Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 4-8 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 21 February 2022 (14:44 UTC)  (Read 37308 times)

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Departure! Doug is outbound for the Starlink misson on Sunday. Supporting fairing recovery and droneship operations.

Heading ~640km downrange to join A Shortfall of Gravitas and tug Zion Falgout.

The behaviour of ASOG droneship has been a bit strange since it left Port yesterday.... been sailing dead slow and not-always in the right direction...

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1494441686466015237
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We won't know anything about that until SpaceX releases the pre-launch TLE's for this mission

And here they are the pre-launch TLE's. 46 satellites and the launch profile will be with two burns going into a 325x337km orbit.

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1494572041470550016

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https://twitter.com/baserunner0723/status/1494673941218185220

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#Starlink Group 4-8 L-2 forecast
2/20: 90% GO; primary risks: liftoff winds, cumulus clouds w/ low-mod upper lvl wind and booster recovery risk
24hr delay: 90% GO; primary concern: cumulus clouds w/ moderate booster recovery risk

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We won't know anything about that until SpaceX releases the pre-launch TLE's for this mission

And here they are the pre-launch TLE's. 46 satellites and the launch profile will be with two burns going into a 325x337km orbit.

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1494572041470550016

Looks like they're launching 3 fewer satellites to a higher orbit than normal. Probably to avoid another 4-7 fiasco caused by the geomagnetic storm.

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To add onto T.S. Kelso’s tweet, this mission will utilize two M-Vac burns; the second one being at apogee followed by a deorbit burn on the second orbit.
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

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Weather forecasts for a pair of launches this weekend.

75% GO for Antares and Cygnus NG-17, Saturday at 12:40 PM EST from Wallops.

80% GO for Falcon 9 and Starlink Group 4-8, Sunday at 11:13 AM EST from SLC-40, Cape Canaveral.

https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/status/1494503646079459328

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"Press kit" with OCR

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B0158 will be in charge of launching the mission, its eleventh flight.
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Next Spaceflight

B0158 will be in charge of launching the mission, its eleventh flight.
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This is the fourth flight for both fairing halves supporting this mission.

https://www.spacex.com/launches/sl4-8/

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Targeting Sunday, February 20 at 11:13 a.m. EST for a Falcon 9 launch of 46 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit from SLC-40 in Florida. Weather for liftoff is currently 90% favorable but team is keeping an eye on recovery weather..

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1494808667622760450


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SOUTHERLY TRAJECTORY LAUNCH ALERT

This Sunday, SLD 45 will support the Starlink 4-8 launch, which will feature a southerly trajectory.
This means launch hazard areas will contain different locations than previous launches & will be larger than normal for your safety.

https://twitter.com/SLDelta45/status/1494824051830837249

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L-1 forecast still 90% GO

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#Starlink Group 4-8 L-1 forecast 2/20: 90% GO; primary risks: liftoff winds, cumulus clouds w/ low-mod upper lvl wind and booster recovery risk 24hr delay: 90% GO; primary concern: cumulus clouds w/ moderate booster recovery risk

https://twitter.com/baserunner0723/status/1495066205165699074

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Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

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Next Spaceflight

B0158 will be in charge of launching the mission, its eleventh flight.
May be B1058...

Not may be, it is.

See press kit linked above : "The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched Crew Demo-2, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, Transporter-3, and five Starlink missions."

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Cross-post:
http://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html
[update February 19]
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch another Starlink batch from pad 40 on February 21 at 9:44am or 11:03am EST. Upcoming launches include more batches of Starlink satellites on March TBA.
= 14:44 and 16:03 UTC
« Last Edit: 02/19/2022 09:27 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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