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Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Mission

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SpaceX is targeting Saturday, November 21 for Falcon 9’s launch of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich mission from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The instantaneous launch window is at 9:17 a.m. PST, 17:17 UTC, and a backup opportunity is available on Sunday, November 22 with an instantaneous launch window at 9:04 a.m. PST, 17:04 UTC.

Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will return to Earth and land on Landing Zone 4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The spacecraft will deploy approximately 58 minutes after liftoff

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For the love of god never let NASA manage your streams again, that was terrible.

Author — Techandtrains101

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You'll notice that this launch doesn't start with SpaceX intro or any of SpaceX usual people. That's because this launch was broadcasted by NASA, ESA, and other government agencies. That's why the quality was 720p, the audio was scuffed, and there were issues with communication. Hopefully, SpaceX gets more control of broadcasting government missions in the future. If NASA is trusting SpaceX to launch their extremely expensive satellites and astronauts, then I'm sure they can trust them to broadcast appropriately.

Author — Prince Royal

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Guys, without bad, you can’t appreciate the good. This horrible coverage by NASA will allow us to appreciate SpaceX even more now.

Author — I want my kids susan

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Despite the great launch and landing, this was one of the worst coverages in SpaceX's history. The NASA hosts talked all over the landing, when mission control was doing call outs, and most of the talk was unprofessional and not relevant. Also, no telemetry at all, no mission milestones, 720p instead of 1080p, and the camera angles and shots moving all over the place.

Next time, SpaceX should be 100% in charge of the coverage in their broadcast, with their own hosts (that know how to balance professionalism and excitement), and NASA people as guests like any other satellite launch. If NASA wants to cover the launch, they can do so in their own broadcast on their own channel. I really hope they learn from this.

Author — Swirox

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Did the commentator switch off the official countdown to do it himself?

Author — Ray Bianco

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Here is a timeline of the mission of you are late

4:48 - WEBCAST INTRO
7:06 - WEBCAST START
17:18 - MICHAL FREILICH VIDEO
21:42 - INTERVIEW WITH GUIDO LEVRINI
24:17 - MUSICA RENDITION
32:48 - STRONGBACK RETRACT
36:05 - FALCON 9 STARTUP
36:19 - T- 45 SECOND GO FOR LAUNCH CALLOUT
36:35 - T- 10 SECONDS
37:05 - LIFTOFF FROM SLC-4E
38:21 - MAX-Q (MAXIMUM DYNAMIC PRESSURE)
39:25 - MECO (MAIN ENGINE CUTOFF)
39:38 - SES-1 (SECOND ENGINE STARTUP)
39:42 - BOOSTBACK BURN
39:57 - FAIRING DEPLOY
43:48 - ENTRY BURN
44:52 - LANDING BURN
45:18 - LANDING LEGS DEPLOY
45:20 - TOUCHDOWN ON LANDING ZONE 4 AT VAFB
1:35:15 - SENTINEL-6 DEPLOYMENT
2:16:37 - WEBCAST END

NOTE: The Sentinel-6 satellite (Also known as Michal Freilich) is an ocean mapping satellite currently the 5th Sentinel satellite in the series. The satellite was developed by the ESA (European Space Agency). Sentinel-6 will record sea surface height measurements, improve weather forecast details, climate and even track hurricanes just like the other satellites in the Sentinel family.

NOTE 2: The Sentinel-6 satellite is set to be joined by an identical satellite named Sentinel-6B. The two will then work together to provide more info across the globe. Sentinel-6B is set to launch in 5 years in 2025.

NOTE 3: The Falcon 9 booster used for this launch is NEW.

Have a great day!

Author — Finlay FinTGM

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Never. Give. NASA. To. Stream. The launch. Again. It Was terrible. So beautiful landing, so destroyed...

Author — bartosz 7170

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When it comes to rocket launch coverage you can see the difference between SpaceX and others.
One of the worst rocket launch coverage I've ever seen on the SpaceX channel.👎👎

Author — B N

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The worst Spacex webcast ever, Nasa ruined with too much pointless talks.
No timeline overlay either.

Author — fachir sofwan

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This broadcast was kinda messy, talked over the important events

Author — shash324

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When space launches become so regular, that the main issue is the stream quality.

Author — Danielius Goriunovas

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Please SpaceX do not let NASA do your broadcasts.

Author — Jeff D

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I'm not a fan of this coverage format. I like the normal simple SpaceX format with the timeline on screen. This felt too "launch america" if you know what i mean. For example, why are we singing america songs before the launch. There's a place for that, this isn't it.

Author — Doug Sarbon

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The formula for how NASA *should* work with SpaceX:
1) Talk about the mission (NASA)
2) Show the launch (GTFO NASA, only SpaceX allowed here)
3) Fill with more science-y talk as desired (NASA)

I gave the video a like. But this was cringe.

Author — Winston Moy

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seems backwards for mission control to announce "vehicle is experiencing maximum dynamic pressure" and then the commentator to rephrase it as "max q"

Author — oelschlegel

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If possible, never let NASA take control of your streams again, please. The cringe and blabbering was too much, focus on the tech too low.

Author — David Jenni

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When a rocket launch becomes a school assembly.

Author — Kermitt Hezmuth

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Why show these singing kids this NASA style, SPACEX let's get more technical parts about rockets and launches!

Author — Spooky Halloween

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I have to agree, the Nasa coverage was terrible. I think the highlight for me was seeing Jessica getting to see this launch and landing in person! Luv ya Jess!

Author — Ginger M

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As an old guy who used to watch Mercury, Gemini and Apollo launches in the wee hours of the morning with my dad, I long for days of broadcasters like Walter Cronkite, Frank McGee and Jules Bergman. They were knowledgable, cogent and no-nonsense professionals, unlike the idiot talking heads of today with their continual chattering and giggling. They sound like they're announcing the Tournament of Roses parade. Ughh!

Author — Charles Bue