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Discussion thread for Starlink v1.0 Launch 25

NSF Threads for Starlink v1.0 L25: Discussion
NSF Articles for Starlink v1.0 L25: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/05/spacex-parallel-operations-starlink-l25/

Launched successfully 04 May 2021 at 3:01pm EDT (1901 UTC) on Falcon 9 (booster 1049.9) from Kennedy Space Center’s LC-39A. ASDS landing on OCISLY achieved, towed by tugboat Mr. Jonah. Recovery support ship was GO Quest. Fairing half was recovered  from the water by MV Shelia Bordelon.

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The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously supported launch of Telstar 18 VANTAGE, Iridium-8, and six Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean. One half of Falcon 9’s fairing previously supported two Starlink missions.

Payload: A batch of 60 Starlink satellites. Expected deployment orbit of approximately 282 x 261 km.

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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https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0

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Each Starlink satellite weights approximately 260 kg and features a compact, flat-panel design that minimizes volume, allowing for a dense launch stack to take full advantage of Falcon 9’s launch capabilities. With four powerful phased array and two parabolic antennas on each satellite ... At end of their life cycle, the satellites will utilize their on-board propulsion system to deorbit over the course of a few months. In the unlikely event their propulsion system becomes inoperable, the satellites will burn up in Earth’s atmosphere within 1-5 years, significantly less than the hundreds or thousands of years required at higher altitudes. Further, Starlink components are designed for full demisability.

Starlink is targeting service to near global coverage of the populated world by 2021. Additional information on the system can be found at starlink.com.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L25 : Florida : April 2021
« Reply #1 on: 03/14/2021 09:37 am »
0123-EX-ST-2021 Starlink RF Mission 2-2 STA application

0123-EX-ST-2021 Starlink RF Mission 2-2 Grant

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L25 : Florida : NET April 2021
« Reply #2 on: 04/09/2021 01:04 am »
Cross-post:
http://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html [updated April 7]
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch Crew Dragon Crew-2, carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station from pad 39A on April 22 at 6:11am EDT. Sunrise is 6:49am. The launch time gets 22-26 min. earlier each day. Then, a Falcon 9 will launch the Starlink 24 internet satellite batch on TBD. Other upcoming Falcon 9s include more Starlink batches on TBD. A Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the SiriusXM-8 on June 1 at 12:25am EDT. And Falcon 9 from pad 39A will launch the next Dragon resupply mission, CRS-22, on June 3 at around 1pm EDT.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L25 : Florida : NET April 2021
« Reply #3 on: 04/21/2021 01:36 pm »
Crosspost:
It could be referring to a different mission but SpaceX has used "Starlink-xx" nomenclature in an STA request for the first time (that I'm aware of) :) "Starlink-26" is NET May 13th.

https://fcc.report/ELS/Space-Exploration-Technologies-Corp-SpaceX/0628-EX-ST-2021

SpaceX has traditionally counted the v0.9 launch as part of its Starlink launches. Entirely possible it refers to this launch instead.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L25 : Florida : May 2021
« Reply #4 on: 04/27/2021 06:04 pm »
From SpaceFlight Now

Early May • Starlink V1.0-L25
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/04/27/spacex-to-resume-starlink-launches-stretching-reused-falcon-boosters-to-their-limits/

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“So I think that’s probably a couple of flights is a good number for a crew booster, and in the meantime, we’ll keep flying the life leader,” Musk said. “We’ve got nine flights on one of the boosters. We’re going to have a 10th flight soon with a Starlink mission.”

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Another Falcon 9 launch with the next batch of Starlink satellites is scheduled as soon as next week from pad 39A from the Kennedy Space Center.

B1051.10 could launch next week.

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New details from SFN

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May 4 • Starlink V1.0-L25
Launch time: 1901 GMT (3:01 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

May the 4th be with you!
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Starlink every week amazing.

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Scheduled for 12 days from the previous launch at LC-39A, so no speed records or anything.

Booster should already be in the HIF.

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Booster should already be in the HIF.

Very likely B1049, B1051, and B1058 pictured here with B1061 inside 39A's hangar on April 16th :)

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I received notices from the NGA, however the times for May 4 and May 5 are not consistent with each other and not consistent with May 6.  May 6 through May 10 are consistent with each other.

So here are my best guesses for launch times, working backwards from May 6 to calculate May 5 and May 4.  Note that my May 4 launch time is five minutes later than what others are reporting.  As the double tilde indicates, my confidence level in these times is not particularly high.

Primary Day = Tuesday, May 4 at ~~19:06 UTC.
Backup Day #1 = Wednesday, May 5 at ~~18:44 UTC.
Backup Day #2 = Thursday, May 6 at ~~18:23 UTC.
Backup Day #3 = Friday, May 7 at ~~18:01 UTC.
Backup Day #4 = Saturday, May 8 at ~~17:39 UTC.
Backup Day #5 = Sunday, May 9 at ~~17:18 UTC.
Backup Day #6 = Monday, May 10 at ~~16:56 UTC.

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290924Z APR 21
NAVAREA IV 351/21(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   041830Z TO 042049Z MAY, ALTERNATE
   051830Z TO 052027Z, 061718Z TO 062005Z,
   071656Z TO 071944Z, 081634Z TO 081922Z,
   091613Z TO 091901Z AND 101551Z TO 101839Z MAY
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-40-20N 080-38-37W, 29-20-00N 079-54-00W,
      29-13-00N 079-46-00W, 28-34-00N 080-23-00W,
      28-30-10N 080-32-53W.
   B. 31-27-00N 077-29-00W, 33-17-00N 076-03-00W,
      33-31-00N 074-59-00W, 33-10-00N 074-36-00W,
      32-27-00N 074-46-00W, 31-15-00N 077-17-00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 101939Z MAY 21.
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290904Z APR 21
HYDROPAC 1298/21(61,75,76).
SOUTHEASTERN INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 03, DNC 04, DNC 05.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   042040Z TO 042237Z MAY, ALTERNATE
   052040Z TO 052215Z, 061928Z TO 062240Z,
   071906Z TO 072132Z, 081844Z TO 082110Z,
   091823Z TO 092049Z AND 101801Z TO 101927Z MAY
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   29-43S 060-07E, 24-55S 064-27E,
   38-45S 084-30E, 45-12S 099-45E,
   49-46S 119-13E, 50-42S 138-19E,
   48-50S 156-44E, 51-46S 158-08E,
   54-42S 148-32E, 56-20S 131-03E,
   55-52S 107-50E, 49-11S 085-05E,
   34-32S 064-13E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 102027Z MAY 21.

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May 4 • Starlink V1.0-L25
Launch time: 1901 GMT (3:01 p.m. EDT)
May the 4th be with you!

Launch time now confirmed by Ben Cooper and Next SpaceFlight.
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Could see the TE vertical at 39a this morning on the NSF stream, likely picking up the launch mount/frame for rollback and vehicle mating.
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Mr. Jonah (formerly of carrying Pegasus/SLS Core Stage) has hooked up to OCISLY

From NSF's Fleetcam
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Nextspaceflight is reporting that B1049 will be supporting this mission.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/2680
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https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1387924073670496256
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Mr. Jonah and OCISLY are outbound for Starlink L25.
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State of play on the Space Coast for the immediate future:
Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2021
May 4 Q2 April early May - Starlink flight 26 (x60) [v1.0 L25] - Falcon 9-116 (1049.9 S) - Kennedy LC-39A - 19:01:07
(Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

NET May 9 - Starlink flight 27 28 (x60) [v1.0 L27] - Falcon 9-117 (1051.10 S) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 06:42:45
(Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

May 17 - SBIRS-GEO 5 - Atlas V 421 - Canaveral SLC-41

NET May Q2 April? - Starlink flight 28? 27 (x60) [v1.0 L26] - Falcon 9 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40
(Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

NET May - Starlink flight 29 (x60) [v1.0 L28] - Falcon 9 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40
(Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

June 1 NET Q2 - SiriusXM SXM-8 - Falcon 9 (S) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 04:25

June 3 early June - Dragon v2 SpX-22 (CRS-22) - Falcon 9 (1067.1 S) - Kennedy LC-39A - ~17:00
(ISS flights: launch 22-26 minutes earlier/day)

June 17 July  - GPS III SV05 - Falcon 9 (B1062.2 S) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 22:00-01:00 June 18
(GPS: launch about 4 minutes earlier/day)

June 23 - STP-3: STPSat-6, LDPE-1, small satellite (x6) - Atlas V 551 - Canaveral SLC-41

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.@SpaceX’s GO Quest is back in Morehead City tonight—less than five days after leaving to support #Starlink 24 and rescuing Tug Hawk and JRTI. She’ll set sail again to support OCISLY and the next Starlink mission NET 4 May

https://twitter.com/ncspaceops/status/1388312953775079429

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80% GO on primary, moderate booster recovery risk
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Meanwhile, in Florida....

Fairing recovery ship Shelia Bordelon is heading back out to sea for yet another Starlink launch, just 13 hours after returning from the last.
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B1049 has rolled out to the pad ahead of launch.

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B1049.9 is now vertical. Possible static fire.

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Wonder why there's no official confirmation of the test results as of now, several hours later
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80% GO on both days, with moderate booster recovery risk
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Wonder why there's no official confirmation of the test results as of now, several hours later

Because it’s just a static fire, and SpaceX doesn’t tweet about them that often.

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Wonder why there's no official confirmation of the test results as of now, several hours later

Because it’s just a static fire, and SpaceX doesn’t tweet about them that often.

Not true, whenever there is a static fire, they tweet.

On Starlink missions with no SF, they tweet the day before/day of launch.
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Not true, whenever there is a static fire, they tweet.

On Starlink missions with no SF, they tweet the day before/day of launch.

They didn’t tweet about the last Starlink static fire on March 8 either.

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52984.msg2201956#msg2201956

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SpaceX is targeting Tuesday, May 4 for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous window is at 3:01 p.m. EDT, or 19:01 UTC, and a backup opportunity is available on Wednesday, May 5 at 2:39 p.m. EDT, or 18:39 UTC.

The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously supported launch of Telstar 18 VANTAGE, Iridium-8, and six Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean. One half of Falcon 9’s fairing previously supported two Starlink missions.

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https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1389496734938812418

So launch should be at: 19:01:07? UTC + 1:03:49 = 20:04:56 UTC?
« Last Edit: 05/04/2021 09:24 am by SMS »
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B1049 is truly an incredible booster, and tomorrows launch makes it better.
It's been roughly 1000 days since B1049 debuted. Roughly 1000 days before that, SpaceX landed a Falcom 9 for the first time. Roughly 1 in 25 of all satellites ever launched were launched by B1049.
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NSF coverage starts at 2:15pm EDT (1815 UTC)

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GO for prop load, per countdown net
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Launch auto sequence has started

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T-20 venting

Edit: Significant heat haze and winds visible
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SpaceX stream is live

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2nd stage LOX loading underway

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SpaceX stream now fully live.

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SpaceX coverage has just started, with Siva hosting
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Live view of OCISLY! Has had full white and yellow livery repainted on it  ;D
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T-7 min, Falcon 9 begins engine chill prior to launch

Everything is nominal
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Strongback retraction
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2 minutes.
"The Starship has landed"

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60 seconds, F9 on startup
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Liftoff!
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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1389656869774495756 :D
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MAXQ, vehicle is nominal
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Stage 1 entry burn has started.

And shutdown
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Stage 1 has landed! B1049 will now be returned, and refurbished for a hopeful 10th flight!   :D
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Wow, look at that precision

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Impressive to nail the bullseye like that...  8) And just a few seconds before, it almost looked like it was going to miss the drone ship when the ship was in the top corner of the image :o (although that was probably a wrong impression due to the approach angle)
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Has anyone else noticed that for a lot of the more recent starlink flights the clock shows t=0 at ignition and T+2 or 3 at liftoff? Obviously the rocket is lifting off on time but it seems like that's been happening a lot recently.
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Impressive to nail the bullseye like that...  8) And just a few seconds before, it almost looked like it was going to miss with the drone ship in the top corner of the image :o (although that was probably due to the approach angle)

Yep, it’s angle. Still had some horizontal velocity to kill as it was coming down, hence it looking like it was a goner  ;)
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Impressive to nail the bullseye like that...  8) And just a few seconds before, it almost looked like it was going to miss with the drone ship in the top corner of the image :o (although that was probably due to the approach angle)

Yep, it’s angle. Still had some horizontal velocity to kill as it was coming down, hence it looking like it was a goner  ;)

Gotta account for prevailing winds during final descent.
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Impressive to nail the bullseye like that...  8) And just a few seconds before, it almost looked like it was going to miss with the drone ship in the top corner of the image :o (although that was probably due to the approach angle)

Yep, it’s angle. Still had some horizontal velocity to kill as it was coming down, hence it looking like it was a goner  ;)

So I wasn't the only one who was getting rather concerned at the sight of OCISLY in the upper left corner, making it look like B1049 was going to miss entirely?

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I already saw that message on some recent flight, probably the previous Starlink launch. :)

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  When I saw this viewpoint during the coverage my heart sank as I thought the booster was going to get wet. Would have really liked to have seen the video of the final decent as the booster ended up putting it right on the bullseye. Very impressive stuff!

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After seeing an impressively backlit Crew-2 from the upper Georgia coast, thought I would try for a daytime Starlink. To my surprise, spotted the reentering booster briefly, which must have been about 150-200 miles away. Suggest those on the GA-SC coast reconsider what is possible in terms of launch viewing, at least for the higher inclination launches.

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SES-2 one second burn, nominal orbit insertion
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You can see the white paint on the back (space facing) side of the satellites that they mentioned on the SpaceX webcast for the last mission.  On that mission the bottom satellites didn't have the paint.  Top pic is previous flight, bottom pic is current flight.
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Is that for better thermal management of the spacecraft, presumably?

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Is that for better thermal management of the spacecraft, presumably?

That's what they said.

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This was B1049’s ninth launch and landing! We could see a 10th flight as soon as Sunday with B1051!

Mission overview by @ChrisG_NSF and @TGMetsFan98: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/05/spacex-parallel-operations-starlink-l25/

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The webcast signs off with "May the 4th be with you"  ;)

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  When I saw this viewpoint during the coverage my heart sank as I thought the booster was going to get wet. Would have really liked to have seen the video of the final decent as the booster ended up putting it right on the bullseye. Very impressive stuff!

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They come in at an offset until the landing burn begins just in case the landing burn doesn't.   ::)
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  When I saw this viewpoint during the coverage my heart sank as I thought the booster was going to get wet. Would have really liked to have seen the video of the final decent as the booster ended up putting it right on the bullseye. Very impressive stuff!

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After seeing how SpaceX hit the landing pad dead center, I'm a believer that SpaceX can maneuver the SS booster in close to the tower so it can be caught. Crazy stuff. 

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This was the 10th launch of the year where Starlink was the main payload.  There were also 10 Starlink sats on a rideshare.

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Has anyone else noticed that for a lot of the more recent starlink flights the clock shows t=0 at ignition and T+2 or 3 at liftoff? Obviously the rocket is lifting off on time but it seems like that's been happening a lot recently.

Well, it is really just a question of definition: Does the flight begin when the Merlins ignite, or when the clamps release?

Apparently they have decided that from an engineering standpoint the flight begins at ignition.

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Was it also, 100th booster landing attempt?

100th straight Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets without an in-flight mission failure.

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Has anyone else noticed that for a lot of the more recent starlink flights the clock shows t=0 at ignition and T+2 or 3 at liftoff? Obviously the rocket is lifting off on time but it seems like that's been happening a lot recently.

Well, it is really just a question of definition: Does the flight begin when the Merlins ignite, or when the clamps release?

Apparently they have decided that from an engineering standpoint the flight begins at ignition.

IIRC (doubtful, I was very young), on Saturn, it was "3, 2, 1, 0, Ignition, Liftoff", but on Shuttle it was more like "3, (Main Engine Ignition), 2, 1, 0, SRB Ignition, Liftoff".

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Has anyone else noticed that for a lot of the more recent starlink flights the clock shows t=0 at ignition and T+2 or 3 at liftoff? Obviously the rocket is lifting off on time but it seems like that's been happening a lot recently.

Well, it is really just a question of definition: Does the flight begin when the Merlins ignite, or when the clamps release?

Apparently they have decided that from an engineering standpoint the flight begins at ignition.
For some rockets like Ariane and Antares that's the case but SpaceX says in press kits that liftoff is T zero. Also the NSF clock was to the second accurate plus for Crew 1 if you see the KSC countdown clock view from the NASA TV media feed there was the tea-teb flash at T-3 as expected engines were at power by T-1 and Liftoff was bang on at T=0. Maybe the clock isn't quite synched on the webcast for all the cameras?

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Was it also, 100th booster landing attempt?

100th straight Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets without an in-flight mission failure.

Are you counting IFA?

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Maybe the clock isn't quite synched on the webcast for all the cameras?

It's not and it very, very rarely happened to be synched in the past to better than 2 seconds. Liftoff was always and still is at T-0 with F9.

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Was it also, 100th booster landing attempt?

100th straight Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets without an in-flight mission failure.

Are you counting IFA?
That wasn't a mission failure.

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Has anyone else noticed that for a lot of the more recent starlink flights the clock shows t=0 at ignition and T+2 or 3 at liftoff? Obviously the rocket is lifting off on time but it seems like that's been happening a lot recently.

Well, it is really just a question of definition: Does the flight begin when the Merlins ignite, or when the clamps release?

Apparently they have decided that from an engineering standpoint the flight begins at ignition.

IIRC (doubtful, I was very young), on Saturn, it was "3, 2, 1, 0, Ignition, Liftoff", but on Shuttle it was more like "3, (Main Engine Ignition), 2, 1, 0, SRB Ignition, Liftoff".

Except for STS-1, which had Main Engine Start at T-3 and liftoff several seconds after T-0.

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Was it also, 100th booster landing attempt?

100th straight Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets without an in-flight mission failure.

Are you counting IFA?
That wasn't a mission failure.

I wouldn't count it as a success in that sense either, it was a suborbital test flight

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Was it also, 100th booster landing attempt?

100th straight Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets without an in-flight mission failure.

Are you counting IFA?
That wasn't a mission failure.

I wouldn't count it as a success in that sense either, it was a suborbital test flight
Ah, now I understand what you meant. I thought you were implying that was a failure.

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Has anyone else noticed that for a lot of the more recent starlink flights the clock shows t=0 at ignition and T+2 or 3 at liftoff? Obviously the rocket is lifting off on time but it seems like that's been happening a lot recently.

Well, it is really just a question of definition: Does the flight begin when the Merlins ignite, or when the clamps release?

Apparently they have decided that from an engineering standpoint the flight begins at ignition.

IIRC (doubtful, I was very young), on Saturn, it was "3, 2, 1, 0, Ignition, Liftoff", but on Shuttle it was more like "3, (Main Engine Ignition), 2, 1, 0, SRB Ignition, Liftoff".

Except for STS-1, which had Main Engine Start at T-3 and liftoff several seconds after T-0.

The Saturn V started its ignition sequence at T -9 seconds. Not at zero. Liftoff was at zero.

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Here is a comparison of the telemetry from Starlink L23 and L25. They are churning these out like sausages now.
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https://twitter.com/c_fletcher22/status/1389656004867117067

For the people who keep track of fairings
Starlink_v1.0-L25 active halve pattern corresponds to active halve of Starlink_v1.0-L10, previously flown on Starlink_v1.0-L3. Not too much to Starlink_v1.0-L22 fairing as tweeted.
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Starlink_v1.0-L25 active halve pattern corresponds to active halve of Starlink_v1.0-L10, previously flown on Starlink_v1.0-L3. Not too much to Starlink_v1.0-L22 fairing as tweeted.

Colin is a writer for NSF, but I’m not sure what his source is on this. I suggest you contact him if you feel that strongly.

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Mr. Jonah finally left the LZ early this morning with OCISLY and B1049-9. It is hard to say what the delay was when the landing looked good. BTW, Shelia is just hanging out. Did they get fairings? If so will they jenga more on this weekend? So many questions. #SpaceXFleet

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Starlink_v1.0-L25 active halve pattern corresponds to active halve of Starlink_v1.0-L10, previously flown on Starlink_v1.0-L3. Not too much to Starlink_v1.0-L22 fairing as tweeted.

Colin is a writer for NSF, but I’m not sure what his source is on this. I suggest you contact him if you feel that strongly.

Ok, he just informed to me that he has no confirmation, found wear pattern similarities, source or anything like that in this case. Just guess basically.

Based on wear pattern similarities as most accurate way to tell... Active fairing half of this mission was reused after Starlink_v1.0-L3 and Starlink_v1.0-L10. No turnaround record in this case.

Edit: Tweet was additionally deleted, probably as I informed him that tweet was used as a source in several places.
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The droneship crew will have a fantastic view of the overnight launch.
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B1049-9 has arrived at Port Canaveral on OCISLY droneship, following the launch on Tuesday 4th.

Very pretty morning!

Live views on NSF Fleetcam: youtu.be/gnt2wZBg89g

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https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1391359104493531140

https://twitter.com/bluemoondance74/status/1391355083963633666
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B1049-9 arrived back at Port Canaveral during my three hour post launch nap, I knew I should have napped at Port instead of driving home.  #SpaceXFleet #SpaceX

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Dolphins play in the reflection of #Falcon9 1049 as it returns to @PortCanaveral this sunrise! It's recent #Starlink mission was its 9th flight for @SpaceX

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Booster already lifted from OCISLY

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B1049-9 being processed at North Cargo Pier 6. Port Canaveral is a multi-user port in every way.

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GO Searcher, @SpaceX Dragon recovery vessel, arrived at Morehead City this afternoon. We think she’s here to courier a faring half dropped off by Shelia Bordelon. We caught her at the Beaufort Inlet, more to follow #SpaceXFleet #SpaceX #sobx #nc #NorthCarolina

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.@SpaceX's GO Searcher departed Morehead City this afternoon with a fairing half (as well as a parafoil) from #Starlink 25 that was dropped off by Shelia Bordelon. GO Quest remains in port. #spacexfleet #spacex #sobx #NC #NorthCarolina

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STARLINK satellites train seen from the earth

This was posted two days after the launch.



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