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- September 29, 2023
SpaceX to Launch Communications Satellite on Friday
SpaceX is targeting Friday, October 14 for launch of the Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13F mission to a geosynchronous transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The 116-minute launch window opens at 11:26 p.m. ET (03:26 UTC on October 15). A backup launch opportunity is available on Saturday, October 15 with the same window.
The Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched CRS-24 and one Starlink mission. After stage separation, the first stage will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
You can watch the live launch webcast starting about 15 minutes before liftoff.