Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L20 : CCSFS SLC-40 : March 11, 2021 (08:13 UTC)  (Read 53086 times)

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Did they retrieve the fairings?

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Here is a comparison of the Starlink L18 and L20 S1 telemetry.

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Here is a comparison of the Starlink L18 and L20 S1 telemetry.

Looks like they have that trajectory dialed in.

I still have a hard time believing just how routine the whole process of launching 60 satellites and reusing the booster and fairing have become.  What an age to live in.
Wildly optimistic prediction, Superheavy recovery on IFT-4 or IFT-5 (Welp a little early on IFT-4, but still have a shot at 5)

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Did they retrieve the fairings?

Since they're planned water landings, I'm sure they did.  What kind of shape they'll be in, we'll have to wait and see.  Sea conditions were low risk, so I expect they'll be reuseable, but like I said, can't tell until they get in port.

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Looks like they have that trajectory dialed in.

I still have a hard time believing just how routine the whole process of launching 60 satellites and reusing the booster and fairing have become.  What an age to live in.
Wait till the fill the shell in what 6 launches? Then they switch to the 70 degree and 97 degree shells.

The trajectories, they will be a chang'in.
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Looks like they have that trajectory dialed in.

I still have a hard time believing just how routine the whole process of launching 60 satellites and reusing the booster and fairing have become.  What an age to live in.
Wait till the fill the shell in what 6 launches? Then they switch to the 70 degree and 97 degree shells.

The trajectories, they will be a chang'in.

Sounds like a reason why they wanted to open up the polar flight path form the east and ramp up west coast operations.
Wildly optimistic prediction, Superheavy recovery on IFT-4 or IFT-5 (Welp a little early on IFT-4, but still have a shot at 5)

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https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1370169911197192206
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#SpaceXFleet update:

Finn Falgout/JRTI/B1058 has not had an AIS ping. (This is normal- ghost tug I tell ya)

Hawk/OCISLY are well on their way going 7 knots towards the Starlink LZ.

Fairing scoopers Searcher/Navigator are almost to Morehead City to drop off their haul.

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Fairings are being transloaded from GO SEARCHER & GO NAVIGATOR to GO PURSUIT in the Port of Morehead City. Both have tarps-generally a good sign. SEARCHER & NAVIGATOR likely will support #STARLINK 21; PURSUIT to the Cape

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Last fairing has been loaded onto GO PURSUIT!

https://twitter.com/ncspaceops/status/1370417541898772480

https://twitter.com/ncspaceops/status/1370418305643773954

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Another photo released by SpaceX

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https://twitter.com/ncspaceops/status/1370469367734009857

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As of 1440-local, GO Pursuit was headed out to sea almost certainly en route to the Cape to drop off @SpaceX #Starlink 20 fairings. GO Searcher & GO Navigator remain in port #spacexfleet #spacex @SpaceXFleet

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https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1370849331444641792

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Go Pursuit is hugging the coastline en route to Port Canaveral with the recovered fairings from the Starlink L20 mission. Pursuit is doing courier duty while Searcher and Navigator head out for the L21 mission in the morning. Y'all confused yet? #SpaceXFleet

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https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1371160129152880641

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Finn Falgout, Just Read the Instructions and B1058-6 have arrived at Port Canaveral after the Starlink L20 mission.

The Space Coast woke up to a launch and spring breakers are being suprised by the arrival of a scorchy booster.

Mission overview:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/03/spacex-launch-starlink-v1-l20/

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https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1371188112492216321

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GO Pursuit will be arriving at Port Canaveral with the fairing from the Starlink V1 L20 mission in about 60 minutes.

GO Searcher/Navigator successfully recovered them during the mission and transferred them to Pursuit in North Carolina on Friday.

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Fairings ahoy on NSF Fleetcam
« Last Edit: 03/14/2021 08:19 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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