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The tenth Starlink launch overall and the ninth operational batch of Starlink satellites will launch into orbit aboard a...

The tenth Starlink launch overall and the ninth operational batch of Starlink satellites will launch into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. This mission is expected to deploy 58-60 Starlink satellites into an elliptical orbit roughly 25 minutes into the 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, making use of precession rates to separate themselves into three planes. This mission includes the second rideshare on a Starlink mission, with two of BlackSky's satellites on top of the Starlink stack. The booster will land on a drone ship approximately 632 km downrange.

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Core/Flight
History

B1051/F9-090

Vehicle

Falcon 9 Block V

Location

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

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Deployment
Deployment
Orbit Insertion

Low Earth Orbit (LEO)

Mass

15712kg

Customer

SpaceX & BlackSky

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Landing
Landing
Landing(s)

'Of Course I Still Love You' (OCISLY), Atlantic Ocean

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