Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 2-6 (R) : VSFB SLC-4E : 31 January 2023 (16:15 UTC)  (Read 31837 times)

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1619124826907742208

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl2-6

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SpaceX is targeting Sunday, January 29 at 8:47 a.m. PT (16:47 UTC) for a Falcon 9 launch of 49 Starlink satellites and D-Orbitís ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. If needed, there is an additional launch opportunity the same day at 12:45 p.m. PT (20:45 UTC) with backup opportunities also available on Monday, January 30 at 8:34 a.m. PT (16:34 UTC) and 12:31 p.m. PT (20:31 UTC).

The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched NROL-87, NROL-85, SARah-1, SWOT, and two Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

A live webcast of this mission will begin about five minutes prior to liftoff.

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twitter.com/_rykllan/status/1619234958756970502

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Upcoming third #Starlink launch of this year via #SpaceX's #Falcon9 vehicle

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https://twitter.com/_rykllan/status/1619234962875768832

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Booster supporting this mission

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Mission timeline:

https://twitter.com/_rykllan/status/1619269678089789440

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Starlink 2-6 mission profile for @ElonXnet website

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These NGA Space Debris notices (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas) might be for second stage reentry???

Quote from: NGA
280828Z JAN 23
HYDROPAC 315/23(57,61).
EASTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC.
SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 01, DNC 02.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   1710Z TO 2340Z DAILY 29 JAN THRU 04 FEB
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   38-53.00S 025-05.00E, 37-42.00S 022-32.00E,
   58-43.00S 002-16.00E, 59-54.00S 006-11.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 050040Z FEB 23.
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280828Z JAN 23
HYDROLANT 229/23(57,61).
EASTERN SOUTH ATLANTIC.
SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 01, DNC 02.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   1710Z TO 2340Z DAILY 29 JAN THRU 04 FEB
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   38-53.00S 025-05.00E, 37-42.00S 022-32.00E,
   58-43.00S 002-16.00E, 59-54.00S 006-11.00E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 050040Z FEB 23.

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The ITU filing for ION-SCV009 changed from "53deg or SSO" to "70deg or SSO"

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The ITU filing for ION-SCV009 changed from "53deg or SSO" to "70deg or SSO"

Apparently that's a key design feature for the ION deployment system: changing orbital plane and altitude before release of rideshare payloads. https://www.dorbit.space/launch-deployment

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https://twitter.com/raul74cz/status/1619431197372977153

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LHA map for #Starlink Group 2-6 from VSFB SLC-4E NET 29 Jan 16:47 UTC, alternatively 30 Jan to 04 Feb based on issued NOTAM/NOTMAR. B1063.9 planned landing with roughly estimated fairing recovery ~647km downrange. S2 debris reentry area south of Cape Town. https://bit.ly/LHA-22

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https://twitter.com/raul74cz/status/1619431197372977153

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LHA map for #Starlink Group 2-6 from VSFB SLC-4E NET 29 Jan 16:47 UTC, alternatively 30 Jan to 04 Feb based on issued NOTAM/NOTMAR. B1063.9 planned landing with roughly estimated fairing recovery ~647km downrange. S2 debris reentry area south of Cape Town. https://bit.ly/LHA-22

The SpaceX descripion of the 1st stage says 1071.7 will launch starlink 2-6 not 1063.9

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« Last Edit: 01/29/2023 12:31 pm by ZachS09 »
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1619689367458693120

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SpaceX is targeting Monday, January 30 at 8:34 a.m. PT (16:34 UTC) for a Falcon 9 launch of 49 Starlink satellites and D-Orbitís ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. If needed, there is an additional launch opportunity the same day at 12:31 p.m. PT (20:31 UTC).

The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched NROL-87, NROL-85, SARah-1, SWOT, and two Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

A live webcast of this mission will begin about five minutes prior to liftoff.
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https://twitter.com/hkpmsn/status/1619782712616976384

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Starlink 2-6 forecast: 34% cloud split low and mid level...17% chance of rain 7nder 0.1 in...dewpoint low and no wind issues

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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1619824062053879808

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Next launch opportunity for #Starlink Group 2-6 is 2023-01-30 at 16:33:40 UTC. Deployment is set for 17:50:48.400 UTC. Updated data can be found at: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g2-6

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Shame on me for posting in the the updates thread, but do we have a fog forecast? I would need to leave at ~4am to make it through LA before rushhour.. Not worth it for fog.
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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1619906655587819526

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We just received a slight adjustment from @SpaceX of the times for the #Starlink Group 2-6 launch. Liftoff is now set for 2023-01-30 at 16:29:00 UTC with deployment at 17:46:08.400 UTC. Pre-launch SupGP data on CelesTrak has now been updated.

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Shame on me for posting in the the updates thread, but do we have a fog forecast? I would need to leave at ~4am to make it through LA before rushhour.. Not worth it for fog.

https://twitter.com/hkpmsn/status/1619892596226293762

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Starlink 2-6 forecast: low cloud and fog until 8am then clearing, fog may linger until after 9am, might be drizzly....sorry folks....next report about 6am

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The webcast has the launch at 5:34 AM PST, not 8:34 AM, just FYI.
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