Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 2-4 : VSFB SLC-4E : 19 January 2023 (15:43 UTC)  (Read 53649 times)

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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1611574310212358145

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CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 2-4 launch from Vandenberg SFB set for Jan 10 at 04:15:50 UTC. Deployment of 51 satellites should occur at 04:44:55.700 UTC. Data is available at: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g2-4

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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1611574310212358145

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CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 2-4 launch from Vandenberg SFB set for Jan 10 at 04:15:50 UTC. Deployment of 51 satellites should occur at 04:44:55.700 UTC. Data is available at: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g2-4

51 satellites, that's interesting. When this was slated to launch in November, they were going to launch 52 satellites.

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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1611750317187600384?s

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Of Course I Still Love You droneship and support ship GO Quest departed Long Beach earlier to support Starlink 2-4.

They recently diverted and are shielding near San Clemente Island - sea conditions don't look ideal.



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https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=starlink-2-4-pre-launch

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SpaceX is targeting Monday, January 9 for a Falcon 9 launch of 51 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The instantaneous launch window is at 8:15 p.m. PT (04:15 UTC on January 10), and a backup opportunity is available on Tuesday, January 10 at 8:02 p.m. PT (04:02 UTC on January 10).

Following stage separation, Falcon 9ís first stage will return to Earth and land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

A live webcast of this mission will begin about five minutes prior to liftoff.

Webcast (video id bNAebzSvWt4)


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Smh SpaceX switching boosters again

Edit: I had understood B1075 wasn't until the next Starlink after this one out of Vandy but I guess SpaceX decided to swap boosters... sigh!
« Last Edit: 01/07/2023 10:06 pm by Alexphysics »

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https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=starlink-2-4-pre-launch

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[No mention of previous flights for first stage]

Smh SpaceX switching boosters again

Edit: I had understood B1075 wasn't until the next Starlink after this one out of Vandy but I guess SpaceX decided to swap boosters... sigh!

NextSpaceFlight, updated January 7:
Now using B1075.1
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Starlink 2-4 now launching before OneWeb Flight 16, by 35 minutes.

OneWeb Flight 16 launch delayed to backup date/time:
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To complete pre-launch processing, now targeting Monday, January 9 at 11:50 p.m. ET for launch of the @OneWeb Launch 16 mission from SLC-40. Vehicle and spacecraft are healthy, and weather is >90% favorable for liftoff. [Jan 8]
= January 10 04:50 UTC

We will see if this Starlink's launch date/time sticks.
« Last Edit: 01/08/2023 04:13 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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Starlink 2-4 now launching before OneWeb Flight 16, by 35 minutes.

OneWeb Flight 16 launch delayed to backup date/time:
Quote from: SpaceX tweet
To complete pre-launch processing, now targeting Monday, January 9 at 11:50 p.m. ET for launch of the @OneWeb Launch 16 mission from SLC-40. Vehicle and spacecraft are healthy, and weather is >90% favorable for liftoff. [Jan 8]
= January 10 04:50 UTC

We will see if this Starlink's launch date/time sticks.

I donít think it will.
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Starlink 2-4 now launching before OneWeb Flight 16, by 35 minutes.

OneWeb Flight 16 launch delayed to backup date/time:
Quote from: SpaceX tweet
To complete pre-launch processing, now targeting Monday, January 9 at 11:50 p.m. ET for launch of the @OneWeb Launch 16 mission from SLC-40. Vehicle and spacecraft are healthy, and weather is >90% favorable for liftoff. [Jan 8]
= January 10 04:50 UTC

We will see if this Starlink's launch date/time sticks.

I donít think it will.
Rain forcast and sea state/wave height for launch time.  Warmer colors means heavier rain.  X marks the drone ship; the color there  indicates 6 meter waves.

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1612537432871927808

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Targeting 8:15 p.m. PT tonight for Falcon 9ís launch of 51 Starlink satellites from SLC-4E in California; teams are keeping an eye on weather conditions, which are 30% favorable for liftoff →

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=starlink-2-4-pre-launch
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https://twitter.com/tgmetsfan98/status/1612575625633583109

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Keeping up with all the rockets today? SpaceX is watching the weather at Vandenberg, hoping to launch the Starlink Group 2-4 mission at 8:15 PM PST (04:15 UTC), the first of two Falcon 9 missions tonight.

Article by William Graham (@w_d_graham):

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2023/01/spacex-starlink-2-4/

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The YouTube countdown clock just reset to a T-0 at 05:30 UTC.
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Clock now reset to 05:35 UTC.

"Now targeting 9:35 p.m. PT for tonight's launch of Starlink; teams are continuing to monitor weather"

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1612650174127706112
« Last Edit: 01/10/2023 02:29 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Standing down from tonight's Falcon 9’s launch of Starlink due to unfavorable weather conditions; a backup opportunity is available on Tuesday, January 10 at 8:02 p.m. PT


https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1612662829504684033?t=CQnIUVRnSHfj1nhvkxS9yA&s=19
« Last Edit: 01/10/2023 03:17 am by lucas071200 »

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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1612667512646422528

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.@SpaceX has notified us that the #Starlink Group 2-4 launch has been moved to 2023-01-11 at 04:02:00 UTC with deployment now set for 04:31:05.700 UTC. CelesTrak pre-launch SupGP has been updated to reflect this change: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g2-4

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UPDATE (as of Jan. 10 6:30 a.m.)
- DELAYED REPORTING -
Delayed Reporting for Non Essential Personnel
Vandenberg Space Force Base.
The 30th Space Launch Delta Commander has issued a delayed reporting until 10:00 Local. This is for all non essential workers, due to the impact of the weather in the local area.
- DIRECTION TO AVOID -
Direction to Avoid
For Vandenberg Space Force Base.
Be advised, the 30 Space Launch Delta Commander has issued a direction to avoid for Santa Maria Gate due to a downed power line on Highway 1 and California.
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Launch weather forecast update?
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