SpaceX is targeting Saturday, May 15 for its next Starlink mission launching aboard Falcon 9 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous window is at 6:54 p.m. EDT, or 22:54 UTC, and a backup opportunity is available on Sunday, May 16 at 6:33 p.m. EDT, or 22:33 UTC. On board this mission are 52 Starlink satellites, a Capella Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite, and Tyvak-0130.The Falcon 9 first stage booster that supported this mission previously launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, and three 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 supported the SXM-7 mission, and the other previously supported the NROL-108 mission.
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 to near global coverage of the populated world by 2021. Additional information on the system can be found at starlink.com.
Scheduled:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)2021May 9 NET May - Starlink flight 27 28 (x60) [v1.0 L27] - Falcon 9-117 (1051.10 S) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 06:42:45(Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)May 15 Q2 April? mid May - Starlink flight 28 27 (x52 x60) [v1.0 L26], Capella 6, Tyvak-0130 - Falcon 9-118 (1058.8 S) - Kennedy LC-39A - 22:56 22:54 22:58(Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)May 17 - SBIRS-GEO 5, TDO-3, TDO-4 - Atlas V 421 - Canaveral SLC-41 - 17:35NET May 26 - Starlink flight 29 (x60) [v1.0 L28] - Falcon 9-119 (1063.2 S) - Canaveral SLC-40 - ~19:00(Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)June 1? NET Q2 - SiriusXM SXM-8 - Falcon 9 (S) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 04:25June 3 early June - Dragon v2 SpX-22 (CRS-22) - Falcon 9 (1067.1 S) - Kennedy LC-39A - ~17:00(ISS flights: launch 22-26 minutes earlier/day)Mid-June? - Starlink flight 30 (x60) [v1.0 L29] - Falcon 9 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A? / Canaveral SLC-40(Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)June 17 July - GPS III SV05 - Falcon 9 (B1062.2 S) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 22:00-01:00 June 18(GPS: launch about 4 minutes earlier/day)June 23 - STP-3: STPSat-6, LDPE-1, small satellite (x6) - Atlas V 551 - Canaveral SLC-41Changes on March 13thChanges on March 16thChanges on March 23rdChanges on March 27thChanges on March 31stChanges on April 2ndChanges on April 4thChanges on April 7thChanges on April 15thChanges on April 16thChanges on April 19thChanges on May 4thChanges on May 6thChanges on May 9thChanges on May 11thChanges on May 12thChanges on May 13thChanges on May 14thChanges on May 15thzubenelgenubi
It could be referring to a different mission but SpaceX has used "Starlink-xx" nomenclature in an STA request for the first time (that I'm aware of) "Starlink-26" is NET May 13th.https://fcc.report/ELS/Space-Exploration-Technologies-Corp-SpaceX/0628-EX-ST-2021
Overview:Capella 5&6 will be launched no earlier than April 2021, on a 53degorbit at an altitude between 550km and 600km. For the purpose of this document, the worstcase altitude in terms of lifetime of 600 km will be used....Launch:Capella 5&6 are currently planned to be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket,no earlier than April 2021.Mission Duration:Maximum Nominal Operations: 3 years, Post-Operations Orbit life-time: less than 3 years until reentry via atmospheric orbital decay (worst case less than 6years in total).Orbit Profile:Capella 5&6 will deploy from the launch vehicle into a near-circular 53deginclined orbit at an altitude of 575 km. They will maintain an altitude between 475 and 600km using a RF xenon propulsion system for 3 years.2. Physical Description of the Spacecraft:Capella satellites have a launch mass between100 kg and 120 kg. Two 500mm x 900mm deployable solar arrays, a 8m2deployable antenna and a 3m long boom deploy from the principal bus structure.
Another Starlink mission is planned in mid-May with a Falcon 9 launch from pad 39A.
Launch time: 2258 GMT (6:58 p.m. EDT)Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
100304Z MAY 21NAVAREA IV 391/21(11,12,26).WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.FLORIDA.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING 152158Z TO 160046Z MAY, ALTERNATE 162136Z TO 170024Z, 172115Z TO 180003Z, 182053Z TO 182341Z, 192032Z TO 192320Z, 202010Z TO 202258Z, 211949Z TO 212236Z MAY IN AREAS BOUND BY: A. 28-40-20N 80-38-38W, 29-13-00N 80-02-00W, 29-05-00N 79-54-00W, 28-34-00N 80-23-00W, 28-30-10N 80-32-53W. B. 31-59-00N 76-53-00W, 33-32-00N 75-42-00W, 33-46-00N 74-38-00W, 33-25-00N 74-15-00W, 32-42-00N 74-25-00W, 31-40-00N 76-35-00W.2. CANCEL THIS MSG 212336Z MAY 21.
100327Z MAY 21HYDROPAC 1386/21(61,75,76).SOUTHEASTERN INDIAN OCEAN.DNC 03, DNC 04, DNC 05.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS 160018Z TO 160245Z MAY, ALTERNATE 162356Z TO 170223Z, 172335Z TO 180202Z, 182313Z TO 190140Z, 192252Z TO 200119Z, 202230Z TO 210057Z, 212209Z TO 220035Z MAY 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 THIS MSG 220135Z MAY 21.
We know that the shared mission of Starlink seems that it will not be L26, however, I contacted Predasar and they told me that the launch of their satellite will be at the end of this year, there is no launch date yet.
102127Z MAY 21NAVAREA IV 394/21(11,12,26).WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.FLORIDA.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING 152158Z TO 160046Z MAY, ALTERNATE 162136Z TO 170024Z, 172115Z TO 180003Z, 182053Z TO 182341Z, 192032Z TO 192320Z, 202010Z TO 202258Z, 211949Z TO 212236Z MAY IN AREAS BOUND BY: A. 28-40-20N 080-38-38W, 29-13-00N 080-02-00W, 29-05-00N 079-54-00W, 28-34-00N 080-23-00W, 28-30-10N 080-32-53W. B. 31-41-00N 077-10-00W, 33-32-00N 075-42-00W, 33-46-00N 074-38-00W, 33-25-00N 074-15-00W, 32-42-00N 074-25-00W, 31-31-00N 77-00-00W.2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 391/21.3. CANCEL THIS MSG 212336Z MAY 21.