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Thread for the Starlink Group 10-2 launch.

Launch 23 June 2024, at 17:15:00 UTC (1:15 pm EDT), from CCSFS SLC-40, on booster 1078-11.  The first stage successfully landed aboard A Shortfall of Gravitas.

Payload 22 Starlink V2 Mini satellites to 53 degree inclination orbit on a northeastern trajectory.  Initial orbit 264 x 278 km.

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Starlink 8-5 is scheduled to launch June 5 UTC from SLC-40, JRTI 1st stage recovery.

Starlink 10-1 is scheduled to launch June 7/8 UTC from SLC-40, ASOG likely 1st stage recovery.

LC-39A has transitioned to Falcon Heavy operations for the June 25 GOES-U launch.  I expect all June Falcon 9 Florida launches will depart from SLC-40.

The June Florida Starlink launches, and the Astra-1P/SES-24 launch, should (generally) alternate between ASOG and JRTI.

However:
Quote from: Gav Cornwall tweet
ASOG droneship is back to sea to support Starlink 6-64.

This was a potential turnaround record of just four hours from docking with F9 from the previous mission to undocking for the next.

Busy times.... nsf.live/spacecoast
[May 30]

I find it interesting that SpaceX chose to go with Starlink 8-5, skipping 8-4.

Also, I note that SpaceX has not yet started the Florida Starlink Group 7 launches.

My bold:
Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide; updated June 4:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on June 4 at 10:16 p.m. EDT. A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on June 7 at 6:58-10:58 p.m. EDT. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches from pad 40. A Falcon 9 will launch the SES-24/Astra 1P communications satellite for SES from pad 40 on mid-June. The next Falcon Heavy will launch NASA & NOAA's GOES-U GOES-N weather satellite from pad 39A on June 25 at 5:16-7:16 p.m. EDT. The side boosters will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.

This Starlink launch could be before or after the geocommsat launch, depending on how long after NET June 10 the geocommsat launches.

Edit June 6: This launch is before Astra 1P/SES-24.

Other currently scheduled launches that may compete for June SLC-40 launch slots.
Near-term not-Starlink launch schedule; also noting LC-39A use:
<snip>
Astra 1P / SES-24 (NET Jun 10, SLC-40)

NROL-69 (NET Jun?, SLC-40)

GSAT-20 / GSAT-N2 (Jun?, SLC-40)
<snip>
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NGA Rocket Launching notice.

Primary launch window is expected to be June 11 at 21:30 to 01:30 UTC.

Quote from: NGA
060429Z JUN 24
NAVAREA IV 649/24(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   112130Z TO 120158Z JUN, ALTERNATE
   122108Z TO 130136Z, 132046Z TO 140114Z,
   142023Z TO 150051Z, 152001Z TO 160029Z,
   161939Z TO 170007Z, AND 171917Z TO 172345Z JUN
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-38.56N 080-37.37W, 28-54.00N 080-20.00W,
      28-48.00N 080-16.00W, 28-35.00N 080-26.00W,
      28-31.63N 080-33.58W.
   B. 32-02.00N 076-52.00W, 33-04.00N 075-53.00W,
      33-24.00N 075-03.00W, 33-16.00N 074-50.00W,
      32-37.00N 075-04.00W, 31-48.00N 076-35.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 180045Z JUN 24.//

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NGA Rocket Launching notice.
Apparently, this launch is on a northeastern trajectory.

Launch azimuth -> 53 degrees orbital inclination?  That would rule out Group 6.

Remaining choices:
Group 7 northeastern trajectory choice
Group 8
New Group 10



Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide; updated June 6; my bold:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on June 7 at 6:58-10:58 p.m. EDT. A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on June 11 at 5:30-9:30 p.m. EDT. A Falcon 9 will launch the SES-24/Astra 1P communication satellite for SES from pad 40 on June 15 in the late afternoon-evening EDT. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches from pad 40. The next Falcon Heavy will launch NASA & NOAA's GOES-U GOES-N weather satellite from pad 39A on June 25 at 5:16-7:16 p.m. EDT. The side boosters will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.



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

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

1064.6 and 1065.6 are the Falcon Heavy side boosters for Europa Clipper.  1072.1 and 1086.1 are assigned as the Falcon Heavy side boosters for GOES-U.

1073.16 and 1076.15 may undergo modifications to become Falcon Heavy side boosters for a future launch, but both are currently available for "single-stick" launches.  (I personally wonder if the above will be done.)

B1083 is for Polaris Dawn?
Quote from: Chris Bergin tweet
SpaceX Falcon 9 B1083 is set to launch the Starlink 6-56 mission from 39A. [May 8]
Quote from: Jared Isaacman tweet
["The Phantom Menace" meme]
"We will watch your career with great interest."

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Blue seas and blue skies for Falcon 9 landing. [May 8]
Quote from: Jared Isaacman tweet
Welcome back 1083

Available first stages, with UTC date of most recent recovery:
1069.16  May 6   Starlink 10-1
1083.4    May 8    Polaris Dawn?
1073.16  May 13
1062.22  May 18
1080.9    May 23 (maybe)

Edit June 11: It's B1073.16, skipping over B1083.4.

As a low-flight first stage, is B1083.4 being held back for another launch?

After June 14 T-0 abort, launch rescheduled to June 23.

Available first stages, with UTC date of most recent recovery:
1083.4    May 8    Polaris Dawn?
1073.16  May 13  (repair after launch abort)
1062.22  May 18
1080.9    May 23  Astra 1P/SES-24
1077.14  May 24
1078.11  May 28
1076.15  Jun 1

Edit June 21: It's B1078.11, skipping over B1083.4, B1062.22, and B1077.14.

Edited
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NGA Rocket Launching notice.

Map from the NGA notice. Identical to 10-1, ASDS 618km downrange.

EDIT:

It has been replaced, still showing NET late June 12 UTC, but now Starlink Group 10-2 is confirmed in this NOTAM:

Added Space Debris map from the NOTAM.
« Last Edit: 06/10/2024 10:46 pm by OneSpeed »

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Well it has shown up on https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_spt.jsp and...it's named Starlink Group 10-2.

SPACEX STARLINK 10-2, CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY: 06/11/24   2130Z-0158Z
BACKUP: 06/12/24   2108Z-0136Z
   06/13/24   2046Z-0114Z
   06/14/24   2023Z-0051Z
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Well it has shown up on https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_spt.jsp and...it's named Starlink Group 10-2.

SPACEX STARLINK 10-2, CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY: 06/11/24   2130Z-0158Z
BACKUP: 06/12/24   2108Z-0136Z
   06/13/24   2046Z-0114Z
   06/14/24   2023Z-0051Z


...and quickly slipped by one day to June 12:
SPACEX STARLINK 10-2, CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY:06/12/24   2108Z-0136Z
BACKUP: 06/13/24   2046Z-0114Z
   06/14/24   2023Z-0051Z
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Cancel-and-replace NGA Rocket Launching notice.

Quote from: NGA
072048Z JUN 24
NAVAREA IV 658/24(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   122108Z TO 130136Z JUN, ALTERNATE
   132046Z TO 140114Z, 142023Z TO 150051Z,
   152001Z TO 160029Z, 161939Z TO 170007Z,
   171917Z TO 172345Z AND 181854Z TO 182322Z JUN
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 32-02.00N 076-52.00W, 33-04.00N 075-53.00W,
      33-24.00N 075-03.00W, 33-16.00N 074-50.00W,
      32-37.00N 075-04.00W, 31-48.00N 076-35.00W.
   B. 28-38.56N 080-37.37W, 28-54.00N 080-20.00W,
      28-48.00N 080-16.00W, 28-35.00N 080-26.00W,
      28-31.63N 080-33.58W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 649/24.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 190022Z JUN 24.

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2nd stage de-orbit zone NOTAMs (note lack of mentioning of Starlink):

F2048/24 NOTAMN
Q) YMMM/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/5337S11428E999
A) YMMM
B) 2406112343 C) 2406180213
D) 2406112343 TO 2406120426
   2406122321 TO 2406130404
   2406132259 TO 2406140342
   2406142236 TO 2406150319
   2406152214 TO 2406160257
   2406162152 TO 2406170235
   2406172130 TO 2406180213
E) ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE
FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND
SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE FALCON WI THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
49 03S 161 01E
47 11S 158 59E
51 17S 115 27E
39 52S 082 05E
41 36S 080 09E
53 37S 114 28E TO BEGINNING
PRIMARY LAUNCH 240611
BACKUP AS PER FIELD D
F) SFC G) UNL
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2nd stage de-orbit zone NOTAMs (note lack of mentioning of Starlink):

F2048/24 NOTAMN
Q) YMMM/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/5337S11428E999
A) YMMM
B) 2406112343 C) 2406180213
D) 2406112343 TO 2406120426
   2406122321 TO 2406130404
   2406132259 TO 2406140342
   2406142236 TO 2406150319
   2406152214 TO 2406160257
   2406162152 TO 2406170235
   2406172130 TO 2406180213
E) ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE
FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND
SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE FALCON WI THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
49 03S 161 01E
47 11S 158 59E
51 17S 115 27E
39 52S 082 05E
41 36S 080 09E
53 37S 114 28E TO BEGINNING
PRIMARY LAUNCH 240611
BACKUP AS PER FIELD D
F) SFC G) UNL


It has been replaced, still showing NET late June 12 UTC, but now Starlink Group 10-2 is confirmed in this NOTAM:

F2095/24 NOTAMR F2048/24
Q) YMMM/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/5337S11428E999
A) YMMM
B) 2406122321 C) 2406180213
D) 2406122321 TO 2406130404
   2406132259 TO 2406140342
   2406142236 TO 2406150319
   2406152214 TO 2406160257
   2406162152 TO 2406170235
   2406172130 TO 2406180213
E) ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE
FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND
SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE FALCON-9 STARLINK 10-2 WI THE FOLLOWING
AREAS:
49 03S 161 01E
47 11S 158 59E
51 17S 115 27E
39 52S 082 05E
41 36S 080 09E
53 37S 114 28E TO BEGINNING
F) SFC G) UNL
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Even though air and marine hazard notices have been updated to June 12, CelesTrak has posted about a launch attempt on June 11 at the 21:30 UTC time for June 11.

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1800239677485752634

Quote from: T.S. Kelso
CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the @Starlink Group 10-2 launch from Cape Canaveral on 2024-06-11 at 21:30:00 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g10-2. Deployment of 22 satellites at 22:22:53.660 UTC.

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My hypothesis: There is something or somethings different about at least some of the payloads to justify the new Group 10 designation.
Quote from: T.S. Kelso
CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the @Starlink Group 10-1 launch from Cape Canaveral on 2024-06-08 at 00:00:00 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g10-1. Deployment of 22 satellites at 00:52:41.040 UTC. Data for 7 backup launch opportunities also provided: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/. [Jun 7]
Orbit: 266 x 279 km x 53.16 deg

The Starlink Group 10-1 shows 9 brighter satellites and 13 dimmer ones. 🤔
Quote from: Phillippe Smet
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@elonmusk, what is special about @SpaceX #starlink Group 10-1? Apart from the lower orbital altitude, why does it contain 9 very bright and 13 rather dim satellites? Especially when compared to to group 8-5 and 8-8, the brightness was very high. [observed June 8 UTC]
cc @Marco_Langbroek

I suspect the amateur satellite observers will note the same peculiarities for this batch of 22 satellites.
Even though air and marine hazard notices have been updated to June 12, CelesTrak has posted about a launch attempt on June 11 at the 21:30 UTC time for June 11.
Quote from: T.S. Kelso
CelesTrak has pre-launch SupGP data for the @Starlink Group 10-2 launch from Cape Canaveral on 2024-06-11 at 21:30:00 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/table.php?FILE=starlink-g10-2. Deployment of 22 satellites at 22:22:53.660 UTC. [Jun 10]
Orbit: 264 x 277 km x 53.16 degrees
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Falcon 9's busy launch cadence is expected to continue this week as SpaceX launches two Starlink missions and a television satellite for SES.

John Sharp (@ukspacebulletin) with this week's launch roundup ⬇️

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2024/06/launch-roundup-061024/

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L-1 weather forecast. 5% 'Go' for June 12. 15% 'Go' for June 13. All Additional Risk Criteria are Low.

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Is SpaceX anticipating this launch? The US Launch Schedule thread now says it will launch on June 11.

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Is SpaceX anticipating this launch? The US Launch Schedule thread now says it will launch on June 11.

There's nothing on the SpaceX web page of any upcoming flights, just rewatches for past Starlink and starship flights.  That could change later today.
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Is SpaceX anticipating this launch? The US Launch Schedule thread now says it will launch on June 11.

As noted previously in this topic, yesterday CelesTrak posted information about a launch today (June 11) at 21:30 UTC, which was the original date and launch window start time before it was postponed to June 12 with a 21:08 UTC launch window start time. As of right now that information is still in place: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/

The NGA, FAA (both COPA and TFRs), and 45th Weather Squadron all have it as June 12.  Though given the 5% 'Go' weather forecast, somehow I don't expect it to launch on June 12 either.

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Is SpaceX anticipating this launch? The US Launch Schedule thread now says it will launch on June 11.

As noted previously in this topic, yesterday CelesTrak posted information about a launch today (June 11) at 21:30 UTC, which was the original date and launch window start time before it was postponed to June 12 with a 21:08 UTC launch window start time. As of right now that information is still in place: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/

The NGA, FAA (both COPA and TFRs), and 45th Weather Squadron all have it as June 12.  Though given the 5% 'Go' weather forecast, somehow I don't expect it to launch on June 12 either.

Thank you for clarifying!

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