WATCH REPLAY: Sunday’s SpaceX Launch of 21 Starlink Satellites from KSC is Record-Setting 62nd Orbital Mission of Year
By Space Coast Daily // September 3, 2023
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ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Sunday, Sept. 3.
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – SpaceX set a new record with Sunday night’s launch of 21 of its Starlink internet satellites to orbit from Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County at 10:47 p.m. EDT.
SpaceX’s 62nd orbital mission of year set a new record for the most flights in a year.
This is the 10th flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched SES-22, ispace’s HAKUTO-R Mission 1, Hispasat Amazonas Nexus mission, CRS-27, and five Starlink missions.
Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Falcon 9’s upper stage, meanwhile, kept on flying. It’s scheduled to deploy the 21 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO) about 65 minutes after liftoff.
SpaceX is returning the four astronauts of its Crew-6 mission, who had been at the International Space Station since March.
Crew-6’s Crew Dragon capsule departed the ISS about 7 a.m. EDT and will splash down off the Florida coast at around 12:17 a.m. EDT. WATCH HERE
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