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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #40 on: 06/22/2020 03:45 pm »
L-3 launch forecast for 25th is only 40% GO (60% GO on 26th)
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #41 on: 06/22/2020 07:26 pm »
Following post is false:

https://twitter.com/talkoftville/status/1274749034431946752

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Playalinda Beach will be OPEN for the Tuesday launch from Kennedy Space Center launch pad 39A. The seashore will open at the scheduled time of 12:00pm
The same procedure will be followed in the event of a delay. Incoming traffic may close for park safety/capacity..

https://twitter.com/launchphoto/status/1275145726918569986

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Note on viewing the Falcon 9 launch now set for Thursday: contrary to some reports, Playalinda Beach and the wildlife refuge will NOT be open for viewing. launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_…
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #43 on: 06/23/2020 04:39 pm »
L-2 launch forecast is unchanged at 40% GO (60% GO on 26th)

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #44 on: 06/23/2020 11:08 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1275564484199886848

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There they go! Ms. Tree and Ms. Chief have departed from Port Canaveral for the Starlink mission.

They will not attempt to catch the fairing this time but will recover it from the water.

https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1275540729146859520

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With two missions on deck for the #SpaceXFleet I thought I would take a peek in port. Sisters are still here most likely waiting out weather. Only the scoop nets are rigged so there may not be a catch attempt. Dunno know why. 🤷‍♀️ JRTI has a crew prepping on deck ahead of GPS III.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #45 on: 06/24/2020 12:19 am »
I believe the fairing catch attempts are mostly automated. So if they are reviewing and reprogramming the algorithms, they may hold off until they are ready to retest. They already know they can reuse fairings in the water, and have damaged them during failed catch attempts, so it may be prudent to hold off until they are more confident they can catch successfully.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #46 on: 06/24/2020 12:23 pm »
https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/1275735922852737024

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A Falcon 9 rocket is rolling to launch pad 39A this morning in readiness for a pre-flight engine test and launch with another batch of Starlink broadband internet satellites.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #47 on: 06/24/2020 02:38 pm »
L-1 launch weather forecast has improved to 60% GO

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #48 on: 06/24/2020 06:04 pm »
https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1275836212071198722
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CelesTrak has SupTLEs for tomorrow’s 10th #Starlink launch  with BlackSky Global 5 & 6 from Cape Canaveral at 2039 UTC (https://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/supplemental/). Deployment of the 57 Starlinks is set for 2020-06-25 22:12:36.790 UTC.

That's interesting in a couple different ways

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #49 on: 06/24/2020 07:26 pm »
Earlier today:

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1275820340195852296

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A Falcon 9 is going vertical at LC-39A. High chance of static fire later today as this would be the normal cadence if one were to happen. We'll keep eyes on the coast for updates on the 10th batch of Starlink satellites awaiting launch tomorrow. #Starlink #SpaceX

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #50 on: 06/24/2020 09:14 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1275891011881963521

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Recovery Fleet Update! (Feat. funny destination names set by the crews...)

OCISLY has been patiently waiting at the landing zone for nearly three days. Ms. Tree and Ms. Chief will be arriving at ~1am ET tonight.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #51 on: 06/24/2020 10:03 pm »
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CelesTrak has SupTLEs for tomorrow’s 10th #Starlink launch  with BlackSky Global 5 & 6 from Cape Canaveral at 2039 UTC (https://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/supplemental/). Deployment of the 57 Starlinks is set for 2020-06-25 22:12:36.790 UTC.

That's interesting in a couple different ways

In case somebody haven't noticed: deployment orbit: 388 x 401 km. Significantly higher than all other v1.0 deployments.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #52 on: 06/24/2020 10:09 pm »
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CelesTrak has SupTLEs for tomorrow’s 10th #Starlink launch  with BlackSky Global 5 & 6 from Cape Canaveral at 2039 UTC (https://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/supplemental/). Deployment of the 57 Starlinks is set for 2020-06-25 22:12:36.790 UTC.

That's interesting in a couple different ways

In case somebody haven't noticed: deployment orbit: 388 x 401 km. Significantly higher than all other v1.0 deployments.

Make that interesting in several different ways, I didn't actually look at the Celestrak data.  I'm glad somebody did.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #53 on: 06/24/2020 10:25 pm »
Has anyone seen a NOTMAR or NOTAM for second stage deorbit?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #55 on: 06/24/2020 10:43 pm »
https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1275920150366216198
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F9/Starlink: Falcon 9 hot-fire test carried out at 6:30pm EDT at KSC pad 39A; appeared normal; will now await an update from SpaceX on plans for Thursday launch

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #57 on: 06/25/2020 02:00 am »
https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/blacksky-global.htm

Given each BlackSky Global satellite is 56 kilograms, which means both total 112 kilograms, adding the 57 Starlink sats makes the total payload mass 14,932 kilograms.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #58 on: 06/25/2020 03:27 am »
Pure speculation, and wondering "what if?"

What if a part of the reason SpaceX is utilizing the new (for Starlink) higher deployment orbit of 388 x 401 km, and possibly a small bit of payload margin, is because they are iterating on a quicker-to-deorbit payload separation mechanism?

Deploying in that higher orbit, in the rough range of ISS orbital altitudes, seems a bit odd if they were going to just leave the deployment rods as space debris as on previous Starlink launches.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L9 (Rideshare) : August 6, 2020
« Reply #59 on: 06/25/2020 08:42 am »
Has anyone seen a NOTMAR or NOTAM for second stage deorbit?
Here you are:
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INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 03, DNC04, DNC 05.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
252305Z TO 252343Z JUN, ALTERNATE
262244Z TO 262322Z JUN IN AREA BOUND BY
28-46S 062-55E, 27-16S 063-05E,
27-43S 065-02E, 38-56S 082-55E,
43-42S 092-36E, 46-19S 100-20E,
49-12S 111-02E, 50-41S 122-31E,
51-03S 143-26E, 50-14S 156-50E,
50-40S 157-02E, 55-09S 138-52E,
55-23S 118-12E, 53-32S 104-01E,
50-33S 093-29E, 46-10S 083-03E,
40-41S 074-02E, 35-27S 067-43E,
31-13S 064-20E.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 1799/20.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 270022Z JUN 20.//

Authority: EASTERN RANGE 221456Z JUN 20.

Date: 221525Z JUN 20
Cancel: 27002200 Jun 20

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