SpaceX Starlink Group 4-5 Launch

Launch is scheduled for 21:49 UTC on Thursday, 2022-01-06. This will launch another batch of Starlink satellites into shell 4, orbiting with inclination 53.2° at an altitude of 540 km. This launch will follow an unusual trajectory, launching eastward from Florida on a path to avoid the Bahamas; earlier Starlink launches into this plane have launched to the northeast, along the U.S. east coast; I have not seen an explanation for the change. Neither the serial number of the Falcon 9 booster or the launch history of the fairings have been published in the usual sources. Weather is forecast as 80% acceptable for launch. The Webcast usually begins around 15 minutes before launch time.

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