SpaceX Starlink Group 6-20 Launch

SpaceX plans to launch 15 Starlink satellites into Generation 2 Group 6, with an eventual 530 km circular service orbit at 43° inclination on 2023-08-08 at 03:57 UTC. The launch will be from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The first stage booster, B1075, will be making its fifth flight, after a turnaround time of 47 days since its last mission.

This launch will orbit Starlink v2.0 satellites, using the “Bus F9-2” configuration, also called “V2 mini”, with satellites of 800 kg and 4.1×2.7 metres size, able to fit in the Falcon 9 payload fairing, but with only 15 per launch from Vandenberg, whose location is not as favourable for launch to a 43° orbit as Florida.

Here is a pre-flight preview from Everyday Astronaut.