SpaceX Launches Upgraded Starlink Satellites Written 20 April 2023
Florida Today reports that SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday morning from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, carrying more Starlink satellites. The flight was Starlink’s 80th dedicated mission since first launching in 2019. Spaceflight Now reports that the rocket carried 21 Starlink V2 Mini satellites, which have “improved phased array antennas with four times the communications capacity of earlier generations of Starlink satellites.”
Full Story (Florida Today); More Info (Spaceflight Now)
On Wednesday, April 19 at 10:31 a.m. ET, Falcon 9 launched 21 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.