Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink 7-7 : VSFB SLC-4E : 20 November 2023 (10:30 UTC)  (Read 20478 times)

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Launch should be happening about now.
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Yep and Trying the other

That ran for 60 seconds and stopped as well!

Making improvements.  Like Starship launches.
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Chatter that it lifted off.

No chatter about another 59 minutes delay.

Now chatter about scrubbing.   Not convinced yet.
« Last Edit: 11/19/2023 10:00 am by catdlr »
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Scrub!

"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 10:33 p.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:30 a.m. PT on Monday, November 20."

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

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« Last Edit: 11/19/2023 05:16 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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Scrub!

"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 10:33 p.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:30 a.m. PT on Monday, November 20."

Thanks Steven.  I should have stayed in bed.
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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1726193892951990400

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Standing down from tonight’s Falcon 9 launch attempt, next available opportunity is 10:33 p.m. PT, Sunday November 19 → spacex.com/launches

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Scrub!

"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 10:33 p.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:30 a.m. PT on Monday, November 20."

Steven, do you get that from the website or Twitter?
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Scrub!

"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 10:33 p.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:30 a.m. PT on Monday, November 20."

Steven, do you get that from the website or Twitter?

Straight from their mission page.
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Steven, got some info from another site concerning the status of flights:

​just call Vandenberg directly and press 1# then 1# again, that will go directly to the Command Post and ask for status.

Just FYI.
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Scrub!

"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 10:33 p.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:30 a.m. PT on Monday, November 20."

Steven, do you get that from the website or Twitter?

Straight from their mission page.

Thanks Galactic,  I failed to scroll down on that page.  Duh.
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https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1726286668121223546

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UPDATE #3: CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 7-7 launch from Vandenberg SFB on 2023-11-20 at 06:33:30 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/. Deployment of 22 satellites is set for 07:36:07.420 UTC. Data for 7 backup launch opportunities is also provided.

https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/

Launch: 2023-11-20 06:33:30 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 07:36:07.420 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-20 06:48:10 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 07:50:47.420 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-20 07:38:50 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 08:41:27.420 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-20 08:29:20 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 09:31:57.420 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-20 08:49:20 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 09:51:57.420 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-20 09:20:00 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 10:22:37.420 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-20 10:10:40 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 11:13:17.420 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-20 10:30:40 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 11:33:17.420 UTC.

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Any reason yet given for the launch scrub?  Do we know how far the countdown counted down?
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Any reason yet given for the launch scrub?  Do we know how far the countdown counted down?

IIRC, there was a reply to SpaceX’s post of standing down for the night that mentioned a storm rolling by his location. The user assumed upper level winds may be a bit high as a result.
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Steven, do you get that from the website or Twitter?

Sorry I missed your question, but I left the computer after the scrub as it was late in the evening here. As mentioned above, it was from the SpaceX web page, which seems to be updated more quickly than the SpaceX Twitter account! Sorry I didn't provide the link.

Updated link for the Twitter livestream. I had to turn off tracking on my browser in order to access the link from the SpaceX web page!

https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1eaJbgMamXQxX
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Steven, do you get that from the website or Twitter?

Sorry I missed your question, but I left the computer after the scrub as it was late in the evening here. As mentioned above, it was from the SpaceX web page, which seems to be updated more quickly than the SpaceX Twitter account! Sorry I didn't provide the link.

Updated link for the Twitter livestream. I had to turn off tracking on my browser in order to access the link from the SpaceX web page!

https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1eaJbgMamXQxX

NP Steven, Galactic answered my question. Catch you later.
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Pushed back again to 1:20 am PST = 09:20:00 UTC per SpaceX’s mission page.

2:10 am PST = 10:10:40 UTC now.
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Launch now at 10:30:40 UTC.

"SpaceX is targeting Monday, November 20 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 2:30 a.m. PT."

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