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Thread for the Starlink 5-15 group launch.

NSF Threads for Starlink 5-15: Discussion

Launch 16 July 2023, at 03:50:00 UTC (15 July 11:50 pm EDT), from Canaveral SLC-40, on booster 1060-16.  The first stage successfully landed aboard A Shortfall Of Gravitas.

Main payload: 54 Starlink v1.5 satellites.  Launching into the Gen2 constellation.

Launch to a 43 degree mid-inclination orbit on a southeastern trajectory.  Initial orbit is 299 x 339 km.

Last Starlink v1.5 launch = last Group 2/3/4/5 launch.

Starlink v1.5 satellite mass is now about 300kg after the addition of laser ISL terminals.

Please use the Starlink Discussion Thread for all general discussion on Starlink.

Check the Starlink Index Thread for links to more Starlink information.



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1245-EX-ST-2023   Starlink 5-15, Mission
NET July from Florida [July 8]
ASDS North  28  29  11   West  80  32  51



NextSpaceflight (Updated June 20th)
Launch NET 6 July 2023
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7168
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1245-EX-ST-2023   Starlink 5-15, Mission
NET July from Florida [July 8]
ASDS North  28  29  11   West  80  32  51



NextSpaceflight (Updated June 20th)
Launch NET 6 July 2023
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7168
Also from NextSpaceflight:
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This is the last planned launch of Starlink v1.5 satellites.
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How is launch planned for 6 July when OSD is 8 July?

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How is launch planned for 6 July when OSD is 8 July?

1245-EX-ST-2023   Starlink 5-15, Mission
NET July from Florida
ASDS North  28  29  11   West  80  32  51

This launch appears to be RTLS.

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How is launch planned for 6 July when OSD is 8 July?

1245-EX-ST-2023   Starlink 5-15, Mission
NET July from Florida
ASDS North  28  29  11   West  80  32  51

This launch appears to be RTLS.

That was a typo when they filed it, now says:
   North  25  38  37   West  74  59  4   Autonomous Drone Ship

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Cross-post:
NextSpaceflight, updated June 21:
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Starlink Group 5-15
Launch Time
NET Jul 08, 2023

How is launch planned for 6 July when OSD is 8 July?
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https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7168
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Starlink Group 5-15
Launch Time
NET Jul 13, 2023

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Cross-post:
NextSpaceflight, updated July 1:
Thu Jul 13, 2023 04:35 GMT
A Shortfall of Gravitas
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Last Starlink v1.5 launch = last Group 2/3/4/5 launch.

Has anyone found an official source confirming that this is the last v1.5 launch?

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NGA Rocket Launching notice and two Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas).

Quote from: NGA
011946Z JUL 23
NAVAREA IV 772/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   130435Z TO 130606Z JUL, ALTERNATE
   140410Z TO 140541Z, 150345Z TO 15 0516Z,
   160320Z TO 160450Z, 170254Z TO 170425Z,
   180229Z TO 180400Z AND 190204Z TO 190335Z
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
A. 28-41.90N 080-39.90W, 28-17.00N 079-51.00W,
   28-05.00N 079-32.00W, 28-01.00N 079-34.00W,
   28-20.00N 080-17.00W, 28-29.10N 080-32.40W.
B. 26-14.00N 076-03.00W, 26-12.00N 075-18.00W,
   26-06.00N 074-56.00W, 25-52.00N 074-34.00W,
   25-40.00N 074-24.00W, 25-26.00N 074-32.00W,
   25-20.00N 074-43.00W, 25-22.00N 075-00.00W,
   25-36.00N 075-26.00W, 25-57.00N 075-57.00W,
   26-10.00N 076-03.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 190435Z JUL 23.
Quote from: NGA
080542Z JUL 23
HYDROLANT 1539/23(57,61).
EASTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC.
SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 01, DNC 02, DNC 03.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   00407Z TO 0807Z DAILY 13 THRU 19 JUL
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   41-54.00S 016-43.00E, 31-28.00S 058-22.00E,
   11-01.00S 086-09.00E, 13-19.00S 087-37.00E,
   34-02.00S 059-21.00E, 44-36.00S 016-57.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 190907Z JUL 23.
Quote from: NGA
080542Z JUL 23
HYDROPAC 2224/23(57,61).
EASTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC.
SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 01, DNC 02, DNC 03.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   00407Z TO 0807Z DAILY 13 THRU 19 JUL
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   41-54.00S 016-43.00E, 31-28.00S 058-22.00E,
   11-01.00S 086-09.00E, 13-19.00S 087-37.00E,
   34-02.00S 059-21.00E, 44-36.00S 016-57.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 190907Z JUL 23.

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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. 1058.16 and 1060.16 are back in the rotation for such launches.

1076.6 and 1073.10 are undergoing modifications to become the Falcon Heavy side boosters for Jupiter 3, launch currently scheduled for July 24, and are no longer available for "single-stick" launches at the current time.

1072.1 is reserved for Cygnus NG-20.

Available first stages, with UTC date of most recent recovery:
1060.16  Jan 3
1062.15  May 27
1077.6    Jun 4
1078.4    Jun 5 (may be held back for a human spaceflight launch)
1067.13  June 18
1069.9    Jun 23 (maybe)

Edit July 8: It's B1062.15.

Edit July 12: No, it's B1060.16.
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NextSpaceflight, updated July 8:
B1062.15

A very sooty booster presumably headed to SLC-40 this morning.
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Last Starlink v1.5 launch = last Group 2/3/4/5 launch.
Has anyone found an official source confirming that this is the last v1.5 launch?
Nextspaceflight.com, on June 20, as quoted up-thread, but not yet from SpaceX.

Correction:
NSF Launch Roundup Arianespace launches Ariane 5 final flight; SpaceX flies one of last Starlink v1.5 flights, July 3, Justin Davenport
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The last scheduled v1.5 satellite launch is currently scheduled for July [13] 12 aboard Starlink 5-15, also from Florida.
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NGA Rocket Launching notice and two Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas).

Maps from the NGA notices. ASDS 642km downrange.

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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1678016593538740224

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Departure! ASOG droneship and support ship Doug are outbound from Port Canaveral to support the upcoming Starlink 5-15 launch.

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Departure! ASOG droneship and support ship Doug are outbound from Port Canaveral to support the upcoming Starlink 5-15 launch.

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So launches 10th & 13th both from pad 40, 3 day 4 hour hour pad turnaround now possible?

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So launches 10th & 13th both from Pad 40; 3 day 4 hour pad turnaround now possible?

Not sure. I'm anticipating a 24-hour or 48-hour slip of the second Starlink launch for extra time needed to turn around after the first Starlink launch. Maybe SpaceX doesn't feel confident about a 76-hour pad turnaround just yet.
« Last Edit: 07/09/2023 04:19 pm by ZachS09 »
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My bold:
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated July 9:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on July 9 at 11:58 p.m. EDT. A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on mid-July TBD, around midnight EDT. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches from pad 40. A Falcon Heavy will launch the Jupiter 3 / Echostar XXIV communication satellite from pad 39A on late July TBD.
Same bolded passage in July 8 update.
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