SpaceX launches 22 satellites in first of back-to-back Starlink missions

by | Aug 17, 2023 | Constellation, Launches, Satellites, SpaceX

SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral, USA at 0336 GMT on 17 August. The vehicle was carrying Starlink Group 6-10, a total of 22 second-generation Starlink satellites. The B1067 first stage landed on the drone barge “A Shortfall of Gravitas” located in the Atlantic. It was the 13th flight of the first stage booster.

The launch was the first of three back-to-back Starlink missions, with the next flight planned on another Falcon 9 on 17 August.

The back-to-back Falcon 9 launches will be the 99th and 100th dedicated Starlink missions. Courtesy: SpaceX via Instagram.

Jonathan Freeman contributed to this story.

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