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Thread for the Starlink 4-27 group launch.

NSF Threads for Starlink 4-27: Discussion

Successful launch August 19, 2022, at 19:21 UTC (3:21 pm EDT), from Canaveral SLC-40, on booster 1062-9.  The first stage successfully landed aboard A Shortfall of Gravitas.

Payload 53 Starlink satellites to 53.2 degree inclination on a northeastern trajectory.  Initial orbit is 232 x 336 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.

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Starlink 4-27, operations start NET August 9, northeastern trajectory:
1174-EX-ST-2022
Mission 1789 Starlink Group 4-27 from Cape Canaveral FL at LC-40 CCAFS or LC-39a at KSC
ASDS North  32  40  49   West  75  40  25



Looking ahead, what first stage will Starlink 4-27 launch on?

Rotating forward the boosters available in Florida, by oldest available after previous recovery, but not already assigned, gives us: 1052.6 (May 18), 1060.14 (June 17), 1061.10 (June 19), 1073.3 (June 29), and possibly 1058.14 (July 7) and 1067.6 (July 15).

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, 1060.14 will launch Starlink 4-27.

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

Edit August 3: First stage is 1062.9--no need for a Static Fire.  Previous launch/landing July 24 for Starlink 4-25.

1052.6 : KPLO
1061.10 : Starlink 3-3, after transported to Vandenberg
1073.3 : Starlink 4-26
1062.9 : Starlink 4-27
1067.6 : Starlink 4-23
1069.2 : Starlink 4-20

Edit August 19: Rollout late August 18.  No Static Fire.
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SFN Launch Schedule, updated July 21:
Mid August launch from SLC-40.

My thought: Starlink 4-27 may launch shortly after Starlink 4-26.
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SFN Launch Schedule, updated July 21:
Mid August launch from SLC-40.

My thought: Starlink 4-27 may launch shortly after Starlink 4-26.

Perhaps instead, the launches of Starlinks 4-27, 4-23, and 3-3 will be grouped?

Starlink 4-27 launches after the mid-point of August.  August 15-20?

SFN SpaceX launches sixth mission in 17 days, July 24
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Two more Starlink missions are also on tap in the first half of August, one from the Kennedy Space Center and one from Vandenberg Space Force [Base] in California.
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Starlink 4-27 on NextSpaceFlight, updated August 3:
First stage 1062.9, from SLC-40.
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SFN is giving a NET of August 16th at the end of their launch webcasts.

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SFN is giving a NET of August 16th at the end of their launch webcast.
Confirmed in the SFN launch article.
Falcon 9 rocket deploys SpaceX’s 3,000th Starlink internet satellite, August 10
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The next Falcon 9 launch is scheduled for Friday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California with another group of Starlink internet satellites heading one of the network’s polar orbit shells. That will be followed by another Falcon 9 launch for the Starlink network set for Aug. 16 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
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Per this NGA notice, the Primary Day is August 19.

Quote from: NGA
112127Z AUG 22
NAVAREA IV 794/22(11, 26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   191914Z TO 192021Z AUG,  ALTERNATE
   201852Z TO 201959Z, 211831Z TO 211938Z
   221809Z TO 221916Z, 231747Z TO 231854Z
   241726Z TO 241833Z, 251704Z TO 251811Z
   261643Z TO 261750Z AUG IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-38.87N 080-37.60W, 28-45.00N 080-33.00W,
      28-52.00N 080-26.00W, 28-57.00N 080-18.00W,
      28-52.00N 080-14.00W, 28-47.00N 080-17.00W,
      28-41.00N 080-22.00W, 28-34.00N 080-29.00W,
      28-31.34N 080-33.44W, 28-38.87N 080-37.60W.
   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,
      32-04.00N 076-59.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 261850Z AUG 22.

Ben Cooper confirms a change from August 16 at http://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html which now says:
Quote from: Ben Cooper
The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on mid-late August at TBA EDT.
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Per this NGA notice, the Primary Day is August 19 ...
    
Map from the NGA notice.
ASDS 656km downrange.
S2 separation about 80km downrange.

Edit: map from the cancel-and-replace NGA notice.
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In reconciling the weekly list of active NGA notices for NAVAREA IV, I found that 794/22 (the NGA notice I posted above) was not listed as active.

Searching through my alternate set of notices, I found that 794/22 was canceled by 795/22:

Quote from: NGA
112245Z AUG 22
NAVAREA IV 795/22(15).
HUDSON BAY.
CANADA.
1. MCTS IQALUIT REMOTE STATION CORAL HARBOUR
  64-09.00N 083-22.00W HF TRANSMIT SERVICES OFF AIR.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 698/22, 794/22.

That's totally bogus to cancel a notice as part of something completely unrelated.  It's almost certainly a mistake, however 794/22 is in fact no longer active.

I would not assume that this means that there is any change to SpaceX's launch plan.

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Starlink 4-27 on NextSpaceFlight, updated August 12:
19:24 UTC = 3:24 pm EDT.
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Here's a new NGA notice to replace the one that was canceled in error.

Quote from: NGA
112328Z AUG 22
NAVAREA IV 807/22(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   191914Z TO 192021Z AUG, ALTERNATE
   201852Z TO 201959Z, 211831Z TO 211938Z
   221809Z TO 221916Z, 231747Z TO 231854Z
   241726Z TO 241833Z, 251704Z TO 251811Z
   261643Z TO 261750Z AUG IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-38.87N 080-37.60W, 28-45.00N 080-33.00W,
      28-52.00N 080-26.00W, 28-57.00N 080-18.00W,
      28-52.00N 080-14.00W, 28-47.00N 080-17.00W,
      28-41.00N 080-22.00W, 28-34.00N 080-29.00W,
      28-31.34N 080-33.44W, 28-38.87N 080-37.60W.
   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,
      32-04.00N 076-59.00W.
2.CANCEL THIS MSG 261850Z AUG 22.

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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1559228906011594755

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Steamroller doesn't stop. ASOG droneship is about to depart for Starlink 4-27.

Tug Crosby Skipper will tow ~630 km downrange.

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Here's a new cancel-and-replace NGA notice.  The schedule has not changed.  Location A now has eight coordinates instead of ten.  Location B has not changed.

Quote from: NGA
151850Z AUG 22
NAVAREA IV 812/22(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
UNITED STATES.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   191914Z TO 192021Z AUG, ALTERNATE
   201852Z TO 201959Z, 211831Z TO 211938Z
   221809Z TO 221916Z, 231747Z TO 231854Z
   241726Z TO 241833Z, 251704Z TO 251811Z
   261643Z TO 261750Z AUG IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39.78N 080-38.23W, 28-56.00N 080-22.00W,
      29-01.00N 080-14.00W, 28-57.00N 080-09.00W,
      28-48.00N 080-15.00W, 28-39.00N 080-23.00W,
      28-30.06N 080-32.83W, 28-39.78N 080-38.23W.
   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,
      32-04.00N 076-59.00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 807/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 261850Z AUG 22.

Edit: Fixed which message has how many coordinates for A.
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L-3 weather forecast.  40% 'Go' for August 19.  60% 'Go' for August 20.  All Additional Risk Criteria are Low for both days.

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Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Space Center, FL temporary restriction:

From August 19, 2022 at 1844 UTC to To August 19, 2022 at 1954 UTC
Altitude: From the surface up to and including 18,000ft
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_2_0348.html

Likely:Starlink-55 (4-27) (https://rocketlaunch.live/launch/starlink-55-4-27)

https://twitter.com/SpaceTfrs/status/1559517875618078721

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CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 4-27 launch scheduled for 2022-08-19 at 19:24:10 UTC from Cape Canaveral. Deployment of 53 satellites is set for 19:39:29.660 UTC:

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1559816813805912064

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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1559956314821955584

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Doug departed Port Canaveral this morning to support the upcoming Starlink 4-27 mission. ASOG is already en-route to the LZ too.

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L-1 weather forecast.  50% 'Go' for August 19.  70% 'Go' for August 20.  All Additional Risk Criteria are Low.

Note: Yesterday's L-2 weather forecast was not posted publicly.

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