Author Topic: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : November 11, 2019 - UPDATES  (Read 102897 times)

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UPDATE thread for the first Starlink v1 launch. 

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

NSF Threads for Starlink v1 Flight 1: Discussion / Updates

NSF News Articles for Starlink:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=Starlink

Successful launch November 11, 2019 at 0956 EST (1456 UTC) on Falcon 9 (booster 1048.4) from CCAFS SLC-40.  ASDS landing was successful.  The fairing catch was called off due to rough weather.  Targeting deployment orbit of 280km.  This flight reused the payload fairing from the Arabsat-6A mission.

Payload: First batch of 60 operational satellites with both Ku-band and Ka-band.

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

L2 SpaceX:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0
« Last Edit: 11/11/2019 03:14 pm by gongora »

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Re: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : NET November 2019
« Reply #1 on: 09/11/2019 03:23 am »
Will this second set of operational sats have any sat-to-sat laser links?

Or maybe two questions. 

1) Will it have any sta-to-sat link for operation of the network? 

2) Might it have any for testing the SpaceX tech, such as it is, at this stage in development?
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Re: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : NET November 2019
« Reply #2 on: 09/11/2019 03:28 am »
Will this second set of operational sats have any sat-to-sat laser links?

Or maybe two questions. 

1) Will it have any sta-to-sat link for operation of the network? 

Based on what Elon said before the previous launch, no.

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2) Might it have any for testing the SpaceX tech, such as it is, at this stage in development?
They'll have to try that sometime but I doubt it will be this early.

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Re: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : NET November 2019
« Reply #3 on: 09/19/2019 09:07 pm »
Media accreditation is open. Deadline is October 8th, so probably safe to say NET mid-October.

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1174790166323613713

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Re: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : NET November 2019
« Reply #4 on: 09/20/2019 03:34 pm »
Back on Aug 2 they were "currently targeting October 17 and November 4 respectively (L2)."
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/08/spacex-retesting-boosters-planning-starship-pad/

So possibly still unchanged from that?
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Re: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : NET November 2019
« Reply #5 on: 09/21/2019 10:27 pm »
Based on recent comments, SpaceX seems to be thinking of planes of 22 satellites, with each launch supporting 3 planes. Is that going to be the case for V1?

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Re: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : NET November 2019
« Reply #6 on: 09/21/2019 11:09 pm »
Based on recent comments, SpaceX seems to be thinking of planes of 22 satellites, with each launch supporting 3 planes. Is that going to be the case for V1?

That hasn't been approved yet, but if they want to try sticking with that plan pending approval they might just have to drift them into 3 planes a bit farther apart to stay within the  current layout?  Or put them in one plane and then drift them apart later (would probably use more fuel)?
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Are these being delayed because FCC is not approving Spacex's requested changes? 

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Re: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : NET November 2019
« Reply #8 on: 10/08/2019 02:36 pm »
Are these being delayed because FCC is not approving Spacex's requested changes?

SpaceX really shouldn't be counting on the FCC approving those changes before launching more satellites.  That modification was just accepted for filing on September 13.

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Re: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : NET November 2019
« Reply #9 on: 10/11/2019 02:05 pm »
For what it's worth, Ben Cooper's page says the mission is October-November TBD.

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Re: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : NET November 2019
« Reply #10 on: 10/12/2019 02:58 am »

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Re: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : NET November 2019
« Reply #11 on: 11/01/2019 05:44 pm »
https://twitter.com/LaunchStuff/status/1190337271100268546

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Re: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : November 11, 2019
« Reply #13 on: 11/02/2019 03:52 pm »
Anybody know what the holdup was?  Will 2 & 3 finally gets dates as well?
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Re: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : November 11, 2019
« Reply #14 on: 11/03/2019 09:05 pm »
Anybody know what the holdup was?  Will 2 & 3 finally gets dates as well?
I donít have a clue - but Iím willing to bet thereís no coincidence that during the same time JRTI, OCISLY, Go MissTree, and Go Miss Chief have been getting serviced and upgrades. ;)
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Re: SpaceX F9: Starlink v1 Flight 1 : November 11, 2019
« Reply #15 on: 11/04/2019 01:14 am »
Looking at a static fire as early as Tuesday per L2

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Made this into the update only thread.

Started a standalone discussion thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=49421.0
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This shot is just clear enough to see the booster is sooty, so consistent with being the first booster to fly for the fourth time:

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/1191744513250869248

 

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