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Thread for the Starlink 6-28 group launch.

NSF Threads for Starlink 6-28: Discussion

Launch 18 November 2023, 05:05:50 UTC (12:05 am EST), from Canaveral SLC-40, on booster 1069-11.  The first stage successfully landed aboard Just Read the Instructions.

Payload 23 Starlink V2 Mini satellites to 43 degree inclination orbit on a southeastern trajectory.  Initial orbit 285 x 293 km.

Please use the Starlink Discussion Thread for all general discussion on Starlink.

Check the Starlink Index Thread for links to more Starlink information.



L2 SpaceX: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0
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Cross-posts:
1539-EX-ST-2023  SpaceX Mission 1904 Starlink Group 6-28
Florida, NET September [2]
ASDS  North  25  41  37   West  75  5  42

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7246
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Starlink Group 6-28
Launch Time
NET December, 2023
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SLC-40 or LC-39A, Florida, USA

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7246
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Starlink Group 6-28
Launch Time
NET November, 2023

O3b mPower-c:
back to unspecific

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6943
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O3b mPOWER 5 & 6
Launch Time
NET November, 2023

NextSpaceflight, updated October 28:
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O3b mPOWER 5 & 6
Launch Time
Sat Nov 11, 2023 22:08 GMT

NextSpaceflight, updated October 31:
Launch 12 November 21:08 UTC = 4:08 pm EST

My bold:
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated October 31:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on November 3 around 7 p.m. EDT or later. A Falcon 9 will launch the CRS-29 resupply mission to the ISS from pad 39A on November 7 at 9:16 p.m. EST. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch. A Falcon 9 will launch the mPOWER-C internet satellites for SES from pad 40 on November 12 at 4:08 p.m. EST. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches from pad 40.



The SLC-40 Starlink mission following 6-27 and O3b mPower-c is likely to launch in mid November.  Assuming that SpaceX continues to launch its Florida Starlink Group 6's in ascending numerical order, this launch will be 6-28.  It is currently listed with launch NET November, from either Kennedy LC-39A or Canaveral SLC-40.

However, LC-39A will not be available due to launch preparations for the Falcon Heavy USSF-52 launch.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7246



Starlink 6-25 successfully launched October 30 UTC, with a first stage landing aboard JRTI

Starlink 6-26 is scheduled to launch November 3 UTC, with a first stage landing aboard ASOG.

Starlink 6-27 will likely launch November 8 UTC, with a first stage landing aboard JRTI.

O3b mPower-c is currently scheduled to launch November 12, with a first stage landing aboard ASOG.

Starlink 6-28 could launch circa November 16, with a first stage landing aboard JRTI.  (4 day SLC-40 turnaround, 8 day ASDS turnaround)

(Foul weather and sea states, including hurricanes, will break the perfect pattern.🌀 Murphy's Law.)
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NET November 16 UTC per this NOTAM, with 2nd stage de-orbit zone active 05:50-10:44 UTC.

F3749/23 NOTAMN
Q) YMMM/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/1437S08418E800
A) YMMM
B) 2311160550 C) 2311221044
D) 2311160550 TO 2311161044
   2311170550 TO 2311171044
   2311180550 TO 2311181044
   2311190550 TO 2311191044
   2311200550 TO 2311201044
   2311210550 TO 2311211044
   2311220550 TO 2311221044
E) ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE
   INCLUDE AREAS 7980   
FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND
SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE FALCON-9 STARLINK 6-28 STAGE 2 WI THE
FOLLOWING AREAS:
2033S 07500E
0746S 08927E
0853S 09228E
2422S 07500E TO BEGINNING
F) SFC G) UNL
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Which first stage will be used for this launch (semi-rhetorical question)?

The May 16 press briefing revealed Falcon 9 first stages are now cleared for use up to twenty times for Starlink launches.

1064.5 and 1065.5 are reserved as the Falcon Heavy side boosters for USSF-52.

1072.1 is reserved for Cygnus NG-20.

1076.9 and 1073.12 may undergo modifications to become Falcon Heavy side boosters for a future launch, but both are available for "single-stick" launches currently.

Available first stages, with UTC date of most recent recovery:
1078.6    Sep 16
1060.18  Sep 24
1069.11  Sep 30
1067.15  Oct 13
1062.17  Oct 18
1080.5    Oct 22

Edit November 17: It's B1069.11, skipping over B1078.6 and B1060.18.
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NGA Rocket Launch notice and two Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas).

Quote from: NGA
120531Z NOV 23
NAVAREA IV 1317/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   170400Z TO 170831Z NOV, ALTERNATE
   0400Z TO 0831Z DAILY 18 THRU 23 NOV
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39.00N 080-37.69W, 28-39.00N 080-28.00W,
      28-30.00N 080-10.00W, 28-24.00N 080-09.00W,
      28-21.00N 080-11.00W, 28-23.00N 080-19.00W,
      28-29.35N 080-32.49W.
   B. 26-15.00N 076-00.00W, 26-06.00N 074-58.00W,
      25-36.00N 074-03.00W, 25-23.00N 073-53.00W,
      25-09.00N 074-01.00W, 25-06.00N 074-16.00W,
      25-08.00N 074-38.00W, 25-18.00N 075-00.00W,
      25-58.00N 075-59.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 230931Z NOV 23.
Quote from: NGA
120556Z NOV 23
HYDROLANT 2585/23(57,61,71).
INDIAN OCEAN.
EASTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC.
DNC 01, DNC 02, DNC 03.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   0558Z TO 1027Z DAILY 17 THRU 23 NOV
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   08-53.00S 092-28.00E, 07-46.00S 089-27.00E,
   30-12.00S 061-09.00E, 40-45.00S 002-21.00W,
   42-56.00S 002-24.00W, 32-16.00S 063-10.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 231127Z NOV 23.
Quote from: NGA
120556Z NOV 23
HYDROPAC 3556/23(57,61,71).
INDIAN OCEAN.
EASTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC.
DNC 01, DNC 02, DNC 03.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   0558Z TO 1027Z DAILY 17 THRU 23 NOV
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   08-53.00S 092-28.00E, 07-46.00S 089-27.00E,
   30-12.00S 061-09.00E, 40-45.00S 002-21.00W,
   42-56.00S 002-24.00W, 32-16.00S 063-10.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 231127Z NOV 23.

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NGA Rocket Launch notice and two Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas).

Maps from the NGA notices. ASDS 630km downrange.

Signet Titan + JRTI departed PC on Nov 13 @ 6:49pm ET

Looks like Bob is staying out for the double feature (O3b + Starlink)
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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1724206931760316434

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Just Read the Instructions droneship is underway from Port Canaveral to support the upcoming Starlink 6-28 mission. Tug Signet Titan towing.

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https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_spt.jsp:

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SPACE X - STARLINK 6-28 CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY:    11/17/23   0400Z-0831Z
BACKUP:      11/18/23   0400Z-0831Z
      11/19/23   0400Z-0831Z

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https://twitter.com/rickneale1/status/1724834488650170462

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With stormy weather and large oceanic swells sweeping along Florida's East Coast, SpaceX is postponing its next Starlink Falcon 9 rocket launch one day to a new 4˝-hour window, extending from late Friday into early Saturday morning @Florida_Today

https://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2023/11/15/spacex-eyeing-starlink-launch-late-thursday-night-from-cape-canaveral-space-force-station-florida/71565814007/

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1724849468829270032

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It's not just Starship that's set to launch this week.

Justin Davenport (@Bubbinski) with the round-up:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2023/11/roundup-3/

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https://twitter.com/rickneale1/status/1724834488650170462

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With stormy weather and large oceanic swells sweeping along Florida's East Coast, SpaceX is postponing its next Starlink Falcon 9 rocket launch one day to a new 4˝-hour window, extending from late Friday into early Saturday morning @Florida_Today

https://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2023/11/15/spacex-eyeing-starlink-launch-late-thursday-night-from-cape-canaveral-space-force-station-florida/71565814007/

Reflected on the FAA Flight Planning Page:
SPACE X - STARLINK 6-28 CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY:    11/18/23   0400Z-0831Z
BACKUP:      11/19/23   0400Z-0831Z
      11/20/23   0400Z-0831Z
      1 /21/23   0400Z-0831Z
      11/22/23   0400Z-0831Z
      11/23/23   0400Z-0831Z
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Cancel-and-replace NGA Rocket Launching notice for the postponement.

Quote from: NGA
151934Z NOV 23
NAVAREA IV 1326/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   180400Z TO 180831Z NOV, ALTERNATE
   0400Z TO 0831Z DAILY 19 THRU 24 NOV
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39.00N 080-37.69W, 28-39.00N 080-28.00W,
      28-30.00N 080-10.00W, 28-24.00N 080-09.00W,
      28-21.00N 080-11.00W, 28-23.00N 080-19.00W,
      28-29.35N 080-32.49W.
   B. 26-15.00N 076-00.00W, 26-06.00N 074-58.00W,
      25-36.00N 074-03.00W, 25-23.00N 073-53.00W,
      25-09.00N 074-01.00W, 25-06.00N 074-16.00W,
      25-08.00N 074-38.00W, 25-18.00N 075-00.00W,
      25-58.00N 075-59.00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 1317/23.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 240931Z NOV 23.

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Cancel-and-replace NGA Rocket Launching notice for the postponement.

Quote from: NGA
151934Z NOV 23
NAVAREA IV 1326/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   180400Z TO 180831Z NOV, ALTERNATE
   0400Z TO 0831Z DAILY 19 THRU 24 NOV
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39.00N 080-37.69W, 28-39.00N 080-28.00W,
      28-30.00N 080-10.00W, 28-24.00N 080-09.00W,
      28-21.00N 080-11.00W, 28-23.00N 080-19.00W,
      28-29.35N 080-32.49W.
   B. 26-15.00N 076-00.00W, 26-06.00N 074-58.00W,
      25-36.00N 074-03.00W, 25-23.00N 073-53.00W,
      25-09.00N 074-01.00W, 25-06.00N 074-16.00W,
      25-08.00N 074-38.00W, 25-18.00N 075-00.00W,
      25-58.00N 075-59.00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 1317/23.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 240931Z NOV 23.

Gonna be quite a busy Friday morning.  Hope everyone keeps their eye on THEIR ball.
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CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 6-28 launch from Cape Canaveral on 2023-11-18 at 04:00:50 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g6-28. Deployment of 23 satellites is set for 05:06:17.620 UTC. Data for 7 backup launch opportunities is also provided.

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L-1 Launch weather forecast is 60% GO with all additional risk criteria low

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Just November 2023 per
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/?search=spacex

another delay? avoiding Starship FT day?

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Cross-posts; back-up launch date listed?; my bold:
Information may already be partially superseded?
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated November 15 (or 16):
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Falcon 9, November 17-18 @ between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. EST (pad 40): The best viewing locations are Port Canaveral (Rt. 528 over the Banana River, 11.6 miles) with a clear view and Titusville (13-14 miles) on the Max Brewer bridge, also with a clear view.

Falcon 9, November 19-20 @ between around 11:50 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. EST (pad 40): The best viewing locations are Port Canaveral (Rt. 528 over the Banana River, 11.6 miles) with a clear view and Titusville (13-14 miles) on the Max Brewer bridge, also with a clear view.

The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on November 17 at 11:00 p.m. EST or later. A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on November 21 at 11:50 p.m. EST or later. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches from pad 40. A Falcon Heavy will launch the seventh OTV X-37B spaceplane mission for the U.S. Space Force from pad 39A on December 7. The side boosters will land back at the Cape eight minutes after launch. A Falcon 9 will launch the USSF-124 mission for the U.S. Space Force from pad 40 on mid-December. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7246
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Starlink Group 6-28
Launch Time
NET November, 2023

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7247
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Starlink Group 6-29
Launch Time
NET November, 2023
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Same wording this morning EST:
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated November 15 (or 16):
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on November 17 at 11:00 p.m. EST or later.
<snip>

NextSpaceflight, updated November 16:
NET November 2023

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NextSpaceflight, updated November 17:
18 November 04:00 UTC = 17 November 11:00 pm EST
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https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7246
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Starlink Group 6-28
Launch Time
Sat Nov 18, 2023 04:00 GMT
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Just Read the Instructions

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SpaceX is targeting Friday, November 17 for a Falcon 9 launch of 23 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Liftoff is targeted for 11:00 p.m. ET, with backup opportunities available until 2:59 a.m. ET on Saturday, November 18. If needed, additional opportunities are also available on Saturday, November 18 starting at 11:00 p.m. ET.

A live webcast of this mission will begin on X @SpaceX about five minutes prior to liftoff. Watch live.

This is the 11th flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched CRS-24, Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13F, OneWeb 1, SES-18 and SES-19, and six Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
17 November 11:00 pm EST = 18 November 04:00 UTC
B1069-11
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NSF will probably cover the launch as part of their IFT-2 live steam

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PDF of online press kit. Twitter link to livestream and launch times.

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

04:00:50 UTC.
04:15:20 UTC.
05:05:50 UTC.
05:25:50 UTC.
05:56:20 UTC.
06:47:00 UTC.
07:37:30 UTC.
07:59:30 UTC.
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Mission page now showing liftoff targeting 12:05 am EST = 05:05 UTC.
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SFN livestream.

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T-38 minutes. The SpaceX launch director should be verifying go to start propellant loading.

Credit SFN.
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T-35 minutes. First stage LOX loading and first and second stage RP-1 loading should be starting about now.

Credit SFN.
« Last Edit: 11/18/2023 03:31 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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"Propellant load has begun for tonight’s launch of 23 @Starlink satellites from Florida. All systems and weather are currently go for launch"

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1725733649176551793
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T-30 minutes. Frost forming at base of first stage LOX tank.

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T-25 minutes.

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T-20 minute vent. 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-10 minutes.

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T-7 minutes. Engine chill should be starting about now.

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T-6 minutes. First stage RP-1 loading should be complete about now.

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T-5 minutes. Falcon 9 tanks pressing for strongback retract.
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T-4 minutes. Strongback is retracting.
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T-3 minutes. First stage LOX load is complete.
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IFT-1 live stream is now covering this launch.

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T-2 minutes. Second stage LOX load is complete.
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T-1 minute. Falcon 9 is in startup.

LD is go for launch.
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Liftoff!
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T+1 minute.
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First stage separation.

Ignition.

T+3 minutes.
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Fairing separation.

T+4 minutes.
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T+5 minutes.
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T+6 minutes.
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Entry burn.

T+7 minutes.
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T+8 minutes.
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Landing burn.

Touchdown!

Cutoff.

T+9 minutes. Nominal orbit insertion.
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Upcoming events.

00:54:09 2nd stage engine starts (SES-2)
00:54:11 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
01:05:27 Starlink satellites deploy
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Thanks again, Steven, for the launch coverage.  Due to heavy cloud cover, probably not much after-launch picture coverage. 
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First starlink launch I've watched in a while (been avoiding twitter streaming).

The retro (looks like 480i quality) streaming of X is awful, hot garbage level.
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Full rehost on YouTube

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The retro (looks like 480i quality) streaming of X is awful, hot garbage level.

The quality seems to randomly change for me. It starts off at 720p, drops to 480p and then drops to 360p or even 240p! I have to reload the video to get the quality back again, but after a minute or two it drops down to 360p again! The replay is at 720p, so I've gone back and replaced all the 360p screen grabs with 720p. The rest are in 480p.
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The retro (looks like 480i quality) streaming of X is awful, hot garbage level.

The quality seems to randomly change for me. It starts off at 720p, drops to 480p and then drops to 360p or even 240p! I have to reload the video to get the quality back again, but after a minute or two it drops down to 360p again! The replay is at 720p, so I've gone back and replaced all the 360p screen grabs with 720p. The rest are in 480p.

Concur Steven.  What a hassle to repost your screen grabs, but you do it so well.  I could never do that so quickly.
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T+54 minutes and 9 seconds. Expected ignition for two seconds.
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https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1725737099263898100

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F9/Starlink 6-28: This evening's launch will be the 84th F9-family launch of '23 and the 274th single-stick F9 flight overall; booster B1069 is making its 11th flight; a successful droneship recovery would be SpaceX's 194th and its 246th overall

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F9/Starlink 6-28: The 23 Starlinks going up this evening will boost the total orbited to date to 5,445; going into tonight's launch, space statistician Jonathan McDowell (@planet4589) says 5,017 Starlinks are presumed functional (not counting this latest batch)

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And as a preview for Starship, here's Falcon 9 launching another Starlink mission out of a very foggy Florida!
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And another happy landing:

172 in a row!

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Tonight's Falcon 9 launch was the 187th of 2023, breaking last year's record of 186. It was SpaceX's 85th launch this year.
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T+1 hour 5 minutes and 27 seconds. Expected separation.
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"Deployment of 23 @Starlink satellites confirmed"

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1725758678828249447
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More landing shots

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Some reusability stats for this launch (Starlink Group 6-28):

Booster B1069.11 turnaround time: 49 days 3 hours 5 minutes
(its previous mission was Starlink Group 6-19 on Sep 30, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for Falcon 9 / Heavy boosters is currently 56.60 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches, excluding new first stages.

Launchpad SLC-40 turnaround time: 5 days 7 hours 57 minutes
(the previous launch from this pad was O3b mPower 5&6 on Nov 12, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for SLC-40 is currently 5.93 days *
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The same type of stats for previous SpaceX launches may be found on this spreadsheet online.

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As noted up thread, weather conditions not ideal for launch photography:

https://twitter.com/spacebrandonb/status/1725770788052013178

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This is all we were left with as Falcon 9 cleared SLC-40 at 12:05 this morning. Here’s to hoping all the clear skies are over Texas today!

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The usual summary video from an independent company.  Not from me.

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SpaceX support ship Bob returned to Port Canaveral overnight with four Falcon 9 fairing halves - from mPower 5&6 and Starlink 6-28.

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Bob returned to PC on Nov 19 @ 8:47pm ET

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Good morning Florida 🌞Fresh delivery inbound to Port Canaveral. Falcon 9 and JRTI droneship back from Starlink 6-28.

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Signet Titan + JRTI + B1069 returned to PC on Nov 21 @ 6:34am ET

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west coast vibes. last Saturday morning at 1205am, a Falcon 9 launched from SLC-40 at CCSFS with the Starlink 6-28 mission, quickly disappearing into a thick weather layer that heavily blanketed the entire launch pad area. (USSF photos by Joshua Conti)

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Rollout from this morning

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More photos from B1069's trip to HangarX this morning 🤩🚀

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