Starlink 6

All about Starlink 6 mission

Starlink 6

this page is still in development

Information

  • Mission name : Starlink 6

  • Launch date UNIX : 1587583800

  • Launch date UTC : 2020-04-22T19:30:00.000Z

  • Webcast : YouTube

  • Rocket : Falcon 9

  • Site launch : Kennedy Space Center Historic Launch Complex 39A

  • Initial Latitude: 28.6050

  • Initial Longitude: -80.6026

  • Payload mass : 15400kg

  • Land success : true

  • Other statistics

    • #93 flight of SpaceX

    • Starlink count changed from 360 to 420

Details :

This mission will launch the sixth batch of operational Starlink satellites, which are expected to be version 1.0, from SLC-40, Cape Canaveral AFS. It is the seventh Starlink launch overall. The satellites will be delivered to low Earth orbit and will spend a few weeks maneuvering to their operational altitude of 550 km. The booster for this mission is expected to land on OCISLY.

also a pretty cool photo taken during the launch

Thanks to SpaceX-Api for the information of the launch

Telemetry

The entiere Telemetry of the launch has been extracted using SpaceXTelemetry (program that i wrote, private at the moment)

SXT reads data frame by frame and it uses the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and sometimes this OCR could give wrong results because it isn't perfect, so some numbers are faked a little, you could see the complete telemetry extracted in this csv file there is also a json file but the csv file looks more cool in github and it's easier to read, with all the extracted data i started making comparisons and graphs.

Predictions

with the extracted data i tried to get more data by doing some math calculations using python

Atmospheric calculations:

  • pressure in CSV also avaible in json, returned ,in Pascal

  • temperature in CSV or JSON, returned in Kelvin

  • acceleration from the liftoff to the SECO2 phase : 13.958 m/s^2

  • density in CSV or JSON, in kg/m^3

Mission Timeline

  • Time T-00:00:01 Phase Startup : THE FALCON 9 FLIGHT COMPUTERS HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF THE COUNTDOWN

  • Time T+00:00:00 Phase liftoff : THE HOLODOWN CLAMPS HAVE RELEASED FALCON 9 AND WE HAVE BEGUN OUR FLIGHT

  • Time T+00:01:18 Phase MAX-Q : MAXIMUM DYNAMIC PRESSURE THIS IS THE HIGEST AMOUNT OF AERODYNAMIC STRESS EXERTED OF THE VEHICLE

  • Time T+00:02:36 Phase MECO : MAIN ENGINE CUTOFF

  • Time T+00:02:39 Phase stage separation : STAGE 1 HAS SEPARATED FROM STAGE 2

  • Time T+00:02:47 Phase SES 1 : SECOND ENGINE STARTUP 1

  • Time T+00:03:11 Phase fairing deploy : THE PROTECTIVE NOSECQNE AT THE TOP OF THE ROCKET HAS BEEN DEPLOYED

  • Time T+00:06:48 Phase stage 1 entry : STAGE 1 IS STARTING IT'S ENTRY BURN SLOWING IT DOWN FOR THE ENTRY INTO THE ATMOSPHERE

  • Time T+00:08:28 Phase stage landing : STAGE 1 HAS BEGUN IT'S LANDING BURN SLOWING IT DOWN FOR TOUCHDOWN AT SEA

  • Time T+00:08:58 Phase SECO 1 : SECOND ENGINE CUTOFF 1

complete files for the phases

all the phases are extracted by me using my own tool SpaceXTelemetry(currently private)

API

the API for the telemetry and other is documented SpaceXTelemetry-API

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Contacts

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