The SpaceX 11 appears to be targeting 9 different Falcon 9 launches after the pad sensor canceled the company’s latest Starlink-12 launch attempt.
SpaceX’s 12th operational Starlink launch and overall, the mission is now in its fourth year after a weather delay on September 17, an unreasonable delay on September 4, a weather delay on September 29 and a ground systems delay on October 1. Incomplete launch is up to try. . Starlink-12 is now scheduled to land at 8:34 a.m. EDT (12:34 UTC) before the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A (KSC Pad 39A) on Saturday, October 3.
Previously, however, SpaceX has a third upgraded GPS III satellite launch (Space Vehicle 04) for the US military – the Falcon 9 rocket is set to go impressive a few days after the September 25 steady fire. The launch of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) ‘s own Delta IV Heavy NRL-44 has been delayed since September 29 and 30, with SpaceX confirming that the Falcon 9 will launch the EPT (1:43 UTC) GPS III on Friday. SV04 NET is scheduled to launch at 9:43, October 2.
SpaceX may also consider trying to launch both of the East Coast Falcon 9 hours before the launch of a second drone submarine (formerly based in California) earlier this year. Known as Just Read the Instructions (JRTI), the drone was upgraded with expanded power output and stronger thrusters and joined CF Course I Still Love You (OCILY) in Port Canaveral, Florida. JRTI completed its East Coast Falcon booster landing in June 2020, and both aircraft underwent more or less split recovery efforts in the months that followed.
Although SpaceX can technically launch East Coast missions at the same time by landing one booster on the sea and another on the ground, the required performance from the Falcon 9 for GPS III SV04 and Starlink-12 is a drone ship for both missions. Landing is required. Coincidentally, the launch cycles of the missions are very similar, meaning that the drones JRTI (GPS III SV04) and OCSLE (Starlink-12) are located only 50 kilometers (~ 30 miles) in the Atlantic Ocean.
The twin recovery ships Geo Miss Tree and Geo Miss Miss Chief – decorated with giant nets – will also be present on at least one of the two missions, each trying to capture one of the Falcon 9’s payload lowering halves.
If both missions are launched on schedule and the Falcon 9 Booster B1062 (GPS III SV04) and B1058 Successful Land land on their respective drones, then SpaceX could end with two drones – both Falcon Boosters. Returning to Port Canaveral at about the same time, possibly creating the first Falcon Booster traffic jam.
The weather is currently 70% and 60% goes to SpaceX’s GPS III SV04 and Starlink-12 launches. Click on EDT (01:25 UTC) around 9:25 pm to catch the first of the two SpaceX launched webcasts.
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