Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 6-31 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 2/3 December 2023 (04:00 UTC)  (Read 16256 times)

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Some reusability stats for this launch (Starlink Group 6-31):

Booster B1078.6 turnaround time: 78 days 0 hours 21 minutes
(its previous mission was Starlink Group 6-16 on Sep 16, 2023 UTC).

That's kind of slow turnaround time for a relatively new Falcon 9 booster ???

FYI: median turnaround time for Falcon 9 / Heavy boosters is currently 54.12 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches, excluding new first stages.

Launchpad SLC-40 turnaround time: 4 days 23 hours 40 minutes
(the previous launch from this pad was Starlink Group 6-30 on Nov 28, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for SLC-40 is currently 5.24 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches.

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

Edited to fix typo
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T+1 hour 5 minutes and 25 seconds. Expected separation.
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"Deployment of 23 @Starlink satellites confirmed"

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1731178106042622323
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Thanks Steven for the coverage.
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Thanks Steven for the coverage.
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F9/Starlink 6-31: LIFTOFF! At 11:00:50pm EST (0400 UTC)
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https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1731159205879394609

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F9/Starlink 6-31: Now 9 minutes to launch; this will be the 89th F9-family launch of '23 and the 279th single-stick F9 flight overall; booster B1078 is making its 6th flight; a successful droneship recovery would be SpaceX's 198th and its 251st overall

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1731159371491524839

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F9/Starlink 6-31: The 23 Starlinks going up this evening will boost the total launched to date to 5,536; going into tonight's flight, space statistician-extraordinaire Jonathan McDowell indicated 5,103 were functional

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1731156702462878032

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T-20 minute vent.

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1731161892394095092

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LAUNCH! SpaceX Falcon 9 B1078-6 launches Starlink 6-31 from SLC-40. 

Livestream:
youtube.com/watch?v=hssOK0…

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NSF liftoff views

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NSF booster views

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1731161892394095092

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LAUNCH! SpaceX Falcon 9 B1078-6 launches Starlink 6-31 from SLC-40. 

Livestream:
youtube.com/watch?v=hssOK0…

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1731180815810457809

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Falcon 9 launches 23 @Starlink satellites to orbit from Florida

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More landing shots

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Pad clear

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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1731232480462852506

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CelesTrak has ephemeris-based SupGP data for all 23 satellites from the #Starlink Group 6-31 launch (2023-186) atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Dec 3 at 0400 UTC: spaceflightnow.com/2023/12/02/liv…. Data for the launch can be found at: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?INTDES=2023-186

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https://twitter.com/spacebrandonb/status/1731196535369609455

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Falcon 9 launches Starlink 6-31 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

📸: Me for @WeAreSpaceScout

https://twitter.com/spacebrandonb/status/1731203378464620677

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Tonight’s launch made for some of the most beautiful cloud textures I’ve ever captured…

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https://twitter.com/rpg571/status/1731199082763256252

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Successful Launch!
At 11:00pm sharp, SpaceX launched a Falcon9 rocket carrying 23 Starlink Group 6-31 satellites from LC40 at CCSFS in Florida.

@SpaceX @SLDelta45 @Starlink

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https://twitter.com/mike_seeley/status/1731173000911933861

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Saturday night #SpaceX Falcon 9 launch, pt2: I was sort of trying for the rocket passing in front of the Moon, but I didn't really think the weather would cooperate for much visibility, so I went for a water view close to where @flightclubio thought the transit would happen. This is a 30-sec exposure; you can see that I was close, but not that close.

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1731161892394095092

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LAUNCH! SpaceX Falcon 9 B1078-6 launches Starlink 6-31 from SLC-40. 

Livestream:
youtube.com/watch?v=hssOK0…

Future,

You really had me going (my heart racing), I thought I missed a flight, only to find out you posted after it happened. I was wondering why you weren't around for the actual launch time, you were probably asleep. Thanks for the additional coverage to make this flight complete with regard to posts, pictures, and reactions.

Thanks for what you and Steven do for us to consistently document these.
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