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Thread for the Starlink Group 7-14 launch.

Launch 15 February 2024, at 21:34:30 UTC (1:34 pm PST), from Vandenberg SFB SLC-4E, on booster 1082-2.  The first stage successfully landed aboard Of Course I Still Love You.

Payload 22 Starlink V2 Mini satellites to 53 degree inclination orbit on a southeastern trajectory.  Initial orbit 286 x 296 km.

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Cross-posts
2534-EX-ST-2023 Mission 2196 Starlink Group 7-14
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NET [Jan 23 2024] February from Vandenberg
ASDS  North  30  6  19   West  116  57  37  (7-14, 7-16)
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Noting ASDS position is changed a bit.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7470
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Starlink Group 7-14
Launch Time
NET February 2024

Starlink 7-14 likely follows Starlink 7-13, with a launch NET early February.  Starlink 7-13 is currently scheduled to launch NET February 3.  SpaceX is attempting a ~five day turnaround.

Starlink 7-12 Jan 29 UTC

+ 5 days
Starlink 7-13 Feb 3 UTC

+ 5 days
Starlink 7-14 Feb 8 UTC?
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NET late February 13 UTC (late afternoon PST) per this new NOTAM, indicating SpaceX is probably trying to hold to a 4 days pad recycling cycle if both involved launches are Starlinks at SLC-4E.

Note this was posted before today's scrub.

R0035/24 NOTAMN
Q) SCIZ/QRDCA/IV/BO/W/000/999/4100S11910W715
A) SCIZ B) 2402132356 C) 2402190236
D) 13 BTN 2356-2359 14 BTN 0000-0424/2334-2359 15 BTN 0000-0402
15 BTN 2313-2359 16 BTN 0000-0341/2251-2359 17 BTN 0000-0319
17 BTN 2230-2359 18 BTN 0000-0258/2208-2359 19 BTN 0000-0236
E) ZONE ...D... SECT WEST PACIFIC DUE TO RE-ENTRY FALCON 9 STARLINK 7
-14 STAGE 2 REENTRY ACTIVITY. THE AREA IS BOUNDED BY GEO COORD:
1500S 10724W
1500S 10441W
3122S 09024W
3420S 09024W
INSTRUCTIONS: SANTIAGO OCEANIC CONTROL 10024 KHZ
FANS 1A EQUIPPED  ACFT LOG ON SCEZ
INFO PROVIDED BY SPACE X OPS, USA
F) SFC G) UNL
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NOTAM for first stage recovery zone that still points to NET February 13 UTC and PST (22:17 - 02:46 UTC Feb. 13/14; 2:17 - 6:46 pm PST 13th). Maybe someone else can point out if that turnaround is even possible since IIRC that will break the all time SpaceX pad turn-around record apparently could be as little as just 2 minutes behind!

B0116/24 NOTAMN
Q) MMFR/QRDCA/IV/BO/W/000/999/
A) MMFR
B) 2402132217
C) 2402190058
D) 13 2217-0246, 14 2155-0224, 15 2134-0203, 16 2112-0141,
   17 2051-0120, 18 2029-0058
E) DANGEROUS AREA FOR REENTRY OF ROCKET FALCON 9 STARLINK 7-14
   LATERAL LIMIT AREA FORMED BY THE UNION OF THE FOLLOWING POINTS:
   2902N 11631W
   2927N 11654W
   3029N 11732W
   3046N 11703W
   2950N 11615W
   2924N 11600W
   2902N 11631W
   MMFR
F) SFC
G) UNL
« Last Edit: 02/10/2024 07:15 pm by Galactic Penguin SST »
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Kind of expected 8-1 to fill this slot.  SpaceX filed Experimentals for 8-2 and 8-3 (Vandenberg) on Friday with operations for 8-2 beginning the 3rd of March.  8-1 authorization expires 24th of March.

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Debra C showing
Destination Long Beach
Estimated time of arrival:
2024-02-11 22:30 (UTC-8)

If Debra C is towing OCISLY and the destination info and time is correct then not popping into San Diego to offload so I don't think OCISLY can be in position for 13th. Think that 13th date was announced before 7-13 was delayed from 9th to 10th UTC.

Likely a delay even if not showing yet I assume. Unless it is a RTLS?

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Cross-post; SLC-4E and OCISLY turnarounds start from here:
https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1756114398635069815
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F9/Starlink 7-13: LIFTOFF! At 7:34:00pm EST (0034 UTC)



Which first stage will be used for this launch?  (semi-rhetorical question)

Falcon 9 first stages are apparently now cleared for use up to twenty times for non-human spaceflight missions, although that number is apparently more restricted for Cargo Dragon and Cygnus than these other payloads.

Available first stages, with UTC date of most recent recovery:
1082.2     Jan 3
1061.19   Jan 14
1063.17   Jan 24 (maybe)

Edit February 14 UTC: It's B1082-2.
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This launch is now in the FAA ATCSCC Current Operations Plan Advisory with dates and times that match the NOTAM that Galactic Penguin SST posted above.

https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_spt.jsp

Quote from: FAA
SPACE X STARLINK 7-14, VANDENBERG, CA
PRIMARY:        02/13/24        2217Z-0246Z
BACKUP:         02/14/24        2155Z-0224Z
                02/15/24        2134Z-0203Z
                02/16/24        2112Z-0141Z
                02/17/24        2051Z-0120Z
                02/18/24        2029Z-0058Z

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Debra C making slow progress Northwards - still south of Mexico border.
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-117.5/centery:32.4/zoom:10

Slow to minimise time booster offloaded at San Diego?

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Debra C making slow progress Northwards - still south of Mexico border.
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-117.5/centery:32.4/zoom:10

Slow to minimise time booster offloaded at San Diego?

It's headed to Long Beach, with no change in course.
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NET late February 13 UTC (late afternoon PST) per this new NOTAM, indicating SpaceX is probably trying to hold to a 4 days pad recycling cycle if both involved launches are Starlinks at SLC-4E.

NOTAM for first stage recovery zone that still points to NET February 13 UTC and PST (22:17 - 02:46 UTC Feb. 13/14; 2:17 - 6:46 pm PST 13th).

Maps from the NOTAMs. ASDS 610km downrange. The second stage splashdown area is possibly incomplete.

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And as everyone have doubted, this is NET February 14 now.

!CARF 02/228 ZLA AIRSPACE DCC SX STARLINK 7-14 24-6 STNR ALT
RESERVATION WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 343900N1203700W TO 343700N1203100W
TO 334500N1194600W TO 334200N1195000W TO 343500N1203800W TO POINT OF
ORIGIN SFC-UNL 2402142155-2402150217
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Weather for the 14th (Red Highlight is the launch window)
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Maybe a little cloudy. But if this and the east coast rockets fly on the 14th, that's an impressive 3 launches in 1 day. Not sure if SpaceX has done that before.

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Here is the West Coast forecast from a former NASA meteorologist now working at a Local station in LA (KCBS).  Jump to 1:28 into the video.

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Earlier today the FAA ATCSCC Current Operations Plan Advisory was still showing February 13 as Primary, but it's now changed to February 14.

https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_spt.jsp

Quote from: FAA
SPACE X STARLINK 7-14, VANDENBERG, CA
PRTIMARY:       02/14/24        2155Z-0224Z
BACKUP:         02/15/24        2134Z-0203Z
                02/16/24        2112Z-0141Z
                02/17/24        2051Z-0120Z
                02/18/24        2029Z-0058Z

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https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1757201975207436407

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CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the #Starlink Group 7-14 launch from Vandenberg SFB on 2024-02-14 at 21:56:00 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g7-14. Deployment of 22 satellites at 22:58:39.940 UTC. Data for 9 backup launch opportunities also provided: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/.
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Weather updated from Marina Jurica.
 
I ask for her support.  She's a former NASA launch meteorologist now working from KCBS in Los Angeles.

https://twitter.com/MJuricaCBS47/status/1757257165193314466
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Debra C + OCISLY departed PoLB on Feb 13 @ 1:51am PT / 4:51am ET

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I finally received the NGA Space Debris notice that is effectively a Rocket Launching notice.

Note that the first part of the February 14 hazard period is not included. Only the last three launch opportunities of the ten that CelesTrak posted are within the shortened hazard period.

The four Backup Days have the full hazard periods.

Quote from: NGA
131558Z FEB 24
NAVAREA XII 77/24(21).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
MEXICO.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   150030Z TO 150224Z, 152134Z TO 160203Z,
   162112Z TO 170141Z, 172051Z TO 180120Z AND
   182029Z TO 190058Z FEB IN AREA BOUND BY
   29-05.00N 116-26.00W, 29-25.00N 116-52.00W,
   30-28.00N 117-21.00W, 30-39.00N 117-20.00W,
   30-30.00N 117-03.00W, 29-51.00N 116-17.00W,
   29-23.00N 116-02.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 190158Z FEB 24.

These two multi-launch NGA Space Debris notices are still in effect (the same notice for two different Navigational Areas).

Quote from: NGA
270500Z DEC 23
HYDROPAC 4029/23(22).
EASTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
DNC 06, DNC 07.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   310001Z DEC 23 TO 210001Z FEB 24
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   34-20.00S 090-24.00W, 31-22.00S 090-24.00W,
   00-10.00S 115-17.00W, 01-19.00S 116-54.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 210101Z FEB 24.//
Quote from: NGA
270500Z DEC 23
NAVAREA XII 885/23(22).
EASTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   310001Z DEC 23 TO 210001Z FEB 24
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   34-20.00S 090-24.00W, 31-22.00S 090-24.00W,
   00-10.00S 115-17.00W, 01-19.00S 116-54.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 210101Z FEB 24.//

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