SpaceX’s Starlink Mission Launch On 2/12/2023
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SpaceX is targeting Sunday, February 12 at 12:10 a.m. ET (5:10 UTC) for a Falcon 9 launch of 55 satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. If needed, there are additional launch opportunities the same day at 1:51 a.m. ET (06:51 UTC), and 3:32 a.m. ET (08:32 UTC), with backup opportunities also available on Sunday, February 12 at 11:55 p.m. ET (04:55 UTC on February 13) and on Monday, February 13 at 1:39 a.m. ET (06:39 UTC), and 3:07 a.m. ET (08:07 UTC). The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched GPS III Space Vehicle 04, GPS III Space Vehicle 05, Inspiration4, Ax-1, Nilesat 301, and six Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. A live webcast of this mission will begin about five minutes prior to liftoff, in the video published on Feb 12, 2023, by SpaceX, as “Starlink Mission“, below:
For more about Starlink Mission, please refer to excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
Starlink is a satellite internet constellation operated by SpaceX, providing satellite Internet access coverage to 48 countries. It also aims for global mobile phone service after 2023.SpaceX started launching Starlink satellites in 2019. As of February 2023, Starlink consists of over 3,580 mass-produced small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), which communicate with designated ground transceivers. In total, nearly 12,000 satellites are planned to be deployed, with a possible later extension to 42,000. SpaceX announced reaching more than one million subscribers in December 2022.
The SpaceX satellite development facility in Redmond, Washington houses the Starlink research, development, manufacturing, and orbit control teams. The cost of the decade-long project to design, build, and deploy the constellation was estimated by SpaceX in May 2018 to be at least US$10 billion. SpaceX expects more than $30 billion in revenue by 2025 from its satellite constellation, while revenues from its launch business were expected to reach $5 billion in the same year.
Astronomers have raised concerns about the effect the constellation can have on ground-based astronomy and how the satellites will add to an already congested orbital environment.SpaceX has attempted to mitigate astronomy concerns by implementing several upgrades to Starlink satellites aimed at reducing their brightness during operation. The satellites are equipped with krypton-fueled Hall thrusters which allow them to de-orbit at the end of their life. Additionally, the satellites are designed to autonomously avoid collisions based on uplinked tracking data.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch with another batch of Starlink internet satellites at 12:10 a.m. EST (0510 GMT) on Sunday, Feb. 12 from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean, in the video published on Feb 12, 2023, by Spaceflight Now, as “Watch live as SpaceX launches 55 Starlink satellites“, below:
With Starlink internet, data is continuously being sent between a ground dish and a Starlink satellite orbiting 550km above. Furthermore, the Starlink satellite zooms across the sky at 27,000km/hr! How can the dish and satellite maintain a continuous connection? And then how is data sent back and forth? Well, in this video we’re going to dive into the inner workings for the ground dish and Starlink satellites, and see how a beam of data is formed, how this beam is swept across the sky, and then finally what exactly is in that beam that allows for incredibly fast internet! This is an incredible feat of technology and engineering, in the video published on Aug 19, 2022, by Branch Education, as “How does Starlink Satellite Internet Work?“, below:
After a 15-month wait, we finally got Starlink, from SpaceX. In this video, I show you the unboxing of the Starlink satellite dish as it comes, the initial setup of all the equipment, and give you the pros and cons of using Starlink in the video published on May 10, 2022, by A Dream Life, as “We got Starlink! Unboxing + Setup + Pros and Cons of Starlink Internet“, below:
We installed the Starlink Internet service in May. It worked fine for a couple of months, but recently, it’s developed a bad habit of losing connection with the Internet. We’ve tried every troubleshooting technique we could find without success. Here’s what we’re doing about this, in the video published on Sep 10, 2022, by A Dream’ Life, as “Starlink Internet Problems: Troubleshooting + Starlink Tech Support“, below:
In the video published on May 13, 2021, by ColdFusion, as “Starlink – A Deep Look at SpaceX’s Internet of the Future“, below:
In the video published on June 15, 2019, by Real Engineering, as “Why SpaceX is Making Starlink“, below:
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