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Thread for the Starlink 6-33 group launch.

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Launch 7 December 2023, at 05:07:30 UTC (12:07 am EST), from Canaveral SLC-40, on booster 1077-9.  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.

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Four more Starlinks from Cape
1938-EX-ST-2023  Mission 1881 Starlink Group 6-33
[NET Oct 20]
ASDS    North  25  41  37   West  75  5  42
Obvious (at least to me) from the get-go that launch would be NET December.

My bold:
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated November 26:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on  November 27 at 11:00 p.m. EST or later. A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch on December 1 at 11:00 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. The side boosters will land back at the Cape eight minutes after launch.



The SLC-40 Starlink mission following the Starlink 6-32 launch is likely to launch in early or mid December.  Assuming that SpaceX continues to launch its Florida Starlink Group 6's in ascending numerical order, this launch will be 6-33.  It is currently listed with launch NET December, 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, or the work necessary to return LC-39A to the ability to launch Falcon 9.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7316



Starlink 6-30 successfully launched November 28 UTC, with the first stage successfully landing aboard JRTI.

Starlink 6-31 currently scheduled to launch December 2 UTC, with the first stage landing aboard ASOG.

Starlink 6-32 could launch circa December 6, before the USSF-52 launch (early/mid?) December UTC from LC-39A, with the first stage landing aboard JRTI.  (4 day SLC-40 turnaround, 8 day ASDS turnaround)

Starlink 6-33 could launch circa December 10, with the first stage landing aboard ASOG.
(4 day SLC-40 turnaround, 8 day ASDS turnaround)

(Foul weather and sea states will break the perfect pattern: Murphy's Law.)
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Two NGA Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas). No Rocket Launching notice yet.

Note that these are multi-launch notices which run through the end of December (which unfortunately makes it harder to know when future launches are scheduled).

Ignore the "CANCEL HYDROLANT 2683/23(35)" in the first notice. This is not a cancel-and-replace of a prior Space Debris notice. HYDROLANT 2683/23 is an unrelated notice which was sent out without an expiration date, so for some reason they chose to cancel it as part of this notice instead of sending out a standalone cancellation.

Quote from: NGA
261722Z NOV 23
HYDROLANT 2733/23(57,61,71).
EASTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC.
INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 01, DNC 02, DNC 03.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   DAILY 0558Z TO 1027Z 02 THRU 31 DEC
   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 HYDROLANT 2683/23(35).
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 311127Z DEC 23.
Quote from: NGA
261722Z NOV 23
HYDROPAC 3743/23(57,61,71).
EASTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC.
INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 01, DNC 02, DNC 03.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   DAILY 0558Z TO 1027Z 02 THRU 31 DEC
   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 311127Z DEC 23.
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Starlink Group 6-33
Launch Time
Tue Dec 5, 2023 11:00 PM EST
Location
SLC-40, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA

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Starlink 6-33 likely also delayed 1 day to 7 December ~04:00 UTC.
https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-31
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SpaceX is targeting Saturday, December 2 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 additional opportunities available until 11:59 p.m. ET.
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2 3 December 04:00 to 04:59 UTC
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NGA Rocket Launching notice for December 6 UTC, likely to slip because of the postponement to 6-31.

Quote from: NGA
261826Z NOV 23
NAVAREA IV 1394/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   060400Z TO 060831Z DEC, ALTERNATE 0400Z TO 0831Z
   DAILY 07 THRU 12 DEC 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 120931Z DEC 23.//

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Two NGA Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas). No Rocket Launching notice yet.

NGA Rocket Launching notice for December 6 UTC, likely to slip because of the postponement to 6-31.

Identical to 6-28, 6-29 and 6-31. ASDS 630km downrange.

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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.  As of the Project 425 rideshare launch, non-Starlink launches apparently qualify as well.

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

1072.1 is reserved for Cygnus NG-20.

1076.10 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:
1060.18  Sep 24
1080.5    Oct 22
1077.9    Oct 30
1058.19  Nov 4
1073.12  Nov 8
1081.3    Nov 10
1076.10  Nov 12
1069.12  Nov 18 (maybe)

Edit December 5: It's B1077.9, skipping B1060.18 and B1080.5.
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The FAA ATCSCC Current Operations Plan Advisory now has Starlink Group 6-33, but still at December 6.

Quote from: FAA
SPACE-X STARLINK 6-33 (X1990), CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY:     12/06      0400Z-0831
BACKUPS:     12/07-12   0400Z-0831Z

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

BUT ... I have received this cancel-and-replace NGA Rocket Launching notice postponing the launch to December 7 as expected (with launch period now running through December 13 instead of December12).

Quote from: NGA
031710Z DEC 23
NAVAREA IV 1398/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
BAHAMAS.
UNITED STATES.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
      070400Z TO 070831Z DEC, ALTERNATE 0400Z TO 0831Z
      DAILY 08 THRU 13 DEC 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 1394/23.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 130931Z DEC 23.

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The FAA ATCSCC Current Operations Plan Advisory now has Starlink Group 6-33, but still at December 6.

Quote from: FAA
SPACE-X STARLINK 6-33 (X1990), CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY:     12/06      0400Z-0831
BACKUPS:     12/07-12   0400Z-0831Z

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


New notice:

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SPACE-X STARLINK 6-33 (X1990), CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY: 12/07   0400Z-0831Z
BACKUPS: 12/08   0400Z-0831Z
    12/09   0400Z-0831Z
    12/10   0400Z-0831Z
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L-1 weather forecast. 95% 'Go' for December 6/7 and for December 7/8. Upper-Level Wind Shear risk is Low-Moderate for December 6/7. All other Additional Risk Criteria are Low.

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SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, December 6 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 11:01 p.m. ET, with backup opportunities available until 2:59 a.m. ET on Thursday, December 7. If needed, additional opportunities are also available on Thursday, December 8 starting at 11:01 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 ninth flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously Crew-5, GPS III Space Vehicle 06, Inmarsat I6-F2, CRS-28, Intelsat G-37, and three Starlink missions. (=B1077-9) Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-33

https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1ZkKzjzadmyKv
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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1732298756756996167

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CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 6-33 launch from Cape Canaveral on 2023-12-07 at 04:01:00 UTC: celestrak.org/NORAD/elements…. Deployment of 23 satellites at 05:06:22.040 UTC. Data for 7 backup launch opportunities also provided: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/.

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Starlink G6-33 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Derived from a pre-launch Starlink-G6-33 state vector, provided by SpaceX. GP data is provided for the entire stack, as well as one for a single satellite.

Launch: 2023-12-07 04:01:00 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 05:06:22.040 UTC.

Backup Launch Opportunity #1
Starlink G6-33B1 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33B1 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Launch: 2023-12-07 04:41:30 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 05:46:52.040 UTC.

Backup Launch Opportunity #2
Starlink G6-33B2 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33B2 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Launch: 2023-12-07 05:07:30 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 06:12:52.040 UTC.

Backup Launch Opportunity #3
Starlink G6-33B3 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33B3 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Launch: 2023-12-07 05:32:00 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 06:37:22.040 UTC.

Backup Launch Opportunity #4
Starlink G6-33B4 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33B4 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Launch: 2023-12-07 05:58:00 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 07:03:22.040 UTC.

Backup Launch Opportunity #5
Starlink G6-33B5 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33B5 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Launch: 2023-12-07 06:22:30 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 07:27:52.040 UTC.

Backup Launch Opportunity #6
Starlink G6-33B6 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33B6 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Launch: 2023-12-07 07:13:00 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 08:18:22.040 UTC.

Backup Launch Opportunity #7
Starlink G6-33B7 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33B7 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Launch: 2023-12-07 07:59:00 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 09:04:22.040 UTC.

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Upcoming launches overview, as SpaceX pushes towards a potential 100 launches in 2023! By Trevor Sesnic (@124970MeV).

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2023/12/launch-roundup-120923/

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New T0 is 04:41:30 UTC.

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SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, December 6 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 11:41 p.m. ET, with backup opportunities available until 2:59 a.m. ET on Thursday, December 7. If needed, additional opportunities are also available on Thursday, December 8 starting at 11:01 p.m. ET.

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-33
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Launch time update:
https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-33
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Liftoff is targeted for 11:41 p.m. ET, with backup opportunities available until 2:59 a.m. ET on Thursday, December 7.
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Launch time update:
https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-33
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Liftoff is targeted for 11:41 p.m. ET, with backup opportunities available until 2:59 a.m. ET on Thursday, December 7.

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Liftoff is targeted for 12:07 a.m. ET, with backup opportunities available until 2:59 a.m. ET.



https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1732613102062145655
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UPDATE #1:
@SpaceX is now targeting the #Starlink Group 6-33 launch for the 2nd backup opportunity at 05:07:30 UTC with deployment at 06:12:52.040 UTC.

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