SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launches Starlink satellites
Hello all. My name is Jesse Anderson. I’m fucking production and engineering manager here at SpaceX and I’ll be your host for SpaceX’s 59th launch in 2022 our 197th mission over all teams currently tracking no issues with the vehicles or spacecraft whether they’re in range both green for launch and we continue with the T zero of 4 32 PM Eastern Time if you’ve been following along you know this is our third launch in less than 34 hours after the launches of NASA’s whack mission and the SES 03 B. Mpower mission yesterday and with launch just 4.5 minutes away we’re ready for the retraction of the transporter erector and what you’ll see happening first is the clamp arms just below the fairing that start to open and once that’s fully open, then the transport director or that structure right next to the vehicle will start to pull away from the vehicle and there you can see on your screen that those clamp arms now open and once they are fully open the T and they start to move in. Ello’s clamp arms are fully open and now you can see the ear, what you may call the strong back here, pull away from the vehicle to unlock. We just heard *** shout: stage one lock charge complete, which completes the propellant loading on the first stage. Locks Loading will end on the second stage after T -2 minutes. Once that’s done, that will be Falcon nine, fully loaded with propellant. You may see some liquid oxygen venting. As soon as this comes into contact with *** warm, moist ambient air, it condenses the air around it. So that’s why you see those white clouds. They’re almost like damned cold glass of water forming condensation surface on liquid oxygen loading conclusion on second stage Page two locks seem complete And there’s that call to confirm that liquid oxygen loading in second stage now completed. Falcon Nine is now fully loaded with £1 million pounds of fuel and liquid oxygen. Yes, start closeouts. Now the booster you see on your screen is flying for the 15th time today. It previously supported crew demo two anuses for CRS 21 Transporter one and three and nine previous Starlink missions. Reusability allows SpaceX to re-fly the most expensive parts of the rocket, which in turn lowers the cost of accessing space. Booting And Falcon Nine is now booting. The vehicle will land on our drone ship. Just read the instructions today and there you will see that on your screen and we are now just waiting for the final launch from the launch director. And there it is ready for use with all systems. Falcon Nine is ready to take off with our starling charge T -30 seconds, 15 seconds t min 10 987654321 engines full power and take off in 4 37 go 1000 go start. Yes, Falcon is going down with the incredible views we’ve seen. You can see that Falcon nine has lifted off from pad 39*** carrying our starling payload into space. We slow down the engines in preparation for Max Q. Max Q is the supersonic max Q is the largest structural load the vehicle will see during takeoff. Nice Q. There’s that call that we went through maX Q. Then four events happen. That will be MIKO step separation SCS 1 and then fairings. Miko is main engine turned off and that’s where all nine of those engines you see now light up on the first stage. Those will shut down and help slow down the stage. In preparation for stage separation. That will be when the first stage separates from the second stage. The first stage will return to Earth and land on our drone ship. Just read the instructions today and the second stage continues with SCS one or second stage motor start one that’s where we light that m rear motor on the second stage and shortly after that we’ll deploy the fairing halves so far the track looks nominally and we get to those few events. Just a few seconds. Speak up. Phase separation confirmed. Thanks bearing separation confirmed, as you may have just seen, we had Miko stage separation SCS one, the M rear motor on your right shroud lit up and we had fairings. The fairing halves will make their way back to Earth and we will attempt to recover them today with our recovery vessel. On your left screen you will see the first stage and notice that the grid fins on the first stage deployed the grid fins on the first stage to acquire signal bermudas. Both vehicles continue on nominal trajectories and great calls. Both vehicles look nominal again. The first stage makes its way back to Earth, while the second stage still has the starling payload attached to it, which sends it to its targeted drop-off trajectory. The next stage before the first stage is the entry burn. That entrance fire will be where three of the nine M and D engines re-ignite on the vehicle. This helps slow down the stage as it enters Earth’s atmosphere. After the entrance burn, the final burn will be the landing burn on the first stage. It’s just a single engine, the middle E nine engine that helps slow the stage just before it lands to land. Each of our M1D engines has approximately 100 and 90,000 lb of thrust at sea level and this is just enough thrust to decelerate the stage just in time for landing. Now, the entry fire I mentioned is just under two minutes away from the first stage. But if you look at your right screen, we have some great views there, incredible views with the Earth in the background and the sun in the background. There on your left screen is *** view of the first stage. Again, the grid fins deploy, this helps steer the vehicle as it returns to its landing zone. There are four hypersonic grid fins just between the inner stage and the top of the first stage vehicle and they help guide the vehicle into the landing zone. You may also see some bursts of nitrogen gas there that help with attitude control in the first stage and we’re only about 30 seconds away from the first stage boarding fire. Phase one FTS saved the entry-level brand startup in phase one. As you can see, the motors in the first stage have re-ignited. H one N 1 stopped and with that the shutdown of the motors that ends the input burn includes the input burn in the first stage. Today’s mission sign. SpaceX is the 197th general launch and as previously mentioned, it is the 15th flight for this first stage booster, having previously launched 14 missions and broken a new record flight for, for proven flight boosters, about 45 seconds away from the landing burn starting on the first stage as a ***reminder. Starlink is a *** satellite internet constellation, designed and manufactured by SpaceX to provide high-speed I-speed, low-latency internet to people living in remote and rural locations around the world, arriving here in just under 10 seconds . First stage Landing Burn And there you see that the engine has ignited. Let’s see how Falcon Nine lands, just read the instructions. Stage one landing confirmed And there you can see that Falcon nine has landed for its 15th landing for this booster. This marks our 58th landing this year, the 158th overall landing of an orbital-class rocket. We also heard a cry for a psycho, that’s the second engine one stalled and we heard confirmation of a good job. And there you can see that the impact engine has And stage two is now putting 54 Starling satellites into low Earth orbit. Thank you for joining us today.
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launches Starlink satellites
SpaceX launched 54 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit this afternoon with a Falcon 9 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The Falcon 9 rocket launched at 4:32 p.m. from Launch Complex 39A at KSC. Today’s launch made this Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster a record holder with a total of 15 launches. SpaceX passed the first stage of the drone ship Just Read the Instructions about 9 minutes after launch into the Atlantic Ocean. This launch followed closely after two successful Falcon 9 launches in recent days. SpaceX launched communications satellites for the SES 03b mPower network from KSC Friday evening and launched NASA’s SWOT mission to survey Earth’s waters early Friday morning from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The launch can be viewed above.
SpaceX launched 54 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit this afternoon with a Falcon 9 rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center this afternoon.
The Falcon 9 rocket launched at 4:32 p.m. from Launch Complex 39A at KSC. Today’s launch made this Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster a record holder with a total of 15 launches. SpaceX has successfully completed the first phase on the drone ship Just read the instructions in the Atlantic Ocean about 9 minutes after launch.
This launch followed closely after two successful Falcon 9 launches in recent days. SpaceX launched communications satellites for KSC’s SES 03b mPower network Friday evening and launched NASA’s SWOT mission to survey Earth’s waters early Friday morning from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
The launch can be seen above.