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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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