Starlink 5-3

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Time exposure of the Starlink 5-3 launch over the Banana River.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 53 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit on the Starlink 5-3 mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 4:58 a.m. on 2 February 2023. Following stage separation, the first stage landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched CRS-24, Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13F, OneWeb 1, and one Starlink mission.

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