Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 6-25 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 30 October 2023 (23:20 UTC)  (Read 25580 times)

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Another Happy Launch.  Thanks, Steven, Future for your coverage tonight.
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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1719151631902871661

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Falcon 9 launches 23 @Starlink satellites to orbit from Florida

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A few more closeup shots of tonight’s Falcon 9 launch

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Another Happy Launch.  Thanks, Steven, Future for your coverage tonight.
Thanks also to the NSF webcasters! 👍👏💯
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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1719440465794322621

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CelesTrak has ephemeris-based SupGP data for all 23 satellites from the #Starlink Group 6-25 launch (2023-167) atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Oct 30 at 2320 UTC: spaceflightnow.com/2023/10/30/liv…. Data for the launch can be found at: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?INTDES=2023-167

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Some reusability stats for this launch (Starlink Group 6-25):

Booster B1077.8 turnaround time: 59 days 20 hour 58 minutes
(its previous mission was Starlink Group 6-13 on Sep 1, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for Falcon 9 / Heavy boosters is currently 57.30 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches, excluding new first stages.

Launchpad SLC-40 turnaround time: 8 days 21 hours 3 minutes
(the previous launch from this pad was Starlink Group 6-24 on Oct 22, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for SLC-40 is currently 6.00 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches.

The same type of stats for previous SpaceX launches may be found on this spreadsheet online.

Signet Titan & Bob are both taking the Bahamas route back to PC.  Bob should arrive tonight or tomorrow morning.  Signet Titan still a ways out.

Bob returned to PC on Nov 1 @ 10:47pm ET

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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1720048116462916074

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SpaceX support ship Bob arrived at Port Canaveral overnight with both fairing halves from Starlink 6-25 🔎

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Looks like Signet Titan is loitering south of Grand Bahama.  Assuming it's due to ocean conditions.  Could be a couple days before we see its return.

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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1720585992757764432

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Just Read the Instructions droneship should finally reach Port Canaveral on Saturday mid-morning, following Starlink 6-25. A bumpy ride on the way back via The Bahamas.

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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1720770541966000131

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Arrival! Just Read the Instructions delivered Falcon 9 B1077 back to Port Canaveral, following Starlink 6-25 on Monday.

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https://twitter.com/jerrypikephoto/status/1720769515502415880

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Welcome back B1077! After taking a detour through the Bahamas, this 8 flight booster is back in Port Canaveral

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https://twitter.com/jerrypikephoto/status/1720777638770360574

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After landing offshore on droneship Just Read the Instructions late Monday evening, Falcon 9 finally makes it's way back into port
« Last Edit: 11/04/2023 11:24 am by FutureSpaceTourist »

Signet Titan + JRTI + B1077 returned to PC on Nov 4 @ 6:45am ET

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« Last Edit: 11/04/2023 03:47 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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I took these photos with my telescope in my backyard roughly 16 miles from the pad. I've shared them elsewhere, but thought I'd share them here as well. (A little late I know...)
Rockets don't fail, they just make alternate life choices.

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