Fri. Dec 8th, 2023
SpaceX Targets Night Launch Window for Starlink Mission

SpaceX is aiming for a night launch window between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 3:31 a.m. EDT Wednesday for its upcoming Starlink mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Although not officially confirmed by SpaceX, navigational advisories from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Federal Aviation Administration indicate this launch window.

Following the Starlink launch, NASA’s SpaceX commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to take place. The target launch time for this CRS-29 liftoff is 8:28 p.m. EDT on Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service, mild conditions are predicted for Tuesday night at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The forecast suggests mostly clear skies, with a low temperature of around 67 degrees Fahrenheit and a northeast breeze of approximately 5 mph.

The 45th Weather Squadron of the Space Force has not yet issued a detailed forecast for the launch. If successful, this would be the 61st orbital launch of 2023 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and Kennedy Space Center.

The Starlink 6-27 mission will see a Falcon 9 rocket launching a batch of Starlink internet satellites from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The trajectory for this launch is southeast, and there will be no local sonic boom. The booster landing will take place on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Live coverage of the launch will begin 90 minutes before liftoff on For the latest schedule updates, visit