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SpaceX launches a centesimal devoted Starlink mission

SpaceX launches a centesimal devoted Starlink mission


After being delayed on account of Hurricane Hilary final week, which compelled the droneship to retreat to the Port of San Diego, SpaceX efficiently launched 21 V2 mini Starlink satellites.

Initially meant to launch earlier within the night, SpaceX waited till the very finish of their window, and the mission lifted off at 2:37 a.m. PT (09:37 UTC) from Area Launch Advanced 4 East at Vandenberg Area Drive Station.

This Starlink mission, Group 7-1, was inserted right into a 53-degree orbital inclination with the Starlinks separating from the second stage simply over an hour after lift-off. This brings the overall variety of Starlink satellites launched to 4,983 of which 269 are the V2 mini variant.

The Falcon 9 on this mission was B1061, which launched and landed for the fifteenth time. It efficiently landed on the droneship ‘Of Course I Nonetheless Love You’ eight and a half minutes after taking off.

This launch marked the 57th mission of the 12 months for SpaceX, which is slowly closing on its yearly report of 61.

SpaceX is trying to launch the subsequent batch of Starlink satellites as early as this night, no sooner than 8:47 p.m. ET, the climate outlook as of now exhibits solely a 15% likelihood of violating climate constraints. If, for some cause, the launch doesn’t happen this night, it’s doubtless they are going to postpone the launch till after the Crew 7 mission scheduled for August twenty fifth as it’s a a lot increased precedence mission.

One totally different side of the Group 7-1 mission was the webcast, which, almost definitely because of the delays, didn’t have a webcast host and performed the launch audio from mission management.

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SpaceX launches a centesimal devoted Starlink mission



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