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Actually it is the opposite. MECO for crew dragon took place sooner as it was lighter. Starlink missions are usually on the edge of the capabilities of Falcon 9 rockets. Each Starlink satellite has a mass of about 260 kg1. Reusable Falcon 9 has a payload limit of 15600 kg. At each Starlink mission, they launch 60 satellites. 60sats*260kg = 15600kg As we can ...


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Most probably it is only a reflection from engine flames. Why it cannot be because of heat. The reason behind that is that the part glowing in the picture is the place that has the least aerodynamic interaction. In this video, you can see that the part of the fairing you're asking about is exposed to least aerodynamic pressure. As we can see, it would not ...


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How do they monitor the movement of these[...] Sensors a.k.a. radar (for LEO): the US Air - now Space - Force dedicated old Ballistic Missiles Defence Systems for Space Survaillance. This radars are tracking as much objects passing above as possible. [...] to avoid so many possible risks of collisions [...] To make it a bit simple: this measurements are ...


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