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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #81 on: 06/26/2020 02:55 pm »
https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1276527961592803328

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The Saharan dust in the atmosphere is quite evident in the skies over Cape Canaveral this morning. Blues look just a bit different. Wonder if it will make for some interesting colors at launch or cool in-flight photography this afternoon🚀

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https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1276541819631828992

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Fairing artwork costs money, people.
#starlink
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #82 on: 06/26/2020 04:30 pm »
According to Spaceflight Now, the precise launch time is 4:18:02 PM local (20:18:02 UTC).

Source: https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/06/26/spacex-rideshare-provides-new-path-to-orbit-for-blacksky/

It also looks like they are investigating a leak in Falcon 9.

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According to a SpaceXer on r/SpaceX, teams are "investigating an O2 sensor showing a slight leak in the E9 engine bay. Slightly off nominal, but nothing too crazy." Could push Starlink closer to GPS. https://old.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/hfy9rw/two_falcon_9s_vertical_lc39a_and_slc40/fw2ax1f/
https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/status/1276545075577868291
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #84 on: 06/26/2020 05:44 pm »
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1276571448799305728

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Starlink mission is scrubbed today

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https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1276572214460944384

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Today's Starlink launch has been called off. The launch will now likely occur after the GPS mission – which is a very important customer mission for SpaceX.

forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topi…

https://twitter.com/sandra_i_erwin/status/1276571500947156993

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SpaceX Starlink launch scrubbed today - 45th Space Wing commander Doug Schiess just confirmed
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #85 on: 06/26/2020 06:08 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1276575800687382528

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Standing down from today’s Starlink mission; team needed additional time for pre-launch checkouts, but Falcon 9 and the satellites are healthy. Will announce new target launch date once confirmed on the Range

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #86 on: 06/27/2020 12:27 am »
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SpaceX is now targeting June 28 for their next Starlink mission, per temporary flight restrictions. Launch is expected around 3:40 pm local. https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_3559.html

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June 28 is Elon's birthday. It will also be the five-year anniversary of the CRS-7 anomaly.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #87 on: 06/27/2020 12:32 am »
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SpaceX Booster 1051.5 sits on LC-39A this morning ready for launch this afternoon @ 4:18pm EDT. This mission will deploy 57 Starlink satellites along with 2 Earth observation satellites from BlackSky. #NASA #SpaceX #Space

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #88 on: 06/27/2020 01:08 am »
Can mystery and mischief turn around fast enough for the GPS launch? Only two days.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #89 on: 06/27/2020 01:55 am »
Can mystery and mischief turn around fast enough for the GPS launch? Only two days.

Gavin from SpaceXfleet was saying they can hold two fairings on deck, but both would have to be scooped based on where the nets are.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #90 on: 06/27/2020 02:44 am »
This is the third 5th launch?

I forget the exact count.
Yes, would be the third "fifth" flight of a booster.  Could be the second "fifth" recovered if recovered.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #91 on: 06/27/2020 05:10 am »
I split off the growing Static Fire/no Static Fire discussion into a new thread: SpaceX Falcon 9: To Static Fire or not to Static Fire; that is the question.

I moved the new thread to the SpaceX General Section sub-forum.  It seems to me to be a question not for a single mission, but relating to SpaceX launch operations at large.

I suspect that this discussion will continue for some time.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #92 on: 06/27/2020 12:19 pm »
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1276709173284057089
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And the flight restrictions for June 28 have also been removed. As originally expected, SpaceX will in fact wait until after the GPS mission to launch Starlink. Seems like a sensible plan.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #93 on: 06/27/2020 10:36 pm »
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Super hazy day in Florida! I’m a little surprised that #SpaceX has left the next #Starlink mission on the pad with it being delayed until after GPS.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #94 on: 06/29/2020 02:33 am »
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Super hazy day in Florida! I’m a little surprised that #SpaceX has left the next #Starlink mission on the pad with it being delayed until after GPS.
Is it more efficient to leave the F9 + payload vertical on the pad? The Starlink launch may be shortly after the GPS launch.

(Or has SpaceX since rolled the LV back into the LC-39A HIF?)
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #95 on: 06/29/2020 12:08 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1277556845482213376

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OCISLY droneship is now arriving at Port Canaveral to await a revised launch date for the Starlink mission.

twitter.com/jconcilus/status/1277554497238315008

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Approaching the Port Canaveral entrance at Jetty Park...

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https://twitter.com/gregscott_photo/status/1277571935916916736

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OCISLY comes back home empty handed this morning after a scrubbed Starlink 10 mission last Friday. Tug Finn Falgout passed JRTI yesterday going out in support of tomorrows GPS III mission. #NASA #SpaceX #Space
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #96 on: 06/29/2020 01:27 pm »
Surprisingly, the LV is still vertical at the pad:

https://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/video/chan3large.jpg

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #97 on: 06/29/2020 05:24 pm »
There was some talk of an oxygen sensor in the engine bay having issues. Maybe it's easier to fix this particular problem in the vertical position for some reason?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #98 on: 06/29/2020 08:31 pm »
There was some talk of an oxygen sensor in the engine bay having issues. Maybe it's easier to fix this particular problem in the vertical position for some reason?

It looks like they’re taking her horizontal now.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #99 on: 06/29/2020 08:51 pm »
Could they just swap booster with another one while this one goes through checks and fixes?

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