Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 6-28 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18 November 2023 (05:05 UTC)  (Read 14912 times)

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https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-28
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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
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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.
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Mission page now showing liftoff targeting 12:05 am EST = 05:05 UTC.
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SFN livestream.

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

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

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

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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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« 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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« Last Edit: 11/18/2023 03:36 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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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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« Last Edit: 11/18/2023 03:46 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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T-16 minutes. Second stage LOX loading should be starting about now.

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

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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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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. 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.

« Last Edit: 11/18/2023 04:04 am by catdlr »
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