NextSpaceFlight indicates that this launch is scheduled for [NET] July 05. [May 20]
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
0946-EX-ST-2022QuoteThis 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 launchASDS North 28 56 53 West 121 50 16
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
NextSpaceFlight indicates that the launch is now scheduled for [NET] July 8.
Quote from: Josh_from_Canada on 06/17/2022 10:51 pmSpaceX [SARah-1] mission pagehttps://www.spacex.com/launches/sarah-1/Confirms first stage 1071.3.
SpaceX [SARah-1] mission pagehttps://www.spacex.com/launches/sarah-1/
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6797QuoteStarlink Group 3-1Launch TimeMon Jul 11, 2022 01:00 GMT
Starlink Group 3-1Launch TimeMon Jul 11, 2022 01:00 GMT
052324Z JUL 22HYDROPAC 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.
030618Z JUL 22NAVAREA XII 435/22(18).EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.CALIFORNIA1. 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.//
NGA Space Debris notice.Quote from: NGA052324Z JUL 22HYDROPAC 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.
A0361/22 NOTAMNQ) NTTT/QRDCA/IV/BO/W/000/999/0330N13440W999A) NTTTB) 2207110323 C) 2207150751D) 11-15 0323-0751E) 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) UNLCREATED: 06 Jul 2022 02:23:00 SOURCE: NTAAYNYX
NGA Hazardous Operations notice that appears to be the equivalent of a Rocket Launching notice.
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.
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/
I wonder why the Starlink webcasts now start at T-5 minutes. Is it to cut down on the filler?
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.
Unless you want NASA PA to take over the webcasts for the Crew Dragon missions.
QuoteUnless 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.
Webcast criticism posts aside, as I fear of too many of them cluttering this thread, I’m looking forward to this launch since it’s 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.
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/
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
Staging 1-2! Cool tracking from our cams.
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
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.
Second burn of the Merlin Vacuum engine complete; ~9 minutes until Starlink satellites deploy
The Starlink 3-1 launch as seen from La Cumbre Peak in Santa Barbara, 52 miles from Vandenberg SFB.@NASASpaceflight
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
Confirmation of deployment! Congratulations to SpaceX and Starlink for the successful launch!
https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1546308308579090432QuoteWilliam Harwood @cbs_spacenewsF9/Starlink G3-1: LIFTOFF! At 9:39:40pm EDT (0139 UTC Monday)
William Harwood @cbs_spacenewsF9/Starlink G3-1: LIFTOFF! At 9:39:40pm EDT (0139 UTC Monday)
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.
Now looking like dawn (or a bit earlier) on Thursday morning now for OCISLY arrival at Long Beach.
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
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
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
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
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
Close view of half the nosecone nose after its return from the Starlink 3-1 mission. 7/14 @NASASpaceflight