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(Rocket Launch Live)   Thirteen Starlink launches down, Aleph Null launches to go. 8:25 AM ET, you know the drill   (rocketlaunch.live) divider line
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2 days ago  
Georg-ous headline, subby.
 
2 days ago  

FrancoFile: Georg-ous headline, subby.


Agreed.

Howdy, everyone!
 
2 days ago  
We get signal.
 
2 days ago  
Oontz oontz oontz
 
2 days ago  
Sixth flight for this core, and a barge landing.  Good deal.
 
2 days ago  
They've added another Starlink launch to the manifest this year, and there may be more to come.  That has launches through #15 on the schedule.

Today's, if successful, ties them with 2018's launch tally.
 
2 days ago  
UP, UP, AND AWAY!!!
 
2 days ago  
... aaaaand, Staging, second stage engine start.
 
2 days ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Sixth flight for this core, and a barge landing.  Good deal.


Sixth? That's uncharted territory isn't it?
 
2 days ago  
Fairing deploy good.
 
2 days ago  

Archie Goodwin: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Sixth flight for this core, and a barge landing.  Good deal.

Sixth? That's uncharted territory isn't it?


No, they have another core that's done six.
 
2 days ago  

Archie Goodwin: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Sixth flight for this core, and a barge landing.  Good deal.

Sixth? That's uncharted territory isn't it?


There's been one other 6-time launch & recovery, I think.
 
2 days ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Archie Goodwin: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Sixth flight for this core, and a barge landing.  Good deal.

Sixth? That's uncharted territory isn't it?

No, they have another core that's done six.


Ah, OK. Thanks. It's hard to keep up.
 
2 days ago  
The core knows the way home.
 
2 days ago  

Archie Goodwin: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Archie Goodwin: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Sixth flight for this core, and a barge landing.  Good deal.

Sixth? That's uncharted territory isn't it?

No, they have another core that's done six.

Ah, OK. Thanks. It's hard to keep up.


Seven will be a new record.
 
2 days ago  
And they nailed it!
 
2 days ago  
Bullseye
 
2 days ago  
OH! so sweet!  Great start to the day!
 
2 days ago  

FrancoFile: Georg-ous headline, subby.


Is Subby responsible if an astronomer has a heart attack this morning?
 
2 days ago  
I got a couple of shots of the launch...

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2 days ago  
Here's the updated list of successful SpaceX Missions.  I've realigned the dates and order for upcoming flights.  Even if no more missions are added (and we fully expect more Starlink missions to be added as the year goes on), they are on pace to set a new record this year (28 launches), eclipsing the pace of 2018.

Year  # flown  Milestones
2006 - 1 - Falcon 1

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: They've added another Starlink launch to the manifest this year, and there may be more to come.  That has launches through #15 on the schedule.

Today's, if successful, ties them with 2018's launch tally.


My Bad - today ties them with 2017, not 2018.  2018 was the high-water mark, with 21 launches.
2007 - 1
2008 - 2
2009 - 1
2010 - 2 - First Falcon 9, June 4, 2010
2011 - 0
2012 - 2 - First private spaceship (Dragon) to visit ISS
2013 - 3 - Falcon 9 v1.1
2014 - 6
2015 - 6 - Falcon 9 'Full Thrust' and first booster landing
2016 - 8
2017 - 18 - First Launch and Recovery of a reused booster / Dragon
2018 - 21 - First Falcon Heavy, First F9 Block 5, First booster with 3 flights
2019 - 13 - Successful Crew Dragon Demo 1; 1st Paying Falcon Heavy; Starlink; 1 F9 flies 4 times
2020:
1    01/06/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 2
2    01/19/2020    Falcon 9 - Successful Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test
3    01/29/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 3
4    02/17/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 4
5    03/06/2020    Falcon 9 - CRS 20
6    03/18/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 5 - first 'fifth flight' for a booster
7    04/22/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 6
8    05/30/2020    Falcon 9 - Crew Dragon Demo 2 launch, docking at ISS next day
9    06/03/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 7
10  06/13/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 8 / SkySats 16-18
11  06/30/2020    Falcon 9 - GPS 3 SV03
12  07/20/2020    Falcon 9 - Anasis 2
--   08/01/2020    ----------- - Crew Dragon Demo-2 undocking, splashdown next day
--   08/04/2020    Starship SN5 150 meter hop test
13  08/07/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 9 / BlackSky Global 5 & 6
14  08/18/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 10 / SkySats 19 - 21
15  08/30/2020    Falcon 9 - Saocom 1B
16  09/03/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 11
17  10/06/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 12
18  10/18/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 13
Upcoming Flights:
10/21/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 14
10/??/2020    Falcon 9 - NROL-108
??/??/2020    Falcon 9 - GPS 3 SV04
11/??/2020    Falcon 9 - SXM 7
11/10/2020    Falcon 9 - Sentinel 6A
11/11/2020    Falcon 9 - CREW 1
11/??/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 15
11/22/2020    Falcon 9 - CRS 21
11/30/2020    Falcon 9 - Turksat 5A
12/16/2020    Falcon 9 - Transporter 1
01/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Worldview Legion 1 & 2
03/??/2021    Falcon 9 - CRS 22
03/30/2021    Falcon 9 - CREW 2
??/??/2021    Falcon Heavy - USSF 44
(from http://www.spacex.com/missions and https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-sche​dule/)
 
2 days ago  
Well, I screwed *that* up royally.

Mods, can you delete my previous post?
 
2 days ago  
Here's the updated list of successful SpaceX Missions.  I've realigned the dates and order for upcoming flights.  Even if no more missions are added (and we fully expect more Starlink missions to be added as the year goes on), they are on pace to set a new record this year (28 launches), eclipsing the pace of 2018.

Year  # flown  Milestones
2006 - 1 - Falcon 1
2007 - 1
2008 - 2
2009 - 1
2010 - 2 - First Falcon 9, June 4, 2010
2011 - 0
2012 - 2 - First private spaceship (Dragon) to visit ISS
2013 - 3 - Falcon 9 v1.1
2014 - 6
2015 - 6 - Falcon 9 'Full Thrust' and first booster landing
2016 - 8
2017 - 18 - First Launch and Recovery of a reused booster / Dragon
2018 - 21 - First Falcon Heavy, First F9 Block 5, First booster with 3 flights
2019 - 13 - Successful Crew Dragon Demo 1; 1st Paying Falcon Heavy; Starlink; 1 F9 flies 4 times

2020:
1    01/06/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 2
2    01/19/2020    Falcon 9 - Successful Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test
3    01/29/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 3
4    02/17/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 4
5    03/06/2020    Falcon 9 - CRS 20
6    03/18/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 5 - first 'fifth flight' for a booster
7    04/22/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 6
8    05/30/2020    Falcon 9 - Crew Dragon Demo 2 launch, docking at ISS next day
9    06/03/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 7
10  06/13/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 8 / SkySats 16-18
11  06/30/2020    Falcon 9 - GPS 3 SV03
12  07/20/2020    Falcon 9 - Anasis 2
--   08/01/2020    ----------- - Crew Dragon Demo-2 undocking, splashdown next day
--   08/04/2020    Starship SN5 150 meter hop test
13  08/07/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 9 / BlackSky Global 5 & 6
14  08/18/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 10 / SkySats 19 - 21
15  08/30/2020    Falcon 9 - Saocom 1B
16  09/03/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 11
17  10/06/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 12
18  10/18/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 13

Upcoming Flights:
10/21/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 14
10/??/2020    Falcon 9 - NROL-108
??/??/2020    Falcon 9 - GPS 3 SV04
11/??/2020    Falcon 9 - SXM 7
11/10/2020    Falcon 9 - Sentinel 6A
11/11/2020    Falcon 9 - CREW 1
11/??/2020    Falcon 9 - Starlink 15
11/22/2020    Falcon 9 - CRS 21
11/30/2020    Falcon 9 - Turksat 5A
12/16/2020    Falcon 9 - Transporter 1

01/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Worldview Legion 1 & 2
03/??/2021    Falcon 9 - CRS 22
03/30/2021    Falcon 9 - CREW 2
??/??/2021    Falcon Heavy - USSF 44

(from http://www.spacex.com/missions and https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-sche​dule/)
 
2 days ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: They've added another Starlink launch to the manifest this year, and there may be more to come.  That has launches through #15 on the schedule.

Today's, if successful, ties them with 2018's 2017's launch tally.


FTFM.  2018 was their high-water mark.  They won't tie that record until late October / early November.
 
2 days ago  
Live again.
 
2 days ago  
Caught both fairing halves, but the corner of one of the nets ripped loose.
 
2 days ago  
Do I know Jimmy "The Drill" Bosconi?
Who's asking?
 
2 days ago  
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1 day ago  
Got back into astrophotography of deep.space object this weekend after a ten year hiatus.
Of first 100 shots 20 were ruined by satellite trails and it's only going to get worse.
 
1 day ago  
Falcon 9 is just a beautiful rocket to watch, especially as the plume spreads out like the petals of a flower in the last moments before MECO.

My 3-year old (almost 4 now) and I watch these launches together. She was absolutely riveted to the TV when Bob & Doug went up.
 
Al!
1 day ago  
I thought I was missing something by missing this launch, but then I found out there are an equal number of remaining launches as remain in the list of all rational numbers.
 
19 hours ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: They've added another Starlink launch to the manifest this year, and there may be more to come.  That has launches through #15 on the schedule.

Today's, if successful, ties them with 2018's launch tally.


Great, more shiat to fark up the night sky.
 
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