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A cargo flight from Toulouse landed at KSC today.

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Will 1049.11 be assigned to this launch?

Is that first stage back in Florida?

Or will 1049.11 be held until an expendable mission in early 2022?

One possible option: Transporter-3

Another known option: B1049's final and expendable launch will serve the second O3b satellite triplet, bound for MEO (Medium Earth Orbit), later in 2022.  That launch is already known to be expendable.

Whenever 1049 is next used, it will be Static Fired.
First stages below S/N 1050 perform one before every use, and it is the only operational pre-1050 left.

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Orbital launches from the Space Coast for the immediate future:
2021 Launched:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

December 19 Q2 June Q4 end of year Dec mid Dec - Türksat 5B - Falcon 9-133 TBD 132? (1067.3 1052.3? S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A - 03:58:39 likely night EST 03:58 to 05:28

December 21 Oct 2 Nov Nov 10 Dec Dec 2 4 late - Dragon SpX-24 - Falcon 9-134 131? 132? TBD 133? (1069.1 1062.4? S) - Kennedy LC-39A - 10:06:08 ~09:00
(ISS flights: 22-26 minutes earlier/day)

2022 Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

NET early January NET July 2021 NET Sept 2021 Aug? 2021 NET Sept? 2021 NET Oct 2021 TBD 2021 NET late Dec 2021 - Starlink group? 4-? (x53? x60) (flight 34? TBD) [v1.5 L5? v1.0 L31 L-TBD] - Falcon 9-135? TBD (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40
(mid-inclination Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

January 10 Dec 2021 Dec 4, 2021 NET Dec 20, 2021 NET Jan 2022 NET Jan 10 - Transporter-3: Alba Cluster 3 and 4 [Carnegie Mellon sat, DelfiPQ, EASAT-2 , Grizu-263a, Hades, MDQubesat-1, PION-BR1, Sattla-2, TRSI-2, Unicorn 1, Unicorn 2A, Unicorn 2D, Unicorn 2E], Capella-7, Capella-8, Fossa PocketPOD deployers (x2) [CShark Pilot-1, WISeSAT-1 & 2, 3 sats, (total 8 sats)], Hypernova, HYPSO-1, ICEYE US (x1), ION-SCV [Guardian, LabSat, STORK-1, STORK-2, SW1FT], Mars Outpost Tech Demo hosted payload, Sherpa LTC-1 [KSF 2A (PPM 1A), KSF 2B (PPM 1B), KSF 2C (PPM 1C), KSF 2D (PPM 1D), LLITED (x2), Lynk 05 (Tower 1), MA61C (SPin1), ORESat0, VZLUSAT-2, GT-1, Hawk 5A, 5B, 5C , (total 10 sats)], Sich 2-30, Spire (x?), SuperDoves (x44), TechEdSat-15, UMBRA-02, URESAT-1, Adler-1, GHOSt-1 & 2, Sherpa FX3 [Hawk 4A, 4B, 4C, ELaNa 40: WVSAT (x2 cubesats + x2 thinsats), TagSat-3 hosted payload], TRSI-1, Unicorn 2 - Falcon 9-136? (1049.11? expended?) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A - 10:00
(Sun-synchronous orbit satellites: launch at approximately the same time of day year-round)

January 21 Q4 2020 Mar 2021 or Spring 2021 Aug 2021 early Sept 2021 NET Nov 2021? NET mid Nov 2021? NET mid Nov 2021 TBD ~Nov 22, 2021 Jan 2022 - USSF-8 (GSSAP 5 and 6) - Atlas V 511 (AV-084) - Canaveral SLC-41

January TBD 2022 (NET) Nov 18, 2021 Dec 2021 Dec 14, 2021 Dec 2021? early 2022 - CSG-2 - Falcon 9-TBD 128? TBD 130? 131? (L?) Vega-C - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A Kourou - ~23:11 23:11:12
(Sun-synchronous orbit satellites: launch at approximately the same time of day year-round)

NET mid January NET Aug 2021 NET Oct 2021 TBD - Starlink group? 4-? (x53? x60) (flight 36? TBD) [v1.5 L7? v1.0 L32 L-TBD] - Falcon 9 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40
(mid-inclination Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

January NET Dec 1 2021/NLT July 2022 NET Dec 2021 NET Jan 2022 - VCLS Demo 2A: BAMA-1, CURIE A, CURIE B, INCA, QubeSat, R5-S1 (ELaNa 41) - Rocket 3.x (Astra) [LV0008] - Canaveral SLC-46 Kodiak LP-3B / Kwajalein

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Will 1049.11 be assigned to this launch?

Is that first stage back in Florida?

Or will 1049.11 be held until an expendable mission in early 2022?

One possible option: Transporter-3

Another known option: B1049's final and expendable launch will serve the second O3b satellite triplet, bound for MEO (Medium Earth Orbit), later in 2022.  That launch is already known to be expendable.

Whenever 1049 is next used, it will be Static Fired.
First stages below S/N 1050 perform one before every use, and it is the only operational pre-1050 left.

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Also possible 1067.3 is used.  Would be a 38 day turnaround.  It's also the newest booster, so presume that it could achieve this.

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Is this B1067?  :-\

https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1468609791698296838?s=21

Call me bluff, but the soot pattern looks very close to the STP2 falcon heavy side core soot….
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More likely for CRS-24, as it´s heading towards LC-39A around press site at KSC. There is only one way to launchpad and as far as we know, refurbishment facility is on Roberts road and at LZ-1, this booster wasn´t for sure stored in bussy 39A HIF. Turksat will launch at SLC-40.

Second stage attached could just be a fit test and some way off launch, but unlikely to be transported like that in that case so more likely to be flying soon?

Either payload fairings or Dragon for CRS could be attached to upper stage?

Heading towards 39A means it is unlikely to be Turksat which is flying from 40? (if so why are pics in this thread?)

So, ... do we know what it will launch?


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Will there be a Static Fire before the Turksat 5B launch?

We don't have a sure ID on the first stage.

If it is 1052.3, SpaceX may perform one to ensure the modifications made to convert it to a "single stick" are good.  We'll see.

Add: A Static Fire that's for an external customer, and also not a Dragon spacecraft, would most likely be performed without the payload and payload fairing--a "headless" rocket.

Time would be required to roll out, countdown, static fire, roll back, attach payload fairing to the rocket, roll out again, and countdown.
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Will there be a Static Fire before the Turksat 5B launch?

If it is 1052.3, SpaceX may perform one to ensure the modifications made to convert it to a "single stick" are good.  We'll see.

Above all else, B1052 has also been sitting mothballed in storage for more than two years, so I think a static fire is practically guaranteed for whatever mission it flies on next.

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Will there be a Static Fire before the Turksat 5B launch?

If it is 1052.3, SpaceX may perform one to ensure the modifications made to convert it to a "single stick" are good.  We'll see.

Above all else, B1052 has also been sitting mothballed in storage for more than two years, so I think a static fire is practically guaranteed for whatever mission it flies on next.

Agreed, maybe even a longer one.  Having sat idle for 2.5 years and being the first booster conversion it could help build some confidence.

I'm really looking forward to seeing this one fly.
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Rare weekend night launch viewing at Jetty Park for the upcoming Turksat 5B mission.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1470957735369969668

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"A Shortfall Of Gravitas" Droneship departed an half-hour ago from Port Canaveral with tug Finn Falgout, ahead of Türksat 5B Mission.
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L-3 weather forecast.  80% 'Go' for December 18/19.  60% 'Go' for December 19/20.  All Additional Risk Criteria are Low for both days.

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A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship departed Port Canaveral around 7am ET this morning for the Turksat-5B mission!

Tug Finn Falgout is towing downrange.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1471119206875906054

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NGA "Rocket Launching" notice.  "Space Debris" notice for the second stage reentry has not yet arrived.

Quote from: NGA
160358Z DEC 21
NAVAREA IV 1125/21(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   190358Z TO 190615Z DEC, ALTERNATE
   0358Z TO 0615Z DAILY 20 THRU 23 DEC
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-36-06N 080-35-16W, 28-38-00N 080-20-00W,
      28-36-00N 080-02-00W, 28-32-00N 080-01-00W,
      28-31-00N 080-16-00W, 28-31-51N 080-33-41W.
   B. 28-03-00N 075-14-00W, 28-35-00N 075-13-00W,
      28-42-00N 072-17-00W, 28-27-00N 071-33-00W,
      27-45-00N 071-32-00W, 27-28-00N 072-12-00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 230715Z DEC 21.

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"Space Debris" notice for the second stage reentry has not yet arrived.
The second stage for the Türksat 5A mission was not deorbited. I don't think they will for this mission either.
Launches Seen: Atlas-V OA-7,

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