Starlink (SpaceX)

Credit: SpaceX

Starlink is a satellite internet constellation operated by American aerospace company SpaceX, providing coverage to over 60 countries. The goal of Starlink is to create a low latency network in space that facilitates edge computing on Earth. The challenge of creating a global network in outer space isn't a small one, especially because low latency is an important demand. SpaceX has proposed a constellation of almost 42,000 tablet-size satellites circling the globe in low orbit to meet this demand. Starlink operates on a satellite internet service technology that has existed for decades. Instead of using cable technology, such as fiber optics to transmit internet data, a satellite system uses radio signals through the vacuum of space. Ground stations broadcast signals to satellites in orbits, which in turn relay the data back to the Starlink users on Earth. Each satellite in the Starlink constellation weighs about 570 pounds and has a flat body. One SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket can put 60 satellites into orbit. Once users subscribe to Starlink, they receive a Starlink kit that includes a satellite dish, a dish mount and a Wi-Fi router base unit. Starlink also comes with a power cable for the base unit and a 75-foot cable for connecting the dish to the router. According to Starlink's website, it offers high speeds and latency as low as 20 milliseconds in most locations.

Satellite info

Nation: USA
Company/operator: SpaceX
Platform/configuration: Starlink
Mass:
  • Version 1.0: 260 kg (570 lb)
  • Version 1.5: 305 kg (675 lb)
  • Version 2 mini: 800 kg (1,800 lb)
  • Version 2.0: 1,250 kg (2,760 lb)
Orbit: 550 km - Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
Instruments:
  • Ku/Ka-band communications payload
  • Hall-effect thrusters
Purpose: Worldwide broadband internet access.
Launch vehicles: Falcon 9
Website: https://www.starlink.com

Starlink - SpaceX

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Starlink satellites launched in 2019

No. Date launch Rocket Launch base Orbit Satellites launched Satellites Mission succes?
1 24/05/2019

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink v0.9 60

Success

2 11/11/2019

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 1 v1.0 60

Success

Total Starlink launches in 2019: 2
Total Starlink satellites launches in 2019: 120

Starlink satellites launched in 2020

No. Date launch Rocket Launch base Orbit Satellites launched Satellites Mission succes?
3 07/01/2020

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 2 v1.0 60

Success

4 29/01/2020

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 3 v1.0 60

Success

5 17/02/2020

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 4 v1.0 60

Success

6 18/03/2020

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink 5 v1.0 60

Success

7 22/04/2020

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink 6 v1.0 60

Success

8 04/06/2020

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 7 v1.0 60

Success

9 13/06/2020

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 8 v1.0 58

Success

10 07/08/2020

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink 9 v1.0 57

Success

11 18/08/2020

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 10 v1.0 58

Success

12 03/09/2020

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink 11 v1.0 60

Success

13 06/10/2020

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink 12 v1.0 60

Success

14 18/10/2020

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink 13 v1.0 60

Success

15 24/10/2020

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 14 v1.0 60

Success

16 25/11/2020

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 15 v1.0 60

Success

Total Starlink launches in 2020: 11
Total Starlink satellites launches in 2020: 833

Starlink satellites launched in 2021

No. Date launch Rocket Launch base Orbit Satellites launched Satellites Mission succes?
17 20/01/2021

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink 16 v1.0 60

Success

18 04/02/2021

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 18 v1.0 60

Success

19 16/02/2021

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 19 v1.0 60

Success

20 04/03/2021

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink 17 v1.0 60

Success

21 11/03/2021

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 20 v1.0 60

Success

22 14/03/2021

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink 21 v1.0 60

Success

23 11/03/2021

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 22 v1.0 60

Success

24 07/04/2021

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 23 v1.0 60

Success

25 29/04/2021

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 24 v1.0 60

Success

26 04/05/2021

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink 25 v1.0 60

Success

27 09/05/2021

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 27 v1.0 60

Success

28 15/05/2021

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink 26 v1.0 52

Success

29 26/05/2021

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink 28 v1.0 60

Success

30 14/09/2021

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 2-1 51

Success

31 13/11/2021

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-1 53

Success

32 02/12/2021

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-3 48

Success

33 18/12/2021

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-4 52

Success

Total Starlink launches in 2021: 17
Total Starlink satellites launches in 2021: 976

Starlink satellites launched in 2022

No. Date launch Rocket Launch base Orbit Satellites launched Satellites Mission succes?
34 06/01/2022

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-5 49

Success

35 19/01/2022

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-6 49

Success

36 03/02/2022

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-7 49

Success

37 21/02/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-8 46

Success

38 25/02/2022

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-11 50

Success

39 03/03/2022

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-9 47

Success

40 09/03/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-10 48

Success

41 19/03/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-12 53

Success

42 21/04/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-14 53

Success

43 29/03/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-16 53

Success

44 06/05/2022

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-17 53

Success

45 13/05/2022

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-13 53

Success

46 14/05/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-15 53

Success

47 18/05/2022

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-18 53

Success

48 17/06/2022

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-19 53

Success

49 07/07/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-21 53

Success

50 11/07/2022

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 3-1 46

Success

51 17/07/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-22 53

Success

52 22/07/2022

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 3-2 46

Success

53 24/07/2022

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-25 53

Success

54 10/08/2022

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-26 52

Success

55 12/08/2022

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 3-3 46

Success

56 19/08/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-27 53

Success

57 28/08/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-23 54

Success

58 31/08/2022

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 3-4 46

Success

59 05/09/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-20 51

Success

60 11/09/2022

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-2 34

Success

61 19/09/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-34 54

Success

62 24/09/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-35 52

Success

63 05/10/2022

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-29 52

Success

64 20/10/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-36 54

Success

65 28/10/2022

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-31 53

Success

66 17/12/2022

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 4-27 54

Success

67 28/12/2022

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 5-1 54

Success

Total Starlink launches in 2022: 34
Total Starlink satellites launches in 2022: 1.384

Starlink satellites launched in 2023

No. Date launch Rocket Launch base Orbit Satellites launched Satellites Mission succes?
68 19/01/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 2-4 51

Success

69 26/01/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 5-2 56

Success

70 31/01/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 2-6 49

Success

71 02/02/2023

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 5-3 53

Success

72 12/02/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 5-4 55

Success

73 17/02/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 2-5 51

Success

74 27/02/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-1 21

Success

75 03/03/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 2-7 51

Success

76 17/03/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 2-8 52

Success

77 24/03/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 5-5 56

Success

78 29/03/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 5-10 56

Success

79 19/04/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-2 21

Success

80 27/04/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 23-5 46

Success

81 04/05/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 5-6 56

Success

82 10/05/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 2-9 51

Success

83 14/05/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 5-9 56

Success

84 19/05/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-3 22

Success

85 31/05/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 2-10 52

Success

86 04/06/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-4 22

Success

87 12/06/2023

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 5-11 52

Success

88 22/06/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 5-7 47

Success

89 23/06/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 5-12 56

Success

90 07/07/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 5-13 48

Success

91 10/07/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-5 22

Success

92 16/07/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 5-15 54

Success

93 20/07/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-15 15

Success

94 24/07/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-6 22

Success

95 28/07/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-7 22

Success

96 07/08/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-8 22

Success

97 08/08/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-20 15

Success

98 11/08/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-9 22

Success

99 17/08/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-10 22

Success

100 22/08/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 7-1 21

Success

101 27/08/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-11 22

Success

102 01/09/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-13 22

Success

103 04/09/2023

Kennedy Space Center (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-12 21

Success

104 09/09/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-14 22

Success

105 12/09/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 7-2 21

Success

106 16/09/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-16 22

Success

107 20/09/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-17 22

Success

108 24/09/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-18 22

Success

109 25/09/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 7-3 21

Success

110 30/09/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-19 22

Success

111 05/10/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-21 22

Success

112 09/10/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 7-4 21

Success

113 13/10/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-22 22

Success

114 18/10/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-23 22

Success

115 21/10/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 7-5 21

Success

116 22/10/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-24 23

Success

117 29/10/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 7-6 22

Success

118 30/10/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-25 23

Success

119 04/11/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-26 23

Success

120 08/11/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-27 23

Success

121 18/11/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-28 23

Success

122 20/11/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 7-7 22

Success

123 22/11/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-29 23

Success

124 28/11/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-30 23

Success

125 03/12/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-31 23

Success

126 07/12/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-33 23

Success

127 08/12/2023

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 7-8 22

Success

128 19/12/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-34 23

Success

129 23/12/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-33 23

Success

130 29/12/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 6-33 23

Success

Total Starlink launches in 2023: 62
Total Starlink satellites launches in 2023: 1984

Starlink satellites launched in 2024

No. Date launch Rocket Launch base Orbit Satellites launched Satellites Mission succes?
131 03/01/2024

Vandenberg Space Force Base (USA) LEO USA Starlink Group 7-9 21

Success

Total Starlink launches in 2024: 1
Total Starlink satellites launches in 2024: /

Starlink satellites launch statistics

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This article was published by FutureSpaceFlight founder and chief editor Kris Christiaens. Kris Christiaens has been passionate and fascinated by spaceflight and space exploration all his life and has written hundreds of articles on space projects, the commercial space industry and space missions over the past 20 years for magazines, books and websites. In late 2021, he founded the website FutureSpaceFlight with the goal of promoting new space companies and commercial space projects and compiling news of these start-ups and companies on one website.