Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 6-16 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 15/16 Sep 2023 (03:38 UTC)  (Read 18449 times)

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1702344798563426340

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Ahead of tonight’s Falcon 9 launch of @Starlink satellites, teams are keeping an eye on Hurricane Lee in the Atlantic Ocean which could impact conditions for recovery operations → spacex.com/launches

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SpaceX is targeting Friday, September 15 at 12:03 a.m. ET (04:53 UTC) for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. If needed, an additional opportunity is available at 12:30 a.m. ET (04:30 UTC). Two backup opportunities are also currently available on Friday, September 15 at 11:38 p.m. ET (03:38 UTC September 16) and Saturday, September 16 at 12:07 a.m. ET (04:07 UTC).

This is the fifth flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Crew-6, SES O3b mPOWER, and two Starlink missions. (=B1078-5) Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

A live webcast of this mission will begin on X @SpaceX about five minutes prior to liftoff.

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-16
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PDF of online press kit. Only two launch opportunities this time, at 04:03:40 and 04:30:30 UTC.
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https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1702470033254072571
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Standing down from tonight’s Falcon 9 launch attempt, next available opportunity is 11:38 p.m. ET tomorrow night → http://spacex.com/launches
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https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-16
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SpaceX is targeting Friday, September 15 at 11:38 p.m. ET (03:38 UTC on September 16) for a Falcon 9 launch of 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. If needed, an additional opportunity is available at 12:07 a.m. (04:07 UTC) on Saturday, September 16.

This is the fifth flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Crew-6, SES O3b mPOWER, and two Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
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A cancel-and-replace NGA Rocket Launching notice for the postponement. An additional Backup Day is added.

Quote from: NGA
150132Z SEP 23
NAVAREA IV 1063/23(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   160300Z TO 160439Z SEP, ALTERNATE 170235Z TO 170410Z,
   180210Z TO 180349Z, 190145Z TO 190323Z,
   200110Z TO 200258Z, 210045Z TO 210233Z AND
   220010Z TO 220208Z SEP IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-38.54N 080-37.36W, 28-38.00N 080-30.00W,
      28-25.00N 080-09.00W, 28-21.00N 080-11.00W,
      28-30.93N 080-33.25W.
   B. 25-59.00N 076-03.00W, 26-16.00N 076-03.00W,
      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.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 1048/23.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 220308Z SEP 23.

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Most likely reason for the scrub is unfavorable recovery weather, hence Elon's previous post about Hurricane Lee.
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https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1702517764764917876
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.@SpaceX is now targeting the #Starlink Group 6-16 launch for 2023-09-16 at 03:38:20 UTC (https://spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-6-16). CelesTrak pre-launch SupGP data has now been updated.
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Please correct first post - s/b 11:38 pm (thank you).

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T-38 minutes. The SpaceX launch director should be verifying go to start propellant loading.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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

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T-35 minutes. First stage LOX loading and first and second stage RP-1 loading should be starting about now.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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"All systems are looking good and weather is trending favorably for tonight’s Falcon 9’s launch of 22 @Starlink
 satellites from Florida. Propellant load is underway → http://spacex.com/launches"

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1702880920032669706
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T-25 minutes. Vapour coming off bottom of first stage LOX tank.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-25 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-20 minute vent. Second stage RP-1 loading should be completed about now.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-16 minutes. Second stage LOX loading should be starting about now.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-10 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-7 minutes. Engine chill should be starting about now.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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