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Thread for the Starlink 4-9 group launch from Florida.

NSF Threads for Starlink 4-9: Discussion

Launch on March 3, 2022 at 14:25 UTC (9:25 am EST) from Kennedy Space Center LC-39A on booster 1060-11.  ASDS landing on Just Read the Instructions is expected.

Payload 47 Starlink satellites to 53.2 degree inclination on SE trajectory.  Initial orbit of 305 x 317 km.  On the Starlink Group 4-5 webcast it was mentioned that the southeast trajectory is to increase the recovery weather availability for the booster and fairings during the winter months.

Please use the Starlink Discussion Thread for all general discussion on Starlink.

Check the Starlink Index Thread for links to more Starlink information.

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From a previous mission's Press Kit:
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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.
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Launch NET February 15:
0092-EX-ST-2022
Mission 1722 Starlink Group 4-9, SE trajectory

No specified launch date(s) yet...
Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated January 31, after the CSG-2 launch:
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Upcoming launches include more batches of Starlink satellites on February/March TBA.

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
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Early March • Falcon 9 • Starlink
Launch times: TBD
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch with another batch of Starlink internet satellites [Feb. 14]



On February 15, I noticed Next Spaceflight lists Just Read the Instructions as the ASDS ship.  This will allow the Florida launch rate to maximize:
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Space Coast orbital launches in the immediate future:
2022 Launched:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

March 1 Dec 2021 Dec 7, 2021 Jan 8 Feb 16 - GOES-T - Atlas V 541 AV-095 - Canaveral SLC-41- 21:38:00 21:33 to 23:33 TBD 21:40 to 23:40 21:38 to 23:38

March 3 NET Aug 2021 NET Jan TBD NETQ1 NET Feb NET Feb 15 early March - Starlink 4-9 4-? group? 4-? (x47 x60 x53? x49 x46) (flight 39 TBD) [v1.5 L10 v1.0 L35 L-TBD] - Falcon 9-143 (1060.11 JRTI S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40 - 14:25:00 ~18:00 17:42 14:32 or 15:51 or 15:55 14:35:30 or 15:54 or 15:43
(mid-inclination Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

2022 Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

March 8 NET Feb 25 NET early March - Starlink 4-10 (x47 x49 x46) (flight 40 TBD) [v1.5 L11 L-TBD] - Falcon 9-144 (1052.4 ASOG S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A - ~12:20 to ~16:40
(mid-inclination Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

Mid to late March NET March 15 - Starlink 4-12 (x49?) (flight 41 TBD) [v1.5 L12 L-TBD] - Falcon 9-145 (1061.7 JRTI S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A
(mid-inclination Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

March 30 Oct 2021 NET Jan Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 31 - Axiom-1 (AX-1) Crew Dragon Endeavour? Resilience - Falcon 9-146 (1062.5 ASOG S) - Kennedy LC-39A - 18:46 ~06:00 ~19:10? 18:45
(ISS flights: 22-26 minutes earlier/day)

NET beginning of April/NET end of March - Starlink 4-TBD (x46?) (flight TBD) [v1.5 L-TBD] - Falcon 9 (S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A
(mid-inclination Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

Q2 Q3 2021 Q4 2021 end of 2021 Dec 2021 early Q1 Q1 or Q2 Q1/NET H2 March - O3b mPower 1, 2, 3 - Falcon 9 (S?) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A

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Any chance this launch or another Starlink launch happens mid March? Going to be at the cape and hoping for a launch the 10th-14th.
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Any chance this launch or another Starlink launch happens mid March? Going to be at the cape and hoping for a launch the 10th-14th.
Starlink 4-10 could be launched around these dates, but we have to wait.
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Cross-posts

Launch NET February 15:
0092-EX-ST-2022
Mission 1722 Starlink Group 4-9, SE trajectory

No specified launch date(s) yet...
Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated January 31, after the CSG-2 launch:
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Upcoming launches include more batches of Starlink satellites on February/March TBA.

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
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Early March • Falcon 9 • Starlink
Launch times: TBD
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch with another batch of Starlink internet satellites [Feb. 14]



On February 15, I noticed Next Spaceflight lists Just Read the Instructions as the ASDS ship.  This will allow the Florida launch rate to maximize:
Next Spaceflight
JRTI will have to wait a little longer

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Possible first stages for Starlink 4-9: 1062.5, 1058.11, and 1060.11, with 1049.11 as a lesser possibility.  As of this post, the first stage choice for Starlink 4-8, launching on February 20, has not yet been revealed.

1049.11 appears to be held for the expendable O3b triplet launch from Florida coming up.  It hasn't been used since it returned to Florida.

1062.5 could be held for Axiom-1.  It was last used on January 6 and has "skipped" previous Starlink launch opportunities.

1067.4 is being held for Crew-4.

We on the outside in the public side of the forum do not know what the current disposition of B1069 is.  We have not yet seen 1053.3 with conversion work completed to single stick.

1051.12, 1063.4, and 1071.2 are on the west coast (Hawthorne? or Vandenberg).

My >guess< regarding Static Fire or not would be:
No Static Fire, for either 1062.5, 1058.11, or 1060.11.

Edit Feb 18: 1058.11 used for Starlink 4-8.

Edit Feb 21: 1060.11 for March 3 launch.

Edit March 2: 1060.11 transported to pad circa 24 hours before launch. No Static Fire.
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http://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html
[update February 19]
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SFN has this on March 3 from 39A.

March 3
Falcon 9 • Starlink 4-9
Launch times: TBD
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch with another batch of Starlink internet satellites [Feb. 19]
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[update February 21]
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch another Starlink batch from pad 39A on March 3 around 1pm EST.
= ~18:00 UTC
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 4-9 : KSC LC-39A : 3 March 2022
« Reply #10 on: 02/22/2022 09:17 am »
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/02/starlink-group-4-8/ says:
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SpaceX is expected to have two more Starlink launches in February. Starlink Group 4-9 will launch late February from LC-39A and Starlink Group 4-11 will launch late February from SLC-4E, at the Vandenburg Space Force Base.
Was that written well before the Starlink 4-8 launch?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Starlink group 4-9 : KSC LC-39A : 3 March 2022
« Reply #11 on: 02/22/2022 05:40 pm »
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

Launch time is 17:42 UTC (12:42 PM Eastern Time).
« Last Edit: 10/17/2022 05:19 am by ZachS09 »
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https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
[Feb 22]
Launch time is 17:42 UTC (12:42 PM Eastern Time).

On February 23 the time stated has been changed to 14:32 UTC/9:32 a.m. EST.
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NGA notices:

Quote from: NGA
260534Z FEB 22
NAVAREA IV 206/22(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   031425Z TO 031652Z MAR, ALTERNATE
   041403Z TO 041630Z, 051342Z TO 051559Z
   061320Z TO 061547Z, 071259Z TO 071526Z
   AND 081237Z TO 081504Z MAR IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-38-45N 080-37-30W, 28-41-00N 080-36-00W,
      28-36-00N 080-17-00W, 27-59-00N 079-11-00W,
      27-56-00N 079-14-00W, 28-04-00N 079-34-00W,
      28-32-05N 080-33-44W.
   B. 25-59-00N 076-00-00W, 26-40-00N 075-09-00W,
      25-37-00N 073-53-00W, 24-53-00N 074-44-00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 205/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 081604Z MAR 22.
Quote from: NGA
260605Z FEB 22
HYDROPAC 505/22(GEN).
SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN OCEAN.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   031551Z TO 031956Z MAR, ALTERNATE
   041529Z TO 041934Z, 051508Z TO 051913Z,
   061446Z TO 061851Z, 071424Z TO 071829Z,
   081403Z TO 081808Z MAR IN AREA BOUND BY
   35-59S 050-22W, 35-28S 049-58W,
   37-16S 045-27W, 45-17S 028-19W,
   47-50S 020-18W, 49-51S 011-01W,
   51-05S 000-43E, 50-46S 014-54E,
   50-33S 021-34E, 46-52S 039-17E,
   43-19S 050-25E, 44-37S 051-06E,
   54-16S 018-06E, 54-22S 004-06E,
   54-22S 000-43E, 54-28S 004-31W,
   53-15S 013-27W, 51-14S 023-03W,
   47-53S 033-10W, 42-56S 042-53W,
   39-07S 048-08W.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 504/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 081908Z MAR 22.
Quote from: NGA
260610Z FEB 22
HYDROLANT 576/22(GEN).
SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN OCEAN.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   031551Z TO 031956Z MAR, ALTERNATE
   041529Z TO 041934Z, 051508Z TO 051913Z,
   061446Z TO 061851Z, 071424Z TO 071829Z,
   081403Z TO 081808Z MAR IN AREA BOUND BY
   35-59S 050-22W, 35-28S 049-58W,
   37-16S 045-27W, 45-17S 028-19W,
   47-50S 020-18W, 49-51S 011-01W,
   51-05S 000-43E, 50-46S 014-54E,
   50-33S 021-34E, 46-52S 039-17E,
   43-19S 050-25E, 44-37S 051-06E,
   54-16S 018-06E, 54-22S 004-06E,
   54-22S 000-43E, 54-28S 004-31W,
   53-15S 013-27W, 51-14S 023-03W,
   47-53S 033-10W, 42-56S 042-53W,
   39-07S 048-08W.
2. CANCEL HYDROLANT 575/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 081908Z MAR 22.

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L-3 weather forecast.  90% 'Go' for both March 3 and March 4.  Booster Recovery Weather risk is Moderate for March 4.  All other Additional Risk Criteria are Low.

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NGA notices: ...

Launch Hazard Areas from the NGA notices.

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L-2 weather forecast.  90% 'Go' for both March 3 and March 4.  All Additional Risk Criteria are Low for both days.

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#Starlink Group 4-9 weather forecast 3/3: 90% GO w/ primary concern being cumulus clouds 24hr delay: 90% GO w/ primary concern being cumulus clouds Low Risks both days..

https://twitter.com/baserunner0723/status/1498672507993395210

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