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Thread for the Starlink 6-31 group launch.

NSF Threads for Starlink 6-31: Discussion

Launch 3 December 2023, at 04:00:50 UTC (2 Dec 11:00 pm EST), from Canaveral SLC-40, on booster 1078-6.  The first stage successfully landed aboard A Shortfall of Gravitas.

Payload 23 Starlink V2 Mini satellites to 43 degree inclination orbit on a southeastern trajectory.  Initial orbit 285 x 293 km.

Please use the Starlink Discussion Thread for all general discussion on Starlink.

Check the Starlink Index Thread for links to more Starlink information.



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1544-EX-ST-2023  SpaceX Mission 1906 Starlink Group 6-31
Florida, NET September [4]
ASDS  North  25  41  37   West  75  5  42

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7249
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Starlink Group 6-31
Launch Time
NET December, 2023
...
SLC-40 or LC-39A, Florida, USA

My bold:
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated November 15 (or 16):
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on November 17 at 11:00 p.m. EST or later. A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on November 21 at 11:50 p.m. EST or later. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches from pad 40. A Falcon Heavy will launch the seventh OTV X-37B spaceplane mission for the U.S. Space Force from pad 39A on December 7. The side boosters will land back at the Cape eight minutes after launch. A Falcon 9 will launch the USSF-124 mission for the U.S. Space Force from pad 40 on mid-December. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.



The SLC-40 Starlink mission following the Starlink 6-30 launch is likely to launch November 30 or earliest December.  Assuming that SpaceX continues to launch its Florida Starlink Group 6's in ascending numerical order, this launch will be 6-31.  It is currently listed with launch NET December, from either Kennedy LC-39A or Canaveral SLC-40.

However, LC-39A will not be available due to launch preparations for the Falcon Heavy USSF-52 launch.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7249



Starlink 6-28 is currently scheduled to launch November 18 UTC, with the first stage landing aboard JRTI.

Starlink 6-29 is currently scheduled to launch NET November 22 UTC, with the first stage landing aboard ASOG.  (4 day SLC-40 turnaround, 8 day ASDS turnaround)

Starlink 6-30 could launch circa November 26, with the first stage landing aboard JRTI.  (4 day SLC-40 turnaround, 8 day ASDS turnaround)

Starlink 6-31 could launch circa November 30, with the first stage landing aboard ASOG.
(4 day SLC-40 turnaround, 8 day ASDS turnaround)

(Foul weather and sea states, including hurricanes, will break the perfect pattern.🌀 Murphy's Law.)
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https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7249
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Starlink Group 6-31
Launch Time
Sat Dec 2, 2023 04:00 GMT
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A Shortfall of Gravitas

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https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7249
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Starlink Group 6-31
Launch Time
Sat Dec 2, 2023 04:00 GMT
...
A Shortfall of Gravitas

From these NOTAMs:
A4293/23 NOTAMN
Q) FAJO/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/4205S02620E999
A) FAJO B) 2312020550 C) 2312081044
D) 03 DEC 0550-1044, 04 DEC 0550-1044, 05 DEC 0550-1044, 06 DEC
0550-1044, 07 DEC 0550-1044, 08 DEC 0550-1044
E) AREA BOUNDED BY (4256S 00224W, 4045S 00221W, 3210S05700E, 3515S
05700E): SPACEX STARLINK 6-31 ROCKET RE-ENTRY OPS TAKING PLACE.
APPLICABLE AIRSPACE DOWNGRADED TO CLASS G.
F) SFC G) UNL


F3970/23 NOTAMN
Q) YMMM/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/1534S08303E750
A) YMMM
B) 2312020550 C) 2312081044
D) 2312020550 TO 2312021044
   2312030550 TO 2312031044
   2312040550 TO 2312041044
   2312050550 TO 2312051044
   2312060550 TO 2312061044
   2312070550 TO 2312071044
   2312080550 TO 2312081044
E) ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE
FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND
SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE FALCON-9 STARLINK 6-31 WI THE
FOLLOWING AREAS:
2033S 07500E
0746S 08927E
0853S 09228E
2422S 07500E TO BEGINNING
PRIMARY LAUNCH 231202
BACKUP AS PER FIELD D
F) SFC G) UNL

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Two NGA Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas). No Rocket Launching notice yet.

Note that these are multi-launch notices which run through the end of December (which unfortunately makes it harder to know when future launches are scheduled).

Ignore the "CANCEL HYDROLANT 2683/23(35)" in the first notice. This is not a cancel-and-replace of a prior Space Debris notice. HYDROLANT 2683/23 is an unrelated notice which was sent out without an expiration date, so for some reason they chose to cancel it as part of this notice instead of sending out a standalone cancellation.

Quote from: NGA
261722Z NOV 23
HYDROLANT 2733/23(57,61,71).
EASTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC.
INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 01, DNC 02, DNC 03.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   DAILY 0558Z TO 1027Z 02 THRU 31 DEC
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   08-53.00S 092-28.00E, 07-46.00S 089-27.00E,
   30-12.00S 061-09.00E, 40-45.00S 002-21.00W,
   42-56.00S 002-24.00W, 32-16.00S 063-10.00E.
2. CANCEL HYDROLANT 2683/23(35).
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 311127Z DEC 23.
Quote from: NGA
261722Z NOV 23
HYDROPAC 3743/23(57,61,71).
EASTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC.
INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 01, DNC 02, DNC 03.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   DAILY 0558Z TO 1027Z 02 THRU 31 DEC
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   08-53.00S 092-28.00E, 07-46.00S 089-27.00E,
   30-12.00S 061-09.00E, 40-45.00S 002-21.00W,
   42-56.00S 002-24.00W, 32-16.00S 063-10.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 311127Z DEC 23.

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And here's the NGA Rocket Launching notice to go with the Space Debris notices posted above.

Quote from: NGA
212347Z NOV 23
NAVAREA IV 1370/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   020400Z TO 020831Z DEC, ALTERNATE
   0400Z TO 0831Z DAILY 03 THRU 08 DEC
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39.00N 080-37.69W, 28-39.00N 080-28.00W,
      28-30.00N 080-10.00W, 28-24.00N 080-09.00W,
      28-21.00N 080-11.00W, 28-23.00N 080-19.00W,
      28-29.35N 080-32.49W.
   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 THIS MSG 080931Z DEC 23.

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Two NGA Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas). No Rocket Launching notice yet.

And here's the NGA Rocket Launching notice to go with the Space Debris notices posted above.

Identical to 6-28 and 6-29. ASDS 630km downrange.

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https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_spt.jsp

SPACE-X STARLINK 6-31 CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY   -12/02   0400Z-0831Z
BACKUP   -12/03   0400Z-0831Z
   -12/04   0400Z-0831Z
   -12/05   0400Z-0831Z
   -12/06   0400Z-0831Z
   -12/07   0400Z-0831Z
   -12/08 0400Z-0831Z
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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1729628472966832251

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Departure! A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship is outbound to support Starlink 6-31. Tug Signet Titan towing.

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Signet Titan + ASOG departed PC on Nov 28 @ 5:49pm ET

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The primary launch time is 04:01:30 UTC per CelesTrak.

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1730010014239363214

Quote from: T.S. Kelso
CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 6-31 launch from Cape Canaveral on 2023-12-02 at 04:01:30 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g6-31. Deployment of 23 satellites at 05:06:55.600 UTC. Data for 7 backup launch opportunities is also provided: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/.

https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/

Launch: 2023-12-02 04:01:30 UTC. Deployment: 2023-12-02 05:06:55.600 UTC.
Launch: 2023-12-02 04:16:00 UTC. Deployment: 2023-12-02 05:21:25.600 UTC.
Launch: 2023-12-02 04:48:00 UTC. Deployment: 2023-12-02 05:53:25.600 UTC.
Launch: 2023-12-02 05:06:30 UTC. Deployment: 2023-12-02 06:11:55.600 UTC.
Launch: 2023-12-02 05:57:10 UTC. Deployment: 2023-12-02 07:02:35.600 UTC.
Launch: 2023-12-02 06:47:40 UTC. Deployment: 2023-12-02 07:53:05.600 UTC.
Launch: 2023-12-02 07:35:40 UTC. Deployment: 2023-12-02 08:41:05.600 UTC.
Launch: 2023-12-02 07:58:10 UTC. Deployment: 2023-12-02 09:03:35.600 UTC.

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L-1 weather forecast. 40% 'Go' for December 1/2 and for December 2/3. Upper-Level Wind Shear risk is Low-Moderate for both days. All other Additional Risk Criteria are Low.

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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1730686161759383899

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UPDATE #1: CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 6-31 launch from Cape Canaveral on 2023-12-02 at 08:00:00 UTC: celestrak.org/NORAD/elements…. Deployment of 23 satellites at 09:05:25.600 UTC. https://t.co/cYULo2btiw

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https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-31
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SpaceX is targeting Saturday, December 2 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. Liftoff is targeted for 11:00 p.m. ET, with additional opportunities available until 11:59 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 sixth flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Crew-6, SES O3b mPOWER, and three Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
2 3 December 04:00 to 04:59 UTC
B1078-6

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1730744954862116945
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Targeting Saturday, December 2 for a Falcon 9 launch of @Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Florida → http://spacex.com/launches

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1730745475429789842
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Teams are keeping an eye on weather conditions for liftoff, which are currently 40% favorable.

Edit/correct



Available first stages, with UTC date of most recent recovery:
1078.6    Sep 16 (Saving for a particular future higher-value launch?  Edit December 2: Apparently not.)
1060.18  Sep 24
1080.5    Oct 22
1077.9    Oct 30
1058.19  Nov 4
1073.12  Nov 8
1081.3    Nov 10 (maybe)
1076.10  Nov 12 (maybe)
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2 December 04:00 to 04:59 UTC

December 2 EST, December 3 UTC.

https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/

Launch: 2023-12-03 04:00:50 UTC. Deployment: 2023-12-03 05:06:15.600 UTC.
Launch: 2023-12-03 04:26:50 UTC. Deployment: 2023-12-03 05:32:15.600 UTC.
Launch: 2023-12-03 04:51:20 UTC. Deployment: 2023-12-03 05:56:45.600 UTC.

(You're not the only one who got that wrong. I had to post a re-update on Mastodon because I posted it as Dec 02 UTC.)
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Cancel-and-replace NGA Rocket Launching for the postponement. This does not add any additional backup days; it just removes December 2 UTC.

Quote from: NGA
020156Z DEC 23
NAVAREA IV 1393/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   030400Z TO 030831Z DEC, ALTERNATE
   0400Z TO 0831Z DAILY 04 THRU 08 DEC
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39.00N 080-37.69W, 28-39.00N 080-28.00W,
      28-30.00N 080-10.00W, 28-24.00N 080-09.00W,
      28-21.00N 080-11.00W, 28-23.00N 080-19.00W,
      28-29.35N 080-32.49W.
   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 NAVARE IV 1370/23.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 080931Z DEC 23.

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PDF of online press kit and link to Twitter livestream.

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