Falcon 9: Starlink v1.0 Flight 1


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Operational Starlink network satellites


Date: NET October 17
Time: TBA
Pad: LC-40
Core: TBA


Number of satellites: TBA
Initial orbit: 350km circular
Target altitude(s): TBA
Target inclination(s): TBA
Frequency bands: Ka, Ku


SpaceX seems to be planning on 22 satellites/plane and 3 planes/launch, so they may try shoehorning 66 satellites per launch. We'll see.


NET November 4 for Starlink v1.0 Flight 2


Up to 24 Starlink launches in 2020

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SpaceFlightNow reports StarLink 1 (first launch of the v1.0 satellites)


Date: Monday, November 11
Time: ~1000 Eastern (~1500 UTC)


The 4th flight of whatever booster they've assigned, thought to be B1048-4.


Rub: that's Veterans Day, a US federal holiday

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Starlink 1


Static fire complete


Date: November 11, 2019

Window: 0951-1002 Eastern (1451-1502 UTC)


Core: B1048-4, Flight Proven™ on Iridium NEXT-7, SAOCOM 1A and Nusantara Satu/Beresheet


Fairings: Flight Proven™ on Falcon Heavy ArabSat 6A


Recovery: booster (ASDS Of Course I Still Love You) & fairings (Ms. Tree & Ms. Chief)


Payload: 60 Starlink 1.0 satellites, part of the first flock of 1,584


Final orbit: 550 km (342 mi)


Inclination: 53°

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StarLink v1.0 is heavier than Starlink v0.9


v0.9: 230kg
v1.0: 260kg


Date: November 11
Time: 0956 EST (1456 GMT) 


Backup date: November 12
Time: 0934 EST (1434 GMT)


Stage recovery: ASDS (OCISLY)
Fairing recovery: T+45 min (Ms Tree, Ms Chief)


Deployment altitude: 280km


From the press kit



Since the most recent launch of Starlink satellites in May, SpaceX has increased spectrum capacity for the end-user through upgrades in design that maximize the use of both Ka and Ku bands. Additionally, components of each satellite are 100% demisable and will quickly burn up in Earths atmosphere at the end of their life cycle - a measure that exceeds all current safety standards.







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