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T-6 minutes. First stage RP-1 loading should be complete about now.
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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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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.

Engine ignition.

T+3 minutes.
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Fairing separation.

T+4 minutes.
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T+5 minutes.
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T+6 minutes.
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Entry burn.

T+7 minutes.
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T+8 minutes.
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Landing burn.

Touchdown!

Cutoff. Upcoming events.

00:54:01 2nd stage engine starts (SES-2)
00:54:03 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
01:05:11 Starlink satellites deploy
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Landing burn.

Touchdown!

Cutoff. Upcoming events.

00:54:01 2nd stage engine starts (SES-2)
00:54:03 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
01:05:11 Starlink satellites deploy

Congrats, SpaceX! (pending successful deployment, of course)
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"Falcon 9ís second stage has one additional burn coming up in ~40 minutes, followed by @Starlink
 satellite deploy in ~50 minutes"

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1702892928979616164
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Congrats on another launch.

I miss the before times when these were on YouTube
Wildly optimistic prediction, Superheavy recovery on IFT-4 or IFT-5

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While we are waiting, my 2 cents: 

SpaceX stopped narrating a week before the "X" launch, perhaps to save money? That trend has continued.

Second, since the changeover we have only had rocket camera shots of the climb-out. No land-based tracking camera shots. Initially, this was due to weather/clouds, but that was not the case for tonight's launch. So rocket camera shots only. Again, money-saving perhaps?

For land-based camera footage of these launches, SpaceX launches will have to rely on NSF cameras and other public ones.

Tony
« Last Edit: 09/16/2023 04:14 am by catdlr »
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