Booster B1062.4 has been spotted recently at KSC with a second stage already attached, but since it wasn't used for Starlink 4-1, I'm guessing it will launch IXPE?<snip>
The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer mission is set to launch Dec. 9 on a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In space, IXPE will explore the leftovers of exploded stars, black holes, and more by looking at a special property of light called polarization.
Quote from: scr00chy on 11/13/2021 12:50 pmBooster B1062.4 has been spotted recently at KSC with a second stage already attached, but since it wasn't used for Starlink 4-1, I'm guessing it will launch IXPE?<snip>Or, it could be for the next Florida Starlink launch.
Starlink 4-3 using B1060.9. B1062.4 for IXPE?Quote from: zubenelgenubi on 11/14/2021 08:10 pmQuote from: scr00chy on 11/13/2021 12:50 pmBooster B1062.4 has been spotted recently at KSC with a second stage already attached, but since it wasn't used for Starlink 4-1, I'm guessing it will launch IXPE?<snip>Or, it could be for the next Florida Starlink launch.
2021 Launched:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)December 9 May 31 Sept 15 NET Nov 20 NET 17 Dec 13 - IXPE - Falcon 9-131 130? 129? 130? TBD (1061.5 1062.4? previously flown S) - Kennedy LC-39A - 06:00 06:00-07:30Scheduled:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)2021December 19 Q2 June Q4 end of year Dec mid Dec - Türksat 5B - Falcon 9-132? TBD (S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A - 03:58-05:28 likely night ESTDecember 21 Oct 2 Nov Nov 10 Dec Dec 2 4 late - Dragon SpX-24 - Falcon 9-133? 131? 132? TBD (1062.4? S) - Kennedy LC-39A - 10:06 ~09:00(ISS flights: 22-26 minutes earlier/day)Changes on September 23rd, 2020Changes on November 5th, 2020Changes on November 7th, 2020Changes in November 2020Changes on November 16th, 2020Changes on JanuaryChanges in FebruaryChanges on March 16thChanges on April 7thChanges on April 12thChanges on September 14thChanges on September 27thChanges on October 6thChanges on October 14thChanges on October 16thChanges on October 19thChanges on October 20thChanges on October 22ndChanges on November 1stChanges on November 4thChanges on November 5thChanges on November 9thChanges on November 12thChanges on November 17thChanges on November 28thChanges on December 3rdzubenelgenubi
Yes: "Headless" Falcon 9 was transported to LC-39A December 4.
040509Z DEC 21NAVAREA IV 1092/21(18,26).WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.FLORIDA.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING 090600Z TO 090753Z DEC, ALTERNATE 0600Z TO 0753Z DAILY 10 THRU 14 DEC IN AREAS BOUND BY: A. 28-39-02N 080-37-42W, 28-41-00N 080-20-00W, 28-38-00N 079-42-00W, 28-35-00N 079-43-00W, 28-33-00N 080-17-00W, 28-33-47N 080-34-05W. B. 28-04-00N 074-58-00W, 28-34-00N 074-55-00W, 28-39-00N 071-40-00W, 28-17-00N 071-06-00W, 27-41-00N 071-15-00W, 27-33-00N 071-58-00W.2. CANCEL THIS MSG 140853Z DEC 21.
040541Z DEC 21NAVAREA XII 685/21(22,83).EASTERN PACIFIC.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS 090723Z TO 090914Z DEC, ALTERNATE 0723Z TO 0914Z DAILY 10 THRU 14 DEC IN AREA BOUND BY 00-28N 123-14W, 01-01N 121-34W, 01-13N 116-30W, 01-09N 110-20W, 00-55N 106-47W, 00-27N 104-21W, 00-05N 104-09W, 00-20S 104-48W, 01-05S 109-49W, 01-04S 117-05W, 00-10S 122-48W, 00-04N 123-05W.2. CANCEL THIS MSG 141014Z DEC 21.
Is it still mandatory for "headless" Falcon 9 rockets to perform static fires? Or can they already have their payloads mounted beforehand?Personally, I think it has something to do with AMOS 6 as if it's forever burnt in SpaceX's memory.