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Thread for the Starlink Group 7-7 launch.

Launch 20 November 2023, 10:30:40 UTC (2:30 am PST) from Vandenberg SFB SLC-4E, on booster 1063-15.  The first stage will land aboard Of Course I Still Love You.

Payload 22 Starlink V2 Mini satellites to 53 degree inclination orbit on a southeastern trajectory, no dogleg.  Initial orbit 286 x 296 km.

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« Last Edit: 11/20/2023 08:27 am by Galactic Penguin SST »
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1520-EX-ST-2023  SpaceX Mission 2189 Starlink Group 7-7/Dogleg Trajectory Option
Vandenberg, NET August [15]
ASDS  North  28  55  50   West  119  5  24

1575-EX-ST-2023  SpaceX Mission 2189 Starlink Group 7-7 Flyover option
Vandenberg, NET September [5]
ASDS  North  29  52  50   West  116  45  3

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7255
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Starlink Group 7-7
Launch Time
NET November, 2023
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SLC-4E, Vandenberg SFB, California, USA

Transporter-9; my bold:
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Kongsberg Satellite Services AS (“KSAT”) provides this information pursuant to Section 25.120 of the Commission’s rules1 to supplement its request for 30 day special temporary authority (“STA”) for its earth station in Maui, Hawaii (“Station”) to provide launch and early operation support for the RapidEO satellite (“Satellite”) a satellite operated by L3Harris Technologies Inc. (“L3Harris”) for a U.S. government classified program.

The Satellite is scheduled to be launched on the SpaceX Transporter 9 mission, planned for November 7, 2023. Grant of the STA by November 6, 2023 is needed to meet the communication needs for this classified satellite program.

This Vandenberg Falcon 9 launch follows the 27 October UTC Starlink 7-6 launch.  It also does follow likely follows the November 11 7 Transporter-9 launch, in mid November.

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These two Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas) came out around the same time as the notices for Starlink Group 6-28 from SLC-40, but look like they're for a Starlink Group 7-# launch out of Vandy.

Quote from: NGA
120607Z NOV 23
HYDROPAC 3557/23(22).
EASTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06, DNC 07.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   170917Z TO 171345Z, 180855Z TO 181323Z,
   190834Z TO 191302Z, 200812Z TO 201240Z,
   210751Z TO 211219Z, 220729Z TO 221157Z
   AND 230708Z TO 231136Z NOV
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   34-20.00S 090-24.00W, 31-22.00S 090-24.00W,
   00-10.00S 115-17.00W, 01-19.00S 116-54.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 231236Z NOV 23.
Quote from: NGA
120608Z NOV 23
NAVAREA XII 805/23(22).
EASTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   170917Z TO 171345Z, 180855Z TO 181323Z,
   190834Z TO 191302Z, 200812Z TO 201240Z,
   210751Z TO 211219Z, 220729Z TO 221157Z
   AND 230708Z TO 231136Z NOV
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   34-20.00S 090-24.00W, 31-22.00S 090-24.00W,
   00-10.00S 115-17.00W, 01-19.00S 116-54.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 231236Z NOV 23.

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SPACE X - STARLINK 7-7 VANDENBERG SFB, CA
PRIMARY:   11/17/23   0738Z-1204Z
BACKUP:      11/18/23   0716Z-1142Z
      11/19/23   0655Z-1121Z


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NGA Space Debris notice for the booster and fairing recovery.

Quote from: NGA
142316Z NOV 23
NAVAREA XII 807/23(21).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
MEXICO.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   170738Z TO 171204Z, 180716Z TO 181142Z,
   190655Z TO 191121Z, 200633Z TO 201059Z,
   210612Z TO 211038Z, 220550Z TO 221016Z
   AND 230529Z TO 230955Z NOV IN AREA BOUND BY
   29-55.00N 116-17.00W, 30-32.00N 117-12.00W,
   30-31.00N 117-14.00W, 29-27.00N 116-48.00W,
   29-14.00N 116-35.00W, 29-24.00N 116-10.00W,
   29-44.00N 116-09.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 231055Z NOV 23.

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NGA Space Debris notice for the booster and fairing recovery.

Same coordinates as 7-6, but in a different order. ASDS 642km downrange.

These two Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas) came out around the same time as the notices for Starlink Group 6-28 from SLC-40, but look like they're for a Starlink Group 7-# launch out of Vandy.

Identical to 7-6.

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1724849468829270032

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It's not just Starship that's set to launch this week.

Justin Davenport (@Bubbinski) with the round-up:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2023/11/roundup-3/

Given that Kimberly C is still in Port, and the Primary launch window opens in 1.5 days, we are likely looking at a one day delay on this mission.  Typical departure over the last 6 Starlink missions is 2.3 days prior to opening of launch window.

SPACE X - STARLINK 7-7 VANDENBERG SFB, CA
PRIMARY:   11/17/23   0738Z-1204Z
BACKUP:      11/18/23   0716Z-1142Z
      11/19/23   0655Z-1121Z


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AFAICT, B1063.15 is the only likely booster for this mission - but it seems no one knows for sure.

Is it common to be this close to a launch attempt and still not know which booster?

Edit November 17: It's B1063.15.
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we often do not officaly find out the booster the day before or the day of the launch!

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Given that Kimberly C is still in Port, and the Primary launch window opens in 1.5 days, we are likely looking at a one day delay on this mission.  Typical departure over the last 6 Starlink missions is 2.3 days prior to opening of launch window.

SPACE X - STARLINK 7-7 VANDENBERG SFB, CA
PRIMARY:   11/17/23   0738Z-1204Z
BACKUP:      11/18/23   0716Z-1142Z
      11/19/23   0655Z-1121Z


https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_spt.jsp

The FAA ATCSCC Current Operations Plan Advisory is now showing Primary as 11/18. No cancel-and-replace NGA notice yet.

Quote from: FAA
SPACE X - STARLINK 7-7 VANDENBERG SFB, CA
P IMARY:    11/18/23    0716Z-1142Z
BACKUP:     11/19/23    0655Z-1121Z
            11/20/23    0633Z-1059Z

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https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1724966023592645105
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CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 7-7 launch from Vandenberg SFB on 2023-11-18 at 07:17:10 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g7-7. Deployment of 22 satellites is set for 08:19:54.320 UTC. Data for 7 backup launch opportunities is also provided.

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The cancel-and-replace NGA notice for the postponement. This notice is for the booster/fairing recovery. They probably won't bother replacing the notices for the second stage reentry.

Quote from: NGA
162106Z NOV 23
NAVAREA XII 812/23(21).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
MEXICO.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   180716Z TO 181142Z, 190655Z TO 191121Z,
   200633Z TO 201059Z, 210612Z TO 211038Z,
   220550Z TO 221016Z
   AND 230529Z TO 230955Z NOV IN AREA BOUND BY
   29-55.00N 116-17.00W, 30-32.00N 117-12.00W,
   30-31.00N 117-14.00W, 29-27.00N 116-48.00W,
   29-14.00N 116-35.00W, 29-24.00N 116-10.00W,
   29-44.00N 116-09.00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA XII 807/23.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 231055Z NOV 23.

Go Beyond (fka. Go Crusader) departed PoLB on Nov 16 @ 9:23am PT / 12:23pm ET

Unclear what’s happening as boat fka. Scorpius is still in PoLB.  Did OCISLY sneak out with a new tug?

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https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-7-7

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SpaceX is targeting Saturday, November 18 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 10:55 p.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:52 a.m. PT on Sunday, November 19. If needed, additional opportunities are also available on Sunday, November 19 starting at 10:33 p.m. PT.

A live webcast of this mission will begin on X @SpaceX about five minutes prior to liftoff. Watch live.

This is the 15th flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, DART, Transporter-7, Iridium OneWeb, SDA-0B, and nine Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which will be stationed in the Pacific Ocean.
18 November 10:55 pm PST = 19 November 06:55 UTC
B1063-15
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One day delay.
https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-7-7
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SpaceX is targeting Saturday, November 18 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 10:55 p.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:52 a.m. PT on Sunday, November 19.
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18 November 10:55 pm PST = 19 November 06:55 UTC
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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1725617675672731903

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UPDATE #1: CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 7-7 launch from Vandenberg SFB on 2023-11-19 at 06:55:00 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g7-7. Deployment of 22 satellites is set for 07:57:37.420 UTC. Delayed due to "unfavorable upper-level winds forecast."

As usual, lots of backup launch opportunities
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The cancel-and-replace NGA notice for the latest postponement. This notice is for the booster/fairing recovery. They probably won't bother replacing the notices for the second stage reentry.

Quote from: NGA
172309Z NOV 23
NAVAREA XII 815/23(21).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
MEXICO.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   190655Z TO 191121Z, 200633Z TO 201059Z,
   210612Z TO 211038Z, 220550Z TO 221016Z
   AND 230529Z TO 230955Z NOV
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   29-55.00N 116-17.00W, 30-32.00N 117-12.00W,
   30-31.00N 117-14.00W, 29-27.00N 116-48.00W,
   29-14.00N 116-35.00W, 29-24.00N 116-10.00W,
   29-44.00N 116-09.00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA XII 812/23.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 231055Z NOV 23.

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PDF of online press kit. Link to Twitter livestream and launch times.

https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1LyGBnpdezyGN

06:55:00 UTC.
07:09:40 UTC.
08:00:20 UTC.
08:51:00 UTC.
09:11:00 UTC.
09:41:40 UTC.
10:32:20 UTC.
10:52:20 UTC.
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Per info from Gav:
Debra C + OCISLY departed PoLB on Nov 14 @ 6pm PT / 9pm ET

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Hopefully, everyone got some sleep from our exciting IFT-2 launch.  Back to the mundane Falcon 9 launches.

There was a small cold weather front moving through today and hopefully, it has passed Vandenberg by now.  Just slight rain south of the base.

Here is the backup re-broadcast video link for non-tweeter members.  Also, the X-broadcast link.

X:
https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1LyGBnpdezyGN

YouTube:


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SpaceX is now targeting 08:51 UTC (backup time #3).

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-7-7

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SpaceX is targeting Sunday, November 19 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 12:51 a.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:52 a.m. PT . If needed, additional opportunities are also available on Sunday, November 19 starting at 10:33 p.m. PT.

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Pushed to 1:51 am PST = 09:51 UTC now. (This is not included in Celestrak's launch opportunities list) EDIT: It is now, 09:51:40 UTC

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SpaceX is targeting Sunday, November 19 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 1:51 a.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:52 a.m. PT . If needed, additional opportunities are also available on Sunday, November 19 starting at 10:33 p.m. PT.



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https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1726139702905114675
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UPDATE #2: CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 7-7 launch from Vandenberg SFB on 2023-11-19 at 09:51:40 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g7-7. Deployment of 22 satellites is set for 10:54:17.420 UTC. Data for 2 backup launch opportunities is also provided.
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T-38 minutes. The SpaceX launch director should be verifying go to start propellant loading.
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T-38 minutes. The SpaceX launch director should be verifying go to start propellant loading.

Add 60 minutes?
Pushed to 1:51 am PST = 09:51 UTC now.
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Launch delayed to 10:32:20 UTC, which is the second to last opportunity.

"SpaceX is targeting Sunday, November 19 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 2:32 a.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:52 a.m. PT. If needed, additional opportunities are also available on Sunday, November 19 starting at 10:33 p.m. PT."

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-7-7
« Last Edit: 11/19/2023 08:16 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Launch delayed to 10:32:20 UTC, which is the second to last opportunity.

"SpaceX is targeting Sunday, November 19 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 2:32 a.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:52 a.m. PT. If needed, additional opportunities are also available on Sunday, November 19 starting at 10:33 p.m. PT."

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-7-7

2:54 am PST = 10:54 UTC now
End of window for today.
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Exact launch time is 10:54:20 UTC.
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T-38 minutes. The SpaceX launch director should be verifying go to start propellant loading.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-35 minutes. First stage LOX loading and first and second stage RP-1 loading should be starting about now.
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Propellant load has begun for tonight’s launch of 22 @Starlink satellites from California. All systems and weather are currently go for launch

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As it is well past a CBS journalist’s bed time … I’ll say that F9/Starlink 7-7 will be the 85th F9-family launch of '23 and the 275th single-stick F9 flight overall; booster B1063 is making its 15th flight; a successful droneship recovery would be SpaceX's 195th and its 247th overall

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T-20 minutes. Second stage RP-1 loading should be completed about now.
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T-16 minutes. Second stage LOX loading should be starting about now.
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T-7 minutes. Engine chill should be starting about now.
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One last time for anyone joining right now:

Here is the backup re-broadcast video link for non-tweeter members.  Also, the X-broadcast link.

X:
https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1LyGBnpdezyGN

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and Spacex is Live
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The SpaceX stream ran for 58 seconds and then stopped!
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The SpaceX stream ran for 58 seconds and then stopped!

Yep and try the other.

Nope, they're stuck too.  Typically that means SpaceX is delaying the launch.  Let's see, maybe employees are still tired from today acivities,.
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Yep and Trying the other

That ran for 60 seconds and stopped as well!
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Launch should be happening about now.
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Yep and Trying the other

That ran for 60 seconds and stopped as well!

Making improvements.  Like Starship launches.
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Chatter that it lifted off.

No chatter about another 59 minutes delay.

Now chatter about scrubbing.   Not convinced yet.
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Scrub!

"SpaceX is targeting Sunday, November 19 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 10:33 p.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:30 a.m. PT on Monday, November 20."

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-7-7

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Scrub!

"SpaceX is targeting Sunday, November 19 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 10:33 p.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:30 a.m. PT on Monday, November 20."

Thanks Steven.  I should have stayed in bed.
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Standing down from tonight’s Falcon 9 launch attempt, next available opportunity is 10:33 p.m. PT, Sunday November 19 → spacex.com/launches

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Scrub!

"SpaceX is targeting Sunday, November 19 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 10:33 p.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:30 a.m. PT on Monday, November 20."

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Steven, do you get that from the website or Twitter?

Straight from their mission page.
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Steven, got some info from another site concerning the status of flights:

​just call Vandenberg directly and press 1# then 1# again, that will go directly to the Command Post and ask for status.

Just FYI.
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"SpaceX is targeting Sunday, November 19 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 10:33 p.m. PT, with backup opportunities available until 2:30 a.m. PT on Monday, November 20."

Steven, do you get that from the website or Twitter?

Straight from their mission page.

Thanks Galactic,  I failed to scroll down on that page.  Duh.
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UPDATE #3: CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 7-7 launch from Vandenberg SFB on 2023-11-20 at 06:33:30 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/. Deployment of 22 satellites is set for 07:36:07.420 UTC. Data for 7 backup launch opportunities is also provided.

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Launch: 2023-11-20 06:33:30 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 07:36:07.420 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-20 06:48:10 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 07:50:47.420 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-20 07:38:50 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 08:41:27.420 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-20 08:29:20 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 09:31:57.420 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-20 08:49:20 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 09:51:57.420 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-20 09:20:00 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 10:22:37.420 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-20 10:10:40 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 11:13:17.420 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-20 10:30:40 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-20 11:33:17.420 UTC.

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Any reason yet given for the launch scrub?  Do we know how far the countdown counted down?
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Any reason yet given for the launch scrub?  Do we know how far the countdown counted down?

IIRC, there was a reply to SpaceX’s post of standing down for the night that mentioned a storm rolling by his location. The user assumed upper level winds may be a bit high as a result.
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Steven, do you get that from the website or Twitter?

Sorry I missed your question, but I left the computer after the scrub as it was late in the evening here. As mentioned above, it was from the SpaceX web page, which seems to be updated more quickly than the SpaceX Twitter account! Sorry I didn't provide the link.

Updated link for the Twitter livestream. I had to turn off tracking on my browser in order to access the link from the SpaceX web page!

https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1eaJbgMamXQxX
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Steven, do you get that from the website or Twitter?

Sorry I missed your question, but I left the computer after the scrub as it was late in the evening here. As mentioned above, it was from the SpaceX web page, which seems to be updated more quickly than the SpaceX Twitter account! Sorry I didn't provide the link.

Updated link for the Twitter livestream. I had to turn off tracking on my browser in order to access the link from the SpaceX web page!

https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1eaJbgMamXQxX

NP Steven, Galactic answered my question. Catch you later.
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2:10 am PST = 10:10:40 UTC now.
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Launch now at 10:30:40 UTC.

"SpaceX is targeting Monday, November 20 for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 2:30 a.m. PT."

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T-38 minutes. The SpaceX launch director should be verifying go to start propellant loading.
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T-35 minutes. First stage LOX loading and first and second stage RP-1 loading should be starting about now.
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T-20 minutes. Second stage RP-1 loading should be completed about now.
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T-16 minutes. Second stage LOX loading should be starting about now.
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T-7 minutes. Engine chill should be starting about now.
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Webcast has started.

T-6 minutes. First stage RP-1 loading should be complete about now.
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T-5 minutes. Tanks pressing for strongback retract.
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T-4 minutes. Strongback is retracting.
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T-3 minutes. First stage LOX load is complete.
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T-2 minutes. Second stage LOX load is complete.
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T-1 minute. Falcon 9 is in startup.

LD is go for launch.
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First stage separation.

Ignition.

T+3 minutes.
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Fairing separation.

T+4 minutes.
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Entry burn.

T+7 minutes.
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Landing burn.

Touchdown!

Cutoff.

T+9 minutes. Nominal orbit insertion.
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Upcoming events.

00:53:34 2nd stage engine starts (SES-2)
00:53:36 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
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T+53 minutes and 34 seconds. Expected ignition for two seconds.
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T+1 hour 2 minutes and 37 seconds. Expected separation.
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"Deployment of 22 @Starlink satellites confirmed"

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1726564567868944552
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Thank you, Steven, Future, and Nosu for the coverage, Back to normal launches again.
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Thank you Nosu, that was the fastest turnaround ever, just 8 minutes to and HD copy.

This can be attributed to the introduction today of a new update to our process, which pretty much makes it one-click to trigger everything from downloading the stream to generating the title/description/thumbnail and uploading to YouTube.

There's further improvements planned to make it slightly faster, but the main bottleneck remains by far the download speed from X/Twitter. Can't do much about this unfortunately.
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Some reusability stats for this launch (Starlink Group 7-7):

Booster B1063.15 turnaround time: 42 days 2 hours 47 minutes
(its previous mission was Starlink Group 7-4 on Oct 9, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for Falcon 9 / Heavy boosters is currently 56.23 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches, excluding new first stages.

Launchpad SLC-4E turnaround time: 8 days 15 hours 41 minutes
(the previous launch from this pad was Transporter-9 on Nov 11, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for SLC-4E is currently 13.34 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches.

The same type of stats for previous SpaceX launches may be found on this spreadsheet online.

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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1726644083836481594

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CelesTrak has ephemeris-based SupGP data for all 22 satellites from the #Starlink Group 7-7 launch (2023-178) atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg SFB on Nov 20 at 1030 UTC: spaceflightnow.com/2023/11/20/liv…. Data for the launch can be found at: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?INTDES=2023-178

Go Beyond (fka. Go Crusader) returned to PoLB on Nov 21 @ 2:47pm PT / 5:47pm ET

Debra C + OCISLY + B1063 returned to PoLB on Nov 22 @ 6:25am PT / 9:25am ET

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