SpaceX Falcon 9 launches 55 Starlink satellites – this time Group 5-4

by | Feb 13, 2023 | Launches, Satellites, Seradata News, SpaceX

SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9v1.2FT Block 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA at 0510 GMT on 12 February. The vehicle was carrying 55 Starlink Gen2 (Generation 2) satellites of Group 5-4 which were placed into an initial low Earth orbit. They will eventually be raised using their own propulsion to their 530 km operational orbit inclined at 43 degrees. The reusable B1062 first stage (on its 12th flight) landed on the drone barge “A Shortfall of Gravitas” around 660 km down range in the Pacific.

Not quite shooting for the Moon: Falcon 9v1.2FT Block 5 launches Starlink Group 5-4. Courtesy: SpaceX

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