SpaceX Starlink Group 6-24 Launch

SpaceX plans to launch 23 Starlink V2 mini satellites into the Generation 2 Group 6 shell on 2023-10-22 at 02:17 UTC. The launch will be from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The first stage booster, B1062, will be making its fourth flight, after a turnaround time of 56 days since its last mission. The operational orbit will be 530 km circular at 43°.

Weather is forecast [PDF] as 95% favourable for launch. SpaceX continues to use its flexible launch window schedule for this mission.

If needed, five backup opportunities are available starting at 11:07 p.m. ET until 2:15 a.m. ET on Sunday, October 22. Six backup opportunities are also currently available on Sunday, October 22 starting at 9:51 p.m. ET until 1:50 a.m. ET on Monday, October 23.

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.

Here is a pre-launch preview from Everyday Astronaut.