Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 6-16 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 15/16 Sep 2023 (03:38 UTC)  (Read 18457 times)

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1703132464712237216

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Video of last night’s @Starlink satellite deployment

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https://twitter.com/starlink/status/1703132933102649527

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Developed in-house, the dielectric mirrors on the surface of the satellites and extremely dark black paint for angled surfaces or those not conducive to mirror adhesion help absorb and redirect light away from the ground

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We firmly believe in the importance of protecting the night sky for all to enjoy, which is why the Starlink team has been working with leading astronomers around the world to reduce satellite brightness

https://twitter.com/starlink/status/1703135000206745949

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The Starlink team continues to share best practices for brightness mitigation, and has made the dielectric mirror film available at cost to other satellite operators → https://api.starlink.com/public-files/BrightnessMitigationBestPracticesSatelliteOperators.pdf
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Some reusability stats for this launch (Starlink Group 6-16):

Booster B1078.5 turnaround time: 40 days 0 hours 57 minutes
(its previous mission was Starlink Group 6-8 on Aug 7, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for Falcon 9 / Heavy boosters is currently 56.60 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches, excluding new first stages.

Launchpad SLC-40 turnaround time: 7 days 0 hours 25 minutes
(the previous launch from this pad was Starlink Group 6-14 on Sep 9, 2023 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for SLC-40 is currently 7.40 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches.

The same type of stats for previous SpaceX launches may be found on this spreadsheet online.

Bob + JRTI + B1078 returned to PC on Sept 19 @ 6:59am ET

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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1704104755742618062

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Two fairing halves and a Falcon 9 booster safely delivered to Florida this morning - Starlink 6-16.

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