The third batch of Starlink version 1 satellites into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. It will be the fourth Starlink mis...
The third batch of Starlink version 1 satellites into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. It will be the fourth Starlink mission overall. This launch is expected to be similar to the previous Starlink launch in early January, which saw 60 Starlink v1.0 satellites delivered to a single plane at a 290 km altitude. Following launch the satellites will utilize their onboard ion thrusters to raise their orbits to 350 km. In the following weeks the satellites will take turns moving to the operational 550 km altitude in three groups of 20, making use of precession rates to separate themselves into three planes.
Falcon 9 Block V
Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL
Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
'Of Course I Still Love You' (OCISLY), Atlantic Ocean