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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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T+2 minutes.
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First stage separation.

Ignition.

T+3 minutes.
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Fairing separation.

T+4 minutes.
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