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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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L2 SpaceX: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0
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Cross-posts:
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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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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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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Network News Tonight intimated that FAA may post a moratorium on launches at the Cape to help with holiday air traffic. I don't know if it affects this launch. Just FYI for now.

Watch from 10:10 to 10:32 on this news program.


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Launch: 2023-11-22 04:15:30 UTC. Deployment: 2023-11-22 05:20:51.820 UTC.

SpaceX web site gives the first launch time as 04:01 UTC, which is 14.5 minutes earlier than the time above.
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Network News Tonight intimated that FAA may post a moratorium on launches at the Cape to help with holiday air traffic. I don't know if it affects this launch. Just FYI for now.

Watch from 10:10 to 10:32 on this news program.
YouTube video now set private.



Edit/add
Available first stages, with UTC date of most recent recovery:
1078.6    Sep 16
1060.18  Sep 24
1067.15  Oct 13
1062.17  Oct 18
1080.5    Oct 22
1077.9    Oct 30 (maybe)

B1067.15 chosen, skipping over 1078.6 and 1060.18.
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Network News Tonight intimated that FAA may post a moratorium on launches at the Cape to help with holiday air traffic. I don't know if it affects this launch. Just FYI for now.

Watch from 10:10 to 10:32 on this news program.
YouTube video now set private.
Corrected, I just made it public.
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SpaceX’s mission page now showing T-0 = 11:15 pm EST, in accordance with the 04:15:30 UTC 1st opportunity on Celestrak’s list.
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Covering the upcoming launches, starting with another Starlink mission tonight! Trevor Sesnic (@124970MeV) with the round-up:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2023/11/launch-roundup-112123/

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Delayed to 1:47 am EST = 06:47:00 UTC per SpaceX mission page.
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NSF webcast.


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Delayed to 1:47 am EST = 06:47:00 UTC per SpaceX mission page.

2:27 am EST = 07:27:00 UTC now.
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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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Here's the Spaceflight Now stream while we wait for NSF to wake up!

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New launch time of 07:47:40 UTC.

"SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, November 22 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 2:47 a.m. ET, with backup opportunities available until 2:59 a.m. ET."

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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-30 minutes. Frost forming at base of first stage LOX tank.

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NSF webcast has begun.
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T-20 minute vent. 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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F9/Starlink 6-29: This will be the 86th F9-family launch of '23 and the 276th single-stick F9 flight overall; booster B1067 is making its 15th flight; a successful droneship recovery would be SpaceX's 196th and its 248th overall

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F9/Starlink 6-29: The 23 Starlinks going up this evening will boost the total orbited to date to 5,490; going into tonight's launch, roughy 4,100 Starlinks were presumed functional (not counting this latest batch)
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SpaceX stream has started.

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Watch Falcon 9 launch 23 @Starlink satellites to orbit

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T-5 minutes. Falcon 9 tanks pressing for strongback retract.
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T-1 minute. Falcon 9 is in startup.

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Liftoff!
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Falcon 9 B1067-15 launches Starlink 6-29 from SLC-41, as SpaceX reaches for a potential 100 launches this year (this is launch 88).

Mission Overview:
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First stage separation.

Ignition.

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Fairing separation.

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Entry burn.

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Landing burn.

Touchdown!

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Upcoming events.

00:54:03 2nd stage engine starts (SES-2)
00:54:05 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
01:05:21 Starlink satellites deploy
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174th consecutive booster landing

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And also the 6th booster to launch and land for a 15th time. That's a total of 90 missions supported by six Falcon 9 boosters

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I’m not expecting many launch photos for this one

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#SpaceX launches 23 additional #Starlink satellites towards low Earth orbit this early morning from launch complex 40.

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T+54 minutes and 3 seconds. Expected ignition for two seconds.
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T+1 hour 5 minutes and 21 seconds. Expected separation.
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"Deployment of 23 @Starlink satellites confirmed"

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Thanks to: Steven, Future, and Galactic for tonight's coverage. 
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Thanks to: Steven, Future, and Galactic for tonight's coverage.
Thanks also to the NSF webcasters for powering 🔋 through technical difficulties! 🏅🎉🎈
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SpaceX Falcon 9 delivering Starlink 6-29 at 2:47am this morning from FL.

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Falcon 9 launches more Starlink satellites to orbit early this morning

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Launch of Starlink 6-29 at 2:47 a.m. ET today

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CelesTrak has ephemeris-based SupGP data for all 23 satellites from the #Starlink Group 6-29 launch (2023-180) atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Nov 22 at 0747 UTC: spaceflightnow.com/2023/11/22/liv…. Data for the launch can be found at: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?INTDES=2023-180

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Some reusability stats for this launch (Starlink Group 6-29):

Booster B1067.15 turnaround time: 39 days 8 hours 45 minutes
(its previous mission was Starlink Group 6-22 on Oct 13, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for Falcon 9 / Heavy boosters is currently 56.05 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches, excluding new first stages.

Launchpad SLC-40 turnaround time: 4 days 2 hours 42 minutes
(the previous launch from this pad was Starlink Group 6-28 on Nov 18, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for SLC-40 is currently 5.63 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches.

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

Bob returned to PC on Nov 23 @ 7:18pm ET
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Arrival! Bob returns to Port Canaveral with only one of two fairing halves from Starlink  6-29. 💔

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It's nice seeing people bring their families out post-feast to watch this hauled into port. Really impressive in person.

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✨️Presenting... B1067! ✨️

Fresh from its 15th flight, B1067 returns Port Canaveral after landing in the Bahamas a few days ago.

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275th Falcon 9 orbital launch attempt, if I'm counting right.  One of those didn't make it to orbit.  Another fell a bit short of plan.

A 276th Falcon 9 flew the suborbital crew escape test flight.  A 277th blew up on the launch pad with AMOS 6 during a WDR.

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@SpaceX Booster 1067 joined Booster 1069 at Port Canaveral.
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Crosby Skipper + ASOG + B1067 returned to PC on Nov 24 @ 10:26am ET

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There was once a time when seeing two Falcon 9's vertical at Port Canaveral was an extremely rare thing.

Now it's just Saturday.

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Cross-post re: Thanksgiving holiday commercial aviation and Space Coast launches; the wee-hours launch time likely assisted interfering with a minimum of Thanksgiving passengers? ✈️
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1669470605106659328
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FAA: Traveling to central Florida airports on commercial flights from the northeast will no longer experience delays or reroutes during a typical space launch.

"Based on risk analyses conducted for every launch and working with the U.S. Space Force and space launch operators, the FAA determined the existing airspace restrictions for most Florida launches were too large and could be safely reduced.

More than 80 percent of the Florida launch trajectories are to the east and south. Sections of airspace to the north that had been traditionally closed for all launches can now remain open during most launches. Within this northern section is the busy overwater route from the northeast to central Florida airports in Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, among others."

https://www.faa.gov/newsroom/faa-safely-keeps-more-airspace-open-during-most-florida-space-launches
« Last Edit: 11/28/2023 04:15 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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It's interesting how shiny they are at an angle.

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