SpaceX Starlink Group 6-27 Launch

SpaceX plans to launch 23 Starlink V2 mini satellites into the Generation 2 Group 6 shell on 2023-11-08 at 04:31 UTC. The launch will be from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The first stage booster, B1073, will be making its eleventh flight, after a turnaround time of 65 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 12:05 a.m. ET until 2:59 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 8. Eight backup opportunities are also currently available on Wednesday, November 8 starting at 11:17 p.m. ET until 2:59 a.m. ET on Thursday, November 9.

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.