Author Topic: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : November 11, 2019 - UPDATES  (Read 102891 times)

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Picture of the Static Fire from Spaceflight Now:

https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/11/05/falcon-9-starlink-1-launch-preps/
"The Starship has landed"

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https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1191779229798502400

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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting 11/11 for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Pad 40 in Florida

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https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1191779329467748353

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The fairing supporting this mission previously flew on Falcon Heavy’s Arabsat-6A mission

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Adding video from the SF article here as a standalone:

NSF's Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist) took this video of the first Starlink satellites in formation. Shot on Nikon D850 & 70-200mm f/2.8 from Mid-Michigan. Taken May 26, 2019 at 10:23pm Eastern.

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SFN lists the launch window as 14:51-15:02 UTC (9:51-10:02 am Eastern).
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Launch Hazard Area & Air Space Closure Area maps now issued by the 45th (see attached)

Launch Hazard Area is from 7:45am to 11:45am local time (so add 5 hours for UTC)
« Last Edit: 11/06/2019 02:19 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Launch Hazard Areas of SpaceX Mission 1455 Starlink_V1.0-L1 based on issued NOTMAR and NOTAMs, valid for Nov 11 14:46 to 15:54 UTC (alternatively Nov 12 14:24 to 15:32 UTC).
Appropriate FCC application states planned ASDS position for booster landing 629km downrange.
Estimated position of planed both fairing halves capture attempt by GO Ms.Tree and GO Ms.Chief will be approximately 730km downrange.

Large Stage2 Reentry Debris Area south of Australia on the second orbit active in primary launch day in window between 16:56-17:40 UTC (in backup launch day in window between 16:34-17:19 UTC).

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https://twitter.com/gregscott_photo/status/1192431023964995587

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OCISLY UPDATE: Tugs Hawk & Florida are attaching to OCISLY at this time to start her voyage to sea. #SpaceX Starlink mission slated for early next wk should land the F9 booster back on OCISLY for a return back to Port Canaveral
#NASA #SpaceXFleet #Space #ElonMusk #mars #Science

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New FCC decision
https://fcc.report/IBFS/SAT-STA-20190924-00098

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Special temporary authority (STA) for a period of 60 days to conduct Launch and Early Orbit-Phase (LEOP) operations to perform TT&C necessary for orbit-raising of each of the 60 satellites to be imminently launched from the insertion altitude of 280 km to an altitude of 350 km for initial payload testing and then to raise 20 of those satellites to an previously authorized orbital plane at an altitude of 550 km and to test the communications payload on each of the 60 satellites. SpaceX’s request for authority to conduct LEOP operations and payload testing in planes proposed in the pending modification is deferred
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https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1192601171153838080

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Of Course I Still Love You has been photographed by the Sentinel-2 satellite as it departed Port Canaveral earlier today!

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Weather looking good for Starlink. 80% favourable on Monday, 70% on Tuesday.
« Last Edit: 11/08/2019 01:29 pm by PM3 »
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45th Space Wing
 
We are officially THREE days out from the launch of #Starlink!

SpaceX's Starlink, aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, will provide fast, reliable internet to populations with little or no connectivity, including those in rural communities and places where existing services are too expensive or unreliable.

For this launch, learn a little about our awesome team in the 45th Weather Squadron!

"At the 45th Weather Squadron, we forecast, monitor and brief weather for the customer and range leading up to and on launch day to protect the public and ensure mission success," said Jessica Williams, one of our launch weather officers.

Like the Starlink will impact internet connectivity worldwide, weather impacts launches significantly.

"Launches are sensitive to temperature, wind, cloud cover, precipitation and lightning. Temperatures can hinder fueling, or damage systems that aren’t environmentally controlled. Winds impact safety of personnel, systems, and launch control. Precipitation can cause icing during fueling or other damage to systems in flight."

We're grateful we have pros like Jessica and the rest of our weather team watching the skies so we can continue on as the #WorldsPremierGatewayToSpace!

Be sure to follow our countdown to launch to learn more about #Starlink and our team at the 45th WS!

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https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1192940506499518464

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And they’re off!

SpaceX’s fairing-catching vessels, Ms. Chief and Ms. Tree, have departed Port Canaveral ahead of an attempt to catch Falcon 9’s fairing halves during Monday’s launch of 60 Starlink satellites.

twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1192941174379732992

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1192941262493683712

twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/119294134338077900

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1192941663733329921

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L-2 launch forecast, no real change still 80% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule

 

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