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Thread for the Starlink 5-12 group launch.

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Launch 23 June 2023, at 15:35 UTC (1:35 am EDT), from Canaveral SLC-40, on booster 1069-8.  A first stage landing aboard A Shortfall Of Gravitas is planned.

Main payload: 56 Starlink v1.5 satellites.  Launching into the Gen2 constellation.

Launch on a southeastern trajectory to a 43 degree inclined orbit.  Initial orbit is 298 x 340 km.

Starlink v1.5 satellite mass is now about 300kg after the addition of laser ISL terminals.

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

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



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Mission 1942 Starlink Group 5-12 from Cape Canaveral FL at LC-40 CCAFS or LC-39a at KSC
ASDS North  25  39  14   West  75  0  14
[NET May 29]

Launch is apparently NET late June, after the Satria launch NET June 17.  Launch is from SLC-40, as LC-39A will be occupied by the launch campaign for USSF-52, NET July 7.

Will the Starlink 6-5 launch, also NET June, take precedence over this launch?
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Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated May 23:
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<snip Satria launch>
Upcoming [June] launches include more Starlink batches.
<snip Euclid and USSF-52 launches>
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NextSpaceflight, added May 29:
NET June 2023, SLC-40, ASDS
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June launch still possible?
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated June 1:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Cargo Dragon CRS-28 resupply mission to the ISS from pad 39A on June 3 at 12:35 p.m. EDT. A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on June 4 at 5:53 a.m. EDT. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches from pad 40. A Falcon 9 will launch the Satria communications satellite for Indonesia from pad 40 on June 19. A Falcon 9 will launch the Euclid telescope for the European Space Agency from pad 40 on early July, in the mid-day EDT. The next Falcon Heavy will launch the USSF-52 mission for the U.S. Space Force from pad 39A on July 7. The two side boosters will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.
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Launch in the last half of June, after Satria?
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated June 4:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Cargo Dragon CRS-28 resupply mission to the ISS from pad 39A on June 5 at 11:47 a.m. EDT. A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on June TBD [~June 11?] around 3-4 a.m. EDT. A Falcon 9 will launch the Satria communications satellite for Indonesia from pad 40 on mid-June. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches. A Falcon 9 will launch the Euclid telescope for the European Space Agency from pad 40 on early July, in the mid-day EDT. The next Falcon Heavy will launch the USSF-52 mission for the U.S. Space Force from pad 39A on July 7. The two side boosters will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.
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Launch in the last third of June?
One or two SLC-40 Starlink launches before Euclid?
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated June 8:
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Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches.
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Launch in the last third of June?
One or two SLC-40 Starlink launches before Euclid?
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated June 8:
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Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches.

10 days between Satria on June 19th and Euclid on July 1st, so definetly not two. Most likely one, but I'd also not be surprised if there will be none.
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NextSpaceflight (Updated June 13th)
Launch NET June 24th, 2023
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7186
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NextSpaceflight (Updated June 13th)
Launch NET June 24th, 2023
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7186
"Equi-chronous" between Satria and Euclid SLC-40 launches.  (Equidistant in time)
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Which first stage will be used for this launch?

The May 16 press briefing revealed Falcon 9 first stages are now cleared for use up to twenty times for Starlink launches. 1058.16 and 1060.16 are assumedly back in the rotation for such launches.

1076.6 and 1073.10 will eventually undergo modifications to become the Falcon Heavy side boosters for Jupiter 3 (NET September), and will therefore not be available after that work commences.

Available first stages, with UTC date of most recent recovery:
1058.16  Dec 17, 2022
1060.16  Jan 3
1069.8    May 4
1067.12  May 14 Satria
1076.6    May 19
1080.2    May 21 (may be held back for a human spaceflight launch)
1062.15  May 27
1077.6    Jun 4 (maybe)
1078.4    June 5 (maybe, may be held back for a human spaceflight launch)

Edit June 20: It's B1069.8.
No use yet designated for boosters 1058.16 and 1060.16.



JRTI is the likely ASDS.
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Which first stage will be used for this launch?

The May 16 press briefing revealed Falcon 9 first stages are now cleared for use up to twenty times for Starlink launches. 1058.16 and 1060.16 are assumedly back in the rotation for such launches.

1076.6 and 1073.10 will eventually undergo modifications to become the Falcon Heavy side boosters for Jupiter 3 (NET August), and will therefore not be available after that work commences.

Available first stages, with UTC date of most recent recovery:
1058.16  Dec 17, 2022
1060.16  Jan 3
1069.8    May 4
1067.12  May 14 Satria
1076.6    May 19
1080.2    May 21 (may be held back for a human spaceflight launch)
1062.15  May 27
1077.6    Jun 4 (maybe)
1078.4    June 5 (maybe, may be held back for a human spaceflight launch)



JRTI is the likely ASDS.

Is that a rhetorical question, or are you just seeking an official source?

Personally, I think the answer of what first stage will be used won't come until a couple days before the launch, courtesy of SpaceX.
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June 23 (at 13:00 UTC) rather than June 24 per this NGA Rocket Launching notice.

NextSpaceflight has already been updated. https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7186

Quote from: NGA
100322Z JUN 23
NAVAREA IV 672/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   231300Z TO 1612Z, ALTERNATE
   241234Z TO 241546Z, 251209Z TO 251521Z,
   261144Z TO 261456Z, 271119Z TO 271431Z,
   281054Z TO 281405Z, AND 291028Z TO 291340Z JUN
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-38.44N 080-37.29W, 28-37.00N 080-26.00W,
      28-19.00N 079-56.00W, 28-14.00N 079-56.00W,
      28-23.00N 080-17.00W, 28-30.69N 080-33.13W.
   B. 25-57.00N 076-00.00W, 26-20.00N 076-00.00W,
      26-12.00N 075-17.00W, 26-06.00N 074-55.00W,
      25-52.00N 074-33.00W, 25-40.00N 074-24.00W,
      25-26.00N 074-32.00W, 25-20.00N 074-43.00W,
      25-22.00N 075-00.00W, 25-36.00N 075-26.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 291440Z JUN 23.

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0947-EX-ST-2023
Mission 1942 Starlink Group 5-12 from Cape Canaveral FL at LC-40 CCAFS or LC-39a at KSC
ASDS North  25  39  14   West  75  0  14

June 23 (at 13:00 UTC) rather than June 24 per this NGA Rocket Launching notice.

Map from the STA and NGA notice. ASDS 640km downrange.

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Nextspaceflight.com now confirms use of JRTI.
JRTI is the likely ASDS.

June 23 (at 13:00 UTC) rather than June 24 per this NGA Rocket Launching notice.

NextSpaceflight has already been updated. https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7186
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https://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html (18 June)
has time as 9:10 EDT = 13:10 UTC

NGA starts 10 minutes before launch would be normal.

Bob + JRTI depart PC @ 12:45am ET

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