Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 6-25 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 30 October 2023 (23:20 UTC)  (Read 25368 times)

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L-1 weather forecast. 80% 'Go' for October 28. 90% 'Go' for October 29. Booster Recovery Weather risk is Moderate for October 28 and Low-Moderate for October 29. All other Additional Risk Criteria are Low.

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STARLINK 6-25:CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY:   10/29/23   2248Z-0319Z
BACKUP:      10/30/23   2223Z-0254Z
      10/31/23   2157Z-0228Z
      11/01/23   2132Z-0203Z
      11/02/23   2107Z-0138Z
      11/03/23   2042Z-0113Z

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A cancel-and-replace NGA Rocket Launching notice for the one-day postponement. (But nothing yet for 7-6.)

Quote from: NGA
272315Z OCT 23
NAVAREA IV 1248/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   292248Z TO 300319Z OCT, ALTERNATE
   302223Z TO 310254Z, 312157Z OCT TO 010228Z NOV,
   012132Z TO 020203Z, 022107Z TO 030138Z,
   032042Z TO 040113Z NOV IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-38.38N 080-37.25W, 28-39.00N 080-36.00W,
      28-39.00N 080-35.00W, 28-38.00N 080-30.00W,
      28-36.00N 080-22.00W, 28-26.00N 080-08.00W,
      28-23.00N 080-11.00W, 28-23.00N 080-14.00W,
      28-30.87N 080-33.22W.
   B. 26-15.00N 076-00.00W, 26-06.00N 074-58.00W,
      25-36.00N 074-03.00W, 25-23.00N 073-53.00W,
      25-09.00N 074-01.00W, 25-06.00N 074-16.00W,
      25-08.00N 074-38.00W, 25-18.00N 075-00.00W,
      25-58.00N 075-59.00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 1231/23.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 040213Z NOV 23.

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1718320289921266123

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Targeting back-to-back Falcon 9 launches of @Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from California on Sunday morning and Florida on Sunday evening → spacex.com/launches

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-25

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SpaceX is targeting Sunday, October 29 at 7:45 p.m. ET for a Falcon 9 launch of 23 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. If needed, seven backup opportunities are available starting at 8:17 p.m. ET until 10:47 p.m. ET. Eight backup opportunities are also currently available on Monday, October 30 starting at 7:20 p.m. ET until 10:22 p.m. ET.

A live webcast of this mission will begin on X @SpaceX about five minutes prior to liftoff. Watch live.

This is the eighth flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Crew-5, GPS III Space Vehicle 06, Inmarsat I6-F2, CRS-28, Intelsat G-37, and two Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Two live streaming links are available for this launch:

"X":

https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1ynKOygEOPyJR

YouTube:

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PDF of online press kit.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1718546055623819617

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CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 6-25 launch from Cape Canaveral on 2023-10-29 at 23:45:40 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g6-25. Deployment of 23 satellites is set for 2023-10-30 at 00:51:07.860 UTC. Data for 7 backup launch opportunities is also provided.

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SpaceX is now targeting October 30 at 00:17 UTC.

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-25

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SpaceX is targeting Sunday, October 29 at 8:17 p.m. ET for a Falcon 9 launch of 23 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. If needed, five backup opportunities are available starting at 8:36 p.m. ET until 10:47 p.m. ET. Eight backup opportunities are also currently available on Monday, October 30 starting at 7:20 p.m. ET until 10:22 p.m. ET.

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https://twitter.com/theeasternrange/status/1718715461427237103

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket standing at SLC-40. The Falcon 9 is launching Starlink Group 6-25 tonight at 8:17pm. @spacex @sldelta45 @Starlink #spacex #starlink #satellite #rocket #launch #ElonMusk

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Tonight's launch will mark the 200th reflight of a Falcon 9 first stage; not counting FH cores.

Per https://www.spacex.com/vehicles/falcon-9/, a few moments ago.

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T-38 minutes. The SpaceX launch director should be verifying go to start propellant loading.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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NSF webcast has begun.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-35 minutes. First stage LOX loading and first and second stage RP-1 loading should be starting about now.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1718775549580222529

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Propellant load has begun for tonight’s launch of 23 @Starlink satellites from Florida. All systems and weather are currently go for launch

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T-30 minutes. Frost forming at base of first stage LOX tank.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-25 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-20 minute vent. Second stage RP-1 loading should be completed about now.
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