Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 6-28 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18 November 2023 (05:05 UTC)  (Read 14914 times)

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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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Liftoff!
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T+1 minute.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T+2 minutes.
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First stage separation.

Ignition.

T+3 minutes.
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Fairing separation.

T+4 minutes.
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T+5 minutes.
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T+6 minutes.
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Entry burn.

T+7 minutes.
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T+8 minutes.
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Landing burn.

Touchdown!

Cutoff.

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

00:54:09 2nd stage engine starts (SES-2)
00:54:11 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
01:05:27 Starlink satellites deploy
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Thanks again, Steven, for the launch coverage.  Due to heavy cloud cover, probably not much after-launch picture coverage. 
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First starlink launch I've watched in a while (been avoiding twitter streaming).

The retro (looks like 480i quality) streaming of X is awful, hot garbage level.
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The retro (looks like 480i quality) streaming of X is awful, hot garbage level.

The quality seems to randomly change for me. It starts off at 720p, drops to 480p and then drops to 360p or even 240p! I have to reload the video to get the quality back again, but after a minute or two it drops down to 360p again! The replay is at 720p, so I've gone back and replaced all the 360p screen grabs with 720p. The rest are in 480p.
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The retro (looks like 480i quality) streaming of X is awful, hot garbage level.

The quality seems to randomly change for me. It starts off at 720p, drops to 480p and then drops to 360p or even 240p! I have to reload the video to get the quality back again, but after a minute or two it drops down to 360p again! The replay is at 720p, so I've gone back and replaced all the 360p screen grabs with 720p. The rest are in 480p.

Concur Steven.  What a hassle to repost your screen grabs, but you do it so well.  I could never do that so quickly.
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T+54 minutes and 9 seconds. Expected ignition for two seconds.
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https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1725737099263898100

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F9/Starlink 6-28: This evening's launch will be the 84th F9-family launch of '23 and the 274th single-stick F9 flight overall; booster B1069 is making its 11th flight; a successful droneship recovery would be SpaceX's 194th and its 246th overall

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F9/Starlink 6-28: The 23 Starlinks going up this evening will boost the total orbited to date to 5,445; going into tonight's launch, space statistician Jonathan McDowell (@planet4589) says 5,017 Starlinks are presumed functional (not counting this latest batch)

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