Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 6-28 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18 November 2023 (05:05 UTC)  (Read 14887 times)

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twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1725742282287043053

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And as a preview for Starship, here's Falcon 9 launching another Starlink mission out of a very foggy Florida!
youtube.com/watch?v=uOI35G…

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And another happy landing:

172 in a row!

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https://twitter.com/space/status/1725750203641368739

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Tonight's Falcon 9 launch was the 187th of 2023, breaking last year's record of 186. It was SpaceX's 85th launch this year.
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T+1 hour 5 minutes and 27 seconds. Expected separation.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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"Deployment of 23 @Starlink satellites confirmed"

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1725758678828249447
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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More landing shots

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Some reusability stats for this launch (Starlink Group 6-28):

Booster B1069.11 turnaround time: 49 days 3 hours 5 minutes
(its previous mission was Starlink Group 6-19 on Sep 30, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for Falcon 9 / Heavy boosters is currently 56.60 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches, excluding new first stages.

Launchpad SLC-40 turnaround time: 5 days 7 hours 57 minutes
(the previous launch from this pad was O3b mPower 5&6 on Nov 12, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for SLC-40 is currently 5.93 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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As noted up thread, weather conditions not ideal for launch photography:

https://twitter.com/spacebrandonb/status/1725770788052013178

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This is all we were left with as Falcon 9 cleared SLC-40 at 12:05 this morning. Here’s to hoping all the clear skies are over Texas today!

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The usual summary video from an independent company.  Not from me.

Tony De La Rosa, ...I'm no Feline Dealer!! I move mountains.  but I'm better known for "I think it's highly sexual." Japanese to English Translation.

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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1726601287763140833

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SpaceX support ship Bob returned to Port Canaveral overnight with four Falcon 9 fairing halves - from mPower 5&6 and Starlink 6-28.

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Bob returned to PC on Nov 19 @ 8:47pm ET

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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1726943106178711912

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Good morning Florida 🌞Fresh delivery inbound to Port Canaveral. Falcon 9 and JRTI droneship back from Starlink 6-28.

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Signet Titan + JRTI + B1069 returned to PC on Nov 21 @ 6:34am ET

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https://twitter.com/analoguepilot/status/1727106824699310406

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west coast vibes. last Saturday morning at 1205am, a Falcon 9 launched from SLC-40 at CCSFS with the Starlink 6-28 mission, quickly disappearing into a thick weather layer that heavily blanketed the entire launch pad area. (USSF photos by Joshua Conti)

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Rollout from this morning

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https://twitter.com/tweetsiphotos/status/1728825182226440643

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More photos from B1069's trip to HangarX this morning 🤩🚀

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