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Re: Starlink : On Orbit Tracking - Periodic Updates
« Reply #42 on: 04/03/2020 06:22 pm »
twitter.com/planet4589/status/1246137385831858176

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A second Starlink satellite has reentered (358 still in orbit). Starlink-1118 was launched in January,  raised altitude to the 350 km parking orbit, but on Feb 5 lowered itself back down to 300 km and then began orbital decay on Mar 16, with reentry on Apr 2.

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A second Starlink satellite has reentered (358 still in orbit). Starlink-1118 was launched in January,  raised altitude to the 350 km parking orbit, but on Feb 5 lowered itself back down to 300 km and then began orbital decay on Mar 16, with reentry on Apr 2. Of the other 59 sats from the January launch, 39 are in the 550 km operational orbit and 20 are in a 380 km parking orbit.

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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1246150796275638272

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Actually, STARLINK-1118 is the third Starlink to reenter (not reflected yet in the SATCAT).
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Re: Starlink : On Orbit Tracking - Periodic Updates
« Reply #43 on: 04/04/2020 12:46 am »
OK, now for the second Starlink launch (Nov 2019).  Starlink 1040 seems to have failed soon after launch. S-1014 began orbit raising late and at half the usual rate (still rising).  S-1029 stopped raising Jan 11 - still making orbit maintenance bursn so not dead.

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1246235910208970752

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Re: Starlink : On Orbit Tracking - Periodic Updates
« Reply #44 on: 04/04/2020 12:47 am »
S-1027 and S-1035 are slightly above the main constellation, not clear what's going on with them but clearly still active, so  I assess 57 operational sats, 2 problematic and 1 failed for this launch.

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1246236259598598147

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Re: Starlink : On Orbit Tracking - Periodic Updates
« Reply #45 on: 04/04/2020 02:42 am »
Starlink launch 6. Early days yet. Starlink 1283 seems to have had problems initially but is now orbit raising.

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1246246608347561984

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Re: Starlink : On Orbit Tracking - Periodic Updates
« Reply #46 on: 04/04/2020 02:43 am »
Fourth Starlink launch. All 60 satellites from this launch seem to be active; orbit raising for the first batch of 20 is complete and the other 40 are still on the way up.

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1246241266075078656

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Re: Starlink : On Orbit Tracking - Periodic Updates
« Reply #47 on: 04/04/2020 11:14 am »
Time to review sats from 1st Starlink launch in May 2019. There are 6 sats I consider as 'anomalous'.  Sat 46 deorbited. Sat 67 is manuevering at low altitude. Sats 43, 48, 60 and 80 showing slow orbital decay since Jun 2019, are probably failed. Sat 61 may have failed Jan 2020

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Re: Starlink : On Orbit Tracking - Periodic Updates
« Reply #56 on: 04/10/2020 08:03 pm »
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