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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #20 on: 07/06/2020 10:59 pm »
I wonder if this flight will get 1049.6?  From the manifest, looks like SpaceX could have a five booster pitching rotation set up.

That's my guess.
My money is L10 on 1059-4.
L11 on 1049-6 ;)

Seems like they could recycle 39A to be ready for July 18th or at least before SAOCOM on the 25th.  After that it gets hard to fit one in before Mars 2020 on the 20th.

Mars 2020 is the 30th now.

Oops, I knew that, even looked it up and typed the old date.  It's my shame, I'll see myself to the penalty box now :(
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #21 on: 07/19/2020 11:10 pm »
Belated cross-post; my bold:
http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html
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FALCON 9

The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch the ninth batch of Starlink satellites from pad 39A on July TBA at about 8 or 9am EDT. And a Falcon 9 will launch the ANASIS-II Korean military communication satellite from pad 40 on July TBA, at 5:00pm EDT. The launch window stretches to 8:55pm EDT. Then, a Falcon 9 will launch the SAOCOM 1B Earth observation satellite for Argentina, the first polar-orbit mission from the Cape since 1960 on late July or early August TBA, around 7:19pm EDT. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch. Then, a Falcon 9 will launch the eleventh batch of Starlink internet satellites on August TBA. Other upcoming launches include the next few batches of Starlink internet satellites in August TBA. And a Falcon 9 will launch the second Crew Dragon mission, sending four astronauts to the International Space Station on September TBA.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #22 on: 07/23/2020 09:58 am »
According to Next Spaceflight, booster 1049.6 is going to be used for this mission. Another reusability milestone, sixth flight of a Falcon 9 booster!

Previous missions:
September 2018 - Telstar 18 VANTAGE
January 2019 - Iridium-8
May 2019 - Starlink-1 (V0.9)
January 2020 - Starlink-3 (V1.0 L2)
June 2020 - Starlink-8 (V1.0 L7)

Source: https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/2575
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #23 on: 08/01/2020 03:17 pm »
Perseverance launched successfully on July 30. ;D

Assuming Starlink v1.0 Flight 9 launches successfully on August 6, how soon can Starlink v1.0 Flight 10 launch, also from LC-39A?

Could we see more than one Starlink launch in August?

(Items to consider: NROL-44 and SAOCOM-1B launches are not until late August.  Booster refurbishment turn-around.  Two barges available for sea recovery.  RTLS for SAOCOM-1B booster recovery, instead of barge landing at sea.  Etc.)

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

2020
  July    29   31   August    1   6  - Starlink flight 10 (x57) [v1.0 L9], SXRS-1: BlackSky Global 5, BlackSky Global 6 - Falcon 9-090 (B1051.5 S) - Kennedy LC-39A - 05:33
August - Starlink flight 11 (x58) [v1.0 L10], SkySat 19, SkySat 20, SkySat 21 - Falcon 9-092 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A
August 26 - NROL-44: Orion 10 (Mentor 8 ) (TBD) - Delta IV-H [D-385] - Canaveral SLC-37B
Late August  - SAOCOM-1B, Capella 2 (Sequoia), GNOMES-1 - Falcon 9-091 (L) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 23:19  (or NET Late July)
NET August - Starlink flight 12 (x60) [v1.0 L11] - Falcon 9 (S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A
NET August - Starlink flight 13 (x60) [v1.0 L12] - Falcon 9 (S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A

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Changes on July 26th
Changes on July 28th
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #24 on: 08/01/2020 04:29 pm »
Starlink launches can go from either pad.  If they want to do it ASAP then it would go from SLC-40.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #25 on: 08/07/2020 03:58 pm »
Starlink v1.0 Flight 9 launched August 7 UTC: This could now be the next SpaceX orbital launch.

Questions awaiting data for answers:
Will this be the next launch?
Will it launch from SLC-40, or remain assigned to LC-39A?
Which first stage will be used?

EDITED August 7
Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2020
mid August - Starlink flight 11 (x58) [v1.0 L10], SkySat 19, SkySat 20, SkySat 21 - Falcon 9-092 (B1049.6 S) - Kennedy LC-39A Canaveral SLC-40
August 26 - NROL-44: Orion 10 (Mentor 8 ) (TBD) - Delta IV-H [D-385] - Canaveral SLC-37B - 05:50-10:25
Late end of August  - SAOCOM-1B, Capella 2 (Sequoia), GNOMES-1 - Falcon 9-091 (B1059.4 L) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 23:19
NET August - Starlink flight 12 (x60) [v1.0 L11] - Falcon 9 (S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A
NET August - Starlink flight 13 (x60) [v1.0 L12] - Falcon 9 (S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #26 on: 08/07/2020 04:23 pm »
This could now be the next SpaceX orbital launch.
Questions awaiting data for answers:
Will this be the next launch?
Will it launch from SLC-40, or remain assigned to LC-39A?
Which first stage will be used?

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

2020
August - Starlink flight 11 (x58) [v1.0 L10], SkySat 19, SkySat 20, SkySat 21 - Falcon 9-092 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A
August 26 - NROL-44: Orion 10 (Mentor 8 ) (TBD) - Delta IV-H [D-385] - Canaveral SLC-37B - 05:50-10:25
Late August  - SAOCOM-1B, Capella 2 (Sequoia), GNOMES-1 - Falcon 9-091 (L) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 23:19
NET August - Starlink flight 12 (x60) [v1.0 L11] - Falcon 9 (S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A
NET August - Starlink flight 13 (x60) [v1.0 L12] - Falcon 9 (S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A

Given that “our” SpaceX manifest has the SAOCOM 1B launch as “late August” listed next after Starlink V1L10 this is as good a bet as we have.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #27 on: 08/07/2020 05:33 pm »
This could now be the next SpaceX orbital launch.
Questions awaiting data for answers:
Will this be the next launch?
Will it launch from SLC-40, or remain assigned to LC-39A?
Which first stage will be used?

...

OK, Ben Cooper already has some answers:

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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch the next batch of Starlink internet satellites from pad 40 on mid August TBA.

and the next:
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A Falcon 9 will launch the SAOCOM 1B Earth observation satellite for Argentina, the first polar-orbit mission from the Cape since 1960, from pad 40 on end of August at the earliest

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #28 on: 08/11/2020 11:22 am »
NOTAM in Tahiti oceanic area for next Starlink's Stage2 Reentry NET Aug 18 15:47-16:15 UTC, alternatively Aug 19 15:25-15:53 UTC.
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TAHITI OCA
NOTAM #: A0412/20      Class: International      Start Date UTC: 08/18/2020 1547      End Date UTC: 08/19/2020 1553      Status: Active
A0412/20 NOTAMN
Q) NTTT/QRPCA/IV/BO/W/000/999/1315S13830W999
A) NTTT
B) 2008181547 C) 2008191553
D) AUG 18 1547-1615
AUG 19 1525-1553
E) PROHIBITED AREA
-AIRSPACE DEBRIS RE-ENTRY IN TAHITI FIR
 WITHIN AN AREA BOUNDED BY FOLLOWING POINTS:
 1621S13747W 0914S13453W 0102N12755W 0957N12133W
 1619N11448W 1516N11301W 0744N11614W 0147S12206W
 1025S12755W 1748S13531W TO POINT OF ORIGIN.
-THIS AREA IS PROHIBITED DURING ACTIVITY.
-THE FOLLOWING ROUTE SEGMENTS ARE FORBIDDEN:
 UN789 INVID-EKETI, G594 TIERE-TIAMU.
F) SFC G) UNL 

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #29 on: 08/11/2020 05:01 pm »
According to Ben Cooper, the launch is planned for August 18 around 10 AM EDT.

http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html

According to SFN Launch Schedule, it is planned for August 18 around 10:30 AM EDT.

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

EDIT: Next Spaceflight has an updated launch time of 10:31 AM EDT.
« Last Edit: 08/11/2020 07:27 pm by Elthiryel »
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #30 on: 08/12/2020 11:39 pm »
Mini-schedule update:
Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2020
  Mid-   August 18 - Starlink flight 11 (x58) [v1.0 L10], SkySat 19, SkySat 20, SkySat 21 - Falcon 9-091 (B1049.6 S) - Canaveral SLC-40  Kennedy LC-39A - 14:31
August 26 - NROL-44: Orion 10 (Mentor 8 ) (TBD) - Delta IV-H [D-385] - Canaveral SLC-37B - 05:50-10:25
Late August - SAOCOM-1B, Capella 2 (Sequoia), GNOMES-1 - Falcon 9-092 (B1059.4 L) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 23:19
NET August  September - Starlink flight 12 (x60) [v1.0 L11] - Falcon 9 (S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A
NET August  September - Starlink flight 13 (x60) [v1.0 L12] - Falcon 9 (S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #31 on: 08/13/2020 10:18 am »
New NOTMARs confirm that the launch is planned for August 18 at 10:31 AM EDT.

https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/lnm07322020.pdf
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ATLANTIC OCEAN - FLORIDA - CAPE CANAVERAL
Eastern Range OP# X0176 FALCON 9 Starlink v1.0-L10 will be conducting hazardous operations surface to unlimited within portions of Warning Areas W497A, W497B, W137F/G, W138E, W139E/F, W122 and the following Hazard Areas:

A: From 2837 30.44N 8036 31.78W
TO 2851N 8024W
TO 2914N 7955W
TO 2912N 7952W
TO 2838N 8023W
TO 2830 06.87N 8032 51.42W to beginning

B: From 3139N 7720W
TO 3315N 7557W
TO 3340N 7459W
TO 3321N 7425W
TO 3245N 7432W
TO 3125N 7706W to beginning

Hazard periods for primary launch day and backup launch days;
Primary launch day: 18/1421Z thru 18/1529Z Aug 20 (10:21 am thru 11:29 am local). Preferred T-0 is 1431Z (10:31 am local).
Backup launch day: 19/1359Z thru 19/1507Z Aug 20 (9:59 am thru 11:07 am local). Preferred T-0 is 1409Z (10:09 am local).
« Last Edit: 08/13/2020 10:19 am by Elthiryel »
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #32 on: 08/13/2020 03:14 pm »
https://twitter.com/uslaunchreport/status/1293927450087436288

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Launch Hazard Areas of #Starlink v1.0-L10 from SLC-40 planned for Aug 18 14:31 UTC, alternatively Aug 19 14:09 UTC. Droneship landing 634km downrange for booster 1049.6. Stage2 deorbit on the first orbit with debris reentry in Eastern Pacific. bit.do/LHA11

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #33 on: 08/14/2020 01:49 pm »
SkySats 19-21 To Launch On SpaceX Falcon 9 Rideshare Mission
Mike Safyan | August 14, 2020

Planet is set to launch three more new SkySats (SkySats 19-21) into Low Earth Orbit on August 18th (date subject to change), rounding out the fleet of SkySats already in operations and joining SkySats 16-18 that successfully launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 in June.

Planet SkySats 1-15 operate in Sun Synchronous Orbits, a specific type of Low Earth Orbit that results in the Earth’s surface always being illuminated by the Sun at the same angle when the satellite is capturing imagery. Half of the SkySats currently pass overhead in a morning crossing plane, while the other half moves in an afternoon crossing plane, so together they provide the twice-daily coverage of anywhere on Earth.

Both sets of new SkySats, 16-18 and 19-21, will operate in a “mid-inclination” orbit of 53 degrees that complements the sun synchronous fleet, and will offer more targeted coverage and imaging capacity in the latitude bands between +53 degrees and -53 degrees where the majority of human activity occurs. By taking advantage of SpaceX’s rideshare program, we were able to get these satellites launched much faster compared to a dedicated launch. In addition, by splitting the payload across two launches, we’re able to phase the mid-inclination SkySats into their respective planes much faster as well, all of which results in Planet’s customers benefiting from these enhanced products much sooner than any other provider can offer.

SkySats 19-21 will be launched aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9, a two-stage reusable rocket that has successfully flown satellites and cargo over 80 times to orbit. They will do so as rideshare payloads on SpaceX’s Starlink satellites, and will launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida.

The rapid launch of SkySats 16-21, as well as the development of our enhanced 50 cm imagery, are just a few examples of how Planet continues to push the envelope to provide industry-leading geospatial offerings that continuously improve over time.

Photo: Planet SkySats 19-21 mounted on the Starlink launch adapter, ready for flight. Image provided by SpaceX.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #34 on: 08/14/2020 04:20 pm »
Airspace closure and launch hazard areas

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #35 on: 08/14/2020 06:45 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1294344173810847745

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Departure! Of Course I Still Love You droneship is heading ~634 km downrange to the Starlink LZ! Next launch NET August 18th, 10:31am EDT.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #36 on: 08/14/2020 11:22 pm »
Since there have to be wiring connections to the rideshare payloads. Have anyone suggest to SpaceX to put a Go-Pro camera on the ridershare adapter plate to imaged the deployment of the rideshare payloads? Or are we constrained by the antiqued NOAA imaging rules for orbital vehicles.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #37 on: 08/14/2020 11:41 pm »
Since there have to be wiring connections to the rideshare payloads. Have anyone suggest to SpaceX to put a Go-Pro camera on the ridershare adapter plate to imaged the deployment of the rideshare payloads? Or are we constrained by the antiqued NOAA imaging rules for orbital vehicles.

It would be no different from a NOAA perspective than what SpaceX is already doing.  It's extra setup/wiring/complexity for a limited number of missions and provides nothing towards mission success, so probably not a high priority.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #38 on: 08/15/2020 01:56 pm »
L-3 launch weather forecast is 70% GO
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #39 on: 08/16/2020 03:18 am »
Any sign of a test fire?  Any eyes-on?

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