SpaceX Starlink Group 6-6 Launch

SpaceX plans to launch 22 Starlink V2 mini satellites into the Generation 2 Group 6 shell on 2023-07-23 at 23:09 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 sixth flight, after a turnaround time of 65 days since its last mission. The operational orbit will be 530 km circular at 43°.

This launch will continue deployment of Starlink V2 mini satellites, as will all subsequent Falcon 9 Starlink launches until Starship begins deploying the full-size Starlink V2 version.

Here is a pre-launch preview from Everyday Astronaut.


Weather did not cooperate with the launch attempt on 2023-07-22, with postponements to each successive launch opportunity on that evening and a scrub for the day after the last proved unacceptable. They’re going to try again on 2023-07-23 at 23:09 UTC, with additional launch opportunities on the 23rd and 24th if they miss the first one. I have updated the main post accordingly.


Another safe landing: