Breaking into the 31st week of 2023, from July 31 to Aug. 6, not much is held in store in terms of launches. Up first this week, a momentous flight took place when the last Antares 230+ flew to LEO during the NG-19 resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Following slightly more than a day later, a Chang Zheng 4C carrying the Fengyun-3F meteorological satellite took to the skies from Jiuquan, China. Shortly after that, it was the turn of a Falcon 9 transporting Maxar-built Galaxy 37 inside its fairing. It will be deployed into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO), with the satellite reaching a geostationary orbit (GEO) by itself.
Following an aborted launch attempt last week, Rocket Lab will launch Capella Space’s Acadia satellite to a mid-inclination LEO. Finally, SpaceX launched the Starlink Group 6-8 mission.