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Thread for the Starlink 6-33 group launch.

NSF Threads for Starlink 6-33: Discussion

Launch 7 December 2023, at 05:07:30 UTC (12:07 am EST), from Canaveral SLC-40, on booster 1077-9.  The first stage successfully landed aboard Just Read the Instructions.

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.



L2 SpaceX: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0
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Four more Starlinks from Cape
1938-EX-ST-2023  Mission 1881 Starlink Group 6-33
[NET Oct 20]
ASDS    North  25  41  37   West  75  5  42
Obvious (at least to me) from the get-go that launch would be NET December.

My bold:
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated November 26:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on  November 27 at 11:00 p.m. EST or later. A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch on December 1 at 11:00 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. The side boosters will land back at the Cape eight minutes after launch.



The SLC-40 Starlink mission following the Starlink 6-32 launch is likely to launch in early or mid December.  Assuming that SpaceX continues to launch its Florida Starlink Group 6's in ascending numerical order, this launch will be 6-33.  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, or the work necessary to return LC-39A to the ability to launch Falcon 9.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7316



Starlink 6-30 successfully launched November 28 UTC, with the first stage successfully landing aboard JRTI.

Starlink 6-31 currently scheduled to launch December 2 UTC, with the first stage landing aboard ASOG.

Starlink 6-32 could launch circa December 6, before the USSF-52 launch (early/mid?) December UTC from LC-39A, with the first stage landing aboard JRTI.  (4 day SLC-40 turnaround, 8 day ASDS turnaround)

Starlink 6-33 could launch circa December 10, with the first stage landing aboard ASOG.
(4 day SLC-40 turnaround, 8 day ASDS turnaround)

(Foul weather and sea states will break the perfect pattern: Murphy's Law.)
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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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Starlink Group 6-33
Launch Time
Tue Dec 5, 2023 11:00 PM EST
Location
SLC-40, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA

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Starlink 6-33 likely also delayed 1 day to 7 December ~04:00 UTC.
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.
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2 3 December 04:00 to 04:59 UTC
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NGA Rocket Launching notice for December 6 UTC, likely to slip because of the postponement to 6-31.

Quote from: NGA
261826Z NOV 23
NAVAREA IV 1394/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   060400Z TO 060831Z DEC, ALTERNATE 0400Z TO 0831Z
   DAILY 07 THRU 12 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 120931Z DEC 23.//

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

NGA Rocket Launching notice for December 6 UTC, likely to slip because of the postponement to 6-31.

Identical to 6-28, 6-29 and 6-31. ASDS 630km downrange.

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Which first stage will be used for this launch (semi-rhetorical question)?

The May 16 press briefing revealed Falcon 9 first stages are now cleared for use up to twenty times for Starlink launches.  As of the Project 425 rideshare launch, non-Starlink launches apparently qualify as well.

1064.5 and 1065.5 are reserved as the Falcon Heavy side boosters for USSF-52.

1072.1 is reserved for Cygnus NG-20.

1076.10 and 1073.12 may undergo modifications to become Falcon Heavy side boosters for a future launch, but both are available for "single-stick" launches currently.

Available first stages, with UTC date of most recent recovery:
1060.18  Sep 24
1080.5    Oct 22
1077.9    Oct 30
1058.19  Nov 4
1073.12  Nov 8
1081.3    Nov 10
1076.10  Nov 12
1069.12  Nov 18 (maybe)

Edit December 5: It's B1077.9, skipping B1060.18 and B1080.5.
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The FAA ATCSCC Current Operations Plan Advisory now has Starlink Group 6-33, but still at December 6.

Quote from: FAA
SPACE-X STARLINK 6-33 (X1990), CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY:     12/06      0400Z-0831
BACKUPS:     12/07-12   0400Z-0831Z

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

BUT ... I have received this cancel-and-replace NGA Rocket Launching notice postponing the launch to December 7 as expected (with launch period now running through December 13 instead of December12).

Quote from: NGA
031710Z DEC 23
NAVAREA IV 1398/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
BAHAMAS.
UNITED STATES.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
      070400Z TO 070831Z DEC, ALTERNATE 0400Z TO 0831Z
      DAILY 08 THRU 13 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 NAVAREA IV 1394/23.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 130931Z DEC 23.

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The FAA ATCSCC Current Operations Plan Advisory now has Starlink Group 6-33, but still at December 6.

Quote from: FAA
SPACE-X STARLINK 6-33 (X1990), CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY:     12/06      0400Z-0831
BACKUPS:     12/07-12   0400Z-0831Z

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


New notice:

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SPACE-X STARLINK 6-33 (X1990), CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY: 12/07   0400Z-0831Z
BACKUPS: 12/08   0400Z-0831Z
    12/09   0400Z-0831Z
    12/10   0400Z-0831Z
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L-1 weather forecast. 95% 'Go' for December 6/7 and for December 7/8. Upper-Level Wind Shear risk is Low-Moderate for December 6/7. All other Additional Risk Criteria are Low.

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SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, December 6 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 11:01 p.m. ET, with backup opportunities available until 2:59 a.m. ET on Thursday, December 7. If needed, additional opportunities are also available on Thursday, December 8 starting at 11:01 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 ninth flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously Crew-5, GPS III Space Vehicle 06, Inmarsat I6-F2, CRS-28, Intelsat G-37, and three Starlink missions. (=B1077-9) Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-33

https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1ZkKzjzadmyKv
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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1732298756756996167

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CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 6-33 launch from Cape Canaveral on 2023-12-07 at 04:01:00 UTC: celestrak.org/NORAD/elements…. Deployment of 23 satellites at 05:06:22.040 UTC. Data for 7 backup launch opportunities also provided: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/.

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Starlink G6-33 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Derived from a pre-launch Starlink-G6-33 state vector, provided by SpaceX. GP data is provided for the entire stack, as well as one for a single satellite.

Launch: 2023-12-07 04:01:00 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 05:06:22.040 UTC.

Backup Launch Opportunity #1
Starlink G6-33B1 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33B1 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Launch: 2023-12-07 04:41:30 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 05:46:52.040 UTC.

Backup Launch Opportunity #2
Starlink G6-33B2 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33B2 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Launch: 2023-12-07 05:07:30 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 06:12:52.040 UTC.

Backup Launch Opportunity #3
Starlink G6-33B3 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33B3 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Launch: 2023-12-07 05:32:00 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 06:37:22.040 UTC.

Backup Launch Opportunity #4
Starlink G6-33B4 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33B4 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Launch: 2023-12-07 05:58:00 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 07:03:22.040 UTC.

Backup Launch Opportunity #5
Starlink G6-33B5 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33B5 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Launch: 2023-12-07 06:22:30 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 07:27:52.040 UTC.

Backup Launch Opportunity #6
Starlink G6-33B6 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33B6 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Launch: 2023-12-07 07:13:00 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 08:18:22.040 UTC.

Backup Launch Opportunity #7
Starlink G6-33B7 Pre-Launch
(Starlink-G6-33B7 Pre-Launch RMS Data)
Launch: 2023-12-07 07:59:00 UTC.
Deployment: 2023-12-07 09:04:22.040 UTC.

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PDF of online press kit.
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Upcoming launches overview, as SpaceX pushes towards a potential 100 launches in 2023! By Trevor Sesnic (@124970MeV).

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2023/12/launch-roundup-120923/

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New T0 is 04:41:30 UTC.

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SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, December 6 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 11:41 p.m. ET, with backup opportunities available until 2:59 a.m. ET on Thursday, December 7. If needed, additional opportunities are also available on Thursday, December 8 starting at 11:01 p.m. ET.

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-33
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Launch time update:
https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-33
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Liftoff is targeted for 11:41 p.m. ET, with backup opportunities available until 2:59 a.m. ET on Thursday, December 7.
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Launch time update:
https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-33
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Liftoff is targeted for 11:41 p.m. ET, with backup opportunities available until 2:59 a.m. ET on Thursday, December 7.

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Liftoff is targeted for 12:07 a.m. ET, with backup opportunities available until 2:59 a.m. ET.



https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1732613102062145655
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UPDATE #1:
@SpaceX is now targeting the #Starlink Group 6-33 launch for the 2nd backup opportunity at 05:07:30 UTC with deployment at 06:12:52.040 UTC.

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T-38 minutes. The SpaceX launch director should be verifying go to start propellant loading.
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T-35 minutes. First stage LOX loading and first and second stage RP-1 loading should be starting about now.
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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"

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1732619213649691042
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T-30 minutes. Frost forming at base of first stage LOX tank.
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T-25 minutes.
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T-20 minute vent. Second stage RP-1 loading should be completed about now.
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T-16 minutes. Second stage LOX loading should be starting about now.
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T-10 minutes.
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T-7 minutes. Engine chill should be starting about now.
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T-6 minutes. First stage RP-1 loading should be complete about now.
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T-5 minutes. Vehicle tanks are pressing for strongback retract.
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T-4 minutes. Strongback is retracting.
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T-3 minutes. First stage LOX load is complete.
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T-2 minutes. Second stage LOX load is complete.
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T-1 minute. Falcon 9 is in startup.

LD is go for launch.
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Liftoff!
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T+1 minute.
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First stage separation.

Ignition.

T+3 minutes.
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Fairing separation.

T+4 minutes.
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Entry burn.

T+7 minutes.
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Landing burn.

Touchdown!

Cutoff.

T+9 minutes. Nominal orbit insertion.
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Upcoming events.

00:54:09 2nd stage engine starts (SES-2)
00:54:11 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
01:05:19 Starlink satellites deploy
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Slightly misjudged where SLC-40 would be but this still came out well. My ears are still ringing from how the bridges were amplifying the bass.

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Some reusability stats for this launch (Starlink Group 6-33):

Booster B1077.9 turnaround time: 37 days 8 hours 47 minutes
(its previous mission was Starlink Group 6-25 on Oct 30, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for Falcon 9 / Heavy boosters is currently 49.86 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches, excluding new first stages.

Launchpad SLC-40 turnaround time: 4 days 4 hours 7 minutes
(the previous launch from this pad was Starlink Group 6-31 on Dec 3, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for SLC-40 is currently 5.10 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches.

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

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T+54 minutes and 9 seconds. Expected ignition for two seconds.
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T+1 hour 5 minutes and 19 seconds. Expected separation.
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"Deployment of 23 @Starlink satellites confirmed"

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1732645964740239592

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Falcon 9 launches 23 @Starlink satellites to orbit from Florida

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F9/Starlink 6-33: This will be the 90th F9-family launch of '23 and the 280th single-stick F9 flight overall; booster B1077 is making its 9th flight; a successful droneship recovery would be SpaceX's 199th and its 252nd overall

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F9/Starlink 6-33: The 23 Starlinks going up this evening will boost the total orbited to date to 5,559; going into tonight's launch, space statistician-extraordinaire Jonathan McDowell indicated 5,125 were presumed functional

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Falcon 9 is getting frosty, and the T-20 vent confirms a nominal countdown so far for Starlink 6-33.

Link: youtube.com/watch?v=ej-z-p…

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Liftoff! B1077-9 ignites and carries another batch of v2 mini Starlink satellites to space!

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NSF liftoff view

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NSF booster & S2 views

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1732628805028581484

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MECO confirmed. B1077 will now attempt a landing on "Just Read the Instructions", while the second stage carries on to orbit.

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Landing confirmed! B1077 levels up, and lands for a 9th time.

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More landing views

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Pad clear

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Late night Starlinks hit different. I'm running out of ideas so boats and holiday lights it is.
Falcon 9 delivering Starlink mission 6-33 to space.

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A Rainbow of Fire...

#SpaceX Starlink 6-33 tonight, ascending to orbit from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station here on the Space Coast. I love the way the colors of the booster's plume change as it approaches MECO. There is no saturation boost, that's how it looks.

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10 more launches to go to reach a record breaking 100 @SpaceX launches this year

Falcon 9 @Starlink 6-33 from #Florida #SpaceCoast marks #SpaceX 90th orbital launch of 2023

Photos by Chuck & @JenRBriggs for @GizSpaceflight / @Gizmodo

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Season's 🎄 Greetings from Florida's Space Coast. SpaceX launches another batch of Starlinks from Pad 40 just after midnight.

As seen from @ExploreSpaceKSC 🚀

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"There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew." -Marshall McLuhan

@Starlink Group 6-33 headed to space early this morning from @SLDelta45 carrying 23 satellites. @SpaceX's 90th launch of 2023.

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Falcon 9 carrying the Starlink 6-33 payload through the upper atmosphere🚀

As always, I’m blown away by how visible launches are all the way from Daytona

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F16, ISO 200
Open shutter from launch to re-entry burn ~7.5 min
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12:07am Thurs Dec 7
SLC-40, JRTI.

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A helicopter in frame plus a sudden pickup of wind towards the end of S1 flight gives you quite an odd arc to work with…

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Some stills from my tracking video of SpaceX Starlink launch of 6-33 at 12:07AM from Florida for @SpaceflightNow. @SpaceX @elonmusk

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Thank you, Steven, FST, and our NSF webcasters for last night's launch coverage! 🪅🎊🎉✨️

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F9/Starlink 6-33: LIFTOFF! At 12:07:30am EST (0507 UTC)
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SpaceX recovery ship Bob arrived at Port Canaveral overnight with both fairing halves from Starlink 6-33.

Rapid unload and turnaround so the ship can get underway again ASAP to support 6-34.

nsf.live/spacecoast

Bob returned to PC on Dec 9 @ 3:03am ET

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Just Read the Instructions droneship is likely to arrive at Port Canaveral around midday (or a bit later) today with Falcon 9 from Starlink 6-33.

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Falcon 9 on the way in to Port Canaveral this afternoon

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Arrival! JRTI droneship delivers Falcon 9 back to Port Canaveral following Starlink 6-33.

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Crosby Skipper + JRTI + B1077 returned to PC on Dec 9 @ 12:32pm ET

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Booster 1077, recovered fairings and Blue Origin's recovery equipment taking notes on how it's done.
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Booster 1077 is back in Port Canaveral on top of Just Read The Instructions! It's looking very sooty after its' ninth mission, Starlink 6-33.

https://twitter.com/matt_dahle/status/1733582244298604748
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Here's my video of the Dec 7 Falcon 9 launch, as seen from 24.4 miles. Launch time was 12:07 am. Payload was more Starlink Internet satellites. I had a clear view of ignition and ascent, staging, and some of the second stage flight. I then explored the camera's ability to see stars in low light mode, starting with a view of the constellation Orion and zooming in on stars in the area of M42, although I'm not sure if M42 is actually in the view at 70x and 50x zoom. On this camera, maximum optical zoom is 24x, so when I was zoomed into stars the image is "digital zoom," which causes a loss of sharpness. But still interesting (to me).

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