Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink 7-7 : VSFB SLC-4E : 20 November 2023 (10:30 UTC)  (Read 21423 times)

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1726539840689410373

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Propellant load has begun for tonight’s launch of 22 @Starlink satellites from California.

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T-20 minutes. Second stage RP-1 loading should be completed about now.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-16 minutes. Second stage LOX loading should be starting about now.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-7 minutes. Engine chill should be starting about now.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Webcast has started.

T-6 minutes. First stage RP-1 loading should be complete about now.
« Last Edit: 11/20/2023 09:24 am by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-5 minutes. Tanks pressing for strongback retract.
« Last Edit: 11/20/2023 09:43 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1726547502089011441

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Watch Falcon 9 launch 22 @Starlink satellites to orbit

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T-4 minutes. Strongback is retracting.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-3 minutes. First stage LOX load is complete.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1726547623002419352

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F9/Starlink 7-7: This 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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F9/Starlink 7-7: The 22 Starlinks going up this morning will boost the total orbited to date to 5,467; space statistician Jonathan McDowell (@planet4589) says 5,041 Starlinks are presumed functional (not counting this latest batch)

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T-2 minutes. Second stage LOX load is complete.
« Last Edit: 11/20/2023 09:29 am by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-1 minute. Falcon 9 is in startup.

LD is go for launch.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Liftoff!
« Last Edit: 11/20/2023 09:44 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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T+1 minute.
« Last Edit: 11/20/2023 09:45 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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T+2 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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First stage separation.

Ignition.

T+3 minutes.
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Fairing separation.

T+4 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T+5 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T+6 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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