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Thread for the Starlink 6-29 group launch.

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Launch 22 November 2023, 07:47:40 UTC (2:47 am EST), from Canaveral SLC-40, on booster 1067-15.  The first stage successfully landed aboard A Shortfall of Gravitas.

Payload 23 Starlink V2 Mini satellites to 43 degree inclination orbit on a southeastern trajectory.  Initial orbit 285 x 293 km.

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1542-EX-ST-2023  SpaceX Mission 1905 Starlink Group 6-29
Florida, NET September [2]
ASDS  North  25  41  37   West  75  5  42

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7247
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Starlink Group 6-29
Launch Time
NET December, 2023
...
SLC-40 or LC-39A, Florida, USA

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7247
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Starlink Group 6-29
Launch Time
NET November, 2023

O3b mPower-c:
back to unspecific

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6943
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O3b mPOWER 5 & 6
Launch Time
NET November, 2023

NextSpaceflight, updated October 28:
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O3b mPOWER 5 & 6
Launch Time
Sat Nov 11, 2023 22:08 GMT

NextSpaceflight, updated October 31:
Launch 12 November 21:08 UTC = 4:08 pm EST

My bold:
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated October 31:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on November 3 around 7 p.m. EDT or later. A Falcon 9 will launch the CRS-29 resupply mission to the ISS from pad 39A on November 7 at 9:16 p.m. EST. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch. A Falcon 9 will launch the mPOWER-C internet satellites for SES from pad 40 on November 12 at 4:08 p.m. EST. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches from pad 40.



The SLC-40 Starlink mission following the O3b mPower-c and Starlink 6-28 launches is likely to launch in late November.  Assuming that SpaceX continues to launch its Florida Starlink Group 6's in ascending numerical order, this launch will be 6-29.  It is currently listed with launch NET November, from either Kennedy LC-39A or Canaveral SLC-40.

However, LC-39A will not be available due to launch preparations for the Falcon Heavy USSF-52 launch.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7247



Starlink 6-26 successfully launched November 4 UTC, and the first stage successfully landed aboard ASOG.

Starlink 6-27 is scheduled to launch November 8 UTC, with the first stage landing aboard JRTI.

O3b mPower-c is currently scheduled to launch November 12, with the first stage landing aboard ASOG.

Starlink 6-28 could launch circa November 16, with the first stage landing aboard JRTI.  (4 day SLC-40 turnaround, 8 day ASDS turnaround)

Starlink 6-29 could launch circa November 20, with the first stage landing aboard ASOG.  (4 day SLC-40 turnaround, 8 day ASDS turnaround)

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NET November 21 UTC per this NOTAM:

A4139/23 NOTAMN
Q) FAJO/QMWLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/4210S02553E999
A) FAJO B) 2311210550 C) 2311271044
D) 21 0550-1044, 22 0550-1044, 23 0550-1044, 24 0550-1044, 25
0550-1044, 26 0550-1044, 27 0550-1044
E) AREA BOUNDED BY (4256S 00224W, 4045S 00221W, 3210S 05700E, 3515S
05700E): SPACEX STARLINK 6-29 ROCKET RE-ENTRY OPS TAKING PLACE.
APPLICABLE AIRSPACE DOWNGRADED TO CLASS G.
F) SFC G) UNL
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https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7247
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Starlink Group 6-29
Launch Time
NET Nov 21, 2023
Location
SLC-40, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA
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NGA Rocket Launching notice and two Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas).

Quote from: NGA
161020Z NOV 23
NAVAREA IV 1329/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   210400Z TO 210831Z NOV, ALTERNATE
   0400Z TO 0831Z DAILY 22 THRU 27 NOV
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39.00N 080-37.69W, 28-39.00N 080-28.00W,
      28-30.00N 080-10.00W, 28-24.00N 080-09.00W,
      28-21.00N 080-11.00W, 28-23.00N 080-19.00W,
      28-29.35N 080-32.49W.
   B. 26-15.00N 076-00.00W, 26-06.00N 074-58.00W,
      25-36.00N 074-03.00W, 25-23.00N 073-53.00W,
      25-09.00N 074-01.00W, 25-06.00N 074-16.00W,
      25-08.00N 074-38.00W, 25-18.00N 075-00.00W,
      25-58.00N 075-59.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 270931Z NOV 23.//
Quote from: NGA
161043Z NOV 23
HYDROPAC 3614/23(57,61,71).
EASTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC.
INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 01, DNC 02, DNC 03.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   0558Z TO 1027Z DAILY 21 THRU 27 NOV
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   08-53.00S 092-28.00E, 07-46.00S 089-27.00E,
   30-12.00S 061-09.00E, 40-45.00S 002-21.00W,
   42-56.00S 002-24.00W, 32-16.00S 063-10.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 271127Z NOV 23.//
Quote from: NGA
161043Z NOV 23
HYDROLANT 2625/23(57,61,71).
EASTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC.
INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 01, DNC 02, DNC 03.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   0558Z TO 1027Z DAILY 21 THRU 27 NOV
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   08-53.00S 092-28.00E, 07-46.00S 089-27.00E,
   30-12.00S 061-09.00E, 40-45.00S 002-21.00W,
   42-56.00S 002-24.00W, 32-16.00S 063-10.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 271127Z NOV 23.//

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Quote from: Rick Neale tweet
With stormy weather and large oceanic swells sweeping along Florida's East Coast, SpaceX is postponing its next Starlink Falcon 9 rocket launch one day to a new 4½-hour window, extending from late Friday into early Saturday morning @Florida_Today
[Nov 15]
https://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2023/11/15/spacex-eyeing-starlink-launch-late-thursday-night-from-cape-canaveral-space-force-station-florida/71565814007/

Reflected on the FAA Flight Planning Page:
SPACE X - STARLINK 6-28 CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY:    11/18/23   0400Z-0831Z
BACKUP:      11/19/23   0400Z-0831Z
      11/20/23   0400Z-0831Z
      1 /21/23   0400Z-0831Z
      11/22/23   0400Z-0831Z
      11/23/23   0400Z-0831Z

Might Starlink 6-29 be delayed one day to NET November 22?
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Quote from: Rick Neale tweet
With stormy weather and large oceanic swells sweeping along Florida's East Coast, SpaceX is postponing its next Starlink Falcon 9 rocket launch one day to a new 4½-hour window, extending from late Friday into early Saturday morning @Florida_Today
[Nov 15]
https://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2023/11/15/spacex-eyeing-starlink-launch-late-thursday-night-from-cape-canaveral-space-force-station-florida/71565814007/

Reflected on the FAA Flight Planning Page:
SPACE X - STARLINK 6-28 CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY:    11/18/23   0400Z-0831Z
BACKUP:      11/19/23   0400Z-0831Z
      11/20/23   0400Z-0831Z
      1 /21/23   0400Z-0831Z
      11/22/23   0400Z-0831Z
      11/23/23   0400Z-0831Z

Might Starlink 6-29 be delayed one day to NET November 22?

Seems very likely.

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Cross-posts; my bold:
Information may already be partially superseded?
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated November 15 (or 16):
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Falcon 9, November 17-18 @ between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. EST (pad 40): The best viewing locations are Port Canaveral (Rt. 528 over the Banana River, 11.6 miles) with a clear view and Titusville (13-14 miles) on the Max Brewer bridge, also with a clear view.

Falcon 9, November 19-20 @ between around 11:50 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. EST (pad 40): The best viewing locations are Port Canaveral (Rt. 528 over the Banana River, 11.6 miles) with a clear view and Titusville (13-14 miles) on the Max Brewer bridge, also with a clear view.

The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on November 17 at 11:00 p.m. EST or later. A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on November 21 at 11:50 p.m. EST or later. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches from pad 40. A Falcon Heavy will launch the seventh OTV X-37B spaceplane mission for the U.S. Space Force from pad 39A on December 7. The side boosters will land back at the Cape eight minutes after launch. A Falcon 9 will launch the USSF-124 mission for the U.S. Space Force from pad 40 on mid-December. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7246
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Starlink Group 6-28
Launch Time
NET November, 2023

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7247
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Starlink Group 6-29
Launch Time
NET November, 2023
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A cancel-and-replace NGA Rocket Launching for a postponement to November 22.

Quote from: NGA
170846Z NOV 23
NAVAREA IV 1336/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   220400Z TO 220831Z NOV, ALTERNATE
   0400Z TO 0831Z DAILY 23 THRU 28 NOV
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39.00N 080-37.69W, 28-39.00N 080-28.00W,
      28-30.00N 080-10.00W, 28-24.00N 080-09.00W,
      28-21.00N 080-11.00W, 28-23.00N 080-19.00W,
      28-29.35N 080-32.49W.
   B. 26-15.00N 076-00.00W, 26-06.00N 074-58.00W,
      25-36.00N 074-03.00W, 25-23.00N 073-53.00W,
      25-09.00N 074-01.00W, 25-06.00N 074-16.00W,
      25-08.00N 074-38.00W, 25-18.00N 075-00.00W,
      25-58.00N 075-59.00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 1329/23.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 280931Z NOV 23.//

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Same wording this morning EST:
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated November 15 (or 16):
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<snip>
A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on November 21 at 11:50 p.m. EST or later.
<snip>

NextSpaceflight, updated November 16:
NET November 2023

NextSpaceflight, updated November 17:
22 November 04:00 UTC = 21 November 11:00 pm EST
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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1725964002209996935

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SpaceX steamroller never stops, regardless of location or event. A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship is underway from Florida to support Starlink  6-29.

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NGA Rocket Launching notice and two Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas).

Identical to 6-28. ASDS 630km downrange.

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

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SPACE X - STARLINK 6-29 (X1956) CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY:   11/22/23   0400Z-0831Z
BACKUP:      11/23-28/23   0400Z-0831Z

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L-1 weather forecast. 90%->75% 'Go' for November 21/22. 65% 'Go' for November 22/23. The Upper-Level Wind Shear risk is Low-Moderate for November 22/23. All other Additional Risk Criteria are Low.

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https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-29

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SpaceX is targeting Tuesday, November 21 for a Falcon 9 launch of 23 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Liftoff is targeted for 11:01 p.m. ET, with backup opportunities available until 2:59 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 22.

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 CRS-22, Crew-3, Turksat 5B, Crew-4, CRS-25, Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13G, mPOWER-a, PSN SATRIA, and six Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

Booster 1067-15.
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15 is the number of the day. From this morning’s Starlink launch:

https://twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1726551605011702187

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And with that, we now have 5 Falcon 9 boosters that have launched and landed 15 times each.

https://twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1726710138088853507

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Another booster flying for a 15th time. It was not long ago that this was the certification limit for Falcon 9. That certification limit is now at 20 with a likelihood that it is extended beyond that.

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PDF of online press kit and link to SpaceX livestream.

https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1YqxoDzNaREKv
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Primary launch time is 04:15:30 UTC per CelesTrak.

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1726784821782024612

Quote from: T.S. Kelso
CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 6-29 launch from Cape Canaveral on 2023-11-22 at 04:15:30 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g6-29. Deployment of 23 satellites at 05:20:51.820 UTC. Data for 7 backup launch opportunities also provided: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/.

https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/

Launch: 2023-11-22 04:15:30 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-22 05:20:51.820 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-22 04:41:30 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-22 05:46:51.820 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-22 05:06:00 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-22 06:11:21.820 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-22 05:56:30 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-22 07:01:51.820 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-22 06:47:00 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-22 07:52:21.820 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-22 07:27:00 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-22 08:32:21.820 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-22 07:47:40 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-22 08:53:01.820 UTC.
Launch: 2023-11-22 07:59:40 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-22 09:05:01.820 UTC.

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