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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1060 on: 05/01/2023 07:08 pm »
Wondering if it's safe to say B1058 has been retired at this point?
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1061 on: 05/01/2023 07:11 pm »
Wondering if it's safe to say B1058 has been retired at this point?

Last official news was that both B1058 and B1060 have reached their certification limit (15 flights), and that SpaceX was looking into whether they want to increase that certification to 20 flights.
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1062 on: 05/02/2023 10:53 am »
with 9 May date for 5-9, and expectation of 6-3 before Badr, schedule is looking more like:

~ approx NET date, and ? = extra uncertainty

Scheduled to launch in May:
May 4 _ CCSFS SLC-40   ASOG      Starlink 5-6
May 8 _ Vand SLC-4E     OCISLY    Starlink 2-9
May 9 _ CCSFS SLC-40   ASDS      Starlink 5-9
May~15 CCSFS SLC-40   JRTI       Starlink 6-3
May~18 Vand SLC-4E      LZ-4        Iridium Flight 9/OneWeb Flight 19
May~19? KSC LC-39A       ASDS      Axiom-2?
May 22 _ CCSFS SLC-40   ASDS      Badr-8
May~28? Vand SLC-4E     OCISLY   Starlink 2-10
May~29? CCSFS SLC-40   ASDS     Starlink 6-4?(OSD 18Apr) or 5-11?(OSD 3 May) or ?

(Possible 10 launches in May counting ViaSat-3 on 1 May UTC. But not sure there is enough time to change 39A from FH to crew dragon then to cargo dragon 1 May, 19 May, & 3 June and slippages are always possible.)

Scheduled to launch in June:
Jun 3 KSC LC-39A       ASDS   SpX-28
Jun 10 Vand SLC-4E      LZ-4?  Transporter-8


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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1063 on: 05/02/2023 03:49 pm »
I haven't received confirmation but I'm already doubting we'll see Axiom-2 this month. I remember being told if Viasat delayed for more than a week after April 18 then Axiom-2 would likely have to jump to September after the current slot for Polaris Dawn.

As things stand my total guess based on the stuff I've heard is...

Starlink 5-6 // May 4th SLC-40
Starlink 2-9 // May 8th SLC-4E
Starlink 5-9 // May 9th SLC-40
Starlink 6-3 // May 15th SLC-40
Iridium-9/OneWeb-19 // May 17th SLC-4E
Arabsat 7B // May 22nd SLC-40
Starlink 2-10 // May 25th SLC-4E
Starlink 6-4 // May 28th SLC-40
Starlink 5-7 // Early June SLC-4E

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1064 on: 05/02/2023 04:10 pm »
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after the current slot for Polaris Dawn.
PD isn't going to ISS.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1065 on: 05/02/2023 04:16 pm »
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after the current slot for Polaris Dawn.
PD isn't going to ISS.

It's launching from 39A which is the slot I'm referring to

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1066 on: 05/02/2023 04:49 pm »
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after the current slot for Polaris Dawn.
PD isn't going to ISS.

It's launching from 39A which is the slot I'm referring to
It is much easier to find a launch opportunity in the LC schedule rather than on the ISS. They might have a window after Boeing Crewed Flight Test or after Crew-6 returns home. PD can easily fly after. They don't have such tight ISS schedule.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1067 on: 05/02/2023 04:56 pm »
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after the current slot for Polaris Dawn.
PD isn't going to ISS.

It's launching from 39A which is the slot I'm referring to
It is much easier to find a launch opportunity in the LC schedule rather than on the ISS. They might have a window after Boeing Crewed Flight Test or after Crew-6 returns home. PD can easily fly after. They don't have such tight ISS schedule.

Based on the LC-39A schedule and the stuff I've heard, I would disagree with it being easy to find a slot on the schedule. Perhaps going into the winter it'll be easier but for the time being, LC-39A's schedule is very very tight. 

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1068 on: 05/03/2023 10:42 am »
Didn't both the "Spacex Transporter7" and "O3B mPOWER 3-4" boosters land successfully on the drone ships?

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1069 on: 05/03/2023 12:37 pm »
Didn't both the "Spacex Transporter7" and "O3B mPOWER 3-4" boosters land successfully on the drone ships?

Transporter 7 landed at LZ-4
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1070 on: 05/03/2023 05:07 pm »
Recent Kennedy LC-39A launches; payload(s) requires LC-39A?:
2022
Oct 5       Falcon 9            Crew-5                     Yes
Nov 1      Falcon Heavy   USSF-44                   Yes
Nov 26   Falcon 9             SpX-26                     Yes
Dec 8      Falcon 9            OneWeb Flight 15   No
Dec 17   Falcon 9            Starlink 4-37             No
2023
Jan 15   Falcon Heavy    USSF-67                   Yes
Feb 2      Falcon 9           Starlink 5-3               No
Mar 2     Falcon 9            Crew-6                      Yes
Mar 15   Falcon 9            SpX-27                      Yes
May 1    Falcon Heavy    ViaSat-3.1                Yes

Upcoming Kennedy LC-39A launches for the remainder of the year:
Late May           Falcon 9            Axiom-2          Yes
Early/mid Jun   Falcon 9            SpX-28            Yes
NET Jul             Falcon Heavy   USSF-52          Yes
Jul 15                Falcon Heavy   Jupiter 3          Yes
Aug 17              Falcon 9            Crew-7              Yes
NET Sep           Falcon 9            Polaris Dawn   Yes
NET Oct 5         Falcon Heavy   Psyche             Yes
NET Nov           Falcon 9            Axiom-3            Yes
Dec                    Falcon 9            SpX-29              Yes
TBD                   Falcon 9            IM-1                  Yes
TBD                   Falcon 9            IM-2                  Yes

Perhaps going into the winter it'll be easier but for the time being, LC-39A's schedule is very very tight.
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1072 on: 05/06/2023 12:14 pm »
Group 5 is 43 inclination so far, these two too?
From the Vandenberg air force base?

0982-EX-ST-2023  Mission 1930 Starlink Group 5-8
NET June from Vandy
ASDS North  North  29  36  27   West  116  43  41

0983-EX-ST-2023  Mission 1943 Starlink Group 5-13
NET June from Vandy
ASDS North  North  29  36  27   West  116  43  41

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1073 on: 05/06/2023 01:35 pm »
Group 5 is 43 inclination so far, these two too?
From the Vandenberg air force base?

0982-EX-ST-2023  Mission 1930 Starlink Group 5-8
NET June from Vandy
ASDS North  North  29  36  27   West  116  43  41

0983-EX-ST-2023  Mission 1943 Starlink Group 5-13
NET June from Vandy
ASDS North  North  29  36  27   West  116  43  41

Also Group 5-7

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1074 on: 05/07/2023 07:25 am »
Group 5 is 43 inclination so far, these two too?
From the Vandenberg air force base?

0982-EX-ST-2023  Mission 1930 Starlink Group 5-8
NET June from Vandy
ASDS North  North  29  36  27   West  116  43  41

0983-EX-ST-2023  Mission 1943 Starlink Group 5-13
NET June from Vandy
ASDS North  North  29  36  27   West  116  43  41

Also Group 5-7
That's right, I overlooked that.
The ASDS positions are almost identical to mission 4-31 from Vandenberg. Minimal further west.
So missions 5-7, 5-8 and 5-13 go into a 53 degree inclined orbit?

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1075 on: 05/07/2023 03:07 pm »
Recent Kennedy LC-39A launches; payload(s) requires LC-39A?:

Upcoming Kennedy LC-39A launches for the remainder of the year:
Dec                    Falcon 9            SpX-29              Yes

Does that yes to requires LC_39A mean LC-40 isn't going to be upgraded to do cargo dragon launches? And/or won't be complete by December?

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1076 on: 05/07/2023 03:32 pm »
Recent Kennedy LC-39A launches; payload(s) requires LC-39A?:

Upcoming Kennedy LC-39A launches for the remainder of the year:
Dec                    Falcon 9            SpX-29              Yes

Does that yes to requires LC_39A mean LC-40 isn't going to be upgraded to do cargo dragon launches? And/or won't be complete by December?
They have said by Fall for LC-40 be ready for Cargo and crew after that.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1077 on: 05/07/2023 08:16 pm »
Group 5 is 43 inclination so far, these two too?
From the Vandenberg air force base?

0982-EX-ST-2023  Mission 1930 Starlink Group 5-8
NET June from Vandy
ASDS North  North  29  36  27   West  116  43  41

0983-EX-ST-2023  Mission 1943 Starlink Group 5-13
NET June from Vandy
ASDS North  North  29  36  27   West  116  43  41

Also Group 5-7
That's right, I overlooked that.
The ASDS positions are almost identical to mission 4-31 from Vandenberg. Minimal further west.
So missions 5-7, 5-8 and 5-13 go into a 53 degree inclined orbit?

AFAIK, Group 5 is 43 degrees.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1078 on: 05/07/2023 09:09 pm »
Can 43 degree inclination be done from VSFB?

Is the range of inclinations possible something like 51 - 145 ? In which case 53 may make more sense?

4-4 did 53.22 per https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/12/starlink-4-4/

53.2 was a generation 1 orbit. Is the generation 2 orbit exactly 53?


Those minimal differences in ASDS positions for anyone interested
5-7 ASDS info
North  29  36  27   West  116  43  41   Autonomous Drone Ship, within 40.5 nautical miles
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=123956&RequestTimeout=1000

4-31 ASDS info
North  29  37  18   West  116  37  14   Autonomous Drone Ship, within 40.5 nautical miles
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=118688&RequestTimeout=1000

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Discussion Thread
« Reply #1079 on: 05/10/2023 09:12 am »
Update on some booster allocations:

https://twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1656224376302313474

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The [USSF-52] side boosters, if they land successfully, will later be used as side boosters of the Falcon Heavy set to launch NASA's Psyche towards the metallic asteroid of same name. The side boosters originally assigned for that mission will now only fly as Falcon 9 boosters.

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One of them, B1075, started already flying as single stick in January launching the Starlink Group 2-4 mission and later launched again in March to support the first SDA Tranche 0 mission. It will fly again later today from Vandenberg supporting the Starlink Group 2-9 mission.

https://twitter.com/alexphysics13/status/1656224956299235328

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The other, B1072, still has to fly but latest information is that it is set to debut launching the NG-20 mission - Northrop Grumman Cygnus' first flight on Falcon 9.

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