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.
1226-EX-ST-2022SpaceX Mission 1844 Starlink Group 3-4 from SLC-4EASDS North 28 58 4 West 121 47 59
46 satellites for Starlink 3-1.Quote from: TS Kelso tweetCelesTrak 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]
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]
3-2 21 July3-3 then 3-4 17 AugSo they are planning on launching more than twice a month - about 14 days between launches for Vandenberg Guess we should take 26 launches per year from VSFB with at least a pinch of salt.
Quote#SpaceX host @kate_tice said during today's #Starlink 3-2 webcast that the next Starlink polar mission was scheduled to launch from Vandenberg "in about two weeks".That means Starlink 3-3 is planned for early August.She also implied that Starlink 3-4 is scheduled for August.https://twitter.com/ElonXnet/status/1550220413908783104
#SpaceX host @kate_tice said during today's #Starlink 3-2 webcast that the next Starlink polar mission was scheduled to launch from Vandenberg "in about two weeks".That means Starlink 3-3 is planned for early August.She also implied that Starlink 3-4 is scheduled for August.
If this is of any use... order of launches for August and first half of September was supposed to beKPLO (already launched)Starlink 4-26 (already launched)Starlink 3-3 (currently scheduled for August 12th)Starlink 4-27 (currently scheduled for August 16th)Starlink 3-4 Starlink 4-23 (currently scheduled for August 24th) Starlink 4-20Starlink 4-2I was and I'm still expecting 3-4 and 4-20 to be on for this month. Likely to have 3-4 around the 20th +- a couple of days and 4-20 could likely be anywhere from August 25th to 31st given pad turnaround times. But those are just guesses based on the expectation of those two happening this month. There's definitely room in the schedule for them.
Remember they can also launch shell 4 Starlinks from Vandenberg as well so that's another potential 10 to 20 more launches to add depending on how they distribute them between east and west coast.
I suspect Florida would be used for most launches to finish shell 4 and to top off shell 1. That would account for about 20 launches.Vandenberg has the advantage for launches for shells 2, 3 and 5. There might be some mission that would include Starlink satellites destined for both shell 3 and shell 5 since both shells are at the same inclination/ elevation. There would be about 25 Starlink launches for those three shells.
Two more launches are on tap for the rest of August: one Starlink mission from Vandenberg and another Starlink launch from LC-39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. In what may be the longest streak of consecutive Starlink missions, SpaceX has at least four more Starlink missions on the schedule for September, two of them with rideshares, alternating between their SLC-40 and LC-39A launch sites.
A launch date for the Vandenberg mission has not been confirmed.
212350Z AUG 22HYDROPAC 2298/22(83).SOUTH PACIFIC.DNC 06.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS 0719Z TO 0757Z DAILY 27 AUG THRU 02 SEP 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 020857Z SEP 22.
172207Z AUG 22NAVAREA XII 591/22(18).EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.CALIFORNIA.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 270500Z TO 270630Z AUG, ALTERNATE 0500Z TO 0630Z DAILY 28 THRU 31 AUG IN AREAS BOUND BY: A. 34-40.00N 120-41.00W, 34-39.00N 120-29.00W, 33-29.00N 120-39.00W, 31-43.00N 121-10.00W, 31-44.00N 121-20.00W, 32-47.00N 121-13.00W. B. 29-43.00N 122-04.00W, 29-47.00N 121-09.00W, 28-24.00N 121-28.00W, 28-28.00N 122-16.00W.2. CANCEL THIS MSG 310730Z AUG 22.
This NGA Space Debris notice looks like it could be for the S2 reentry for this launch.
This NGA generic Hazardous Operations notice appears to be the launch.