Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink 4-3 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 2 December 2021 (23:12 UTC)  (Read 45078 times)

Offline Orbiter

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2994
  • Florida
  • Liked: 1548
  • Likes Given: 1384
I wonder if this will produce the "jellyfish" effect like on Crew-2 and Inspiration4?  22:57 UTC is about 30 minutes after sunset.
KSC Engineer, astronomer, rocket photographer.

Offline zubenelgenubi

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11002
  • Arc to Arcturus, then Spike to Spica
  • Sometimes it feels like Trantor in the time of Hari Seldon
  • Liked: 7293
  • Likes Given: 70076
one day slip in latest NOTMAR
Noting from this that if this launch were sufficiently delayed, it could go within hours of either the STP-3 Atlas launch or the IXPE Falcon 9 launch from LC-39A.

Ain't technology great?!
Support your local planetarium! (COVID-panic and forward: Now more than ever.) My current avatar is saying "i wants to go uppies!" Yes, there are God-given rights. Do you wish to gainsay the Declaration of Independence?

Offline Ken the Bin

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2652
  • US Pacific Time Zone
    • @kenthebin@spacey.space
  • Liked: 4903
  • Likes Given: 5265
Two BlackSky satellites hitching ride on SpaceX Starlink mission
https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/11/30/two-blacksky-satellites-hitching-ride-on-spacex-starlink-mission/
Noting article lists launch date as NET December 2, and launch time on December 2 at 23:28 UTC.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center has that also.  At this point I'm sticking with my estimated time of 22:57.  That's consistent with the NGA, FAA, and 45th Weather Squadron information (though 23:28 does also fall within the warning periods).

Online gongora

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10130
  • US
  • Liked: 13699
  • Likes Given: 5870
I'll assume for the moment that this means 46 Starlinks and 2 BlackSky.  Could also mean 48 Starlinks and 2 BlackSky?

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1466135013875798019
Quote
CelesTrak has pre-launch SupTLEs for the @SpaceX #Starlink Group 4-3 launch set for Dec 2 at 2312 UTC. Deployment of 48 satellites is set to occur 2021-12-03 00:41:43.01 UTC.
« Last Edit: 12/01/2021 07:12 pm by gongora »

Offline zubenelgenubi

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11002
  • Arc to Arcturus, then Spike to Spica
  • Sometimes it feels like Trantor in the time of Hari Seldon
  • Liked: 7293
  • Likes Given: 70076
Any indications of a Static Fire this evening or overnight?
Support your local planetarium! (COVID-panic and forward: Now more than ever.) My current avatar is saying "i wants to go uppies!" Yes, there are God-given rights. Do you wish to gainsay the Declaration of Independence?

Offline Ken the Bin

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2652
  • US Pacific Time Zone
    • @kenthebin@spacey.space
  • Liked: 4903
  • Likes Given: 5265
I'll assume for the moment that this means 46 Starlinks and 2 BlackSky.  Could also mean 48 Starlinks and 2 BlackSky?

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1466135013875798019
Quote
CelesTrak has pre-launch SupTLEs for the @SpaceX #Starlink Group 4-3 launch set for Dec 2 at 2312 UTC. Deployment of 48 satellites is set to occur 2021-12-03 00:41:43.01 UTC.

The tweet only references Starlink, so my guess is 48 Starlinks and 2 BlackSky.

Offline crandles57

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 603
  • Sychdyn
  • Liked: 430
  • Likes Given: 133
I'll assume for the moment that this means 46 Starlinks and 2 BlackSky.  Could also mean 48 Starlinks and 2 BlackSky?

The tweet only references Starlink, so my guess is 48 Starlinks and 2 BlackSky.

Starlink v1 L9 took 2 blacksky and 57 Starlink Sat so only lost 3 Starlink v1 compared to normal 60.

48 would mean losing 5 V1.5 Sats, while 46 would mean losing 7 V1.5 Sats (compared to Starlink 4-1 doing 53 to this inclination).

5 seems a lot let alone 7, so I would guess 48 Starlink Sats, but it is just a guess - quite possible that different orbits are much more demanding this time.

Offline RocketLover0119

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2891
  • Space Geek
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Liked: 6777
  • Likes Given: 1609
T-20 vent occurring. Static fire at 6:30pm local.

Credit: SpaceflightNow
« Last Edit: 12/01/2021 10:14 pm by RocketLover0119 »
"The Starship has landed"

Offline RocketLover0119

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2891
  • Space Geek
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Liked: 6777
  • Likes Given: 1609
TE is retracting. 4 minutes to ignition!
"The Starship has landed"

Offline RocketLover0119

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2891
  • Space Geek
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Liked: 6777
  • Likes Given: 1609
Static fire complete!

Credit: SpaceflightNow
"The Starship has landed"

Offline zubenelgenubi

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11002
  • Arc to Arcturus, then Spike to Spica
  • Sometimes it feels like Trantor in the time of Hari Seldon
  • Liked: 7293
  • Likes Given: 70076
NSF Fleetcam also pointed at SLC-40 for the Static Fire.

« Last Edit: 12/01/2021 11:41 pm by zubenelgenubi »
Support your local planetarium! (COVID-panic and forward: Now more than ever.) My current avatar is saying "i wants to go uppies!" Yes, there are God-given rights. Do you wish to gainsay the Declaration of Independence?

Offline zubenelgenubi

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11002
  • Arc to Arcturus, then Spike to Spica
  • Sometimes it feels like Trantor in the time of Hari Seldon
  • Liked: 7293
  • Likes Given: 70076
Quote from: TS Kelso tweet
CelesTrak has pre-launch SupTLEs for the @SpaceX #Starlink Group 4-3 launch set for Dec 2 at 2312 UTC. Deployment of 48 satellites is set to occur 2021-12-03 00:41:43.01 UTC.

SFN Launch Schedule is further updated today with launch at December 2, 23:12 UTC, matching TS Kelso.

Launch Photography Launch Viewing Guide December 1 update also lists December 2, 23:12 UTC.

Ditto now from NextSpaceflight.

No ID yet on the Falcon 9 first stage.



Edit Dec 2: Soyuz launch delayed 23 hours, 56 minutes.

A pair of Galileo satellites are scheduled to launch aboard a Soyuz from Kourou on December 3 at 00:27 UTC, 75 minutes later.
« Last Edit: 12/03/2021 04:42 am by zubenelgenubi »
Support your local planetarium! (COVID-panic and forward: Now more than ever.) My current avatar is saying "i wants to go uppies!" Yes, there are God-given rights. Do you wish to gainsay the Declaration of Independence?

Offline crandles57

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 603
  • Sychdyn
  • Liked: 430
  • Likes Given: 133

Offline Conexion Espacial

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2067
  • Liked: 3079
  • Likes Given: 2261
I publish information in Spanish about space and rockets.
www.x.com/conexionspacial

Offline TrueBlueWitt

  • Space Nut
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2241
  • Mars in my lifetime!
  • DeWitt, MI
  • Liked: 295
  • Likes Given: 486
It keeps getting harder to find links to the SpaceX YouTube feeds for these launches. I'm struggling to find a link for the NSF feed for this (will there be one?) as well.  Anyone have the links?

Offline Conexion Espacial

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2067
  • Liked: 3079
  • Likes Given: 2261
It keeps getting harder to find links to the SpaceX YouTube feeds for these launches. I'm struggling to find a link for the NSF feed for this (will there be one?) as well.  Anyone have the links?
SpaceX mission and broadcast information will be posted soon on the SpaceX website.
I publish information in Spanish about space and rockets.
www.x.com/conexionspacial

Online gongora

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10130
  • US
  • Liked: 13699
  • Likes Given: 5870
It keeps getting harder to find links to the SpaceX YouTube feeds for these launches. I'm struggling to find a link for the NSF feed for this (will there be one?) as well.  Anyone have the links?

The NSF feed hasn't been created yet, our broadcast should start at 5:30pm EST (22:30 UTC).  I've never had a problem finding the SpaceX feed closer to the launch time.

Offline TrueBlueWitt

  • Space Nut
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2241
  • Mars in my lifetime!
  • DeWitt, MI
  • Liked: 295
  • Likes Given: 486
It keeps getting harder to find links to the SpaceX YouTube feeds for these launches. I'm struggling to find a link for the NSF feed for this (will there be one?) as well.  Anyone have the links?

The NSF feed hasn't been created yet, our broadcast should start at 5:30pm EST (22:30 UTC).  I've never had a problem finding the SpaceX feed closer to the launch time.

Was trying to send to a friend ahead of time, that's why I asked.

Very much dislike that YouTube no longer prioritizes live streams in search and usually pushes clickbait try the top. Ugh

Offline lenny97

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 123
  • Pescara, Abruzzo - Italy
  • Liked: 241
  • Likes Given: 235
Official Livestreaming:



Also, confirmed B1060-9 on SpaceX website.
« Last Edit: 12/02/2021 04:31 pm by lenny97 »
Founder of www.spacevoyaging.com — Independent Space News Blog
I'm based in Pescara, Italy. Music addicted.

Offline Conexion Espacial

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2067
  • Liked: 3079
  • Likes Given: 2261
SpaceX confirms that the Falcon 9 flying on this mission is B1060.9
Quote
The Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched GPS III-3, Turksat 5A, Transporter-2, and five Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
I publish information in Spanish about space and rockets.
www.x.com/conexionspacial

Tags:
 

Advertisement NovaTech
Advertisement Northrop Grumman
Advertisement
Advertisement Margaritaville Beach Resort South Padre Island
Advertisement Brady Kenniston
Advertisement NextSpaceflight
Advertisement Nathan Barker Photography
1