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The eighth Starlink launch overall and the seventh operational batch of Starlink satellites will launch into orbit aboar...

The eighth Starlink launch overall and the seventh operational batch of Starlink satellites will launch into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. This mission is expected to deploy all sixty satellites into an elliptical orbit about fifteen minutes into flight. In the weeks following launch the satellites are expected to utilize their onboard ion thrusters to raise their orbits to 550 km in three groups of 20, making use of precession rates to separate themselves into three planes. The booster will land on a drone ship approximately 628 km downrange.

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Lift Off
Lift Off
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Core/Flight
History

B1049/F9-086

Vehicle

Falcon 9 Block V

Location

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

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Deployment
Deployment
Orbit Insertion

Low Earth Orbit (LEO)

Mass

15600kg

Customer

SpaceX

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Landing
Landing
Landing(s)

'Just Read The Instructions' (JRTI), Atlantic Ocean

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