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Starlink 4-3 Mission

Starlink 4-3

Dec 01, 2021 23:20 UTC

Recovery Details

Fairing Recovery

Yes – soft splashdown and recovery with crane.

Booster Recovery

Droneship landing – ~630 km downrange.

Fleet Deployment

A Shortfall of Gravitas

A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship will be used as the offshore landing platform for the Falcon 9 booster.


Bob is one SpaceX's two new multi-purpose recovery ships. Designed for fairing recovery and droneship operations.

Finn Falgout

Finn Falgout will tow A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship from Port Canaveral to the offshore landing zone.

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