Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-2 : Vandenberg : 22 July 2022 (17:39 UTC)  (Read 24938 times)

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Understandable that SpaceX couldn't resist posting this image. ;-)
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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.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1551357569171611649

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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..

https://twitter.com/ShorealoneFilms/status/1551643973520789504

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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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