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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #40 on: 08/16/2020 08:22 am »
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1294839649580523521

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So long.
Farewell.
Go out and catch a fairing.
We might.
Just try.
Don't let it get away...
#Starlink

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #41 on: 08/16/2020 03:17 pm »
L-2 launch weather forecast still 70% GO

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #42 on: 08/16/2020 09:36 pm »
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1295105971321294852

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Starlink: Of Course I Still Love You droneship has arrived at the landing zone!

Ms. Tree and Ms. Chief are powering forward, having left just before midnight last night.

GO Quest is trailing behind, having departed after the rest of the fleet at about 1:30am ET today.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #43 on: 08/17/2020 05:36 am »
Any sign of a test fire?  Any eyes-on?

https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1295218259403431937
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And there she is.
Falcon 9 B1049 is set to carry out its 6th mission, and become the first booster to do so. Static fire will take place sometime tomorrow [Monday, August 17], and if all looks good, launch will be at 10:31am EDT (14:31 UTC) on Tuesday.
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« Last Edit: 08/17/2020 10:15 am by SMS »
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SMS ;-).

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #46 on: 08/17/2020 12:06 pm »
L-1 launch weather forecast up 80% GO

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #47 on: 08/17/2020 05:06 pm »
SpaceX has updated the launches web page and posted the webcast link.

https://www.spacex.com/launches/



I have also attached my fan-made "press kit".
« Last Edit: 08/17/2020 05:15 pm by Elthiryel »
GO for launch, GO for age of reflight

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #48 on: 08/17/2020 05:26 pm »
Visual mission profile attached.

Also, Starlink v1-3 fairings (January 2020) are being reused on this launch, according to SpaceX.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #49 on: 08/17/2020 06:51 pm »
According to Spaceflight Now, the exact launch time is 10:31:16 a.m. EDT (1431:16 GMT).

Source: https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/08/17/more-starlinks-and-skysats-ready-for-launch-tuesday-from-cape-canaveral/
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #51 on: 08/18/2020 10:33 am »
This year will see a lot of "100th" milestones for SpaceX.

Today's mission (Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020) will mark the 100th launch of a 9-engine Falcon core (Mission 91 on our manifest, including 2015-06-28's CRS-7 inflight failure, minus 1 for 2016-09-01's AMOS-6 which "went up" (in flames) but didn't launch, plus 1 for 2020-01-19's In-Flight Abort Test, plus 3 x three Falcon Heavy flights.).

And it will be the 40th launch of a "flight proven" booster.

If B1049.6 is successfully recovered, it will mark the 58th booster landing and the 57th recovery.  (The center core from 2019-04-11's Arabsat 6A fell over while being towed back to port.)

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #52 on: 08/18/2020 10:41 am »
https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1295671127868571649

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Predawn pics of #Spacex Falcon 9 moments ago poised for liftoff at 1031 AM ET on 11th Starlink mission from pad 40 CCSFS

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1295659822432559104
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #53 on: 08/18/2020 11:42 am »
https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1295673853834866688

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Falcon 9 is poised to launch the eleventh Starlink mission at 10:31 A.M. EDT today. Three Planet earth observation satellites are also hitching a ride to space.

This launch also marks the sixth flight for this particular Falcon booster, a new record!

📷: Me for @SuperclusterHQ

twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1295684494142341126

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Reused booster ☑️

⚙️/⬇️/🖼: tmahlmann.com/photos/Rockets…

http://Https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1295684495912443905

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Reused landing legs☑️

⚙️/⬇️/🖼: tmahlmann.com/photos/Rockets…

twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1295684497762115584

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Reused fairing ☑️

⚙️/⬇️/🖼: tmahlmann.com/photos/Rockets…

https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1295684499431403525

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Close up of reused fairing ☑️

⚙️/⬇️/🖼: tmahlmann.com/photos/Rockets…

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #54 on: 08/18/2020 11:47 am »
Brilliant! Spot the subtle fairing recovery ship logo to indicate it’s been recovered (caught?) previously

twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1295687732367368192

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Hat trick🪂 @elonmusk
Thanks to @thomas199920 for pointing this out to me.

⚙️/⬇️/🖼: tmahlmann.com/photos/Rockets…

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https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1295689288361943042

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Clearer shot of the GO Ms. Tree / GO Ms. Chief silhouette on the reused fairings for the eleventh #Starlink mission this morning 🚀 So cool!

⚙️/⬇️/🖼: tmahlmann.com/photos/Rockets…

Further edit: it does mean caught; there’s a wave symbol for recovered from the sea

https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1295692416998158340

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Yeah! Same here!

Here are close ups of both the scooped and ship-caught icons:
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #55 on: 08/18/2020 01:53 pm »
T-38 minutes. The SpaceX Launch Director should be verifying go for propellant load about now.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #56 on: 08/18/2020 01:56 pm »
T-35 minutes. First and second stage RP-1 and first stage LOX loading should be starting about now.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #57 on: 08/18/2020 02:01 pm »
SpaceX mission audio.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #58 on: 08/18/2020 02:05 pm »
Is there an NSF live webcast today?

Did I miss the announcement and link?
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L10, Rideshare : August 18, 2020
« Reply #59 on: 08/18/2020 02:11 pm »
Is there an NSF live webcast today?

Did I miss the announcement and link?

There is not as Chris G was busy today and unable to do it.

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