RE: Starlink G4-3 observation

From: Richard Cole via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2021 10:57:17 +0000
It's a long time since a KSC Starlink launch time that was so close after sunset at KSC. That typically means that the train is visible over the US for the initial period of a few days before "Knife-edge" mode is entered which reduces the visibility of the spacecraft during the holding orbit and ascent. I had wondered whether launch timings avoiding this time of day was a deliberate move to reduce complaints from US residents. The period around dawn was not avoided as a launch time, presumably because fewer people are looking at the sky, if the policy was to control complaint numbers.


Regards

Richard Cole


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Subject: Re: Starlink G4-3 observation

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