Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink Group 4-7 : KSC LC-39A : 3 February 2022 (18:13 UTC)  (Read 64097 times)

Offline Ken the Bin

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The new cancel-and-replace NGA Rocket Launching notice finally arrived.

Quote from: NGA
011746Z FEB 22
NAVAREA IV 113/22(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   022141Z TO 022248Z, ALTERNATE
   031803Z TO 032230Z FEB
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-38-17N 080-37-11W, 28-39-00N 080-37-00W,
      28-38-00N 080-24-00W, 28-22-00N 079-55-00W,
      28-18-00N 079-56-00W, 28-33-24N 080-33-59W.
   B. 25-59-00N 076-00-00W, 26-40-00N 075-09-00W,
      25-37-00N 073-53-00W, 24-53-00N 074-44-00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 107/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 032330Z FEB 22.

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SpaceX already posted the information of this launch on its website although it does not yet appear on the main website, the livestream is this (currently private):
« Last Edit: 02/01/2022 10:04 pm by Conexion Espacial »
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It also confirms that B1061 will support this mission.
The first paragraph is wrong, although it won't take long to correct it.
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The booster supporting this mission previously launched Crew-1, Crew-2, SXM-8, CRS-23, and IXPE. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. One fairing half previously supported five Starlink missions, and the other half previously supported Transporter-1 and two Starlink missions.
https://www.spacex.com/launches/sl4-7/
« Last Edit: 02/01/2022 10:07 pm by Conexion Espacial »
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Possibly...

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020427Z FEB 22
NAVAREA IV 116/22(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   031803Z TO 032230Z FEB, ALTERNATE
   041741Z TO 042208Z FEB
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-38-17N 080-37-11W, 28-39-00N 080-37-00W,
      28-38-00N 080-24-00W, 28-22-00N 079-55-00W,
      28-18-00N 079-56-00W, 28-33-24N 080-33-59W.
   B. 25-59-00N 076-00-00W, 26-40-00N 075-09-00W,
      25-37-00N 073-53-00W, 24-53-00N 074-44-00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 113/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 042308Z FEB 22.

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Possibly...

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020427Z FEB 22
NAVAREA IV 116/22(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   031803Z TO 032230Z FEB, ALTERNATE
   041741Z TO 042208Z FEB
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-38-17N 080-37-11W, 28-39-00N 080-37-00W,
      28-38-00N 080-24-00W, 28-22-00N 079-55-00W,
      28-18-00N 079-56-00W, 28-33-24N 080-33-59W.
   B. 25-59-00N 076-00-00W, 26-40-00N 075-09-00W,
      25-37-00N 073-53-00W, 24-53-00N 074-44-00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 113/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 042308Z FEB 22.

Not "possibly", but "yes", that's official confirmation of the postponement to February 3.

My calculated launch times.
February 3 at 18:13 and 21:30 UTC.
February 4 at 17:51 and 21:08 UTC.

The associated Space Debris notices:
Quote from: NGA
020441Z FEB 22
HYDROPAC 282/22(GEN).
SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN OCEAN.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   031948Z TO 032354Z FEB, ALTERNATE
   041926Z TO 042332Z FEB IN AREA BOUND BY
   35-59S 050-22W, 35-28S 049-58W,
   37-16S 045-27W, 45-17S 028-19W,
   47-50S 020-18W, 49-51S 011-01W,
   51-05S 000-43E, 50-46S 014-54E,
   50-33S 021-34E, 46-52S 039-17E,
   43-19S 050-25E, 44-37S 051-06E,
   54-16S 018-06E, 54-22S 004-06E,
   54-22S 000-43E, 54-28S 004-31W,
   53-15S 013-27W, 51-14S 023-03W,
   47-53S 033-10W, 42-56S 042-53W,
   39-07S 048-08W.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 277/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 050032Z FEB 22.
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020437Z FEB 22
HYDROLANT 325/22(GEN).
SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN OCEAN.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   031948Z TO 032354Z FEB, ALTERNATE
   041926Z TO 042332Z FEB IN AREA BOUND BY
   35-59S 050-22W, 35-28S 049-58W,
   37-16S 045-27W, 45-17S 028-19W,
   47-50S 020-18W, 49-51S 011-01W,
   51-05S 000-43E, 50-46S 014-54E,
   50-33S 021-34E, 46-52S 039-17E,
   43-19S 050-25E, 44-37S 051-06E,
   54-16S 018-06E, 54-22S 004-06E,
   54-22S 000-43E, 54-28S 004-31W,
   53-15S 013-27W, 51-14S 023-03W,
   47-53S 033-10W, 42-56S 042-53W,
   39-07S 048-08W.
2. CANCEL HYDROLANT 322/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 050032Z FEB 22.

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Starlink 4-7 now February 3.
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SpaceX is targeting Thursday, February 3 for a Falcon 9 launch of 49 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous launch window is at 1:13 p.m. EST (18:13 UTC), and a backup opportunity is available on Friday, February 4 at 12:51 p.m. EST (17:51 UTC).
https://www.spacex.com/launches/sl4-7/index.html
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L-1 weather forecast.  80% 'Go' for February 3.  70% 'Go' for February 4.  Booster Recovery Weather risk is Moderate for February 3.  All other Additional Risk Criteria are Low.

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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch another Starlink batch on February 3 at 1:13pm or 4:30pm EST.
= 18:13 or 21:30 UTC
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Another Falcon 9 launch is on tap at 1:13pm EST today from the Cape (it's the one on the right below); and Astra's small-sat launcher could see its first flight from here as early as Saturday afternoon.

Find out where to watch these if you're around

https://twitter.com/LaunchPhoto/status/1489239298075418631

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It's going to be a sixth flight for one of the fairing halves, this is going to be a new record.

It has to be the same fairing that flew for the fifth time with Starlink V1.0 L28 mission.
GO for launch, GO for age of reflight

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It's going to be a sixth flight for one of the fairing halves, this is going to be a new record.

It has to be the same fairing that flew for the fifth time with Starlink V1.0 L28 mission.

Fairing flights

Activate: Starlink-0, Starlink-5, Starlink-12, Starlink-17, Starlink-28
Passive: Transporter-1, Starlink-21, Starlink-28
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It's going to be a sixth flight for one of the fairing halves, this is going to be a new record.

It has to be the same fairing that flew for the fifth time with Starlink V1.0 L28 mission.

Fairing flights

Activate: Starlink-0, Starlink-5, Starlink-12, Starlink-17, Starlink-28
Passive: Transporter-1, Starlink-21, Starlink-28

6 times, that is really impressive, especially since they had been making design changes as well as learning how to recover the fairing and spent that time with the nets. 

It's the quiet part of the process now, but the fairing recovery is amazing to me, and surely it enables the high flight rate for Starlink.
Superheavy + Starship the final push to launch commit!

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