Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)  (Read 19902 times)

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Confirmation of deployment! Congratulations to SpaceX and Starlink for the successful launch!

The SpaceX audio stream has also ended and made private, but I could hear nothing of the last half an hour.

"Deployment of 46 Starlink satellites confirmed"

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1546327256678600704
« Last Edit: 07/11/2022 02:59 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/1546323210928435200

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The Starlink 3-1 launch as seen from La Cumbre Peak in Santa Barbara, 52 miles from Vandenberg SFB.

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https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1546331920887296000

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lofting the Starlink 3-1 group into space from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California this afternoon, as seen from an elevation of ~4200 feet and a distance of ~36 miles. @NASASpaceflight

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Here are some plots of the Starlink 3-1 webcast telemetry.

1. There were multiple drop-outs during the booster re-entry, visible in the highlighted area of the first plot.
2. The second stage telemetry was solid for the entire webcast.
3. As a point of interest, the inertial velocity displayed by SpaceX at SECO1 was 7,924m/s. This is greater than the orbital velocity expected at the perigee of a 170 x 315km insertion orbit (7858m/s), and is due to the retrograde nature of the Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).

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The 1st #Starlink Group 3 mission lifted off from Vandenberg earlier this evening, delivering 46 satellites to a near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit. The shells are not being populated in order, as Group 2 has seen only 1 launch but Group 4 is more than halfway done at 19 launches.

https://twitter.com/BirdsNSpace/status/1546385031886557186

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Confirmation of deployment! Congratulations to SpaceX and Starlink for the successful launch!

I was watching the webcast as usual, but thanks Steven for the excellent coverage and selection of screenshots!
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Update / Update

Booster graphic update! @SpaceX #Falcon9

29th launch of the year for @SpaceX   and they continue without fail.

https://twitter.com/SpaceIntellige3/status/1546449488243458048


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These polar launches will enable complete coverage of Earth (where approved by local government)

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1546367753870770177

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Congratulations to the entire launch campaign team!

Thank you, Steven Pietrobon, for your live updates!

And thank you to the NSF webcast team!

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1546308308579090432
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F9/Starlink G3-1: LIFTOFF! At 9:39:40pm EDT (0139 UTC Monday)
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Launch photo from SpaceX

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https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1546693586170806273

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Starlink Group 3-1 sats now have orbits on Celestrak, in 306 x 319 km x 97.7 deg orbit with 17:22 local time descending node; I will update GCAT in a few hours.
Compare the single-burn insertion for the Group 4-21 sats in a 268 x 327 km x 53.2 deg orbit.

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CelesTrak has ephemeris-based SupGP data for all 46 #Starlink Group 3-1 satellites (2022-077) launched 2022-07-11 at 01:39:40 UTC atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg SFB. STARLINK-4329 currently leads the pack, for pass scheduling opportunities:

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1546702882912624642

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OCISLY and B1063 should arrive at the Port of Long Beach, following the Starlink 3-1 mission, on Wednesday evening - likely around 7pm PT.

NRC Quest with the fairing halves should return approx 2pm PT today.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1546920334603034624

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https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1547311050827120649
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Now looking like dawn (or a bit earlier) on Thursday morning now for OCISLY arrival at Long Beach.

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https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1547644336740831233

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B1063 waits to be lifted off droneship Of Course I Still Love You after arriving early this morning at the Port of Long Beach. In the meantime, crews flipped a fairing half affording me an insanely good look at its inner workings. @NASASpaceflight

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https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/1547772957069438977

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B1063 arrived at Port of Long Beach this morning and posed for us all day before her lift from OCISLY onto the inspection mount. Always worth the wait to see a rocket dangling a few dozen feet in front of your face.

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https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/1547970723985047559

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How I wish to have captured Falcon 9 pivoting in its entirety. 😭 Nonetheless, giddy with this mini-spin of B1063 during its lift from OCISLY at Port of LB.

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https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/1547986600671318016
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Best umbrella ever. The second of two recovered Starlink 3-1 fairing halves being prepped and loaded for shipping out of Port of Long Beach. 7/14

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https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/1548458633549082624

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Merlin engine bell detail of B1063 after returning from the recent Starlink 3-1 mission. The color and texture resembles Artist's Palette in Death Valley.

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Close view of half the nosecone nose after its return from the Starlink 3-1 mission. 7/14 @NASASpaceflight

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