SpaceX Starlink Group 6-25 Launch

SpaceX plans to launch 23 Starlink V2 mini satellites into the Generation 2 Group 6 shell on 2023-10-30 at 23:20 UTC. The launch will be from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The first stage booster, B1077, will be making its eighth flight, after a turnaround time of 59 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, seven backup opportunities are available starting at 7:52 p.m. ET until 10:22 p.m. ET.

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.


The first launch attempt on 2023-10-29 cut off seconds before engine ignition due to some kind of abnormality being reported in the stage separation mechanism. They’re going to try again on 2023-10-30 in a launch window opening at 23:20 UTC. I have updated the original post accordingly.