The landing zone doesn't even correspond to that kind of orbital inclination like Starlink, it's like 30 to 50km more to the north, similar to the last few GPS mission landing coordinates (in fact really close to landing coordinates for SV05). I do know that the launch carries government payloads which is in part why it's supposed to be so secretive mission. Apart from that my guess is that Globalstar is launching on this one as rideshare because if it was purchased commercially then SpaceX says on its PUG that they reserve the rights to put on your launch whatever other payload they can put on if there's spare capacity. That's my 1.24 rubles
First Stage Core?? Perhaps 1069.1 is the most obvious choice here. Last launched in late December (CRS-24), and currently shows a Starlink Mission in August as it's next flight. If this core is selected, then the importance of the flight becomes evident.
a Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the Globalstar FM15 communication satellite June 19 around 12:25am EDT
Notable remarks from Wednesday morning's WDR press conference.CBT = Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, Launch Director for Exploration Ground SystemsJF = James Free, Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development35:27 CBT: Response to Q from Eric Berger re potential interference from SpaceX's Globalstar FM15 Falcon 9 launch from SLC-40 early (00:40) Sunday morning:* Will not be an issue.
Quotea Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the Globalstar FM15 communication satellite June 19 around 12:25am EDThttp://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html
Isn't it unusual that it's a few days away from launch and we still don't know the name of the primary payload? Even Zuma was leaked a month ahead. Either SpaceX really up the game in terms of infosec, or people just don't care anymore (oh well it's another launch of the week...)