SpaceX launches 59 satellites on its Transporter-5 flight of Falcon 9

by | May 26, 2022 | commercial launch services, Launches, Satellites, Seradata News, SpaceX

SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9v1.2FT Block 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral, USA at 1835 GMT on 25 May 2022. Transporter-5 is the fifth “Transporter” rideshare mission from SpaceX. The reusable B1061 first stage, on its eighth flight, successfully landed back to Earth at Cape Canaveral’s Landing Zone 1.

Falcon 9 on the Transporter 5 mission flashes a cloud of vapour as it transits the speed of sound. Courtesy: Twitter/Elon Musk


The rocket’s 59 satellite payload included the ION-SCV 6 (Thrilling Thomas) satellite delivery spacecraft which is designed to carry small satellites to certain specific orbits before they are deployed. The similar Vigoride (VR-3) and Sherpa-AC 1 delivery spacecraft were also on the flight. A full listing of the other satellites are in the Seradata SpaceTrak database.

Jonathan Freeman contributed to this story.

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