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SpaceX F9 - Starlink Group 6-1 - SLC-40


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Jan 31, 2012
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Launch Date: February 27
Launch Window: 1:38pm EST (10:38am PST, 18:138 UTC) - 6hr Window
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS), Florida
Core Booster Recovery: ASDS - ASOG
Booster: B1076.3
Fairings: Reused - 2nd reuse for each
Mass: 22 Starlink 2.0 "Mini" Satellites - 17.5 tonnes, 38,500 lbs.
Orbit: LEO
Yearly Launch Number: 13th

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch another batch of Starlink internet satellites. This mission will be the first mission to launch a new larger Starlink spacecraft design known as “Starlink V2 Mini.” The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

An East Coast Starlink launch to their Generation 2 network. Expected to be first launch of downsized Starlink V2 satellites - officially referred to as the F9-2 bus, but colloquially known as "Starlink V2 Mini."

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New camera view of the fairing separation.
Completely different view than in the past, looking from the top of the payload down towards the base of the stage. Interesting. Why would SpaceX change the camera location? To look at the sat deployment from a different angle? The camera at the base of the payload is likely still there, they just did not show us that view.

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