Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 2-6 (R) : VSFB SLC-4E : 31 January 2023 (16:15 UTC)  (Read 31843 times)

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SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 2-6 (R) - what is (R) stands for?
Rideshare (?)

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

Yeah, this is confusing. SpaceXís webcast right now says itís live in 3 minutes, (5:30am Pacific time/8:30am Eastern). That would put launch time ~13:40 UTC.

Iím guessing SpaceX simply hasnít updated their YouTube placeholder.
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SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 2-6 (R) - what is (R) stands for?
Rideshare (?)

Yes.  And the rideshare is D-Orbit ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena.

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https://twitter.com/hkpmsn/status/1620051970420801536

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Morning forecast for todays launch at 8:29am. less than 50% cloud coverage scattered mostly low level and ground fog. Observed weather right now at 5am is scattered clouds at 4700ft and overcast at 11000 ft. Fog dissipates after 8am and clear by 9 so this is going to be close.

https://twitter.com/hkpmsn/status/1620052688259141634

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radar at 5am

BTW the time on SpaceXís YT webcasts is often wrong. Best to ignore them and just hit the Ďnotifyí button
« Last Edit: 01/30/2023 12:49 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Now moved to afternoon window:

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1620058493020676096

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Now targeting 12:26 p.m. PT for Falcon 9ís launch of Starlink and D-Orbitís ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena
« Last Edit: 01/30/2023 12:58 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Now moved to afternoon window:

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1620058493020676096

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Now targeting 12:26 p.m. PT for Falcon 9ís launch of Starlink and D-Orbitís ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena

Video link has been updated to new launch time

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Scheduled for Jan 30, 2023
SpaceX is targeting Monday, January 30 at 12:26 p.m. PT (20:26 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.

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.
« Last Edit: 01/30/2023 01:01 pm by catdlr »
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The webcast has the launch at 5:34 AM PST, not 8:34 AM, just FYI.

Yeah, this is confusing. SpaceXís webcast right now says itís live in 3 minutes, (5:30am Pacific time/8:30am Eastern). That would put launch time ~13:40 UTC.

Iím guessing SpaceX simply hasnít updated their YouTube placeholder.

This isn't the first time that the webcast start time is not properly set, it happens fairly often actually, so the webcast start time is generally not a good indicator of anything.
GO for launch, GO for age of reflight

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https://twitter.com/hkpmsn/status/1620061085377368066

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Weather for 12:26pm- Few low and mid level clouds, possible sprinkle occasionally, no fog, 54į

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The only "launch" website that is consistantly accurate is nextspaceflight.com

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Will be the 200th Falcon 9 launch, I think, a number that includes the suborbital flight but not the AMOS 6 vehicle.

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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1620097759570460672

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.@SpaceX is now targeting the second launch opportunity of the day for the #Starlink Group 2-6 launch, with liftoff on 2023-01-30 at 20:26:40 UTC) and deployment at 21:43:48.400 UTC. Latest data is at: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g2-6

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1620107004252659712

Somebody on Twitter said the launch team should do their preflight checkouts the day before launch and not set a date where they know they canít send it.
« Last Edit: 01/30/2023 04:16 pm by ZachS09 »
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

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Somebody on Twitter said the launch team should do their preflight checkouts the day before launch and not set a date where they know they canít send it.

Somebody at Twitter should realize how idiotic it sounds to lecture a company like SpaceX on operations involving their workhorse launcher.
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Somebody on Twitter said the launch team should do their preflight checkouts the day before launch and not set a date where they know they canít send it.

Somebody at Twitter should realize how idiotic it sounds to lecture a company like SpaceX on operations involving their workhorse launcher.

Last point to make before the moderators come onboard:

If these slips become frequent, SpaceX may not reach their ď100 flights in 2023Ē goal.

The end.
« Last Edit: 01/30/2023 04:28 pm by ZachS09 »
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

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That's two in a row at Vandenberg where they needed more time with the rocket. 

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Ready for a laugh? Youtube now saying tomorrow at 8 a.m.

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New cancel-and-replace NGA Hazardous Operations notice.  It doesn't make a lot of sense, but that's Vandy for you.

Quote from: NGA
301838Z JAN 23
NAVAREA XII 42/23(18, 21).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
CALIFORNIA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS:
   A. 1502Z TO 2145Z DAILY 29 JAN THRU 02 FEB
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      34-40N 120-40W, 34-40N 120-17W,
      34-27N 120-17W, 34-08N 120-05W,
      32-27N 119-26W, 32-25N 119-35W,
      32-39N 119-43W, 33-52N 120-20W,
      34-22N 120-36W, 34-33N 120-38W.
   B. 1502Z TO 2145Z 31 JAN.
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      30-11N 118-18W, 30-11N 117-56W,
      29-53N 117-36W, 28-35N 117-09W,
      28-26N 117-42W, 29-38N 118-22W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA XII 38/23.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 312245Z JAN 23.

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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1620157795197939712

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The #Starlink Group 2-6 Launch has now moved to 2023-01-31 at 16:15:00 UTC with deployment of 49 Starlink satellites at 17:32:08.400 UTC (we do not have data for D-Orbitís ION SCV009 Eclectic Elena). Latest data can be found at the usual place: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g2-6

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The above cancel-and-replace NGA notice has been canceled-and-replaced with this new one.

Quote from: NGA
301949Z JAN 23
NAVAREA XII 43/23(18,21).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
CALIFORNIA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING:
   A. 1502Z TO 2145Z DAILY 31 JAN THRU 02 FEB
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      34-40.00N 120-40.00W, 34-40.00N 120-17.00W,
      34-27.00N 120-17.00W, 34-08.00N 120-05.00W,
      32-27.00N 119-26.00W, 32-25.00N 119-35.00W,
      32-39.00N 119-43.00W, 33-52.00N 120-20.00W,
      34-22.00N 120-36.00W, 34-33.00N 120-38.00W.
   B. 1502Z TO 2145Z 31 JAN IN AREA BOUND BY
      30-11.00N 118-18.00W, 30-11.00N 117-56.00W,
      29-53.00N 117-36.00W, 28-35.00N 117-09.00W,
      28-26.00N 117-42.00W, 29-38.00N 118-22.00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA XII 42/23.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 022245Z FEB 23.

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Somebody on Twitter said the launch team should do their preflight checkouts the day before launch and not set a date where they know they canít send it.

Somebody at Twitter should realize how idiotic it sounds to lecture a company like SpaceX on operations involving their workhorse launcher.

Last point to make before the moderators come onboard:

If these slips become frequent, SpaceX may not reach their ď100 flights in 2023Ē goal.

The end.
True, though you have to admit that the relentless pursuit of launch dates, delays notwithstanding, is what led to the 60/yr record.
ABCD - Always Be Counting Down

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