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Title: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 05/21/2022 12:36 pm
Thread for the Starlink 3-1 group launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

NSF Threads for Starlink 3-1: Discussion (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=56402.0)

Launch July 11, 2022 01:39 UTC (July 10 6:39 pm PDT), from SLC-4E, Vandenberg SFB, California, on booster 1063.6.  First stage lands successfully aboard ASDS Of Course I Still Love You.

Payload 46 Starlink satellites to 97.6 degree inclination on a south-southwestern trajectory.  Deployment orbit 306 x 319 km x 97.7 deg.

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

Please use the Starlink Discussion Thread (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=48297.0) for all general discussion on Starlink.

Check the Starlink Index Thread (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=48981.0) for links to more Starlink information.




L2 SpaceX: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0 (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : NET Jul 05 2022
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 05/21/2022 12:39 pm

NextSpaceFlight (https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6797) indicates that this launch is scheduled for July 05.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : NET 5 July 2022
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 05/21/2022 03:08 pm
NextSpaceFlight (https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6797) indicates that this launch is scheduled for [NET] July 05. [May 20]

Cross-post:
Added a bunch of upcoming SpaceX launches to NextSpaceflight and some booster assignments. https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/agency/upcoming/1/

And then in July and sort of in this order:
Starlink Group 3-1 from Vandenberg (betting on using B1063 for this one) [1063.6]
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
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : NET 5 July 2022
Post by: SPKirsch on 05/26/2022 06:10 pm
Cross-post:
0946-EX-ST-2022 (https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=115904&RequestTimeout=1000)

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This application uses information from previous grant 0612-EX-ST-2022. This STA is necessary to authorize launch vehicle communications for SpaceX Mission 1603 Starlink Group 3-1 from SLC-4E, Vandenberg Space Force Base, and the experimental recovery operation following the Falcon 9 launch

ASDS North  28  56  53   West  121  50  16
[operation start date June 25]
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : NET 8 July 2022
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 06/09/2022 01:08 pm
NextSpaceFlight (https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6797) indicates that the launch is now scheduled for [NET] July 8.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 8 July 2022
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 06/14/2022 11:08 pm
NextSpaceFlight (https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6797) indicates that the launch is now scheduled for [NET] July 8.

SFN Launch Schedule (https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/), updated June 14, drops the "NET"; lists July 8 launch.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 8 July 2022
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 06/17/2022 11:10 pm
Cross-post; another piece of evidence towards deduction of this launch using first stage 1063.6:
SpaceX [SARah-1] mission page
https://www.spacex.com/launches/sarah-1/
Confirms first stage 1071.3.



Vandenberg orbital launches in the near future:

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

July 11 NET Nov 2021 Dec 2021 NET Jan 2022 NET Feb NET Mar NET Apr TBD NET Jun Jul NET Jul 5/NET Jun 25 NET 8 8 - Starlink 3-1 2-5 2-TBD TBD (x46 x51? xTBD) (flight 50?/polar flight 1 high inclination flight 5 polar flight 3? TBD) [v1.5 L21? v2.0 L5 L5 L-TBD] - Falcon 9-163 163? 164? 163? 164 (1063.6 OCISLY ASDS) - Vandenberg SLC-4E - 01:39:40 Jul 11 01:00 Jul 11  01:39

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

NET July 17 NET May 2021 late 2021 NET Dec 2021 NET Jan 31 2022 late Jan TBD NET Mar NET Apr May NET Jun - 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

Early? August 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 - Starlink 3-2 2-6 2-TBD TBD (x46 x51? xTBD) (flight TBD/polar flight 2 high inclination flight 6 polar flight 4?) [v1.5 L-TBD v2.0 L6 L6] - Falcon 9 (1071.4 OCISLY ASDS) - Vandenberg SLC-4E

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zubenelgenubi
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:00 UTC)
Post by: Clavin on 07/02/2022 10:07 am
Delayed to July [email protected] nextspaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 8 July 2022
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 07/02/2022 03:10 pm
Launch date/time:
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6797
Quote
Starlink Group 3-1
Launch Time
Mon Jul 11, 2022 01:00 GMT
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:00 UTC)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 07/05/2022 11:38 pm
NGA Space Debris notice.

Quote from: NGA
052324Z JUL 22
HYDROPAC 1830/22(83).
SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   0323Z TO 0751Z DAILY 11 THRU 15 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 150851Z JUL 22.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:00 UTC)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 07/06/2022 04:05 am
NGA Hazardous Operations notice that appears to be the equivalent of a Rocket Launching notice.

Quote from: NGA
030618Z JUL 22
NAVAREA XII 435/22(18).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
CALIFORNIA
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 110030Z TO 110639Z JUL,
   ALTERNATE 0030Z TO 0639Z DAILY 12 THRU 15 JUL
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 34-40.00N 120-41.00W, 34-39.00N 120-29W.00,
      33-29.00N 120-39.00W, 31-43.00N 121-10W.00,
      31-44.00N 121-20.00W, 32-47.00N 121-13.00W.
   B. 29-39.00N 122-05.00W, 28-35.00N 122-09.00W,
      28-35.00N 121-33.00W, 29-39.00N 121-24.00W.
2.  CANCEL THIS MSG 150739Z JUL 22.//
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:00 UTC)
Post by: Liss on 07/06/2022 07:39 am
NGA Space Debris notice.

Quote from: NGA
052324Z JUL 22
HYDROPAC 1830/22(83).
SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   0323Z TO 0751Z DAILY 11 THRU 15 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 150851Z JUL 22.

And to complete the debris zone:

A0361/22 NOTAMN
Q) NTTT/QRDCA/IV/BO/W/000/999/0330N13440W999
A) NTTT
B) 2207110323 C) 2207150751
D) 11-15 0323-0751
E) DANGEROUS AREA
- AIRSPACE DEBRIS RE-ENTRY IN TAHITI FIR WITHIN AN AREA BOUNDED
  BY FOLLOWING POINTS: 2528S 15642W, 2556S 15418W, 3000S 15520W,
  3000S 15700W, 2629S 15700W, 2528S 15642W
- THIS AREA IMPACTS AUCKLAND FIR AS WELL.
- AIRSPACE USERS ARE ADVISED OF THE PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS NATURE
  OF THE ACTIVITY AND ARE STRONGLY INVITED TO AVOID THE AREA
  DURING THE ACTIVITY TIME SLOT.
  OPERATORS ARE INVITED TO FILE THEIR FLIGHT PLAN WITH A
  TRAJECTORY THAT ENSURES THAT THE AREA IS CIRCUMNAVIGATED.
F) SFC G) UNL
CREATED: 06 Jul 2022 02:23:00
SOURCE: NTAAYNYX

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:00 UTC)
Post by: OneSpeed on 07/06/2022 02:11 pm
NGA Hazardous Operations notice that appears to be the equivalent of a Rocket Launching notice.

Maps from the NGA notices. ASDS 640km downrange, S2 re-entry just after the first orbit, east of New Zealand.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:00 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/07/2022 05:26 pm
https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1545095936547897345

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Departure! Of Course I Still Love You droneship is departing the Port of Long Beach for the upcoming Starlink 3-1 mission from Vandenberg.

Tug Scorpius is towing. GO Quest for droneship support and NRC Quest to recover the fairing.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:00 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 07/07/2022 09:29 pm
46 satellites for Starlink 3-1.
https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1545156125686788102
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 07/08/2022 11:05 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1545539943291686912
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 07/08/2022 11:05 pm

SpaceX Livestream
https://youtu.be/_c738Z_zQR0
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 07/08/2022 11:06 pm

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SpaceX is targeting Sunday, July 10 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 6:39 p.m. PT (01:39 UTC on Monday, July 11), and a backup opportunity is available on Monday, July 11 at 6:39 p.m. PT (01:39 UTC on Tuesday, July 12).
The first stage booster (B1063.6) supporting this mission previously launched Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, DART, and three Starlink missions. 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 5 minutes prior to liftoff.
https://www.spacex.com/launches/sl3-1/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/08/2022 11:19 pm
I wonder why the Starlink webcasts now start at T-5 minutes. Is it to cut down on the filler?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: alugobi on 07/08/2022 11:28 pm
Perhaps they've discovered or concluded that no one but fans who know the drill are watching anymore, and so lining up someone to yap yap ad infinitum is not worth their trouble. 

Just pipe in mission control audio and call it good.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: soltasto on 07/08/2022 11:34 pm
"Press kit" capture with OCR
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Zed_Noir on 07/09/2022 12:06 am
I wonder why the Starlink webcasts now start at T-5 minutes. Is it to cut down on the filler?
Probably to reduce production overhead for the webcasts. There is a lot more of them now.

Also to keep the webcast production staff from going bonkers with the increase in launch frequency.

Perhaps they've discovered or concluded that no one but fans who know the drill are watching anymore, and so lining up someone to yap yap ad infinitum is not worth their trouble. 

Just pipe in mission control audio and call it good.
SpaceX need to keep their on air personalities in training. Unless you want NASA PA to take over the webcasts for the Crew Dragon missions.  :o
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: alugobi on 07/09/2022 12:14 am
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Unless you want NASA PA to take over the webcasts for the Crew Dragon missions.
They pretty much already do.  It's a terribad experience. 

Best to have MC audio open in one tab, the webcast in another muted. 
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Zed_Noir on 07/09/2022 12:45 am
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Unless you want NASA PA to take over the webcasts for the Crew Dragon missions.
They pretty much already do.  It's a terribad experience. 

Best to have MC audio open in one tab, the webcast in another muted.
The terribad experience is actually moderated by the presence of the SpaceX hosts. IMO.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: 1 on 07/09/2022 12:54 am
Personally, the only host I bother listening to is John Insprucker (all others go on mute), but let's be honest. Even John would have trouble finding something new and interesting to say that wasn't said sometime during the previous 48 Starlink launches.

The reason I keep tuning is is because SpaceX will (at least attempt to) keep visuals on the actual vehicles during most of the coverage, and generally only reverts to simulation during coast phases. Even if I find most of the hosts boring to listen to, I find each launch is still a lot of fun to watch. Starting at T-5min is perfect for me.

All that said, if all you twitter users wanted to campaign Elon to bring back the technical webcasts, I'd support the hell out of that.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: GalacticIntruder on 07/09/2022 01:07 am
All the Pre-shows are better left to the YouTube community now. Nasaspaceflight..... No need for Starlinks missions to have SpaceX hosts anymore. 
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/09/2022 01:23 am
1st launch for the 3rd #Starlink shell, 6th flight of #Falcon9 B1063, 29th launch of the year so far for #SpaceX.

Theyre 2 flights away from tying their launch record set last year (31), and were still in the seventh month of the current year.

https://twitter.com/TylerG1998/status/1545569308733997058
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/09/2022 03:20 am
Webcast criticism posts aside, as I fear of too many of them cluttering this thread, Im looking forward to this launch since its the beginning of a new Starlink shell series (Group 3).

On top of this being beneficial for those living along the polar orbit trajectory. SpaceX wants Starlink to be available anywhere.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: DanClemmensen on 07/09/2022 04:14 am
Webcast criticism posts aside, as I fear of too many of them cluttering this thread, Im looking forward to this launch since its the beginning of a new Starlink shell series (Group 3).

On top of this being beneficial for those living along the polar orbit trajectory. SpaceX wants Starlink to be available anywhere.
The biggest reason for polar coverage is to support airliners, and the next biggest is ships. Great circle routes tend to be near the poles. The great circle routes that containerships use from Los Angeles to Tokyo or China pass north of the Aleutians. Providing service for the entire flight or voyage is a fairly big reason that the customer wants the service.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/09/2022 10:17 am
Orbital Launch no. 80 of 2022, 50th Starlink Mission! #SpaceX will launch another batch of 46 #Starlink V1.5 G3-01(L50) satellites onboard the #Falcon9 FT "B1063-06" launch vehicle at the Space Launch Complex-4E, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

https://twitter.com/nkknspace/status/1545622106393624576
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/10/2022 10:08 am
17th #Starlink launch of this year via #SpaceX's #Falcon9 vehicle..

Booster supporting this mission..

https://twitter.com/_rykllan/status/1545990758930563073
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 07/10/2022 05:39 pm
NSF article:

https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/status/1546184159261081602
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A new shell of the Starlink constellation will begin deployment today! The Group 3-1 mission will lift off from Vandenberg SFB in California at 6:39 PM PDT (01:39 UTC), riding Falcon 9 B1063-6.

By Anthony Iemole (@SpaceXFan97):
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/07/starlink-3-1/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/10/2022 09:16 pm
https://youtu.be/WTkgR2pqD18
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 07/11/2022 12:56 am
Mission Control Audio (video id 8sB1oeomTMs):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sB1oeomTMs
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:19 am
NSF webcast has begun.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:30 am
T-10 minutes. Pretty fogged in, with not much wind by the looks of it.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:36 am
Falcon 9 is pressurising for strongback retract.

SpaceX webcast has begun.

Tracking no issues.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:37 am
T-3 minutes. Stage 1 LOX load is complete.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:38 am
T-2 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:39 am
T-1 minute. Falcon 9 is in startup.

LD is go for launch.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:40 am
Liftoff!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:41 am
T+1 minute.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:42 am
T+2 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:43 am
MECO, staging and fairing separation.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:44 am
T+4 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:46 am
T+5 minutes. Both vehicles are following nominal trajectories.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:46 am
T+6 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:47 am
Entry burn ignition and shutdown.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:48 am
T+8 minutes. Stage 1 landing burn.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:49 am
Touchdown!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:49 am
SECO.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:50 am
Nominal orbit insertion.

End of webcast.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 07/11/2022 01:54 am
NSF tweets:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1546308514267676673
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LAUNCH! SpaceX Falcon 9 B1063-6 launches with Starlink 3-1 from Vandenberg.

Overview: https://nasaspaceflight.com/2022/07/starlink-3-1/ - by Anthony Iemole (@SpaceXFan97)

NSF Livestream:
youtube.com/watch?v=WTkgR2pqD18
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1546309107887611904
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Staging 1-2! Cool tracking from our cams.
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1546310592394313728
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Suddenly, Booster! And a bullseye.

Falcon 9 B1063-6 lands on SpaceX Drone Ship "Of Course I Still Love You".
youtube.com/watch?v=WTkgR2pqD18
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 01:58 am
Upcoming events:

00:53:56    2nd stage engine starts (SES-2)
00:53:57    2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
01:02:58    Starlink satellites deploy
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: LouScheffer on 07/11/2022 01:58 am
Entry burn seemed higher and slightly shorter than usual.  Maybe SpaceX is trying to let the atmosphere do more of the work?

This mission, entry burn:
   start 60.0km, 6:24
   end   42.4 km, 6:42  (18 seconds)

Last mission
    start 55 km, 6:51
    end   36 km, 7:10 (19 seconds)

So overall it looks like the burn was 6 km higher.  Lots of lag on telemetry, though, so this could be spurious.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 07/11/2022 02:03 am
In the webcast - after fairing separation:

"... marking the second flight for those fairing halves."
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: oldAtlas_Eguy on 07/11/2022 02:12 am
Entry burn seemed higher and slightly shorter than usual.  Maybe SpaceX is trying to let the atmosphere do more of the work?

This mission, entry burn:
   start 60.0km, 6:24
   end   42.4 km, 6:42  (18 seconds)

Last mission
    start 55 km, 6:51
    end   36 km, 7:10 (19 seconds)

So overall it looks like the burn was 6 km higher.  Lots of lag on telemetry, though, so this could be spurious.
Also since this is a complete different profile Starlink mission to a different inclination. Therefore the remaining propellant in the tanks will be different and I would be surprised if the burn time was not different.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 02:35 am
Flying away from Madagascar. The second burn should have occurred by now.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 07/11/2022 02:36 am
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1546321864540139520
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Second burn of the Merlin Vacuum engine complete; ~9 minutes until Starlink satellites deploy
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 02:43 am
Separation should have occurred by now.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/11/2022 02:56 am
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
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/11/2022 05:46 am
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.

@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/11/2022 05:48 am
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
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: OneSpeed on 07/11/2022 07:29 am
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).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/11/2022 09:52 am
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
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Herb Schaltegger on 07/11/2022 12:38 pm
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!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/11/2022 12:40 pm
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

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/11/2022 03:06 pm
These polar launches will enable complete coverage of Earth (where approved by local government)

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1546367753870770177
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 07/11/2022 04:26 pm
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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William Harwood @cbs_spacenews
F9/Starlink G3-1: LIFTOFF! At 9:39:40pm EDT (0139 UTC Monday)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/11/2022 08:02 pm
Launch photo from SpaceX
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/12/2022 06:23 am
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.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/12/2022 09:42 am
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
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/12/2022 07:18 pm
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
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 07/14/2022 12:55 am
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.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/14/2022 06:41 pm
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
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/15/2022 12:55 pm
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.

@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/15/2022 03:47 pm
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.

@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 07/16/2022 12:46 am
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

@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/17/2022 06:10 am
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.

@NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/18/2022 05:20 am
https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/1548833612467843073

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Close view of half the nosecone nose after its return from the Starlink 3-1 mission. 7/14 @NASASpaceflight
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 3-1 : Vandenberg : 11 July 2022 (01:39 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/25/2022 10:24 am
Tug Kelly C has departed the Port of Long Beach towing a barge that is carrying B1063 (Starlink 3-1) to Vandenberg SFB for processing.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1551511608807112709