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If Starlink launch delays at least 2 more days, than 46 day TO - will be new record. Yes, not for long.

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If Starlink launch delays at least 2 more days, than 46 day TO - will be new record. Yes, not for long.

Not sure why you think tomorrow’s Starlink launch would be delayed that long. There’s a big difference between 37 days and 46 days.

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If Starlink launch delays at least 2 more days, than 46 day TO - will be new record. Yes, not for long.

Not sure why you think tomorrow’s Starlink launch would be delayed that long. There’s a big difference between 37 days and 46 days.
I'm not saying that it will, but it might. Currently we have 1 day delay due to weather conditions on landing site.

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L-3 launch weather forecast is 80% GO

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If Starlink launch delays at least 2 more days, than 46 day TO - will be new record. Yes, not for long.

Not sure why you think tomorrow’s Starlink launch would be delayed that long. There’s a big difference between 37 days and 46 days.
I'm not saying that it will, but it might. Currently we have 1 day delay due to weather conditions on landing site.

I believe what klod is saying is that if Transporter 1 launches first it will have the record until Starlink launches. It doesn’t have to be delayed ten days for transporter 1 to take the record, it only has to be delayed until after it launches. Then the booster would hold the record until the Starlink launch.

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Maybe it's not a super significant record, but if both rockets launch on time, this is going to be the shortest time between two SpaceX launches from the same coast (2d 01h 01m). The current record stands at 3d 13h 28m (SAOCOM 1B -> Starlink-12 / V1.0 L11).
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twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1351250600369950720

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Dragon recovery ship GO Searcher departed Port Canaveral earlier and appears to be heading downrange towards the Transporter-1 LZ.

The ship may be replacing GO Quest as the droneship support ship for the mission.

https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1351250600369950720

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Boat Nerd Trivia: If this is true, it will be the first droneship landing in the Atlantic Ocean that GO Quest has missed, ever.

GO Quest is currently supporting the Starlink mission tomorrow elsewhere

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I have calculated it will take ~18-20 hours for the fairing catchers to redeploy from the Starlink fairing recovery zone.

Strong possibility they will head to the Transporter-1 fairing recovery zone directly instead of returning to Port Canaveral first if the launch is not delayed.
« Last Edit: 01/19/2021 03:22 am by Jansen »

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Do they have room for more than 1 fairing on deck?
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Do they have room for more than 1 fairing on deck?

Yes, they can fit two each.

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The vessel’s return to port confirmed this, showing both fairing halves on board Mr Steven’s long utility deck, apparently intact and in great condition aside from saltwater immersion.

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-mr-steven-catch-falcon-9-fairing/amp/
« Last Edit: 01/19/2021 10:38 am by Jansen »

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L-2 launch weather forecast is 80% GO
« Last Edit: 01/19/2021 01:51 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Well, either they got the date wrong or we have the date wrong, guess we'll find out in the near future. (also it's really annoying to copy a tweet with this many emojis)

https://twitter.com/D_Orbit/status/1351545295553900545
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Cheering megaphone-3! On Jan. 22, D-Orbit's ION SCV Laurentius 🛰 will lift-off from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral atop a Falcon 9 rocket, on the 1st @SpaceX rideshare mission Transporter-1 Clock face three oclockLaunch window 3:24 - 4:24 pm CET Personal computer Watch the launch Right pointing backhand indexhttps://spacex.com/launches/index.html

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Ben Cooper has also changed the date of Transporter-1 mission to January 22 on his website, so I think they got it right.

http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html
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Then, a Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the Transporter-1 small-satellite rideshare mission on January 22 at 9:24am EST. The launch window stretches one hour to 10:24am EST.
GO for launch, GO for age of reflight

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https://twitter.com/exolaunch/status/1351574809919021058

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We are counting down to the launch of mission Zeitgeist, taking 30 of our customers' #SmallSats into orbit on #Transporter1, the first dedicated @SpaceX #Falcon9 #rideshare mission! Stay tuned for this exciting launch! #NewSpace

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Note the rendering in the Exolaunch tweets is a generic payload stack, not the Transporter-1 stack.

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Next SpaceFlight confirming change of date

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/2403

Fri Jan 22, 2021 14:24 UTC

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Ben Cooper has also changed the date of Transporter-1 mission to January 22 on his website, so I think they got it right.

http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html
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Then, a Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the Transporter-1 small-satellite rideshare mission on January 22 at 9:24am EST. The launch window stretches one hour to 10:24am EST.
Noting that the launch window duration decreased to 1 hour--perhaps because the ten Starlink satellites out-mass the satellites that they are replacing?
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Noting that the launch window duration decreased to 1 hour--perhaps because the ten Starlink satellites out-mass the satellites that they are replacing?

Those 10 Starlink sats would mass about 2,600 kg. Polar launch max is around 9,600 kg but not sure about the effect of going to SSO with a dogleg.

Considering that SpaceX was pushing for those Starlink polar sats in November, I don’t think they are replacing the DARPA or Momentus payloads.

The indicator for this change was the switch from RTLS to ASDS recovery. That would allow them to to launch those sats if FCC approval came through.
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https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1351651698671017984

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Ms. Tree and Ms. Chief need to get between the Starlink and Transporter recovery sites.

That's a journey between North Carolina and offshore, North Cuba.

They need the time to travel between the two sites and is probably one of the reasons Transpoter-1 has slipped.

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