SpaceX Transporter-8 Launch

SpaceX plans to launch Transporter-8, its eighth dedicated small satellite ride share mission, from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Station in California on Monday, 2023-06-12 at 21:19 UTC. The mission will launch 72 payloads for a variety of customers into a Sun-synchronous circular orbit around 500 km with an inclination of 97.4°. Falcon 9 first stage booster B1071 will be making its ninth flight after a turnaround of 87 days since its last flight, with landing near the launch site which, if successful, will be the 200th landing of a Falcon 9 or Falcon Heavy booster.

Here is the pre-launch preview from Everyday Astronaut.

These are the payloads packed into the Falcon 9 payload fairing.


Which day? Today’s the 12th, Wednesday’s the 14th.

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Monday, 2023-06-12. I have corrected the main post.