Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink 4-20 & Varuna : CCSFS SLC-40 : 4/5 Sep 2022 (02:09 UTC)  (Read 45432 times)

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Man, holiday weekend and almost nobody shows up. 

Ho hum, another day, another deploy.
Think a lot people is taking it easy after the disappointment of watching the SLS wet dress rehearses.

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2nd engine burn start and completion.  Nominal orbit insertion
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No ground station coverage for Sherpa/Varuna deployment.  Waiting for confirmation

And now confirmed
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Webcast ending since the Starlink deploy won't have ground station coverage.

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AOS Tasmania Sherpa-LTC separation confirmed.
(That took a while!)
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40th Falcon 9 orbital launch of 2022, and it is only September 5.  Funny how the crowd seems to have stopped  paying attention while the real history is being made!

Previous U.S. record for a launch vehicle family was 38 orbital attempts (including at least four failures) by Thor family (including Able-Star, Agena, and Delta) in 1962.  R-7 all-time record was 63 with at least two failures in 1980.

 - Ed Kyle
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twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1566609669958811648

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LAUNCH! SpaceX Falcon 9 B1052-7 launches with Starlink Group 4-20 from SLC-40.

Overview:
nasaspaceflight.com/2022/09/starli…

SpaceX Livestream:
youtube.com/watch?v=NONM-x…

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1566610393539252226

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Staging 1-2

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1566611984954662918

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SpaceX Falcon 9 B1052-7 lands on drone ship Just Read The Instructions.

And that one is very much a bullseye!

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https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1566612185828282368

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Consolation Prize

SpaceX launched Starlink rideshare mission 4-20 tonight, much to the delight of crowds that have remained on the Space Coast after SLS attempts.

Read more from @NASASpaceflight
nasaspaceflight.com/2022/09/starli…

https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1566612503819440135

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Old and New. A defunct cold war era ATT Longlines tower watches over a SpaceX Falcon 9 lofting Starlink Group 4-20 into orbit. @NASASpaceflight

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1566611351140798471

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Launch of Falcon 9 with tonight's Starlink mission. @NASASpaceflight

nasaspaceflight.com/2022/09/starli…

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https://twitter.com/nasa_nerd/status/1566623711909875714

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SpaceX Falcon 9 departs SLC-40 with Starlink 4-20, and rideshare Varuna-TDM.

Story: nasaspaceflight.com/2022/09/starli…

📸 for @NASASpaceflight

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https://twitter.com/stephenclark1/status/1566646278284627968

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Great photos of what appears to be F9's deorbit burn.

twitter.com/jarimakinen/status/1566646043210547203

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#falcon9 upper stage form the recent #Starlink launch just made a beautiful burn just over Bordeaux. The cameras were set up for the 2 mag satellites, not a bright, beautiful show...

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/jarimakinen/status/1566649136673341440

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A quick timelapse video of the #falcon9 deorbit burn.
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https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1566614048224968704

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Falcon 9 beams into the night sky above Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:09 p.m. this evening with 51 Starlink satellites and Spaceflight’s Sherpa-LTC rideshare payload

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1566618160182267904

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Falcon punches through a light cloud layer on the way to orbit with 51 Starlink satellites and Spaceflight’s Sherpa-LTC rideshare payload

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1566636450887585792

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Falcon 9 launches 51 Starlink satellites and Spaceflight’s Sherpa-LTC to orbit

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https://twitter.com/wikkit/status/1566613515615494144

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Congrats to my friends at Benchmark, whose nontoxic storable propulsion system made it uphill tonight for the first time on the Falcon 9 launch!

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https://twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1566601586012524546

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Keeping an eye today for any potential changes to the Falcon 9 launch countdown sequence. Last launch had LOX load wrapped up later than usual. This is in order to keep LOX being loaded as late as possible and helps keep it as cold as possible much closer to launch.

twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1566602157436149762

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Which in turn means an improvement in performance. More mass of propellant in the tanks for no added dry mass means more delta-v available. Denser propellant also means more flow rate into the engine which largely means more thrust.

https://twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1566602376051580928

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The colder temperatures bring its own issues though, not just because of the COPVs inside the LOX tanks as we saw back in 2016 with Amos 6 but also with how you manage a propellant that is denser and, most likely, more viscous.

twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1566602616938848256

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Viscosity at colder temperatures is of special importance with kerosene for example, it may actually make the engines underperform as it is harder to push through the pumps if it's more viscous.

https://twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1566602846358872064

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All in all, this is a careful and gradual process that SpaceX is now doing on their Starlink missions and will for sure mean they'll gather even more data into how to manage cold propellants at temperatures not previously handled by more traditional US launch companies.

https://twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1566609098170310656

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Yep this is the late LOX load sequence

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And liftoff!

#SpaceX makes a Labor Day weekend launch.

https://twitter.com/Booster_Buddies/status/1566615094527725570

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Update / update

@SpaceX adds and continues in its successful model of reuse.

https://twitter.com/SpaceNosey/status/1566687398850924544

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