Starlink 6-32 (Falcon 9)
23 December 2023
Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 23 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 12:33 a.m. on 23 December 2023. After stage separation, Falcon 9's first stage landed on the Just Read The Instructions droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

This was the 19th flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Crew Demo-2, ANASIS-11, CRS-21, Transporter-1, Transporter-3, and now 14 Starlink missions.

UPDATE: While returning to Port Canaveral, the droneship encountered high seas and wind that caused the first stage booster to topple over. While waiting at Port Canaveral for the droneship's return, I was also able to take photographs of the resuseable fairings being off-loaded from the SpaceX recovery ship named "Bob".

Fairing Off-loading
Wrecked Booster Return

Second stage Merlin Vacuum Engine exhaust plume with fairing separation.

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