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Re: SpaceX F9 : SXM-8 : CCSFS SLC-40 : Early June 2021
« Reply #20 on: 05/25/2021 10:07 pm »
The booster will almost certainly be B1060.8, but the addition of L28 on May 26 might indicate the launch is already slipping.

They are both using SLC-40 with only a 5.5 day turnaround. Tight ASDS turnaround with CRS-22 as well.

As expected, word is coming down of a delay.

Ben Cooper now listing Early June TBD.

Next Spaceflight is confirming the slip, listing NET June. I’m expecting a launch date around 4-5 June.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : SXM-8 : CCSFS SLC-40 : Early June 2021
« Reply #21 on: 05/25/2021 10:49 pm »

As expected, word is coming down of a delay.

Ben Cooper now listing Early June TBD.

Next Spaceflight is confirming the slip, listing NET June. I’m expecting a launch date around 4-5 June.

That would be incredibly convenient for anyone coming in town for the CRS-22 mission targeting 6/3.... Me.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : SXM-8 : CCSFS SLC-40 : Early June 2021
« Reply #22 on: 05/26/2021 06:05 am »
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/94

B1061.3

A bit unexpected, but I guess it’s going in the rotation.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : SXM-8 : CCSFS SLC-40 : Early June 2021
« Reply #23 on: 05/28/2021 09:12 pm »
Still no clarity on SXM-8 launch date; cross-post:
https://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2021/05/27/spacex-ula-gearing-up-intense-florida-rocket-launch-cadence/7457144002/
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Finally, SpaceX's most tentative launch of June appears to be SiriusXM's SXM-8 mission, originally slated for the first day of the month. It could still fly from LC-40 in the first half, but little else was available as of late Thursday.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : SXM-8 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 6 June 2021 (04:25 UTC)
« Reply #24 on: 05/28/2021 11:33 pm »
Clarity! re: SXM-8 launch:
SFN, Five launches planned from Florida’s Space Coast in June, May 28
June 6 at 12:25-2:26 a.m. EDT: Falcon 9/SXM 8 from pad 40
= 0425-0626 UTC

I’m expecting a launch date around 4-5 June.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : SXM-8 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 6 June 2021 (04:25 UTC)
« Reply #25 on: 05/28/2021 11:42 pm »
6 June launch leaves an 11 day turnaround for GPS III SV05. Plenty of time. Smart to build that buffer into the schedule.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : SXM-8 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 6 June 2021 (04:25 UTC)
« Reply #26 on: 06/01/2021 11:17 am »
Map of Launch Hazard Areas, valid for 06 Jun in window between 04:25-07:13 UTC, alternatively 07 Jun according issued NOTMAR message.
Marked ASDS landing for 1061.3 booster 642m downrange and estimated fairing recovery position ~792km downrange.
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010938Z JUN 21
NAVAREA IV 462/21(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   060425Z TO 060713Z JUN, ALTERNATE
   070425Z TO 070713Z JUN
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-35-54N 080-35-05W, 28-37-00N 080-20-00W,
      28-35-00N 079-59-00W, 28-33-00N 079-59-00W,
      28-32-00N 080-17-00W, 28-31-21N 080-33-27W.
   B. 28-21-00N 075-40-00W, 28-36-00N 075-40-00W,
      28-42-00N 074-29-00W, 28-53-00N 072-18-00W,
      28-38-00N 071-43-00W, 28-04-00N 071-41-00W,
      27-42-00N 072-17-00W, 28-06-00N 074-28-00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 070813Z JUN 21.

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Departure! Just Read the Instructions droneship is outbound for the SXM-8 mission.

Tug Finn Falgout will tow JRTI downrange to meet with support ship GO Quest.

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Falcon 9 B1061-3 is at pad 40 for a static fire test later today. It can be seen from @NASASpaceflight's Fleetcam

Link to the livestream: youtu.be/gnt2wZBg89g

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Falcon 9 B1061-3 is at pad 40 for a static fire test later today. It can be seen from NASASpaceflight's Fleetcam.

The top of the Falcon 9 looks blunt, not conical.
If there is to be a Static Fire tonight EDT, then it will be without the payload.

Personally I'm surprised that they're doing a Static Fire. But given that, it's not a surprise that it would be done without the payload.
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LOX loading for static fire has already started, T-0 is expected at 03:26 UTC.

Indeed, the Falcon 9 does not have the built-in payload.
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Static fire live thanks to Spaceflight Now
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The static fire are supposed to be in 5 minutes, but it seems to be a bit delayed.
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The static fire is supposed to be in 5 minutes, but it seems to be a bit delayed.
circa 2:05 am EDT: There's venting again from the lower half of the vehicle.  This is after a substantial time in which there was no visible activity at all.

2:10 am: Apparently, the T-20 minutes vent.
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T-20 venting

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Just a quick burn


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Only 60% GO on primary, 80% on backup day. Additional risks are low.
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Just a quick burn

Rewatching for myself, looked like it ran around 10 seconds in duration. Not so quick.
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