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Falcon 9: StarLink v1.0 Launch 6

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DocM    16,895

Falcon 9: StarLink v1.0 Launch 6

 

60 more 260 kg commsats

 

Date: April 22, 2020

Time: 1537 EDT (1937 UT)

Booster: 1051.4 - DM-1, RADARSAT, StarLink 4

Fairing: AMOS-17

Pad: LC-39A

Recovery: ASDS Of Course I Still Love You, Ms. Tree, Ms. Chief

Deployment orbit: 190x380 km

 

From the press kit,

Starlink is targeting service in the Northern U.S. and Canada in 2020, rapidly expanding to near global coverage of the populated world by 2021. Additional information on the system can be found at starlink.com.

 

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bguy_1986    364

Looked like another successful launch and landing!

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DocM    16,895

Pretty much perfect.

 

Musk says a private beta starts in ~3 months, and a public beta in ~6 months. The DoD is already running tests during live fire exercises.

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