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Launch Thread: SpaceX Falcon 9 - Starlink-L16

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old man B1051 edition

Livestream: https://youtu.be/84Nct_Q9Lqw
Launch window: Wednesday January 20 8:02 AM EST / 13:02 UTC (instantaneous)

Probability of violating weather constraints: 10% (https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/Portals/14/Weather/Falcon%209%20StarlinkV1_0-L16%20L-1%20Forecast%20-%2020%20JAN%20Launch%20v2.pdf?ver=Ir1PKsS8szF4KobCTJyVAg%3d%3d)
Backup launch window: ?
Launch vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 with first stage B1051.8 (prior launches: DEMO-1, Radarsat, Starlink-L3, Starlink-L6, Starlink-L9, Starlink-L13, SXM-7)
Launch pad: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Fairings: One half flew one Starlink mission, the other two Starlink missions.
Fairing recovery: On fairing recovery vessels 'Ms. Tree' & 'Ms. Chief'
First stage landing: On autonomous spaceport droneship 'Just Read the Instructions'
Payload: 60 Starlink satellites
Payload mass & deployment orbit: ~15,600 kg (~260 kg / Starlink sat); 210 x 366 km(?) @ ~53°
TLE: https://www.celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/supplemental/starlink-17.txt
>https://www.starlink.com
>https://www.spacex.com/launches/index.html
>https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/starlink-v1-0.htm

Launch viewing guide for Florida: http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html
SpaceX twitter: https://twitter.com/SpaceX
F9 stats: 104th launch, 65th landing, 47th core reuse

This is the most-flown core to date, and the 2nd SpaceX launch of 2021.