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SpaceX F9 - Starlink V1.0-L24 - SLC-40

Grendal

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Jan 31, 2012
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Launch Date: April 28
Launch Window: 11:44pm EDT (8:44pm PDT, 03:44 UTC on the 29th)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida
Core Booster Recovery: ASDS
Booster: B1060-7
Fairings: Reused
Mass: 60 satellites at 260 kg each - 15,600 kg (34,500 lbs)
Orbit: LEO

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 25th batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink V1.0-L24.
 
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Nikxice

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SpaceX might have a couple of more weeks to prepare for whichever booster they've chosen. NASASpaceFlight.com recently wrote about the future launch schedule, speculating right after Wednesday's successful Starlink 23, "This flight is likely to be the last SpaceX mission prior to the Crew-2 launch later this month". SpaceX is obviously capable of coordinating a couple of tight launches in FL. Approaching Crew-2's launch date of 4/22, they are likely prioritizing Crew-2 to minimize distractions.
 
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Grendal

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JRTI has left port.
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Cosmacelf

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I liked how SpaceX added a bunch of new stuff to the broadcast. Among many other things they talked about how Starlink satellites were much safer at 550 km than at higher altitudes. They also talked about how they co-ordinate with the Space Force and NASA to ensure conjunctions with other space craft don't happen. This struck me as a reaction to the manufactured bad press OneWeb threw their way with that imaginary story about a possible conjunction.
 

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