Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Starlink v1.0 L28 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 26 May 2021 (1859 UTC)  (Read 43682 times)

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L-3 weather forecast.  Primary Day = 90% 'Go'.  Backup Day #1 = 80% 'Go'.  All additional risks are Low for both days.

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https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1396488592642347008
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Droneship support ship GO Quest has departed from Port Canaveral. With another set of stacked launches, this ship won't be back in Florida for weeks.
Two Starlink dishes too!
Views earlier from Fleetcam.
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L-2 weather forecast.  Primary Day = 90% 'Go'.  Backup Day #1 = 80% 'Go'.  All additional risks are Low for both days.

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GO Searcher departed from Port Canaveral last night to support fairing recovery for the upcoming Starlink launch.

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1396845037833568256

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Rocket is vertical at SLC-40

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0126-EX-ST-2021 Starlink RF Mission 5-2 STA application

0126-EX-ST-2021 Starlink RF Mission 5-2 Grant


Have we ever learned about the 'RF' Missions mean and how they are different from earlier Starlink flights?
Wildly optimistic prediction, Superheavy recovery on IFT-4 or IFT-5 (Welp a little early on IFT-4, but still have a shot at 5)

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https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1396906150109589504

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GO Navigator has departed from Jacksonville and will join GO Searcher offshore to conduct fairing recovery for the upcoming Starlink mission
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A static fire test is expected. Not surprising, considering there were engines and components removed, as well as the six month furlough.

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https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/status/1396948218504699904
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A Falcon 9 is vertical and venting at SLC-40. Potential static fire at the top of the hour [2200 UTC] ahead of the Starlink v1.0 L28 mission, launching Wednesday.



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https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/status/1396950167304253445
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Orrrrr maybe not?

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I "rewound" the live coverage. There's a vent at 5:42:08 pm EDT from the rocket. It's a horizontal vent, just above and parallel to one of the wires hanging in the mid-field of view.

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The substantial T-20 minutes vent occurs at 6:45 pm EDT.
« Last Edit: 05/25/2021 12:00 am by zubenelgenubi »
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https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1396961007424229378

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SpaceX is loading propellants into a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station for a test-firing expected around 7:05pm EDT (2305 GMT).
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Now we wait for #SpaceX to confirm a good test via “the tweet™️”.

SpaceX doesn’t tweet static fire confirmations for Starlink launches anymore.


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Now we wait for #SpaceX to confirm a good test via “the tweet™️”.

SpaceX doesn’t tweet static fire confirmations for Starlink launches anymore.


However, SpaceX does tweet their date and time targets for a launch. Which come after a successful static fire if there was one.


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Now we wait for #SpaceX to confirm a good test via “the tweet™️”.

SpaceX doesn’t tweet static fire confirmations for Starlink launches anymore.


However, SpaceX does tweet their date and time targets for a launch. Which come after a successful static fire if there was one.

They don't do this very far in advance, usually

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A cancel-and-replace Rocket Launching notice from the NGA.  There is a small change to area A.  No change to the scheduled dates and times.

Quote from: NGA
251517Z MAY 21
NAVAREA IV 439/21(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   261759Z TO 262047Z MAY, ALTERNATE
   271737Z TO 272025Z, 281716Z TO 282003Z,
   291654Z TO 291942Z, 301632Z TO 301920Z,
   311611Z TO 311859Z MAY, 011549Z TO 011837Z,
   AND 021528Z TO 021816Z JUN
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39-08N 080-37-46W, 28-57-00N 080-19-00W,
      28-51-00N 080-12-00W, 28-34-00N 080-27-00W,
      28-30-53N 080-33-14W.
   B. 31-27-00N 077-29-00W, 33-17-00N 076-03-00W,
      33-31-00N 074-59-00W, 33-10-00N 074-36-00W,
      32-27-00N 074-46-00W, 31-15-00N 077-17-00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 435/21.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 021916Z JUN 21.

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Does anyone know if it’s launching on the 26th or not it’s very conflicting

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