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Starlink Mission

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SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, April 7 for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The instantaneous window is at 12:34 p.m. EDT, or 16:34 UTC, and a backup opportunity is available on Thursday, April 8 at 12:12 p.m. EDT, or 16:12 UTC.

The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously supported launch of NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, and two Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean. One half of Falcon 9’s fairing prevouisly supported launch of AMOS-17 and two Starlink missions, and the other previously supported a Starlink mission.

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I think this is the first time we've seen a droneship landing from the perspective of the booster. Absolutely amazing!

Author — Devin Dykstra

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(Note: No video from either stage until T +7.00)
- 5:41 (T -13.17) Webcast Start
- 12:08 (T -6.50) Introduction of the Inspiration 4, first all commercial space crew.
- 14:35 (T -4.22) Strongback Retract
- 16:06 (T -2.50) LOX Load Complete
- 18:01 (T -0.57) Startup
- 18:49 (T -0.10) 10 sec. Countdown
- 18:59 (T -0.00) Liftoff
- 20:21 (T +1.24) Max Q
- 20:38 (T +1.42) "MVAC is Chillin'" (by request from @V. Neto)
- 21:36 (T +2.39) MECO & Stage Separation
- 21:53 (T +2.55) SES-1
- 22:06 (T +3.09) Fairing Separation
- 25:43 (T +6.45) Entry Burn
- 26:04 (T +7.07) Video acquisition from both stages
- 27:12 (T +8.14) Landing Burn
- 27:30 (T +8.32) Landing Leg Deploy (Excellent video from 2nd Stage of the landing on the droneship “Of Course I Still Love You”!)
- 27:57 (T +8.59) SECO-1
- 28:08 (T +9.10) Stage 1 Nominal Orbital Insertion
- 28:30 (T +9.33) End of first portion of webcast.
- 1:03:08 (T +44.12) Begin second portion of webcast.
- 1:04:51 (T +45.44) SES-2 & SECO-2 (this is a one sec. burn)
- 1:05:18 (T +46.12) Confirm Orbital
- 1:06:00 (T +46.53) End second portion of webcast.
- 1:22:06 (T +1.03.00) Begin third portion of webcast.
- 1:23:15 (T +1.04.11) Starlink Satellite Deploy
- 1:24:01 (T +1.04.00) Webcast End

Author — Jeff Latimer

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Seeing those rockets land will never get old

Author — AlexGAlexG AlexG

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Sometimes it feels like technology is progressing slowly. Then you realize you're watching a rocket live stream it's landing on the internet and hear about satellites with ion thrusters. The future's here indeed.

Author — Bart Guliker

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That onboard Camera view of the first stage during landing was soo sick...

Author — Finlay FinTGM

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27:10 Landing Burn.
(When the landing is more fascinating than the liftoff).

Author — B N

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CONGRATS TO EVERYONE ON ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT!!!

Author — Kevin Tran

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It's good to see a falcon 9 land after all the starship flights!

Author — Ronit Eklahare

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The boosters are becoming so black that those who aren't familiar with Falcon 9 will think, the first stage of this rocket is painted black.

Author — Starship SN10

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Ok that landing view WAS AWESOME!! Thanks SpaceX video team!

Author — TrapStoner

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From someone who watched all the early launches from Mercury right through to Apollo and the Shuttle missions, I am still truly amazed with the people who put these machines into orbit and beyond. This just blows my mind how complicated it must be and how smart they are. I am in awe. They make it look so simple. Congratulations to all involved.

Author — Mark Walker

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You know you’re early when there’s no Flat Earthers

Author — Jack Whitlock

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SpaceX launches will never get boring. Can't wait to see Falcon 9 launch Crew-2 in a few weeks.

Author — Ratul Deoun

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This thing just went from Florida to Great Britain in exactly 20 minutes. I’d take that flight time any day

Author — SmoothMechanic

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Launches with Jessie hosting is always my favorite. :)

Author — Kuckoo

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Absolutely unreal, the precision at landing

Author — Christian Treber

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Loved that camera view of first stage landing!

Author — Peach Pie Man

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Jessie Anderson presentation is always awesome. Kudos.

Author — Anil Kumar

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congratulations greetings from Spain go ahead towards the stars.

Author — JAYRO CECE

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The landing was so sick I had to watch it 3 times

Author — Juan Punch