Published by NASASpaceflight on 08/16/2023
Following a plethora of launches last week, the week of Aug. 14 through Aug. 20 is set to have four orbital launches—most of which are SpaceX Starlink launches. The week started with the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) launching the HEAD-3A/B/C/D/E satellites atop its Kuaxzhou 1A rocket. After that, SpaceX will launch three back-to-back Starlink missions, starting with Starlink Group 6-10 from Space Launch Complex (SLC) 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS), followed by Group 7-1 from SLC-4 East at the Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) in California. Finally, the Starlink Group 6-11 mission will end the week, launching from SLC-40.