SpaceX Starlink Group 6-17 Launch

SpaceX has pulled all of their live streams from YouTube and announced that future live streams will be broadcast only on 𝕏. The live stream announcement now reads:

A live webcast of this mission will begin on X @SpaceX about five minutes prior to liftoff.

SpaceX plans to launch 22 Starlink V2 mini satellites into the Generation 2 Group 6 shell on 2023-09-20 at 02:47 UTC. The launch will be from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The first stage booster, B1058, will be making its seventeenth flight (becoming, if successful, the fleet leader with the most launches and landings), after a turnaround time of 72 days since its last mission. The operational orbit will be 530 km circular at 43°.

Weather is forecast [PDF] as 60% favourable for launch. SpaceX continues to use its flexible launch window schedule for this mission.

If needed, four backup opportunities are available between 11:38 p.m. ET (03:38 UTC on September 20) and 1:46 a.m. ET (05:46 UTC on September 20). Five backup opportunities are also currently available on Wednesday, September 20 starting at 10:22 p.m. ET (02:22 UTC on September 21) until 1:21 a.m.ET (05:21 UTC on September 21).