Falcon 9 launches 53 Starlink satellites (Group 4-16)

by | May 1, 2022 | Launches, Satellites, Seradata News, SpaceX

A SpaceX Falcon 9v1.2FT Block 5 rocket was launched From Cape Canaveral in Florida USA at 2127 GMT on 29 March . It was carrying 53 Starlink satellites (Group 4-16) for the SpaceX low Earth orbit communications satellite constellation.  The launch’s reusable first stage B1062 on its sixth flight – and only 21 days after its last flight – landed on the barge/drone ship A Shortfall of Gravitas downrange in the Atlantic Ocean (at eight minutes 25 seconds after launch).  The satellites were placed into a 317 x 304 km near circular deployment orbit at an inclination of 53.2 degrees from where they will raise themselves upwards by circa 240 km to their operational orbits.

During the Falcon 9 launch of Starlink Group 4-16, the B1062 stage has drone barge pad in sight as it comes in for landing on its sixth flight. Courtesy: SpaceX



			

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