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UPDATE thread for X-37B OTV-5 mission

NET September 7, 2017 on Falcon 9 from LC-39A. 

NSF Threads for OTV-5 : Discussion / Updates / L2 Coverage July-August / Party
NSF Articles for OTV-5 :
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/06/bulgariasat-launch-spacex-secures-x-37b-contract/

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/08/spacex-final-preps-falcon-9s-first-x-37b/

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/09/spacex-first-x-37b-launch-falcon-9/





SpaceX Opens Media Accreditation for OTV-5 Mission

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – Aug. 14, 2017. Media accreditation is now open for SpaceX's Orbital Test Vehicle Mission 5 (OTV-5) from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch is targeted for no earlier than September

Members of the media who are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (green card holders) and are interested in covering the launch must fill out this media accreditation form by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 16.

Requesting accreditation is not required of media who hold current annual press credentials issued by Kennedy Space Center, but it is appreciated for planning purposes.

For launches from LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center security decides which media are credentialed to cover launches, not SpaceX. Please keep in mind, simply making the request in a timely fashion does not guarantee the request will be granted. Please be sure to provide all the information included on the SpaceX form.

More details on pre-launch media activities will be made available closer to launch.



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   SpaceX Dragon Articles  /  SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions)
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #1 on: 08/19/2017 06:42 PM »
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It's the @SpaceX fairing for X-37B!

https://twitter.com/scottishrobot/status/898939938917552128

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SpaceX Falcon 9 (OTV-5 (X-37B)) Static Fire at KSC 39A is NET September 1 (L2)

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Now NET August 31 for the Static Fire! Moved it up a day! (L2). Noon T-0.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #4 on: 08/26/2017 09:42 PM »
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Launch of the next #X37b #OTV5 on @SpaceX #Falcon9 is getting closer, NET September 7th, patches slowly coming out.

https://twitter.com/dutchspace/status/901461306213060610

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #5 on: 08/27/2017 10:20 PM »
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I spy with my @SpaceX eye ... TEL on the ramp.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #6 on: 08/29/2017 07:14 PM »
Photo taken at 39A:

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #7 on: 08/31/2017 12:43 PM »
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SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 rocket being raised vertical at pad 39A in Florida right now for static fire test later today

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/903235923726540800

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Looking at between 3-4 pm Eastern based on L2 status of the countdown. Long window, the fire up when ready, so if that changes I'll pass it on.




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Toot toot.....close now.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 2017: UPDATES
« Reply #13 on: 08/31/2017 08:12 PM »
Venting stopped; must be pressurizing (or at least topping).
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Firing... on the half hour.
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Static test fire at pad 39A! Didn't seem to be any problems. #Falcon9 #X37B #OTV5

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : X-37B OTV-5 : September 2017: UPDATES
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Air Force preparing to launch fifth Orbital Test Vehicle mission
By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs / Published August 31, 2017

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office is undergoing final launch preparations for the fifth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. The OTV is scheduled to launch on Sept. 7, 2017, onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

The fifth OTV mission continues to advance the X-37B’s performance and flexibility as a space technology demonstrator and host platform for experimental payloads. This mission carries small satellite ride shares and will demonstrate greater opportunities for rapid space access and on-orbit testing of emerging space technologies. Building upon the fourth mission and previous collaboration with experiment partners, this mission will host the Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader payload to test experimental electronics and oscillating heat pipe technologies in the long duration space environment.

This will be the program’s first launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The fifth OTV mission will also be launched into, and landed from, a higher inclination orbit than prior missions to further expand the X-37B’s orbital envelope.

“The many firsts on this mission make the upcoming OTV launch a milestone for the program,” said Randy Walden, the director of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. “It is our goal to continue advancing the X-37B OTV so it can more fully support the growing space community.”

The X-37B program completed its fourth mission on May 7, 2017, landing after 718 days in orbit and extending the total number of days spent in orbit to 2,085.

http://www.afspc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1297016/air-force-preparing-to-launch-fifth-orbital-test-vehicle-mission/

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