SpaceX F9 Transporter-2 - 2021-06-30 19:31 UTC

There will be several satellites. We try to gather info and keep track of them in https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18ul_K-muGQoMvoJyCrl9wAGXDbz5mvCblKMxAdPgCdU/ any help is appreciated, so we can try to add satellite in DB and manage to observe them using Network.

A very good source that also gather info about the launch is SpaceX F9 : Transporter 2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 30 June 2021 (19:31 UTC).

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The deployment has been delayed for Monday 28th

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Launch has been moved for 29th.

Stopped at -10s… it goes for tomorrow.

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Several satellites have been added in DB. I’ll add more details tomorrow.

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Satellites that have been added in DB:

Satellite Temporary NORAD ID
NAPA 2 99671
Spartan 99672
Neptuno 99673
Faraday Phoenix 99674
Tenzing 99675
Aurora 99676
ION SCV-003 99677
TUBIN 99678
PAINANI-2 99679
QMR-KWT 99680

As some of the satellites are and will be for sometime in deployers we don’t expect the first scheduled passes to have results.

Bellow are the TLE sets from Celestrak moved to the new Launch time:

MAVERICK SURFBOARD 1
1 70301U 14900A   21181.85334572  .00000000  00000-0  56706-2 0    04
2 70301  97.4874 310.6410 0008934 257.9910  97.0601 15.12110106    05
NEWSAT 1
1 70302U 14900B   21181.85342373  .00000000  00000-0  56980-2 0    07
2 70302  97.4950 310.6404 0008642 262.3875  93.0904 15.11947825    07
EXOPORT5 1
1 70303U 14900C   21181.85350822  .00000000  00000-0  55900-2 0    07
2 70303  97.5010 310.6400 0010188 251.2744 104.6489 15.12409503    06
MAVERICK SURFBOARD 2
1 70304U 14900A   21181.85382836  .00000000  00000-0  56648-2 0    08
2 70304  97.4919 310.6408 0009226 268.7686  88.9030 15.11722919    05
GNOMES 2 1
1 70305U 14900A   21181.85388924  .00000000  00000-0  56620-2 0    03
2 70305  97.5012 310.6405 0009978 257.8933 100.1026 15.12144070    05
TYVAK 1
1 70306U 14900A   21181.85396540  .00000000  00000-0  56496-2 0    08
2 70306  97.4950 310.6408 0008722 272.3520  86.0708 15.11595727    06
EXOPORT3 1
1 70307U 14900A   21181.85469179  .00000000  00000-0  54560-2 0    08
2 70307  97.5009 310.6415 0010230 250.0536 112.3105 15.12469360    06
TYVAK 2
1 70308U 14900A   21181.85485128  .00000000  00000-0  55779-2 0    04
2 70308  97.5038 310.6419 0010006 273.6355  89.5896 15.11539788    07
EXOPORT5 2
1 70309U 14900A   21181.85494086  .00000000  00000-0  54502-2 0    01
2 70309  97.4964 310.6415 0009331 251.7003 112.0273 15.12333591    03
EXOPORT4 1
1 70310U 14900A   21181.85505660  .00000000  00000-0  55929-2 0    08
2 70310  97.4982 310.6417 0008968 267.1981  97.1560 15.11770460    09
UMBRA SAR 1
1 70311U 14900A   21181.85511771  .00000000  00000-0  54950-2 0    02
2 70311  97.4962 310.6416 0008832 260.6496 104.0406 15.11990375    02
ION SCV 003 1
1 70312U 14900A   21181.85522975  .00000000  00000-0  54275-2 0    01
2 70312  97.4966 310.6418 0009147 255.4812 109.8176 15.12186871    09
LINCS2 1
1 70313U 14900A   21181.85611679  .00000000  00000-0  53625-2 0    00
2 70313  97.4930 310.6417 0008777 262.9950 107.1286 15.11904661    01
NEWSAT 2
1 70314U 14900A   21181.85642304  .00000000  00000-0  52749-2 0    06
2 70314  97.4979 310.6429 0010464 245.1741 126.6142 15.12674930    06
NEWSAT 3
1 70315U 14900A   21181.85658044  .00000000  00000-0  52805-2 0    08
2 70315  97.4974 310.6430 0009913 247.7115 124.9355 15.12518195    01
CAPELLA5 1
1 70316U 14900A   21181.85669549  .00000000  00000-0  52934-2 0    04
2 70316  97.4971 310.6430 0009209 254.4795 118.7935 15.12214916    05
EXOPORT4 2
1 70317U 14900A   21181.85677257  .00000000  00000-0  52487-2 0    03
2 70317  97.5008 310.6439 0010184 252.6126 121.0721 15.12387681    09
LINCS1 1
1 70318U 14900A   21181.85776262  .00000000  00000-0  51893-2 0    00
2 70318  97.5002 310.6448 0009671 265.9199 113.1438 15.11887783    04
MANDRAKE 2 1
1 70319U 14900A   21181.85796100  .00000000  00000-0  52175-2 0    08
2 70319  97.4978 310.6443 0008863 258.4894 121.6677 15.12044867    00
EXOPORT3 2
1 70320U 14900A   21181.85869572  .00000000  00000-0  50508-2 0    02
2 70320  97.5011 310.6463 0010126 254.3928 129.7544 15.12338791    05
EXOPORT4 3
1 70321U 14900A   21181.85956424  .00000000  00000-0  51028-2 0    04
2 70321  97.5011 310.6474 0007943 273.7650 115.1081 15.11502514    08
EXOPORT4 4
1 70322U 14900A   21181.85982165  .00000000  00000-0  50553-2 0    08
2 70322  97.5030 310.6488 0008539 270.7083 119.5608 15.11656324    06
EXOPORT3 3
1 70323U 14900A   21181.85990082  .00000000  00000-0  48787-2 0    02
2 70323  97.4936 310.6434 0010918 241.1141 149.6062 15.12825697    03
EXOPORT3 4
1 70324U 14900A   21181.85998646  .00000000  00000-0  48645-2 0    00
2 70324  97.4940 310.6436 0010308 243.6359 147.5497 15.12650534    07
NEWSAT 4
1 70325U 14900A   21181.86024850  .00000000  00000-0  48939-2 0    05
2 70325  97.4994 310.6472 0010570 251.0486 141.5492 15.12518753    07
YAM 2 1
1 70326U 14900A   21181.86036100  .00000000  00000-0  49049-2 0    00
2 70326  97.5010 310.6483 0009600 257.4138 135.7939 15.12185939    03
EXOPORT3 5
1 70327U 14900A   21181.86168994  .00000000  00000-0  48397-2 0    03
2 70327  97.5010 310.6500 0007397 272.3212 128.1157 15.11495407    05
MANDRAKE 2 2
1 70328U 14900A   21181.86177049  .00000000  00000-0  48072-2 0    05
2 70328  97.4979 310.6474 0008804 255.6407 145.2426 15.12091256    07
SHERPA FX2 1
1 70329U 14900A   21181.87012582  .00000000  00000-0  38743-2 0    01
2 70329  97.4993 310.6593 0014892 253.7436 192.6057 15.13498055    06
SHERPA LTE 1 1
1 70330U 14900A   21181.87017211  .00000000  00000-0  38767-2 0    03
2 70330  97.4989 310.6533 0014465 250.8108 195.7969 15.13362767    03
BOTTOM STARLINK
1 70331U 14900A   21181.87463970  .00000000  00000-0  36322-2 0    06
2 70331  97.4987 310.6622 0013866 249.4624 221.4675 15.13187771    03
MIDDLE STARLINKS
1 70332U 14900A   21181.87463970  .00000000  00000-0  36330-2 0    06
2 70332  97.4989 310.6617 0013833 249.3434 221.5864 15.13177805    00
TOP STARLINK
1 70333U 14900A   21181.87463970  .00000000  00000-0  36335-2 0    02
2 70333  97.4990 310.6614 0013810 249.2667 221.6631 15.13171073    06

EDIT: TLE from Celestrak can be found in https://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/supplemental/transporter-2.txt but have in mind that the content of this link is updated.

Until now we have received signals from TUBIN and ION SCV-003(in IARU uncoordinated amateur frequency). Also we have received signals in the frequency(401.500 MHz) that Faraday Phoenix, NAPA 2 and Neptuno transmit but not sure if it is any of them or another satellite and in the frequency(400.500MHz) that Aurora and Tenzing transmit, again without being sure if it is any of them or a 3rd satellite.

Nothing heard from the other satellite which is kind of expected as it is very possible that they haven’t been deployed from their deployers.

Hi all!

TUBSpace generated their own TLE from on-board GPS measurements (see tweet):

1 77777U 21058A   21181.85515461  .00000000  00000-0  12876-3 0    09
2 77777  97.5110 310.6417 0009384 228.5227 136.0794 15.12151381    02

Quick cross-check against the currently used TLE in SatNOGS (fetched manually from observation 4357212) passed, 9 seconds late only (checked AOS timing & rough sky path for two passes using sattools).

Sincerely,
Fabian

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@M0GSN could the signal in this observation be Faraday Phoenix?

It seems to fit OBJECT AX(48924) but we haven’t anything similar in other observations.

TUBIN has been identified, it is OBJECT X(48900), bellow is screenshot from @pierros analysis with strf tools:

A quick update:

According to this tweet, that I missed, ION payloads are not going to be deployed for some days

So, Neptuno, Sparta, QMR-KWT, NAPA-2 are not expected to be received. On Neptuno and NAPA-2 frequency we have received something which seems to be from this launch, I’m going to analyze it over the weekend and probably I’m going to create an unknown satellite to track this signal. For ION deployer and the satellite inside it we follow now OBJECT AK(48912) which the best fit to the last reception of ION deployer some days ago.

PAINANI-2 isn’t received, but I’m not sure yet if Sherpa-FX2 payload has been deployed. On the other hand Aurora and Tenzing in Sherpa-LTE1 seems that have been deployed and follow either OBJECT BQ(48941) or OBJECT CA(48951) but still we don’t know who is who and if indeed the signals belong to these satellites for sure.

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An update from QMR-KWT, we haven’t received since 2021-07-19, however the signals back then seems to fit one of the 4 new TLE sets that spacetrack has published, specifically the OBJECT CM(48962). I’ve changed QMR-KWT to follow this TLE set in DB and Network and scheduled some observations in order to verify and identify it, if we manage to get any signal.