Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 6-29 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 22 November 2023 (07:47 UTC)  (Read 18170 times)

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T-25 minutes.

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Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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From NSF stream chat:

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NASASpaceflight Apologies. Working a technical issue with main camera. Fixing or won't be able to provide decent steam.

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NSF webcast has begun.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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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-10 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-7 minutes. Engine chill should be starting about now.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1727230448852726257

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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.

T-6 minutes. First stage RP-1 loading should be complete about now.
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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1727230726553362686

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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-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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Liftoff!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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NSF liftoff view

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T+1 minute.
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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1727232663860457588

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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:
nasaspaceflight.com/2023/11/launch…

Live on X and YT:
youtube.com/watch?v=4rBX71…

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1727232688736837948

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Liftoff!

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Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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