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SpaceX enters busy December with Starlink launch from Florida


SpaceX enters busy December with Starlink launch from Florida icking off a busy end to the company’s 2021 launch campaign, SpaceX successfully launched a group of Starlink satellites from Florida on Thursday evening. The Group 4-3 mission, carrying 48 Starlink satellites and two rideshare payloads to low Earth orbit, lifted off from SLC-40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 6:12 PM EST (23:12 UTC). The 45th Weather Squadron at Patrick Space Force Base forecasted a greater than 90% chance of favorable weather for launch. If the launch had been delayed for any reason, a backup opportunity existed on Friday, with another greater than 90% chance of acceptable weather forecasted. No such delay occurred, and launch went as scheduled on Thursday.   More



(Source: NASASpaceFlight.com - Dec 3)

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