Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 6-33 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 7 December 2023 (05:07 UTC)  (Read 15736 times)

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T+5 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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

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Entry burn.

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

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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"

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1732644541315133596
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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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https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1732625586927837206

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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

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1732625688748835235

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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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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1732623326936174595

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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

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1732628258615652449

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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.

Link: youtube.com/watch?v=ej-z-p

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1732630206035247523

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

Link: youtube.com/watch?v=ej-z-p

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More landing views

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