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
Fairings: Reused - 2nd reuse for each
Mass: 22 Starlink 2.0 "Mini" Satellites - 17.5 tonnes, 38,500 lbs.
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."
"SpaceX Falcon 9 Going Transonic" by jurvetson is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
Update: It no longer appears that SpaceX’s last Starlink launch of the year will carry true V2 or V2 Mini satellite prototypes for its next-generation Starlink constellation. That has only deepened the layers of mystery surrounding the mission. SpaceX has told the US Federal Communications...
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