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Discussion thread for the second Starlink v1.0 launch.

Check the Starlink Index Thread for links to more Starlink information.

NSF Threads for Starlink v1.0 Flight 2: Discussion / Updates

NSF News Articles for Starlink:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=Starlink

January 6, 2020 at 9:19pm EST (0219 UTC on Jan. 7), on Falcon 9 (booster 1049.4) from CCAFS SLC-40.  ASDS landing is expected.  Targeting deployment orbit of 280km.

Payload: Second batch of 60 operational satellites with Ku-band and Ka-band antennas.  One satellite will be testing a coating to reduce its brightness as seen from the ground.

Please use the Starlink Discussion Thread for all general discussion on Starlink.

L2 SpaceX:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0

(Tweaked Gongora's Starlink-1 OP, credit to him for that :) )
« Last Edit: 01/06/2020 01:52 am by gongora »

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SpaceX has opened media accreditation for the next Starlink launch (presumed to be Starlink-2) and I didn't see a Starlink-2 thread so thought I'd create one. SpaceX says the mission is NET December 2019.

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Media accreditation is now open for a SpaceX Starlink mission from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch is targeted for no earlier than December.
« Last Edit: 11/24/2019 11:35 pm by vaporcobra »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 Flight 2 : NET December 2019
« Reply #2 on: 11/25/2019 12:21 pm »
FWIW

http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html

also says

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Then, a Falcon 9 is scheduled to launch the next set of Starlink internet constellation satellites on late December TBD.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 Flight 2 : NET December 2019
« Reply #3 on: 12/07/2019 02:40 pm »
https://spacenews.com/spacex-working-on-fix-for-starlink-satellites-so-they-dont-disrupt-astronomy/
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Shotwell said the next batch has one satellite “where we put a coating on the bottom.” She noted that this is just an experiment and could not predict if it will work. “We’re do trial and error to figure out the best way to get this done,” said Shotwell. ... “It definitely changes the performance of the satellite, thermally. It’ll be some trial and error but we’ll fix it.”

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So apparently SpaceX is trying to schedule a New Years Eve launch again (after a famous early example way back in.2013)....

SFN shows this launch as on December 30, 11:40 pm EST = December 31, 04:40 UTC.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 Flight 2 : NET December 2019
« Reply #5 on: 12/13/2019 12:32 pm »
So apparently SpaceX is trying to schedule a New Years Eve launch again (after a famous early example way back in.2013)....

SFN shows this launch as on December 30, 11:40 pm EST = December 31, 04:40 UTC.

SpaceX always wants to impress with the biggest New Years Rocket around. Lets hope the fireworks stay contained to the aft end where it belongs and it does not explode like the other rockets will on that day. :D

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F3787/19 - ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE STARLINK V1.0-L2 AND PARTICIPATING SUPPORT ACFT WI THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 2943S 06007E 2455S 06427E 3845S 08430E 4512S 09945E 4946S 11913E 5042S 13819E 4850S 15644E 5146S 15808E 5442S 14832E 5620S 13103E 5552S 10750E 4911S 08505E 3432S 06413E. SFC - UNL, 1912310628 TO 1912310745 2001010606 TO 2001010723, 31 DEC 06:28 2019 UNTIL 01 JAN 07:23 2020. CREATED: 19 DEC 19:40 2019
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Delayed NET jan4

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F3810/19 - ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE STARLINK V1.0-L2 AND PARTICIPATING SUPPORT ACFT WI THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 2943S 06007E 2455S 06427E 3845S 08430E 4512S 09945E 4946S 11913E 5042S 13819E 4850S 15644E 5146S 15808E 5442S 14832E 5620S 13103E 5552S 10750E 4911S 08505E 3432S 06413E. SFC - UNL, 2001040502 TO 2001040620 2001050440 TO 2001050538, 04 JAN 05:02 2020 UNTIL 05 JAN 05:38 2020. CREATED: 20 DEC 20:05 2019
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 Flight 2 : December 30/31, 2019
« Reply #8 on: 12/21/2019 01:12 am »
This will be a partial break for all involved staff to enjoy what they can of the holidays.

Then we are set for what could be a very busy bunch of pads for 2020.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 Flight 2 : December 30/31, 2019
« Reply #9 on: 12/21/2019 01:25 am »
Delayed NET jan4

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F3810/19 - ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE STARLINK V1.0-L2 AND PARTICIPATING SUPPORT ACFT WI THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 2943S 06007E 2455S 06427E 3845S 08430E 4512S 09945E 4946S 11913E 5042S 13819E 4850S 15644E 5146S 15808E 5442S 14832E 5620S 13103E 5552S 10750E 4911S 08505E 3432S 06413E. SFC - UNL, 2001040502 TO 2001040620 2001050440 TO 2001050538, 04 JAN 05:02 2020 UNTIL 05 JAN 05:38 2020. CREATED: 20 DEC 20:05 2019

Are those UTC times for second stage reentry?  If so then launch would be on the 3rd local time, 4th UTC.
« Last Edit: 12/21/2019 01:27 am by gongora »

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Delayed NET jan4

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F3810/19 - ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE STARLINK V1.0-L2 AND PARTICIPATING SUPPORT ACFT WI THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 2943S 06007E 2455S 06427E 3845S 08430E 4512S 09945E 4946S 11913E 5042S 13819E 4850S 15644E 5146S 15808E 5442S 14832E 5620S 13103E 5552S 10750E 4911S 08505E 3432S 06413E. SFC - UNL, 2001040502 TO 2001040620 2001050440 TO 2001050538, 04 JAN 05:02 2020 UNTIL 05 JAN 05:38 2020. CREATED: 20 DEC 20:05 2019

Are those UTC times for second stage reentry?  If so then launch would be on the 3rd local time, 4th UTC.

Ben Cooper on his page has it as January 3, ~10:45 pm Eastern (January 4, ~03:45 UTC).
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Delayed NET jan4

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F3810/19 - ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE STARLINK V1.0-L2 AND PARTICIPATING SUPPORT ACFT WI THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 2943S 06007E 2455S 06427E 3845S 08430E 4512S 09945E 4946S 11913E 5042S 13819E 4850S 15644E 5146S 15808E 5442S 14832E 5620S 13103E 5552S 10750E 4911S 08505E 3432S 06413E. SFC - UNL, 2001040502 TO 2001040620 2001050440 TO 2001050538, 04 JAN 05:02 2020 UNTIL 05 JAN 05:38 2020. CREATED: 20 DEC 20:05 2019

Are those UTC times for second stage reentry?  If so then launch would be on the 3rd local time, 4th UTC.

Yes, all NOTAMs (air) and navigational warnings (water) are UTC to avoid any sort of confusion.
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Delayed NET jan4

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F3810/19 - ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE STARLINK V1.0-L2 AND PARTICIPATING SUPPORT ACFT WI THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 2943S 06007E 2455S 06427E 3845S 08430E 4512S 09945E 4946S 11913E 5042S 13819E 4850S 15644E 5146S 15808E 5442S 14832E 5620S 13103E 5552S 10750E 4911S 08505E 3432S 06413E. SFC - UNL, 2001040502 TO 2001040620 2001050440 TO 2001050538, 04 JAN 05:02 2020 UNTIL 05 JAN 05:38 2020. CREATED: 20 DEC 20:05 2019

Are those UTC times for second stage reentry?  If so then launch would be on the 3rd local time, 4th UTC.

Ben Cooper on his page has it as January 3, ~10:45 pm Eastern (January 4, ~03:45 UTC).

Update: ~10:23 pm EST January 3rd / ~03:23 UTC January 4th
Spaceflight Now in their newest article has the time as  ~10:20 pm EST.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 Flight 2 : January 3/4, 2020
« Reply #13 on: 12/23/2019 04:39 pm »
USCG NOTMAR https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/lnm07522019.pdf
(Be aware that the "Preferred T-0" often is not correct.)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN - FLORIDA - CAPE CANAVERAL: EASTERN RANGE OP# A4230 FALCON 9 STARLINK v1.0-L2

Eastern Range will be conducting hazardous operations surface to unlimited within portions of Warning Areas W137F, W138E, W139E,
W140E/F, W122, W497A, W497B and the following hazard areas.

From 2836 41.22N 8035 47.84W
TO 2904N 8003W
TO 2858N 7958W
TO 2827 25.90N 8031 31.79W
TO 2831 44.67N 8033 38.28W to beginning
From 3201N 7649W
TO 3348N 7523W
TO 3342N 7424W
TO 3244N 7431W
TO 3140N 7630W beginning

Hazard periods for primary launch day and backup launch day;
Primary launch day: 04 / 0309Z thru 04 / 0427Z Jan 20. Preferred T-0 is 0313Z.
Backup launch day: 05 / 0247Z thru 05 / 0405Z Jan 20. Preferred T-0 is 0252Z.

ATLANTIC OCEAN – FLORIDA – CAPE CANAVERAL: SPACE LAUNCH ZONES (VIRTUAL- AIS PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION)

The U.S. Coast Guard has approved the use of a Virtual Automatic Identification System Private Aid to Navigation (V-AIS PATON) to mark a
restricted navigation area during a space launch. The Coast Guard authorized the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as
SpaceX, to use Virtual-AIS PATONs to inform mariners of non-charted restricted zones around launch areas. While the Coast Guard does not
approve Virtual-AIS PATON for all restricted areas, particularly charted ones, the space launch zones are non-charted, dynamic and temporary.
Safety zones designed to keep vessels from entering the launch area while an active rocket launch is taking place.

The Captain of the Port Jacksonville, FL will activate Safety Zone "B" located near Cape Canaveral, as described in 33 CFR 165.775(a)(2), 45
minutes prior to the opening of the scheduled launch window. At that time, SpaceX will transmit Virtual-AIS aids marking the corners of the
active safety zone. The virtual-AIS aids will remain transmitting until the Captain of the Port Jacksonville has deactivated the safety zone. The
Virtual-AIS aids will be labeled:

N 28° 48.8’ W 80° 28.9’ (28.813333 -80.481667) N1*X*33CFR165.775 (A) (2), MMSI# 993663027
N 28° 29.7’ W 80° 18.9’ (28.495000 -80.315000) E2*X*33CFR165.775 (A) (2), MMSI# 993663028
N 28° 29.7’ W 80° 31.6’ (28.495000 -80.526667) S3*X*33CFR165.775 (A) (2), MMSI# 993663029
N 28° 40.1’ W 80° 38.4’ (28.668333 -80.640000) W4*X*33CFR165.775 (A) (2), MMSI# 993663030

If a vessel equipped with AIS is determined to be entering the launch hazard area, an addressed safety message 14 with the text "REGULATED
AREA 33 CFR 165.775 ACTIVE STAY CLEAR" will be transmitted to the vessel. All provisions of the safety zone remain in effect; no person or
vessel may enter, pass through or remain within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port. Mariners are required to contact
the Coast Guard via VHF FM channel 16 to arrange for this authorization.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 Flight 2 : January 3/4, 2020
« Reply #14 on: 12/23/2019 05:47 pm »
https://twitter.com/raul74cz/status/1209179884054036480

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Issued NOTMAR Launch Hazard Areas of #SpaceX #Starlink v1.0-L2 mission. Droneship landing 629km downrange. Fairing capture attempt approx.730km downrange.. as previous Starlink launch. Stage2 Reentry Debris Area south of Australia on the second orbit. bit.do/LHA10

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Second stage NOTAM updated again, same day but window extended by 20min.

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F3828/19 - ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE REVIEW FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE STARLINK V1.0-L2 AND PARTICIPATING SUPPORT ACFT WI THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 2943S 06007E 2455S 06427E 3845S 08430E 4512S 09945E 4946S 11913E 5042S 13819E 4850S 15644E 5146S 15808E 5442S 14832E 5620S 13103E 5552S 10750E 4911S 08505E 3432S 06413E. SFC - UNL, 2001040502 TO 2001040620 2001050440 TO 2001050558, 04 JAN 05:02 2020 UNTIL 05 JAN 05:58 2020. CREATED: 23 DEC 19:56 2019
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 Flight 2 : January 3/4, 2020
« Reply #16 on: 12/27/2019 03:41 am »
Ben Cooper has updated the launch time from 10:23pm EST to 10:24pm EST.

http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html

Quote from: Ben Cooper
The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral is scheduled to launch the next set of S
tarlink internet constellation satellites from pad 40 on January 3 at 10:24pm EST. The launch
window is instantaneous. The launch time gets 21-22 minutes earlier each day.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 Flight 2 : January 3/4, 2020
« Reply #17 on: 12/28/2019 06:37 am »
Static fire before, on, or after New Year's?
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 Flight 2 : January 3/4, 2020
« Reply #18 on: 12/28/2019 02:25 pm »
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/12/spacex-record-breaking-2020-manifest/

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 Flight 2 : January 3/4, 2020
« Reply #19 on: 12/28/2019 05:05 pm »
https://twitter.com/nexthorizons_/status/1210975240911773696

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The corrected launch hazard has been issued.
Backup of only a day.
This launch will put another batch of #Starlink satellites into orbit, as part of @SpaceX constellation to bring internet and communications to the world.

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