Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink 7-7 : VSFB SLC-4E : 20 November 2023 (10:30 UTC)  (Read 21843 times)

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Hopefully, everyone got some sleep from our exciting IFT-2 launch.  Back to the mundane Falcon 9 launches.

There was a small cold weather front moving through today and hopefully, it has passed Vandenberg by now.  Just slight rain south of the base.

Here is the backup re-broadcast video link for non-tweeter members.  Also, the X-broadcast link.

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« Last Edit: 11/19/2023 03:34 am by catdlr »
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SpaceX is now targeting 08:51 UTC (backup time #3).

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-7-7

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SpaceX is targeting Sunday, November 19 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 12:51 a.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:52 a.m. PT . If needed, additional opportunities are also available on Sunday, November 19 starting at 10:33 p.m. PT.

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Pushed to 1:51 am PST = 09:51 UTC now. (This is not included in Celestrak's launch opportunities list) EDIT: It is now, 09:51:40 UTC

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SpaceX is targeting Sunday, November 19 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 1:51 a.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:52 a.m. PT . If needed, additional opportunities are also available on Sunday, November 19 starting at 10:33 p.m. PT.



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https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1726139702905114675
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UPDATE #2: CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 7-7 launch from Vandenberg SFB on 2023-11-19 at 09:51:40 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g7-7. Deployment of 22 satellites is set for 10:54:17.420 UTC. Data for 2 backup launch opportunities is also provided.
« Last Edit: 11/23/2023 03:15 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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T-38 minutes. The SpaceX launch director should be verifying go to start propellant loading.
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T-38 minutes. The SpaceX launch director should be verifying go to start propellant loading.

Add 60 minutes?
Pushed to 1:51 am PST = 09:51 UTC now.
« Last Edit: 11/19/2023 07:17 am by catdlr »
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Launch delayed to 10:32:20 UTC, which is the second to last opportunity.

"SpaceX is targeting Sunday, November 19 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 2:32 a.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:52 a.m. PT. If needed, additional opportunities are also available on Sunday, November 19 starting at 10:33 p.m. PT."

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-7-7
« Last Edit: 11/19/2023 08:16 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Launch delayed to 10:32:20 UTC, which is the second to last opportunity.

"SpaceX is targeting Sunday, November 19 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 2:32 a.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:52 a.m. PT. If needed, additional opportunities are also available on Sunday, November 19 starting at 10:33 p.m. PT."

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-7-7

2:54 am PST = 10:54 UTC now
End of window for today.
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Exact launch time is 10:54:20 UTC.
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T-38 minutes. The SpaceX launch director should be verifying go to start propellant loading.
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T-35 minutes. First stage LOX loading and first and second stage RP-1 loading should be starting about now.
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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1726183419447857550

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Propellant load has begun for tonightís launch of 22 @Starlink satellites from California. All systems and weather are currently go for launch

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As it is well past a CBS journalistís bed time Ö Iíll say that F9/Starlink 7-7 will be the 85th F9-family launch of '23 and the 275th single-stick F9 flight overall; booster B1063 is making its 15th flight; a successful droneship recovery would be SpaceX's 195th and its 247th overall

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T-20 minutes. Second stage RP-1 loading should be completed about now.
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T-16 minutes. Second stage LOX loading should be starting about now.
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T-7 minutes. Engine chill should be starting about now.
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One last time for anyone joining right now:

Here is the backup re-broadcast video link for non-tweeter members.  Also, the X-broadcast link.

X:
https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1LyGBnpdezyGN

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and Spacex is Live
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The SpaceX stream ran for 58 seconds and then stopped!
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The SpaceX stream ran for 58 seconds and then stopped!

Yep and try the other.

Nope, they're stuck too.  Typically that means SpaceX is delaying the launch.  Let's see, maybe employees are still tired from today acivities,.
« Last Edit: 11/19/2023 09:54 am by catdlr »
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Yep and Trying the other

That ran for 60 seconds and stopped as well!
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