Another Falcon Flies

October 18, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Viewed from over 150 miles North of Cape Canaveral is the launch and booster return from Falcon 9 Starlink Group 6-23; a batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based internet communication system, successfully launched October 17, 2023 at 8:39 pm EST from launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, FL.

Launched on a Falcon 9 two-stage rocket, Block 5 variant (the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability).

The B1062 core can also be seen in this same photo, landing out on the Atlantic Ocean on ASDS (Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship) JRTI (named Just Read The Instructions) barge after its 16th flight. It lands here because this was a high-velocity mission, which meant it did not carry enough fuel to return to the launch site landing pad after propelling the spacecraft into orbit.

Mission Details:

  • Type: Communications
  • Launch Cost: $52,000,000
  • Location: SLC 40, Cape Canaveral FL

 

Falcon 9 Starlink Group 6-23Falcon 9 Starlink Group 6-23Viewed from over 150 miles North of Cape Canaveral is the launch and booster return from Falcon 9 Starlink Group 6-23; a batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based internet communication system, successfully launched October 17, 2023 at 8:39 pm EST from launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, FL.


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