 for the Telstar 19V mission. It was the second Falcon 9 block 5 to enter service and the first since the block 4 fleet was finally retired. When it lifted off, it marked the 58th flight of the Falcon 9. It also became the heaviest commercial satellite ever launched and was thus put into a slightly lower orbit so that the booster could be recovered. B1047 followed in the path of its older sister, B1046, and after completing a successful burn, slowed down and landed on the ASDS Of Course I Still Love You. This marked the 12th successful landing on OCISLY and 27th successful landing of the Falcon 9.
B1047 followed the similar path of B1046 and was refurbished and remained on the east coast for a second GTO mission.This launch was the first to use redesigned COPVs used to store helium to pressurise the stage’s propellant tanks. SpaceX redesigned those COPVs after the September 2016 pad explosion in order to meet NASA safety requirements for future commercial crew missions. The booster flew the Es'Hail 2 mission thus becoming the second rocket to complete two GTO missions. This was also the first launch from LC-39A since the maiden flight of B1046 earlier that year, as the crew access arm had to be installed and tested for upcoming crewed Falcon 9 flights. B1047 successfully landed on OCISLY and returned to port where she was refurbished and is awaiting launch.
|Flight #||Launch date (UTC)||Mission #||Payload||Pictures||Launch pad||Landing location||Notes|
|1||July 22, 2018||58||Telstar 19V||CCAFS LC-40||Of Course I Still Love You (ASDS)||Second flight of the Block 5 booster|
|2||November 15, 2018||63||Es'hail 2||KSC LC-39A||Of Course I Still Love You (ASDS)||Third reflight of a Block 5 booster|
No future missions have been planned but the Falcon 9 Block 5 is capable of doing 10 flights with minimal refurbishments. Any future flights will be listed here when announced
- List of Falcon 9 first-stage boosters
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