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Thread for the Starlink 3-2 group launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

NSF Threads for Starlink 3-2: Discussion

Launch July 22, 2022 17:39 UTC (10:39 am PDT), from SLC-4E, Vandenberg SFB, California, on booster 1071-4.  Successful first stage landing is aboard Of Course I Still Love You.

Payload is 46 Starlink satellites to 97.6° degree inclination on a south-southwestern trajectory.  Initial orbit 308 x 321 km.

Starlink v1.5 satellite mass is now about 300kg after the addition of laser ISL terminals.

Please use the Starlink Discussion Thread for all general discussion on Starlink.

Check the Starlink Index Thread for links to more Starlink information.

From an early Starlink mission's Press Kit:

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Each Starlink satellite weights approximately 260 kg and features a compact, flat-panel design that minimizes volume, allowing for a dense launch stack to take full advantage of Falcon 9’s launch capabilities. With four powerful phased array and two parabolic antennas on each satellite ... At end of their life cycle, the satellites will utilize their on-board propulsion system to deorbit over the course of a few months. In the unlikely event their propulsion system becomes inoperable, the satellites will burn up in Earth’s atmosphere within 1-5 years, significantly less than the hundreds or thousands of years required at higher altitudes. Further, Starlink components are designed for full demisability.

Starlink is targeting service to near global coverage of the populated world by 2021. Additional information on the system can be found at starlink.com.
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Cross-post:
Added a bunch of upcoming SpaceX launches to NextSpaceflight and some booster assignments. https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/agency/upcoming/1/
<snip>
And then in July and sort of in this order:
Starlink Group 3-1 from Vandenberg (betting on using B1063 for this one)
Starlink Group 4-21 from Florida (I'd say pad 40 is likely) using B1058-13
Starlink Group 4-22 from Florida (likely to be 39A imo)
Starlink Group 3-2 from Vandy (likely to use B1071 imo)
Starlink Group 4-25 from Florida (betting all my money on pad 40 for this one) using B1051-13
I'm expecting B1071 to be used on SARah-1 [1071.3], then on Group 3-2 about a month or so later [1071.4].

Edit: Well, that or we see them using a different booster than 63 or 71 but I doubt it.

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Operations NET July 14; posted June 15:
1058-EX-ST-2022
SpaceX Mission 1604 Starlink Group 3-2 from SLC-4E
ASDS North  29  0  50   West  121  47  9
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Cross-posts:
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6797
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Starlink Group 3-1
Launch Time
Mon Jul 11, 2022 01:00 GMT

Nextspaceflight indicates that [Starlink 3-3] is in [NET] August.

Starlink 3-2 should therefore be NET end of July or the beginning of August.
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Starlink 3-2 should therefore be NET end of July or the beginning of August.

Cross-post; Starlink 3-2 NET August:
Confirmation of what we already figured out:
SFN SpaceX to continue Starlink network deployment with Thursday launch, July 6
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The launch Thursday — the 28th SpaceX mission this year — is the first of five Falcon 9 missions scheduled for July. They include three more Starlink missions later this month, plus the launch of a Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station on July 14.
Starlinks: 4-21, 3-1, 4-22, 4-25
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Vandenberg orbital launches in the near future:

2022 Launched:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

July 22 NET Dec 2021/NLT Jan 2022 Jan NET Feb NET Mar NET Apr NET May TBD NET Jul late Jul/NET Jul 14 NET end of Jul early? Aug 21 - Starlink 3-2 2-6 2-TBD TBD (x46 x51? xTBD) (flight 53 TBD/polar flight 2 high inclination flight 6 polar flight 4?) [v1.5 L23 v2.0 L6 L6 L-TBD] - Falcon 9-166 (1071.4 OCISLY ASDS) - Vandenberg SLC-4E - 17:39:40 Jul 21 17:13 Jul 21 17:39:40
(polar launch: launch time invariant/day)

2022 Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

Early August NET Jul 31/NET Aug early Aug - Starlink 3-3 (x46 xTBD) (flight 54 TBD/polar flight 3) [v1.5 L25 L-TBD] - Falcon 9-169 (1063.7 OCISLY) - Vandenberg SLC-4E
(polar launch: launch time invariant/day)

NET August 17 - Starlink 3-4 (x46) (flight TBD/polar flight 4) [v1.5 L-TBD] - Falcon 9 (1071.5 OCISLY) - Vandenberg SLC-4E
(polar launch: launch time invariant/day)

August NLT Q3 ~~August 1 - NROL-91 (KH-11/Crystal #19) (TBD) - Delta IV-Heavy [D-387] - SLC-6

Late August/September NET May 2021 late 2021 NET Dec 2021 NET Jan 31 2022 late Jan TBD NET Mar NET Apr May NET Jun NET Jul 17 TBD summer/NET Sep late Aug/early Sept - ALS mission 1: Carbonite 4 (CBNT 4), GENESIS-G & J, QUBIK-3/4/5/6, Sapling-1, Spinnaker3 hosted payload - Alpha (FLTA002) - Vandenberg SLC-2W
(retrograde, mid-inclination orbit)

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If there are to be 5 launches then 3-2 does seem the likely one to be slipping to August as 11th July +record 22 day turnaround makes it look like Aug.

but can we rule out East coast range closure for up to a couple of weeks at end of July? If that is possible, then 5 could be 7th 11th 15th planned date launches plus 4-22 from pad 40 NET ~16th or so and 3-2 with a record VSFB turnaround.
Would we know about this by now?


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If there are to be 5 launches then 3-2 does seem the likely one to be slipping to August as 11th July +record 22 day turnaround makes it look like Aug.

but can we rule out East coast range closure for up to a couple of weeks at end of July? If that is possible, then 5 could be 7th 11th 15th planned date launches plus 4-22 from pad 40 NET ~16th or so and 3-2 with a record VSFB turnaround.
Would we know about this by now?

Ben Cooper now lists two scheduled Starlink launches in July from Florida, so that seems to confirm 3-2 won't launch until August.

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Probable number of satellites for Starlink 3-2, or a baseline number that could be improved upon in subsequent launches:
46 satellites for Starlink 3-1.
Quote from: TS Kelso tweet
CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 3-1 launch set for 2022-07-11 at 01:39:40 UTC from Vandenberg SFB. Deployment of 46 satellites is set for 02:42:43.760 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/.  [July 7]
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Probable number of satellites for, Starlink 3-2, or a baseline number that could be improved upon in subsequent launches:
46 satellites for Starlink 3-1.
Quote from: TS Kelso tweet
CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 3-1 launch set for 2022-07-11 at 01:39:40 UTC from Vandenberg SFB. Deployment of 46 satellites is set for 02:42:43.760 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/.  [July 7]

Hopefully, SpaceX will eventually try the full complement of 53 sats for Group 3 launches.

This is pretty much impossible due to the performance loss of launching to the 98.6° inclination.

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It would appear to be 46.

If they manage to pull it off , it will be 6 launches in a month (for the second time). Moving forward , provided that there are atleast 2 launches in a month from VAB. 6 Falcon 9 launches a month will become a Norm https://twitter.com/Alexphysics13/status/1547092141456982018

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SpaceX is set to break its pad turnaround record from Vandenberg launching the Starlink Group 3-2 mission next week on July 21st at 10:13am PDT. The company would halve its current record of 23 days shortest turnaround down to 11 days.
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I guarantee that 1071.4 is the first stage.  1063.7 will most likely still be in the Los Angeles area on July 21.  No others are at Vandenberg.

No Static Fire before launch.

Edit July 21: No Static Fire before first launch attempt.

Quote from: Alexphysics 13 tweet
SpaceX is set to break its pad turnaround record from Vandenberg launching the Starlink Group 3-2 mission next week on July 21st at 10:13am PDT. The company would halve its current record of 23 days shortest turnaround down to 11 days. [July 13]

Quote from: Gav Cornwell tweet
OCISLY and B1063 should arrive at the Port of Long Beach, following the Starlink 3-1 mission, on Wednesday evening [July 13] - likely around 7pm PT.

NRC Quest with the fairing halves should return approx 2pm PT today. [July 12]

NextSpaceFlight confirms. [July 13]
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This Hazardous Operations NGA notice appears to the be equivalent of a Rocket Launching notice for this launch.

Quote from: NGA
122225Z JUL 22
NAVAREA XII 472/22(18).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
CALIFORNIA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 1659Z TO 2229Z DAILY
   21 THRU 24 JUL IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 33-29.00N 120-39.00W, 34-39.00N 120-29.00W,
      34-40.00N 120-41.00W, 32-47.00N 121-13.00W,
      31-44.00N 121-20.00W, 31-43.00N 121-10.00W.
   B. 29-42.00N 121-27.00W, 29-42.00N 121-52.00W,
      28-28.00N 122-10.00W, 28-26.00N 121-41.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 242329Z JUL 22.

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This Hazardous Operations NGA notice appears to the be equivalent of a Rocket Launching notice for this launch.

Map from the Hazardous Operations NGA notice. ASDS about 635km downrange.

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Oops.  Seeing OneSpeed's map caused me to realize that I posted this in the 4-22 topic instead of here.

This Space Debris NGA notice looks like it might be for this launch.

The orientation and location of the Space Debris area does look correct for this mission. Coordinate one is a bit odd though.
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Oops.  Seeing OneSpeed's map caused me to realize that I posted this in the 4-22 topic instead of here.

This Space Debris NGA notice looks like it might be for this launch.

Quote from: NGA
170234Z JUL 22
HYDROPAC 1941/22(83).
SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   1920Z TO 2355Z DAILY 21 THRU 24 JUL
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   26-29.00S 157-00.00W, 30-00.00S 157-00.00W,
   30-00.00S 155-20.00W, 59-57.00S 165-13.00W,
   59-30.00S 169-29.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 250055Z JUL 22.


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A cancel-and-replace Space Debris NGA notice.

Quote from: NGA
172327Z JUL 22
HYDROPAC 1949/22(83).
SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   1920Z TO 2355Z DAILY 21 THRU 24 JUL
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   59-30.00S 169-29.00W, 25-28.00S 156-42.00W,
   25-56.00S 154-18.00W, 59-57.00S 165-13.00W.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 1941/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 250055Z JUL 22.

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A new cancel-and-replace Space Debris NGA notice.  The hazard warning period starts at an earlier time and runs through July 28 instead of July 24.

Quote from: NGA
191923Z JUL 22
HYDROPAC 1970/22(83).
SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   1710Z TO 2355Z DAILY 21 THRU 28 JUL
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   59-30.00S 169-29.00W, 25-28.00S 156-42.00W,
   25-56.00S 154-18.00W, 59-57.00S 165-13.00W.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 1949/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 290055Z JUL 22.

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And now we have an additional Space Debris NGA notice (not a replacement) with the same coordinates in a different order and a shorter daily hazard period.

Quote from: NGA
192011Z JUL 22
HYDROPAC 1972/22(83).
SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   1713Z TO 2153Z DAILY 21 THRU 28 JUL
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   25-56.00S 154-18.00W, 25-28.00S 156-42.00W,
   59-30.00S 169-29.00W, 59-57.00S 165-13.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 282253Z JUL 22.

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OCISLY (with Tug Scorpius), GO Quest and NRC Quest all departed from the Port of Long Beach yesterday to support Starlink 3-2.

Back to back Vandy launches 😲 H/t @Harry__Stranger for being the eyes in the sky. 👀

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And now a cancel-and-replace for that newest Space Debris NGA notice.  I wish they would make up their effing minds. :(

Quote from: NGA
200307Z JUL 22
HYDROPAC 1975/22(83).
SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   1920Z TO 2355Z DAILY 21 THRU 28 JUL
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   25-56.00S 154-18.00W, 25-28.00S 156-42.00W,
   59-30.00S 169-29.00W, 59-57.00S 165-13.00W.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 1972/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 290055Z JUL 22.//

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SpaceX is targeting Thursday, July 21 for a Falcon 9 launch of 46 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The instantaneous launch window is at 10:39 a.m. PT, (17:39 UTC), and a backup opportunity is available on Friday, July 22 at 10:39 a.m. PT, (17:39 UTC).
The first stage booster (B1071.4) supporting this mission previously launched NROL-87, NROL-85 and SARah-1. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will return to Earth and land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship stationed in the Pacific Ocean.
A live webcast of this mission will begin about five minutes prior to liftoff.
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https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/status/1550142661243412480
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It's only July, but SpaceX will break its annual launch record today with the 32nd Falcon 9 launch of 2022. The Starlink Group 3-2 mission is slated to lift off from Vandenberg at 10:39 AM PDT (17:39 UTC).

By Trevor Sesnic (@124970MeV):
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/07/starlink-3-2/
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Exact launch time is 17:39:40 UTC according to Spaceflight Now.
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"Go for propellant load" via the Mission Control Audio livestream.
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Despite the fog, all systems and weather are go for today's Falcon 9 launch of Starlink; liftoff in ~30 minutes → spacex.com/launches/sl3-2/
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Going live in about a minute



Edit to add: now live
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Launch ABORT
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I don't think we're going to space today.  At least not this morning we're not.
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Its a strange time when SpaceX launches are so regular/routine that an abort feels more exciting.
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Link for tomorrow’s webcast

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What was the cause of the abort?
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Computer didn't like something.
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Computer didn't like something.

Possibly a faulty sensor or something that exceeded redline limits.
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Could it have been a boat or plane in the launch zone?
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Could it have been a boat or plane in the launch zone?


Not that late in the count - almost certainly an internal sensor parameter out of the good range
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Could it have been a boat or plane in the launch zone?
Unlikely for an autosequence abort.
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From the SpaceX webcast:
Next Falcon 9 Vandenberg polar launch in about 2 weeks.

Circa T-03:20: Range green, tracking no major issues, no weather issues.

T-00:44: As LD said he was go for launch, the webcast countdown clock reversed to T-00:46.

Several seconds passed, followed by the announcement: "Attention on the net.  We have a launch abort."

T-0 time passed.

Further announcement: "Be advised we declared a scrub today on whiskey 2313.  24 hour recycle."

Webcast host announced hold occurred at T-46 seconds.  Launch team unable to recover within launch window.

Launch scheduled for July 22, 17:39 UTC = 10:39 am PDT.

End of webcast.
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Anyone know what it is?
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On the SpaceX view over the mountains, there was a small white (arm?) sweeping like a windshield wiper over the view.  You can see it at 5:18 of the video:

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Anyone know what it is?

Looks like a wind turbine.
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So an "abort", not a "scrub". 

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So an "abort", not a "scrub". 

 - Ed Kyle

Under 1 minute it's all on internal, so it would have to be an abort. Correct?

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So an "abort", not a "scrub". 

Huh?  An abort followed by a decision to scrub for the day.
Those were SpaceX's words on the countdown net; do you disagree with their usage?

Quotes -- same as Z quoted above, but with links to the livestream:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=Bwcz0nSXOfY&t=6m10s "LD is go for launch." (right as automatic abort occurs)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=Bwcz0nSXOfY&t=6m37s "And attention on the net. We have a launch abort."
https://youtube.com/watch?v=Bwcz0nSXOfY&t=9m01s "This is RC on countdown. Be advised we declared a scrub today on whiskey 2313.  24 hour recycle."

Question: Do we know if the voice of RC (Range Coordinator) here is in fact Julie Black (22 year USAF veteran hired by SpaceX as Range Coordinator in 2015)?  I believe this same person usually gives the final countdown (e.g. with the July 10th Starlink 3-1: T-15s), but it sounded as if she was Launch Director for the July 14th CRS-25: T-45s.

Edited to add this article confirming that voice as Julia Black counting down the May 4, 2019 CRS-17 "May the 4th be with us": T-15s.
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Orbital Launch no. 87 of 2022

Starlink L52 | SpaceX | July 22 | 1339 ET

@SpaceX to launch another batch of 46 #Starlink V1.5 🛰️(G3-02) on its #Falcon9 FT (booster #B1071.4) from @SLDelta30, California.

https://twitter.com/SpaceIntellige3/status/1550417918667751424

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So an "abort", not a "scrub". 
Huh?  An abort followed by a decision to scrub for the day.
Those were SpaceX's words on the countdown net; do you disagree with their usage?
A scrub caused by an abort.  The headline should read "abort".  That's the news.  NSF's headline says "scrub". 

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A scrub caused by an abort.  The headline should read "abort".  That's the news.  NSF's headline says "scrub". 
 - Ed Kyle

Why would readers want the headline to be older news? You prefer outdated news??? I would prefer the latest news in the headline then more detail of all that happened in the article.

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So an "abort", not a "scrub". 
Huh?  An abort followed by a decision to scrub for the day.
Those were SpaceX's words on the countdown net; do you disagree with their usage?
A scrub caused by an abort.  The headline should read "abort".  That's the news.  NSF's headline says "scrub". 

 - Ed Kyle

Ed, love your stats tracking and detailed launch logs, but this is not a winning argument.
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If you want to be picky the word "scrub" came out from the launch director within a few minutes of the abort so the latest would be scrub not abort.

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The countdown was aborted because of a cutoff. The launch attempt was therefore scrubbed to another date.

Not sure what this pedantry (abort sounds too bad?) with terminology aims at.
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Ed, love your stats tracking and detailed launch logs, but this is not a winning argument.
No credit where no credit is due. 

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So an "abort", not a "scrub". 
Huh?  An abort followed by a decision to scrub for the day.
Those were SpaceX's words on the countdown net; do you disagree with their usage?
A scrub caused by an abort.  The headline should read "abort".  That's the news.  NSF's headline says "scrub". 

 - Ed Kyle
How about:
White knuckle, last minute abort kills critical launch of very dirty rocket.
/sarcasm
/piling-on
 
OK. Back to watching the launch?
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Go for propellant loading

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Falcon 9 is looking good and weather is 80% favorable for today’s launch of Starlink at 10:39 a.m. PT → http://spacex.com/launches/sl3-2/
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NSF webcast screencap:

T-4 minutes, SpaceX webcast:
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Abort yesterday due to an off-nominal position of a back-up valve on one of the Merlin-1D engines. All now resolved.

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Liftoff!

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LAUNCH! SpaceX Falcon 9 B1071-4 launches Starlink Group 3-2 mission from SLC-4E at Vandenberg.

Overview:
https://nasaspaceflight.com/2022/07/starlink-3-2/… - by Trevor Sesnic (@124970MeV)

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Launch!
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MECO > Stage 1/2 separation > SEI-1 > fairing separation
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Entry burn, second stage accelerates toward orbital velocity
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SpaceX's 32nd Falcon 9 launch of 2022. Already beats SpaceX's previous one year record of 31 launches (2021) - and we're only in July!

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Landing burn > landing! > SECO-1!

Webcast ends.
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- Most launches in a year from SLC-4E.
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Do we know the launch time today, to the second?  I know launch time today was the same as yesterday, to the minute.
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Do we know the launch time today, to the second?  I know launch time today was the same as yesterday, to the minute.

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SEI-2 or SECO-2 > nominal orbit insertion
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Acquisition of signal Svalbard > satellites deploy confirmed.

Satellites were deployed over region with no ground station, apparently.

Mission Control audio went private immediately after deployment confirmation announced.
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Abort yesterday due to an off-nominal position of a back-up valve on one of the Merlin-1D engines. All now resolved.

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Insertion orbit parameters known?

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Insertion orbit parameters known?
308 x 321 km x 97.66 deg

https://mobile.twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1550171318858919936
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CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 3-2 launch out of Vandenberg SFB on 2022-07-21 17:39:40 UTC. Deployment of 46 satellites is set for 2022-07-21 18:42:48.420 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/.
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NRC Quest just changed her destination to Port of Long Beach. Starlink 3-2 rocket nose heading our way! (presumably)

https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/1550638974389039104

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Here are the links for the archived press kits and my poor attempts at making pdf files from the web pages.

21 July
https://web.archive.org/web/20220721033741/https://www.spacex.com/launches/sl3-2/

22 July
https://web.archive.org/web/20220722092939/https://www.spacex.com/launches/sl3-2/
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Here is a comparison of the webcast telemetry from the Starship 3-1 and 3-2 missions.

There is quite a lot of data here, so please bear with me. When you have this many columns of data, Excel gives up on assigning distinct colours for each column, and assigns the same colour to each column, but assigns a different thickness for each group of columns. So, the thick lines are all for Starlink 3-1, and the thin lines are all for Starlink 3-2.

Some of the differences are:

1. Starlink 3-1 used about 10% higher throttle settings than 3-2. As a result 3-1 achieved higher velocity and altitude at MECO, and about 4 seconds earlier.

2. Starlink 3-1 inserted to coast orbit at an altitude of 167km, which is common for many SpaceX missions. However, Starlink 3-2 inserted at an altitude of 161km, which is the lowest I've ever seen for SpaceX.

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Update / Update

With 32 releases,@SpaceX breaks his record for launches in one year..

https://twitter.com/SpaceNosey/status/1550774256719519744

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CelesTrak has ephemeris-based SupGP data for all 46 satellites from the #Starlink Group 3-2 launch (2022-084) from Vandenberg SFB on 2022-07-22 at 17:39:40 UTC:

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1550914213098311680

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Per webcast, third and fifth flight for those fairing halves.

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STARLINK-4370 is currently leading the #Group 3-2 pack, for pass scheduling opportunities.

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1551256849587904512

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Starlink 3-2: OCISLY and B1071 should arrive at the Port of Long Beach for processing around 6am PT on Monday morning.

NRC Quest returned to port earlier and should have recovered both fairing halves.

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On the SpaceX view over the mountains, there was a small white (arm?) sweeping like a windshield wiper over the view.  You can see it at 5:18 of the video:

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Anyone know what it is?

Looks like a wind turbine.

Here's a photo of the area for context.  This was taken about 10 minutes after the launch.

It looks like the SpaceX tracking camera might be on Sudden Peak (the radomes at the left of this image).  Moving from left to right, the two small radomes near the center are on Tranquillon Mtn and Wildhorse Peak.  SLC-6 is behind that hill.  SLC-4E is somewhere under the fogbank at the right edge of the photo, 7.9 miles from Sudden Peak.

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Welcome home #Spacex #booster !!! @portoflongbeach !! 07-25-22..

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Fresh back from space this ⁦@SpaceX⁩ #Falcon9 booster B1071 arrives into the ⁦@portoflongbeach⁩ this morning. #AvGeek 07-25-22..

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CelesTrak now has @18thSDS GP data for 50 objects from the launch (2022-084) of 46 #Starlink Group 3-2 satellites from Vandenberg SFB on 2022-07-22 at 1739 UTC. We expect to see IDs shortly.

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1552360717457563650

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After B1071 arrived back at the Port of Long Beach last week (first picture) it was offloaded from droneship Of Course I Still Love You and lowered horizontal (second picture).

https://twitter.com/Harry__Stranger/status/1554824828640567296

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This is what a recovered Falcon 9 looks like shipping out of Port of Long Beach back to Vandy, an elusive sight on the West Coast.

https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/1555361206461800449

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Sentinel-2 imagery from 2022-08-06 18:45:14 UTC shows that the barge and Falcon 9 booster are still in port.

https://twitter.com/Harry__Stranger/status/1556119418995740672

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A barge, which should be carrying B1071 from Starlink 3-3, has departed from SpaceX's recovery facility in Long Beach.

Should state 3-2

The booster is being towed to Vandenberg for processing for its next launch.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1559136892851036161
« Last Edit: 08/15/2022 12:51 pm by Rondaz »

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