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Thread for the Starlink 4-22 group launch from one of the Florida Falcon 9 launch complexes.

NSF Threads for Starlink 4-22: Discussion

Successful launch July 17, 2022 at 14:20 UTC (10:20 am EDT), from Canaveral SLC-40, on booster 1051-13.  First stage landing aboard Just Read the Instructions. This was the third flight for the fairing halves.

Payload 53 Starlink satellites to 53.2 degree inclination on a northeastern trajectory.  Initial satellites' orbit is 232 x 338 km.

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

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 4-22 : Florida : July 2022
« Reply #1 on: 05/22/2022 12:52 am »
Cross-post:
Added a bunch of upcoming SpaceX launches to NextSpaceflight and some booster assignments. https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/agency/upcoming/1/

Starlink Group 4-19 looking like mid June (I'd bet on LC-39A for that one) and using B1060-13
Starlink Group 4-20 by the end of the month (again betting on 39A but don't have confirmation on pads for none of these missions... well, except for the Vandy ones I guess lol)

And then in July and sort of in this order:
Starlink Group 3-1 from Vandenberg (betting on using B1063 for this one)
Starlink Group 4-21 from Florida (I'd say pad 40 is likely) using B1058-13
Starlink Group 4-22 from Florida (likely to be 39A imo)
Starlink Group 3-2 from Vandy (likely to use B1071 imo)
Starlink Group 4-25 from Florida (betting all my money on pad 40 for this one) using B1051-13

NextSpaceFlight [May 20]

I disagree with the likelihood of Starlink 4-22 launching from LC-39A in July.

The Falcon Heavy launch of Psyche on August 1, during a limited interplanetary launch window, requires the launch pedestal to be converted to the FH configuration.  And, there is likely to be a Static Fire, too.

This work will likely consume the whole month previous.

The previous shortest turn-around from F9 to FH launch campaign was Crew Dragon DM1 to Arabsat-6A in 2019: 40 days.

I'm sure SpaceX can shave days, even weeks, off their previous best.  But, I doubt NASA would allow the Psyche launch window to be imperiled in favor of squeezing in another Starlink group.

I have no detailed knowledge about SpaceX operations.  I would like to be pleasantly surprised.  We shall see.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 4-22 : Florida : July 2022
« Reply #2 on: 05/22/2022 01:31 am »
Conversion takes a few days only, specially when they've been doing work ahead of time.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 4-22 : Florida : July 2022
« Reply #3 on: 05/27/2022 11:07 pm »
No Falcon Heavy launch preparations at LC-39A in July to schedule around:
Re: Psyche:
SFN, Launch of NASA’s Psyche asteroid mission delayed to late September, May 23
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The launch of NASA’s Psyche asteroid mission, which was set for Aug. 1 on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, has been delayed to no earlier than Sept. 20 after ground teams discovered an issue during software testing on the spacecraft, officials said Monday.
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Launch operations NET July 10, northeastern launch trajectory.
0976-EX-ST-2022
Mission 1784 Starlink Group 4-22
ASDS North  32  43  6   West  75  42  32



No booster assignment yet for Starlink 4-22--which one might it be?

Rotating forward the boosters by oldest available after previous recovery, but not already assigned, gives us: 1073.2 (May 14), 1052.6 (May 18), 1061.9 (May 25), and perhaps 1062.8 (scheduled June 8) and 1067.6 (scheduled June 10).

Edit June 7: 1073.2 may be held back for the US government satellite, to give an external customer a lower-reuse booster.

1052.6 1073.2 may be held back for SES-22, to give an external customer a lower-reuse booster.

As the booster both available, and the oldest since last launched, I deduce this launch will use 1052.6.

Edit June 7: Same reasoning as before, but setting 1052.6 aside, I deduce this launch will use booster 1061.9.

Static Fire for the above?  My predictions.

No: 1052.6, 1061.9, 1062.8, 1067.6, 1073.2

No Static Fire means the booster is first and only transported to the pad, with payload stacked, a day or less before liftoff.

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There have been multiple launches since the last post in this thread.

Starlink 4-21 is scheduled to launch on July 7 from SLC-40.  SpX-25 is scheduled to launch on July 15 UTC from LC-39A.

Might Starlink 4-22 launch near the same date as SpX-25? July 15/16/17?

If so, the ASDS for the first stage landing would likely be JRTI.

Edit July 7: Starlink 4-21 successful launch and first stage landing.

I suspect, given ASDS turnaround time, that ASOG will be the ASDS [for SpX-25].  JRTI is on post for the July 7 recovery of Starlink 4-21.

What first stage will be used for Starlink 4-22?

Rotating forward the boosters available in Florida, by oldest available after previous recovery, but not already assigned, gives us: 1052.6 (May 18), 1062.8 (June 8), and possibly 1060.14 (June 17) and 1061.10 (June 19).

KPLO/Danuri, launching on August 2 UTC, is said will use a booster already recovered 5 times. 1067.6, if recovered successfully on July 15, likely will not be ready.  That would make 1052.6 the first stage for Danuri.

Deducing from the "last use" rotation, 1062.8 will launch Starlink 4-22.

None of the available first stages would require a Static Fire.

Edit July 12: Starlink 4-22 will launch aboard B1051.13.  That first stage had been set aside for Starlink 4-25.  Booster 1062.8 will launch Starlink 4-25.

Edit July 16/17:  No Static Fire before launch.  Successful launch and first stage landing on July 17.



Space Coast orbital launches in the immediate future:

2022 Launched:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

July 15 May May 1 Jun Jun 7 Jun 9 Jun 10 NET Jun 12 TBD NET Jun 28 Jun 28 NET Jul 11 NET 12 Jul NET 7 Jul - Dragon SpX-25 (C208.3) - Falcon 9-164 159? TBD 157 158 161? 165? TBD 162 TBD (1067.5 ASOG ASDS) - Kennedy LC-39A - 00:44:22 Jun 7 15:25 Jun 7 15:15 Jun 7 15:30 Jun 9 14:45 Jun 10 14:22 Jun 12 ~13:35? TBD Jun 28 ~07:00 Jul 12 ~01:00 to 02:00 TBD Jul 7 ~04:00 TBD Jul 15 ~00:30 to 01:00 Jul 15 00:44:00 Jul 15 00:44:20
(ISS flights: 22-26 minutes earlier/day)

July 17 July NET 10 NET mid Jul NET 17 - Starlink 4-22 (x53) (flight 51? TBD) [v1.5 L22? L-TBD] - Falcon 9-165 164? TBD (1051.13 JRTI? 1052.6? ASDS 1062. 8?) - Canaveral SLC-40? / SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A? - 14:20:00 Jul 17 ~14:30 Jul 17 14:50 Jul 17 14:50:20 Jul 17 14:20 or 16:09? Jul 17 14:20:00 to 14:50 or ~16:00
(mid-inclination Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

2022 Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

July 24 Jul NET 14 NET late Jul NET Jul 24 - Starlink 4-25 (x53) (flight 53 TBD 52?) [v1.5 L24 L-TBD L23?] - Falcon 9-167 166? TBD 166 (1062.8 ASOG 1051.13 ASDS) - Kennedy LC-39A? / LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40
(mid-inclination Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

August 2 Dec 2020 2022 Jul 1 - Danuri Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) - Falcon 9-168 167? (1052.6 JRTI 1067.6? ASDS) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A - 23:37
(trans-lunar injection)

August 4 Jan to Sept H1 NET Jun NET late Jun Jun 18 TBD/NET late Sep? Jul 31 Aug - SBIRS-GEO 6, EZIO-5 & 6 - Atlas V 421 (AV-097) - Canaveral SLC-41
(geosynchronous transfer orbit)

Mid August/NET Jul 29 - Starlink 4-26 (x53) (flight TBD) [v1.5 L-TBD] - Falcon 9 (1069.2 ASDS) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A
(mid-inclination Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

Mid August/NET August 9 - Starlink 4-27 (x53) (flight TBD) [v1.5 L-TBD] - Falcon 9 (1060.14? ASDS) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40
(mid-inclination Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

TBD NET Jan 8/NLT Jul 31 late spring/early summer Apr/May Apr Q2 TBD Jun TBD late Jun - TROPICS 3 and 4 - Rocket 3.3 - Canaveral SLC-46 / Kwajalein
(low-inclination LEO)

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Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, July 7 update:
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Then, a Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on July TBA. Other upcoming launches include more Starlink batches on July TBA.
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Nextspaceflight indicates that the launch is scheduled for July 17. [July 8 update]

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From the FAA ATCSCC Current Operations Plan Advisory:

Quote from: FAA
STARLINK GROUP 4-22  CCSFS, FL
PRIMARY:    07/17/2022  1420Z-1707Z
BACKUP:     07/18/2022  1358Z-1645Z
            07/19/2022  1337Z-1624Z
            07/20/2022  1315Z-1602Z


"Then, a Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on July 17 around 10:30am EDT" @Bencoopers Site[Updated on July 12.]
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Nextspaceflight indicates that B1051.13 will support this mission.
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Nextspaceflight indicates that B1051.13 will support this mission.
And a July 17 launch time of 14:50 UTC.
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JRTI droneship arrived at Port Canaveral just 16 hours ago with B1058. It's now preparing to leave again for Starlink 4-22.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1546942436601171968

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Second droneship departure of the day!

Just Read the Instructions is outbound for Starlink 4-22. Tug Kurt J Crosby is towing JRTI ~630 km downrange.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1546960009774436359

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NGA notice.

Quote from: NGA
082331Z JUL 22
NAVAREA IV 672/22(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   171420Z TO 171707Z JUL, ALTERNATE
   181358Z TO 181645Z, 191337Z TO 191624Z,
   201315Z TO 201602Z, 211254Z TO 211541Z,
   221232Z TO 221519Z AND 231211Z TO 231458Z JUL
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-38.61N 080-37.41W, 29-01.00N 080-15.00W,
      29-26.00N 079-44.00W, 29-23.00N 079-39.00W,
      28-57.00N 080-02.00W, 28-29.00N 080-32.00W,
      28-29.32N 080-32.47W.
   B. 32-04.00N 076-59.00W, 33-17.00N 076-03.00W,
      33-31.00N 074-59.00W, 33-10.00N 074-36.00W,
      32-27.00N 074-46.00W, 31-35.00N 076-37.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 231558Z JUL 22.//

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NGA notice.

Map from the NGA notice. ASDS 657km downrange.

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Falcon 9 B1051-13 headed towards pad 40 in preparation for launch on the Starlink Group 4-22 mission this Sunday.

https://twitter.com/Alexphysics13/status/1547260913052487680

 L-3 Forecast, 60% GO on 17th and 80%on the backup opportunity
Primary Concerns: Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule
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Secondary launch time on July 17 at 16:09 UTC.
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, July 14 update:
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A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on July 17 at 10:50am or 12:09pm EDT.
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L-2 Forecast, 50% GO on 17th and 80%on the backup opportunity
Primary Concerns: Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule, Anvil Cloud Rules
« Last Edit: 07/15/2022 01:22 pm by Clavin »

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