SpaceX is targeting Sunday, March 14 for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous window is at 6:01 a.m. EDT, or 10:01 UTC.The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously supported launch of Crew Dragonís first demonstration mission, RADARSAT Constellation Mission, SXM-7, and five Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9ís first stage on the ďOf Course I Still Love YouĒ droneship, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean. Falcon 9ís fairing previously flew on the Transporter-1 mission.
Is this the first dual reuse of a pair together?
Quote from: Jansen on 03/13/2021 01:45 pmIs this the first dual reuse of a pair together?No, that happens all the time.https://www.elonx.net/fairing-recovery-attempts/
Quote from: scr00chy on 03/13/2021 01:53 pmQuote from: Jansen on 03/13/2021 01:45 pmIs this the first dual reuse of a pair together?No, that happens all the time.https://www.elonx.net/fairing-recovery-attempts/I canít find an example of dual reuse of a pair together from the same first flight.
Two SpaceX records will be broken if the mission launches on time.Time between two launches from LC-39A (9d 20h 24m). Previous record: Starlink-13 (V1.0 L12) -> Starlink-14 (V1.0 L13) (12d 00h 56m).Time between two launches from the same coast (3h 01m 48m). Previous record: Starlink-17 (V1.0 L16) -> Transporter-1 (3d 01h 58m).
my count for LC-39A turnaround is 10 days, 1 hour, and 37 minutes. (3/4 08:24 UTC --> 3/14 10:01 UTC)
131917Z MAR 21NAVAREA IV 221/21(11,26).WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.FLORIDA.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING 140839Z TO 141137Z MAR, ALTERNATE 150819Z TO 151117Z, 160035Z TO 160213Z, 160758Z TO 161056Z, 170736Z TO 171034Z, 180715Z TO 181013Z, 190653Z TO 190951Z, 200631Z TO 200929Z, 210610Z TO 210908Z AND 220548Z TO 220846Z MAR IN AREAS BOUND BY: A. 28-39-45N 080-38-13W, 29-41-00N 079-27-00W, 29-29-00N 079-21-00W, 28-32-00N 080-19-00W, 28-27-23N 080-31-33W. B. 31-44-00N 077-14-00W, 33-17-00N 076-03-00W, 33-31-00N 074-59-00W, 33-10-00N 074-36-00W, 32-27-00N 074-46-00W, 31-25-00N 076-56-00W.2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 212/21.3. CANCEL THIS MSG 220946Z MAR 21.
131934Z MAR 21HYDROPAC 820/21(61,75,76).SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.DNC 03, DNC 04, DNC 05.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS 141048Z TO 141325Z MAR, ALTERNATE 151028Z TO 151305Z, 160244Z TO 160401Z, 161007Z TO 161244Z, 170945Z TO 171222Z, 180924Z TO 181201Z, 190902Z TO 191139Z, 200840Z TO 201117Z, 210819Z TO 211056Z AND 220757Z TO 221034Z MAR IN AREA BOUND BY 29-43S 060-07E, 24-55S 064-27E, 38-45S 084-30E, 45-12S 099-45E, 49-46S 119-13E, 50-42S 138-19E, 48-50S 156-44E, 51-46S 158-08E, 54-42S 148-32E, 56-20S 131-03E, 55-52S 107-50E, 49-11S 085-05E, 34-32S 064-13E.2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 785/21.3. CANCEL THIS MSG 221134Z MAR 21.
GO Searcher and GO Navigator departed from Morehead City overnight and are now arriving back at the Starlink LZ for fairing recovery.
Early tomorrow morning, SpaceX will set a new record with B1051's 9th launch. Pad 39A will be supporting its second launch in just 10 days, also a record.ARTICLE by Lee Kanayama (@Falcon_1e) and Trevor Sesnic (@124970MeV):https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/03/spacex-starlink-first-booster-fly-nine/
Falcon 9 is reflected in a placid Turn Basin this morning at KSC, ready for liftoff at 6:01am EDT.