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Thread for the Starlink 5-13 group launch.

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Launch 7 July 2023, at 19:29:50 UTC (12:29 pm PDT), from Vandenberg SLC-4E, on booster 1063-12.  The first stage successfully landed aboard Of Course I Still Love You.

Payload 48 Starlink satellites to a 43 degree orbit on a southeastern trajectory.  Initial orbit 229 x 337 km.  The satellites will join the Gen2 constellation.

Starlink v1.5 satellite mass is now about 300kg after the addition of laser ISL terminals.

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

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0983-EX-ST-2023  Mission 1943 Starlink Group 5-13
NET June from Vandy [June 5]
ASDS North  North  29  36  27   West  116  43  41



NextSpaceflight (Updated June 20th)
Launch NET 2 July 2023
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7169
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Which first stage will be used for this launch?

The May 16 press briefing revealed Falcon 9 first stages are now cleared for use up to twenty times for Starlink launches.  This will include 1061.16, if it lands successfully after its next launch.

Available first stages, with date of most recent recovery:
1063.12   May 20
1061.15   May 31
1071.10   Jun 12 (maybe)

Edit July 6: It's B1063.12.
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The USCG weekly District 11 Local Notice to Mariners has this launch as July 6.  NextSpaceflight has already been updated to July 6 (I don't know if that was done on the basis of this notice or something else).

Quote from: USCG
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-VANDENBERG AFB-HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS
Hazardous operations will be conducted from Vandenberg AFB, CA for Western Range 2325 from 6 July, 2023 until 10 July, 2023. Hazardous operation areas are bounded by the following coordinates:
A. HAZARD AREA
34-40-00N - 120-39-00W
34-39-00N - 120-27-00W
30-41-00N - 117-28-00W
30-39-00N - 117-33-00W
34-32-00N - 120-40-00W
34-40-00N - 120-39-00W (CLOSING THE FIRST POINT)
B. HAZARD AREA
30-10-00N - 116-57-00W
29-46-00N - 116-31-00W
29-13-00N - 116-18-00W
29-08-00N - 116-32-00W
29-32-00N - 116-56-00W
30-03-00N - 117-12-00W
30-10-00N – 116-57-00W (CLOSING THE FIRST POINT)
Mariners are advised to remain clear of these areas for the duration of operations. For more details or comments contact Vandenberg AFB at 805-606-8825 or on VHF-FM Chan. 06 or 16.



Cross-post:
NextSpaceflight, updated June 29:
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Starlink Group 5-13
Launch Time
NET Jul 06, 2023

Edit: zubenelgenubi
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0983-EX-ST-2023  Mission 1943 Starlink Group 5-13
NET June from Vandy
ASDS North  North  29  36  27   West  116  43  41

The USCG weekly District 11 Local Notice to Mariners has this launch as July 6. ...

Map from the NOTAM.

Edit: Here's another NGA Space Debris notice for a different location.

Edit: Added the Space Debris map for S2 re-entry.
« Last Edit: 07/04/2023 12:40 am by OneSpeed »

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Is there an estimated time for this launch on the 6th, and is it likely to be cancelled? Also, will Surf Beach be open for this launch?
« Last Edit: 07/03/2023 12:39 am by zubenelgenubi »

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Is there an estimated time for this launch on the 6th, and is it likely to be cancelled? Also, will Surf Beach be open for this launch?

I used to watch flights of Delta 2 from there a long time ago.  For this flight, Falcon will be going away from you.  It may be better to go to Gaviota Beach and see the view of it coming overhead.

Keep monitoring this link for the launch time:  https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7169
« Last Edit: 07/03/2023 12:40 am by zubenelgenubi »
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NGA Space Debris notice for July 7 to July 13 (versus the July 6 to July 10 in the USCG notice for the launch).

Quote from: NGA
010414Z JUL 23
NAVAREA XII 419/23(21).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
MEXICO.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   071902Z TO 072045Z, 081837Z TO 082020Z,
   091812Z TO 091954Z, 101746Z TO 101929Z,
   111721Z TO 111904Z, 121656Z TO 121839Z,
   131631Z TO 131813Z JUL IN AREA BOUND BY
   29-46.00N 116-31.00W, 30-10.00N 116-57.00W,
   30-03.00N 117-12.00W, 29-32.00N 116-56.00W,
   29-08.00N 116-32.00W, 29-13.00N 116-18.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 131913Z JUL 23.

Edit: Here's another NGA Space Debris notice for a different location.

Quote from: NGA
010425Z JUL 23
NAVAREA XII 420/23(19).
NORTH PACIFIC.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   072024Z TO 072147Z, 081959Z TO 082122Z,
   091934Z TO 092056Z, 101908Z TO 102031Z,
   111843Z TO 112006Z, 121818Z TO 121941Z,
   131753Z TO 131915Z JUL IN AREA BOUND BY
   43-30.00N 178-26.00W, 41-43.00N 179-17.00W,
   33-23.00N 149-11.00W, 35-11.00N 148-25.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 132015Z JUL 23.
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Cross-post:
NextSpaceflight, updated July 1:
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7169
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Starlink Group 5-13
Launch Time
Fri Jul 7, 2023 19:02 UTC

July 2, same source:
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Starlink Group 5-13:
Launch Time
Fri Jul 7, 2023 19:30 UTC
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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1675917351265378313

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Covering the upcoming launches this week:

nasaspaceflight.com/2023/07/launch… - by Justin Davenport (@Bubbinski)

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2023/07/launch-roundup-july_2_9/
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https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_spt.jsp:

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SPACE X STARLINK 5-13
VANDENBERG, SFB CA
PRIMARY:   07/07/23   1902Z-2147Z
BACKUP:      07/08/23   1837Z-2122Z
      07/09/23   1812Z-2056Z
      07/10/23   1746Z-2031Z
      07/11/23   1721Z-2006Z
      07/12/23   1656Z-1941Z

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Hmm, beginning to wonder about these agencies giving warning info. It's not always reliable. I just noticed an FAA warning in the ZLA region,
Quote from: FAA
!CARF 07/039 ZLA AIRSPACE DCC SX STARLINK 5-13 23-8 AREA A STNR ALT
RESERVATION WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 343900N1203900W TO 343800N1203100W
TO 332000N1193300W TO 332000N1193700W TO 341600N1202300W TO POINT OF
ORIGIN SFC-UNL 2307071902-2307072042

The section after "DEFINED AS" contains lat-long for a perimeter, surface-to-unlimited, July 7 1902Z-2042Z. But when I plotted the perimeter, it distinctly mismatched both Starlink 5-13 and Starlink 5-7, but exactly matched Starlink 2-10.
For what it's worth, the times decently match the NGA notice NAVAREA XII 419/23 that KtB found.
Cross-check diligently...

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https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1676750669007691776
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CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 5-13 launch from Vandenberg SFB on 2023-07-07 at 19:29:50 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g5-13. Deployment of 48 satellites is set to occur at 19:48:46.460 UTC.

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https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=sl-5-13

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SpaceX is targeting Friday, July 7 at 12:29 p.m. PT (19:29 UTC) for a Falcon 9 launch of 48 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. If needed, a backup opportunity is available on Saturday, July 8 at 12:06 p.m. PT (19:06 UTC).

This is the 12th flight for the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, DART, Transporter-7, Iridium OneWeb, and seven Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which will be stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

A live webcast of this mission will begin about five minutes prior to liftoff.

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I did a quick check of places that may have good visibility of the train soon after launch when they may be bright and easy to see.   I don't have good visibility in Colorado but the Houston TX and Phoenix AZ areas did.   Other places may as well.

Go to Heavens Above and update the location at the upper right then click on the link on the upper left to check your chances to see it.

Thanks to Heavens-Above for making the predictions available and Dr Kelso for the elset used there.
« Last Edit: 07/06/2023 10:52 pm by Ron Lee »

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https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1677385453727522816

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F9/Starlink 5-13: Good afternoon; we're standing by for launch of 48 Starlinks atop a Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California; liftoff from pad 4E is set for 3:29:50pm EDT (1929 UTC)

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1677385937582714880

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F9/Starlink 5-13: This will be the 45th Falcon-family launch this year, the 237th single-stick F9 flight and, if successful, the 224th in a row; booster B1063 is making its 12th flight; a successful droneship recovery would be SpaceX's 205th overall

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1677386230021890052

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F9/Starlink 5-13: The 48 Starlinks stacked in the F9's nose fairing will boost the total launched to date to 4,746, 1,080 this year alone; space statistician Jonathan McDowell says about 4,327 Starlinks were functional going into today's flight

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