Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L12 : KSC LC-39A : October 6, 2020 (11:29 UTC)  (Read 148774 times)

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CelesTrak received pre-launch state vectors from @SpaceX today and has generated SupTLE for the next #Starlink launch attempt on Sep 17 at 1819 UTC. Deployment is set for 19:20:51.010 UTC. Data can be
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https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1306084468243927041

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Celestrak shows a deployment orbit of around 260x280km, with separation an hour after launch.  Not the same as the last mission.

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https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1306323950117498882

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Ms. Tree has diverted away from her expected path towards the LZ and will be arriving at the Port of Morehead City shortly.

JRTI and the booster recovery team are still at the LZ. I'm not sure about the current location of Ms. Chief.

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https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1306334879945293825

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The Atlantic can be a mean mistress during the tropical season. This is a very active one at that. A check of the @NOAA bouy network shows rough conditions at the closest bouy to the LZ. Wave intervals have slowed but is it enough to prep JRTI for landing? #SpaceXFleet #Starlink

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https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1306346701301702656

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Ms. Tree has just arrived at the Port of Morehead City, North Carolina.

I can confirm that she arrived alone - Ms. Chief is still at the landing zone. Webcam photo via the Duke Marine Lab

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twitter.com/spacex/status/1306378024711905280

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Targeting September 17 at 2:19 p.m. EDT for Falcon 9 launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1306378025785647106

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A fairing half supporting this mission previously supported Starlink missions in May 2019 and March 2020
« Last Edit: 09/17/2020 12:04 am by FutureSpaceTourist »

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twitter.com/spacex/status/1306378024711905280

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Targeting September 17 at 2:19 p.m. EDT for Falcon 9 launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1306378025785647106

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A fairing half supporting this mission previously supported Starlink missions in May 2019 and March 2020
Is this the first time a fairing has been reused for a third launch? Also, is this the first time where one fairing half is reflown and the other is new? If both a true then this would seem to advance the fairing reuse paradigm. They’d no longer need to recover intact pairs to benefit from recovery and they’d be getting more uses from the same hardware.

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Is this the first time a fairing has been reused for a third launch? Also, is this the first time where one fairing half is reflown and the other is new?

Yes and yes.

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Falcon 9 has arrived at historic launch complex 39A ahead of tomorrow’s 2:19PM EDT (11:19AM PDT) launch attempt of the 12(13)th Starlink Mission. For those curious, it does appear that the NASA worm is still on B1058.3.

https://i.redd.it/ghrwmw8ldmn51.jpg

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Here's the usual fan-made press kit.

By the way, press kit confirms the launch profile is different, with two second stage burns.
Celestrak shows a deployment orbit of around 260x280km, with separation an hour after launch.  Not the same as the last mission.
GO for launch, GO for age of reflight

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https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/1306478989708611584

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A Falcon 9 rocket is being lifted upright at launch complex 39A in readiness for launch later today with 60 Starlink broadband internet satellites: spaceflightnow.com/2020/09/17/fal…

Edit to add: now vertical. Screenshot from 321 launch webcam

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And my capture with OCR

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https://twitter.com/abernnyc/status/1306584037579018243

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Ready for flight? B1058.3 will be lifting off LC-39A at 2:19 P.M. EST this afternoon, carrying #SpaceX's next batch of  #Starlink satellites.

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L-0 weather forecast has improved to 70% GO
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L-0 weather forecast has improved to 70% GO

Do we have any idea what the LZ sea states are like? Weather looks good, but IDK if that pertains to sea states or not.

Have a good one,
Mike
Aviation/space enthusiast, retired control system SW engineer, doesn't know anything!

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L-0 weather forecast has improved to 70% GO

Do we have any idea what the LZ sea states are like? Weather looks good, but IDK if that pertains to sea states or not.

Have a good one,
Mike

This is the buoy that Julia tweeted yesterday, looks a smidge better than yesterday evening.
https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=41002

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https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1306632743363555329

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The NASASpaceflight team will be live broadcasting today's Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center. We will go live around T-60 minutes. Liftoff is scheduled for 2:19 pm Eastern (18:19 UTC).

Watch live:


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Visual mission profile (previous launches can be found here)

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