The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously flew on seven missions: the Iridium-8 mission, the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission, and five Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean. One half of Falcon 9’s fairing previously flew on three Starlink missions, and the other half previously supported two Starlink missions.
Each Starlink satellite weights approximately 260 kg and features a compact, flat-panel design that minimizes volume, allowing for a dense launch stack to take full advantage of Falcon 9’s launch capabilities. With four powerful phased array and two parabolic antennas on each satellite ... At end of their life cycle, the satellites will utilize their on-board propulsion system to deorbit over the course of a few months. In the unlikely event their propulsion system becomes inoperable, the satellites will burn up in Earth’s atmosphere within 1-5 years, significantly less than the hundreds or thousands of years required at higher altitudes. Further, Starlink components are designed for full demisability.Starlink is targeting service in the Northern U.S. and Canada in 2020, rapidly expanding to near global coverage of the populated world by 2021. Additional information on the system can be found at starlink.com.
And Mission 1545 (Starlink v1.0 L17)https://fcc.report/ELS/Space-Exploration-Technologies-Corp-SpaceX/1829-EX-ST-2020
Crosspost:Quote from: gongora on 12/10/2020 04:07 amAnd Mission 1545 (Starlink v1.0 L17)https://fcc.report/ELS/Space-Exploration-Technologies-Corp-SpaceX/1829-EX-ST-2020
Looking at the current manifest, the earliest launch possible based on previous pad turnaround is 30 Jan from LC-39A and SLC-40.
Quote from: Jansen on 01/14/2021 10:05 pmLooking at the current manifest, the earliest launch possible based on previous pad turnaround is 30 Jan from LC-39A and SLC-40.Why? They've done 6-day turnarounds on both pads in the past (when counting from launch to next SF, which is a more useful metric than launch-to-launch).
Noway this launch will occur in 7 days. JRTI needs 4 days to get back home, then at least a few hours for unloading, and 4-5 days for a trip to the landing zone.
Quote from: klod on 01/20/2021 09:45 pmNoway this launch will occur in 7 days. JRTI needs 4 days to get back home, then at least a few hours for unloading, and 4-5 days for a trip to the landing zone.Should be enough room on the deck to have 2 boosters on at once. Never would happen but I suspect its technically feasible.
If they really want to make it happen, they can dump the booster at Morehead City and get back to LZ.
That ASDS needs to haul butt back to port to unload and get back on station to make the 27th.
B1049 seems like the obvious choice for this mission.
Quote from: vaporcobra on 01/20/2021 08:53 pmB1049 seems like the obvious choice for this mission.I concur, but there may be some refurbishment delays.Here’s the full list of possible boosters for the curious:B1049.863 days Nov 25-Jan 27B1063.266 days Nov21-Jan 27B1059.639 days Dec 19-Jan 27