SpaceX Starlink Group 6-21 Launch

SpaceX plans to launch 22 Starlink V2 mini satellites into the Generation 2 Group 6 shell on 2023-10-05 at 02:45 UTC. The launch will be from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The first stage booster, B1076, will be making its eighth flight, after a turnaround time of just 26 days since its last mission. The operational orbit will be 530 km circular at 43°.

Weather is forecast [PDF] as 50% favourable for launch. SpaceX continues to use its flexible launch window schedule for this mission.

If needed, four backup opportunities are available starting at 11:38 p.m. ET until 1:57 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 5. Six backup opportunities are also currently available on Thursday, October 5 starting at 10:29 p.m. ET until 1:49 a.m. ET on Friday, October 6.

SpaceX can’t be bothered any more to give Universal Time and date for their launch opportunities, so I won’t be bothered to do their work for them. They don’t even mention whether “ET” is standard or daylight time.