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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 2-4 : VSFB SLC-4E : Nov 2022
« Reply #40 on: 11/23/2022 01:15 am »
The entry for Starlink 2-4 on the SFN Launch Schedule, updated November 22, is garbled; apparently mixed with the Starlink 2-2 information.

First days of December launch?

Or, would launch be delayed into late December to allow the SWOT launch campaign to proceed to its December 12 launch?

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Starlink 2-4 NET December, from SFN, SpaceX launches Dragon cargo ship to deliver new solar arrays to space station, November 26:
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The launch Saturday was the 54th SpaceX mission so far in 2022. SpaceX aims to launch around a half-dozen Falcon 9 rockets from Florida and California by the end of December to reach the company’s goal of 60 missions this year.

The next Falcon 9 launch is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 30, carrying a commercial lunar lander into space for the Japanese company ispace. The privately-developed spacecraft will attempt to become the first commercial mission to make a soft landing on the moon next year.
(unless in the now-unlikely possibility Starlink 2-4 is very shortly announced to launch on November 30 after HAKUTO-R)
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Dec 15        Vand SLC-4E   SWOT
Dec 29        Vand SLC-4E   EROS C3 no. 1
NET Jan?   Vand SLC-4E   Starlink 2-4

(Caveat: A first-days of December launch could be announced very soon and then quickly executed.  But, there are no new launch notices published, and OCISLY has not departed for the ASDS landing zone.  And, SpaceX might need to accomplish a second, successful Static Fire before launch.

On the other hand, the first stages for both SWOT and EROS C3 will land at LZ-4.  OCISLY does not need to sail out, return, and sail out again as a launch campaign constraint.

What is the minimum turn-around time at SLC-4E? I recall that SpaceX practiced some time-saving measures earlier this year.)

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SFN, SpaceX rocket trouble postpones Japanese moon lander launch, November 30
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A Falcon 9 was supposed to launch Nov. 18 from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California with 52 Starlink internet satellites, but SpaceX announced on the eve of the mission that managers decided to stand down from the launch to evaluate data from a test-firing of the rocket. A new target launch date for that Starlink mission has not been announced, but two other Falcon 9 flights from California appear to have jumped ahead of it on SpaceX’s calendar, indicating it will likely not occur until January.

Dec 15        Vand SLC-4E   SWOT
Dec 29        Vand SLC-4E   EROS C3 no. 1
NET Jan?   Vand SLC-4E   Starlink 2-4

NET mid January?

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Confirmation:
NextSpaceFlight, updated December 12:
Launch NET January 2023



First stage 1063.9?  The other two first stages based at Vandenberg are assigned to December launches.

Edit December 16: Yes.

B1071.6
Quote from: Stephen Clark tweet
Another day, another launch. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rolled out to the pad at Vandenberg yesterday, as seen in this image from
@nasahqphoto.

B1071 is going for its 6th flight tomorrow [Dec 15] at 3:46am PST with the SWOT surface water survey mission. [Dec 14]

EROS C3 #1 will use B1061.11, currently scheduled for launch on December 29 UTC:
Per https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7047
will be on B1061.11 [Dec 13]

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NextSpaceFlight, updated December 16:
First stage 1063.9
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Perhaps:
This launch could happen in close chronological proximity to the January 9 UTC OneWeb launch and the January 12 Falcon Heavy launch.
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Notices have gone out for this launch on the 8th local time, 9th UTC.

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I received this generic Hazardous Operations NGA notice, however it is for the same time each day, which is not what I would expect for this launch.

Quote from: NGA
040041Z JAN 23
NAVAREA XII 4/23(18, 21).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
CALIFORNIA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 0254Z TO 0638Z DAILY 09 THRU 13 JAN.
   IN AREAS BOUND BY
   34-40.00N 120-40.00W, 34-40N 120-17.00W,
   34-27.00N 120-17.00W, 34-08N 120-05.00W,
   32-40.00N 119-25.00W, 32-40N 119-31.00W,
   33-18.00N 119-52.00W, 33-55N 120-17.00W,
   34-22.00N 120-34.00W, 34-33N 120-38.00W.
2. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 0254Z TO 0639Z DAILY 09 THRU 13 JAN.
   IN AREAS BOUND BY
   30-11.00N 118-18.00W, 30-11.00N 117-56.00W,
   29-47.00N 117-39.00W, 28-33.00N 117-14.00W,
   28-33.00N 117-32.00W, 29-33.00N 118-17.00W.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 130739Z JAN 23.

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I received this generic Hazardous Operations NGA notice, however it is for the same time each day, which is not what I would expect for this launch.

These launch hazard zones match the old ones exactly. Now the first window is Sun Jan 8 from 6:54pm-10:38pm PST, with backup options at the same time every night until Jan 12. Clearly this will be a drone ship landing.

In the November 18 windows, duration was 3:08 with a 14 min/day shift (earlier). I assume that's happening here, too, mostly hidden within the 3:44 windows.
« Last Edit: 01/04/2023 04:01 am by VLN »

Would this be the shortest pad turnaround time for SLC-4E at 9.8 days?

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Would this be the shortest pad turnaround time for SLC-4E at 9.8 days?
Current record - 11.67 days.

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NextSpaceFlight, updated January 4:
Launch January 10 02:54 UTC = January 9 6:54 pm PST
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New cancel-and-replace NGA notice for the postponement to January 10 UTC.

Quote from: NGA
042343Z JAN 23
NAVAREA XII 5/23(18, 21).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
CALIFORNIA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS:
   A. 0254Z TO 0638Z DAILY 10 THRU 13 JAN
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      34-40.00N 120-40.00W, 34-40N 120-17.00W,
      34-27.00N 120-17.00W, 34-08N 120-05.00W,
      32-40.00N 119-25.00W, 32-40N 119-31.00W,
      33-18.00N 119-52.00W, 33-55N 120-17.00W,
      34-22.00N 120-34.00W, 34-33N 120-38.00W.
   B. 254Z TO 0639Z DAILY 10 THRU 13 JAN
      IN AREAS BOUND BY
      30-11.00N 118-18.00W, 30-11.00N 117-56.00W,
      29-47.00N 117-39.00W, 28-33.00N 117-14.00W,
      28-33.00N 117-32.00W, 29-33.00N 118-17.00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA XII 4/23.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 130739Z JAN 23.

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The FCC ATCSCC Current Operations Plan now includes this launch, the times make a lot more sense than the NGA notice.

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

Quote from: FAA
SPACE X STARLINK 2-4, VANDENBERG SFS
PRIMARY:        01/10/23        0350Z-0627Z
B CKUP:         01/11/23        0337Z-0613Z
                01/12/23        0323Z-0559Z

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Might be raining at about launch time.

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Cross-post:
NextSpaceFlight, updated January 5:
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Starlink Group 2-4
Launch Time
Tue Jan 10, 2023 03:50 GMT
= January 9 7:50 pm PST
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NGA Space Debris notice that appears to be for this launch, though it has more days than the Hazardous Operations notice.

Quote from: NGA
060946Z JAN 23
HYDROPAC 69/23(22,83).
EASTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06, DNC 07.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   0427Z TO 0757Z DAILY 10 THRU 16 JAN
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   27-48.00S 123-05.00W, 26-58.00S 120-51.00W,
   57-25.00S 098-33.00W, 58-15.00S 102-16.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 160857Z JAN 23.//

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This one got bumped a day due to the series of storms along coastal California.  The break after the formerly-scheduled Sunday launch now is looking like it's not going to happen.  Sunday's storm is looking like a morning event, as they're moving faster than before.  And Monday might get even more rainy than Sunday.

Don't be surprised if this one delays again.

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