Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink Group 2-1 : VSFB SLC-4E : 13/14 September 2021 (03:55 UTC)  (Read 69857 times)

Offline Jansen

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : August 2021
« Reply #40 on: 06/25/2021 09:52 pm »
Iím leaning towards July 30 for this launch. They need to conduct checkouts and ballasting, and then tow it out south for recovery.

There is nothing preventing SpaceX from launching to a mid inclination from the Eastern Range on July 12.
« Last Edit: 06/25/2021 09:52 pm by Jansen »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : August 2021
« Reply #41 on: 06/26/2021 04:03 pm »
Regarding the satellites and the laser interlinks.

I'm assuming that all the polar birds are going to have lasers for communication between satellites in the same plane.

Have we heard anything about how the first 10 satellites have tested out and whether they will be on all polar launches?

Thank you
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : August 2021
« Reply #42 on: 07/03/2021 01:18 pm »
LaunchPhotography is calling this mission "Starlink 2-2".

EDIT: Wrong launch.
« Last Edit: 07/03/2021 02:13 pm by StraumliBlight »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : August 2021
« Reply #43 on: 07/03/2021 02:05 pm »
LaunchPhotography is calling this mission "Starlink 2-2".

That site is for Florida launches.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : August 2021
« Reply #44 on: 07/06/2021 01:45 pm »
There is a thread for tracking OCISLY.  This isn't the place for it.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : August 2021
« Reply #45 on: 07/22/2021 03:19 am »
Now that OCISLY has arrived on the left coast, do we have any better estimates of time for this launch?
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : August 2021
« Reply #46 on: 07/22/2021 03:45 am »
No

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : August 2021
« Reply #47 on: 07/23/2021 06:58 pm »
hearing this launch has been pushed to August due to operational cadence in Boca Chica

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : August 2021
« Reply #48 on: 07/24/2021 12:03 am »
hearing this launch has been pushed to August due to operational cadence in Boca Chica

That seems odd. I would not expect there to be much overlap in resources needed for a Starlink launch and what goes on at Boca Chica.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : August 2021
« Reply #49 on: 07/26/2021 06:34 pm »
This is probably as good as we are gonna get to conformation https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.msg2267650#msg2267650

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : August 2021
« Reply #51 on: 07/28/2021 10:15 am »
The SFN article also says the mission designation is Starlink 2-1.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : August 2021
« Reply #52 on: 07/31/2021 09:30 am »
Can somebody tell, what Starlink 2-1 stands for?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : August 2021
« Reply #53 on: 07/31/2021 12:48 pm »
Can somebody tell, what Starlink 2-1 stands for?

Donít know for sure, but my guess is that the 2 means shell two and the 1 is flight 1 for that shell.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : NET August 2021
« Reply #54 on: 08/06/2021 02:37 pm »
SFN changed the launch date from NET Aug 10 to "August".

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : NET August 2021
« Reply #55 on: 08/06/2021 06:26 pm »
Damn it. Freaking Starship taking all the resources

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : NET August 2021
« Reply #56 on: 08/11/2021 03:02 pm »
Is there any information available as to why this launch has been delayed? Is it really because of the Startship push?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : NET August 2021
« Reply #57 on: 08/11/2021 04:27 pm »
I mean are you gonna find a tweet from Elon saying it no way. Here is a piece of public news https://www.valleycentral.com/spacex/hotels-near-capacity-as-several-hundred-spacex-employees-arrive-in-brownsville-in-preparation-for-orbital-launch/

I have been told privately it is all hands on deck and they can recover the Starship launch time frame and it give more time for checkouts of OCISLY. Starship first launch is the only priority right now because it is the futre of SpaceX and Starlink. SpaceX only has so many employees and they are all multidisciplinary people that they are all needed at Boca Chica. As a person who really wants to see this launch I am hoping it goes off sooner rather than later
« Last Edit: 08/13/2021 03:54 pm by attathomeguy »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : NET August 2021
« Reply #58 on: 08/12/2021 04:31 pm »
thx, kinda what I figured. glad there were no "stuck valves" or something along those lines holding the launch up.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink : VSFB SLC-4E : NET August 2021
« Reply #59 on: 08/13/2021 02:02 am »
I have been told privately it is all hands on deck and they can recover the Starlink launch time frame and it give more time for checkouts of OCISLY.

What does "recover the Starlink launch time frame" mean? Decrease turnarounds between future launches?

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