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SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.0-L19 - LC-39A

Grendal

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Launch Date: February 15
Launch Window: 10:59 PM EST, 7:59 PM PST, 0359 UTC Feb 14
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Core Booster Recovery: ASDS
Booster: B1059-6
Fairings: New
Mass: 60 satellites at 260 kg each - 15,600 kg (34,500 lbs)
Orbit: LEO

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 20th batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink V1.0-L19.
 
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Grendal

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Is the date still firm for this launch? I cant find the 45TH WEATHER SQUADRON weather announcement for this anymore.

I haven't seen a weather report for the 13th either. I'll post it when it's comes out. The rocket is vertical on the pad right now. Which means there is likely a static fire imminent.
 

Grendal

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NOTAM for the launch. It indicates a one day slip.
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Cosmacelf

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So primary mission looks good. Little bit of doubt in announcer's voice about the re-entry burn - looked like the engine kept firing, or it blew out. And indeed, sure enough, first stage not recovered. RIP B1059
 
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MyJoule

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I too noticed the flames continuing when it should have stopped. We are so accustomed to success - it's hard to remember this is rocket science and it's hard. RIP B1059.. Hope the rest of the mission is successful
 
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Cosmacelf

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Wikipedia sure is trippy. I looked up the list of all F9 cores (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Falcon_9_first-stage_boosters) trying to figure out which cores are left, and it showed B1049 as launching February 17, 2021 (correct) but that it was lost in landing attempt (??). I refreshed a couple of minutes later and it now shows as awaiting launch with a planned landing attempt.

Hopefully the first time I looked wasn't s simple time machine wormhole mistake.
 
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arnolddeleon

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Wikipedia sure is trippy. I looked up the list of all F9 cores (List of Falcon 9 first-stage boosters - Wikipedia) trying to figure out which cores are left, and it showed B1049 as launching February 17, 2021 (correct) but that it was lost in landing attempt (??). I refreshed a couple of minutes later and it now shows as awaiting launch with a planned landing attempt.

Hopefully the first time I looked wasn't s simple time machine wormhole mistake.

B1059 instead of B1049?
 

Grendal

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Did those birds come all the way from port on the ASDS? It was hundreds of miles out in the ocean. If they were kicked off from the landing it would be a long journey back to land. I suppose that after the landing was done they could head back and continue to use the ASDS as a moving base of operations though..
 

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