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Thread for the Starlink 6-40 group launch.

NSF Threads for Starlink 6-40: Discussion

Launch 29 February 2024, at 15:30:00 UTC (10:30 am EST), from CCSFS SLC-40, on booster 1076-11.  The first stage successfully landed on Just Read The Instructions.

Payload 23 Starlink V2 Mini satellites to 43 degree inclination orbit on a southeastern trajectory.  Initial orbit 284 x 293 km.

Please use the Starlink Discussion Thread for all general discussion on Starlink.

Check the Starlink Index Thread for links to more Starlink information.



L2 SpaceX: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0
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0037-EX-ST-2024  Mission 1912 Starlink Group 6-40
<snip>
[Launch NET Feb 14]
ASDS    North  25  41  37   West  75  5  42

The Florida Starlink mission expected to follow Starlink 6-39 could launch NET mid February.  Assuming that SpaceX continues, again, to launch its Florida Starlink Group 6's in ascending numerical order, this launch will be 6-40.  It is currently listed on NextSF with launch NET February, from either Kennedy LC-39A or Canaveral SLC-40, with recovery either aboard an ASDS or RLTS to LZ-1.

LC-39A is not available, due to the successive launch campaigns of IM-1 and Crew-8, so this launch will be from SLC-40.  Also, there is not (yet) a request to or approval from the FCC for RTLS landing.  Finally, we do not yet know if JRTI will be available for ASDS recovery.  (same for Starlink 6-41 and 6-42)

Edit Feb 3: JRTI will be available.

My bold:
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated February 2:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch NASA's Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) satellite from pad 40 on February 6 at 1:33 a.m. EST. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch. A Falcon 9 will launch the Intuitive Machines & NASA IM-1 Nova-C commercial lunar lander from pad 39A on February 14 at 1 a.m. EST. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches from pad 40. A Falcon 9 will launch the Telkomsat communications satellite for Indonesia from pad 40 on mid-late February TBD. A Falcon 9 will launch the next crew of four astronauts to the International Space Station, Crew-8, from pad 39A on February 22 at the earliest, around 3 a.m. EST, or around February 29-March 1 at midnight (the latter date if IM-1 proceeds as planned). The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.

Starlink 6-39:
NET February 10 UTC (possibly also EST, would be after midnight) per this NOTAM:
F0471/24 NOTAMN
Q) YMMM/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/1614S08400E720
A) YMMM
B) 2402100750 C) 2402161244
D) DAILY 0750-1244
E) ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE
FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND
SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE FALCON-9 STARLINK 6-39 WI THE FOLLOWING
AREAS:
2033S  07500E
0746S  08927E
0853S  09228E
2422S  07500E TO BEGINNING
PRIMARY LAUNCH 240210
BACKUP AS PER FIELD D
F) SFC G) UNL


Also launching from SLC-40:
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Intelsat License LLC (“Intelsat”) herein requests 30 days of Special Temporary Authority (“STA”),1 commencing February 20, 2024, to use its Hagerstown, Maryland C-band earth station to provide launch and early orbit phase (“LEOP”) services for the HTS-113BT satellite.2 HTS-113BT is expected to launch no earlier than February 20, 2024.3 Intelsat expects the LEOP period to last approximately 14 days.

Hypothetical SLC-40 schedule:
(NET) Feb 10 Starlink 6-39

+ 4 days
~Feb 14 Starlink 6-40

+ 6 days
(NET) Feb 20 HTS-113BT

+ 4 days
~Feb 24 Starlink 6-41

+ 4 days
~Feb 28 Starlink 6-42

(This is a leap year; February has 29 days.)
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FYI regarding upcoming (possible) ASDS recovery launches:
https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1753851772781625789
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Do we expect any testing or sea trial for JRTI? If not, could JRTI do 6-40 on ~12th and Telkomsat HTS 113BT on 20th in order to allow ASOG to do 6-39 on 10th and 6-41 on ~18.

Perhaps 2 day turnarounds for pad is probably too optimistic yet even if Elon thought they could get it down to 24 hours this year?

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SLC-40 launches:

PACE launched February 8 UTC, successful LZ-1 landing.

USSF-124/HBTSS is now scheduled for launch on February 14 UTC, with LZ-1 landing.

HTS-113BT is scheduled to launch February 20 UTC.  ASDS landing?  Both JRTI and ASOG are available.

Starlink 6-39 is scheduled to launch NET February 23 UTC (3 day pad turnaround?).  ASDS landing.

This would place the Starlink 6-40 launch NET February 27 or 28 (dependent on pad and ASDS turnarounds).  ASDS landing.
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If Telkomsat HTS 113BT is on 20th and used droneship and 6-39 does too.

Then 8 day turnaround for ASDS doing Telkomsat means NET 28th. Crew launch planned for March 1st so cannot launch on 29th Feb. Everything has to go right to fit this in on Feb 28 else slips to March.

Perhaps a good opportunity to fit in a RTLS 27th ish?

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SLC-40 launches:

HTS-113BT is scheduled to launch February 20 UTC, with landing aboard JRTI.

Starlink 6-39 is scheduled to launch February 24 UTC, with landing presumably aboard ASOG.

This would place the Starlink 6-40 launch NET February 28, with landing presumably aboard JRTI.
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https://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html
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UPDATED FEBRUARY 16, 2023
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A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on February 24 between 5-9 p.m. EST. A Falcon 9 will launch the next crew of four astronauts to the International Space Station, Crew-8, from pad 39A on March 1 at 12:04 a.m. EST (Saturn V Center tickets now on sale; 3.9 miles away closest possible viewing). The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches from pad 40.

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Well the 1st NOTAM for this (2nd stage re-entry zone) is out and it's targeting February 28, around mid-day EST/late afternoon UTC:

F0739/24 NOTAMN
Q) YMMM/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/1532S08314E700
A) YMMM
B) 2402281750 C) 2403051944
D) 2402281750 TO 2402282244
   2402291720 TO 2402292214
   2403011650 TO 2403012144
   2403021620 TO 2403022114
   2403031550 TO 2403032044
   2403041520 TO 2403042014
   2403051450 TO 2403051944
E) ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE
FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND
SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE FALCON-9 STARLINK 6-40 WI THE FOLLOWING
AREAS:
2033S 07500E
0746S 08927E
0853S 09228E
2422S 07500E TO BEGINNING
PRIMARY REENTRY 2402 28 1750 - 2402 28 2244
BACKUP AS PER FIELD D
F) SFC G) UNL
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NGA Rocket Launching notice and two Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas):

Quote from: NGA
230927Z FEB 24
NAVAREA IV 203/24(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
BAHAMAS.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   280106Z TO 280537Z FEB, ALTERNATE
   290041Z TO 290512Z FEB, 010016Z TO 010447Z,
   012351Z TO 020422Z, 022326Z TO 030357Z,
   032300Z TO 040331Z AND 042235Z TO
   050306Z MAR IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39.00N 080-28.00W, 28-30.00N 080-10.00W,
      28-24.00N 080-09.00W, 28-21.00N 080-11.00W,
      28-23.00N 080-19.00W, 28-29.35N 080-32.50W,
      28-39.00N 080-37.68W.
   B. 26-15.00N 076-00.00W, 26-06.00N 074-58.00W,
      25-36.00N 074-03.00W, 25-23.00N 073-53.00W,
      25-09.00N 074-01.00W, 25-06.00N 074-16.00W,
      25-08.00N 074-38.00W, 25-18.00N 075-00.00W,
      25-58.00N 075-59.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 050406Z MAR 24.

Quote from: NGA
230855Z FEB 24
HYDROLANT 379/24(57,61,71).
EASTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC.
INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 01, DNC 02, DNC 03.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   281758Z TO 282227Z FEB, ALTERNATE
   291728Z TO 292157Z FEB, 011658Z TO 012127Z,
   021628Z TO 022057Z, 031558Z TO 032027Z,
   041528Z TO 041957Z AND
   051458Z TO 051927Z MAR IN AREA BOUND BY
   08-53.00S 092-28.00E, 07-46.00S 089-27.00E,
   30-12.00S 061-09.00E, 40-45.00S 002-21.00W,
   42-56.00S 002-24.00W, 32-16.00S 063-10.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 052027Z MAR 24.
Quote from: NGA
230855Z FEB 24
HYDROPAC 618/24(57,61,71).
EASTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC.
INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 01, DNC 02, DNC 03.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   281758Z TO 282227Z FEB, ALTERNATE
   291728Z TO 292157Z FEB, 011658Z TO 012127Z,
   021628Z TO 022057Z, 031558Z TO 032027Z,
   041528Z TO 041957Z AND
   051458Z TO 051927Z MAR IN AREA BOUND BY
   08-53.00S 092-28.00E, 07-46.00S 089-27.00E,
   30-12.00S 061-09.00E, 40-45.00S 002-21.00W,
   42-56.00S 002-24.00W, 32-16.00S 063-10.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 052027Z MAR 24.

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NGA Rocket Launching notice and two Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas):

Maps from the NGA notices. ASDS 630km downrange.

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A new cancel-and-replace NGA Rocket Launching notice.

The times are moved a little less than 15 hours later, and not all of the days have a four-hour launch window now.

Additionally, the order of the coordinates in location A are shifted and a couple of them have minor changes.

Quote from: NGA
240700Z FEB 24
NAVAREA IV 207/24(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   281600Z TO 281931Z FEB, ALTERNATE 291530Z TO
   291801Z FEB, 011500Z TO 011931Z, 021430Z TO 021901Z,
   031400Z TO 031831Z, 041330Z TO 041801Z,
   051300Z TO 051731Z MAR IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39.00N 080-37.69W, 28-39.00N 080-28.00W,
      28-30.00N 080-10.00W, 28-24.00N 080-09.00W,
      28-21.00N 080-11.00W, 28-23.00N 080-19.00W,
      28-29.35N 080-32.49W.
   B. 26-15.00N 076-00.00W, 26-06.00N 074-58.00W,
      25-36.00N 074-03.00W, 25-23.00N 073-53.00W,
      25-09.00N 074-01.00W, 25-06.00N 074-16.00W,
      25-08.00N 074-38.00W, 25-18.00N 075-00.00W,
      25-58.00N 075-59.00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 203/24.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 051831Z MAR 24.

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A new cancel-and-replace NGA Rocket Launching notice.

The times are moved a little less than 15 hours later, and not all of the days have a four-hour launch window now.

Additionally, the order of the coordinates in location A are shifted and a couple of them have minor changes.

Quote from: NGA
240700Z FEB 24
NAVAREA IV 207/24(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   281600Z TO 281931Z FEB, ALTERNATE 291530Z TO
   291801Z FEB, 011500Z TO 011931Z, 021430Z TO 021901Z,
   031400Z TO 031831Z, 041330Z TO 041801Z,
   051300Z TO 051731Z MAR IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39.00N 080-37.69W, 28-39.00N 080-28.00W,
      28-30.00N 080-10.00W, 28-24.00N 080-09.00W,
      28-21.00N 080-11.00W, 28-23.00N 080-19.00W,
      28-29.35N 080-32.49W.
   B. 26-15.00N 076-00.00W, 26-06.00N 074-58.00W,
      25-36.00N 074-03.00W, 25-23.00N 073-53.00W,
      25-09.00N 074-01.00W, 25-06.00N 074-16.00W,
      25-08.00N 074-38.00W, 25-18.00N 075-00.00W,
      25-58.00N 075-59.00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 203/24.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 051831Z MAR 24.

Phew, that makes a lot more sense when looking at the NOTAMs. I remember looking yesterday at the NOTAMs vs the navigational warning and they were off by over half a day. This new one now fits better

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Mission is being delayed until after the launch of Crew-8:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the next crew of four astronauts to the International Space Station, Crew-8, from pad 39A on March 1 at 12:04 a.m. EST. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch. A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40
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During the [Feb 25 evening EST] Crew-8 FRR press conference NASA said they won’t allow another Falcon flight within 48 hours of their crewed flight to ensure there’s time to do any data review required.
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During the Crew-8 FRR press conference NASA said they won’t allow another Falcon flight within 48 hours of their crewed flight to ensure there’s time to do any data review required.

https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_spt.jsp not updated yet:

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SPACE X STARLINK 6-40, CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY:   02/28/24   1600Z-1931Z
BACKUP:      02/29/24   1530Z-1801Z
      03/01/24   1500Z-1931Z
      03/02/24   1430Z-1901Z
      03/03/24   1400Z-1831Z
      03/04/24   1330Z-1801Z
      03/05/24   1300Z-1731Z

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A cancel-and-replace NGA Rocket Launching notice moving this launch to February 29. Somehow that seems unlikely to actually happen.

Quote from: NGA
261918Z FEB 24
NAVAREA IV 218/24(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
BAHAMAS.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   291530Z TO 291801Z FEB, ALTERNATE 011500Z TO 011931Z,
   021430Z TO 021901Z, 031400Z TO 031831Z, 041330Z TO 041801Z,
   051300Z TO 051731Z, 061230Z TO 061701Z MAR
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39.00N 080-37.69W, 28-39.00N 080-28.00W,
      28-30.00N 080-10.00W, 28-24.00N 080-09.00W,
      28-21.00N 080-11.00W, 28-23.00N 080-19.00W,
      28-29.35N 080-32.49W.
   B. 26-15.00N 076-00.00W, 26-06.00N 074-58.00W,
      25-36.00N 074-03.00W, 25-23.00N 073-53.00W,
      25-09.00N 074-01.00W, 25-06.00N 074-16.00W,
      25-08.00N 074-38.00W, 25-18.00N 075-00.00W,
      25-58.00N 075-59.00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 207/24.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 061801Z MAR 24.

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