Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : SES-10 with reuse of CRS-8 Booster SN/1021 : 2017-03-30 : UPDATES  (Read 245896 times)

Online Chris Bergin

UPDATE ONLY Thread for the launch of SES-10 using Falcon 9R Booster S/N 1021 originally flown on the CRS-8 (F9-23) mission.

NSF Threads for SES-10 : Discussion / Updates / F9-23 Core Reuse / L2 January 2017 / L2 February 2017 / L2 March/April / ASDS / Party
NSF Articles for SES-10 :
   SES-10 static fire aims SpaceX for history books & first core stage re-flight
   SpaceX set for historic Falcon 9 re-flight with SES-10
   SpaceX opens new era for spaceflight with successful core stage reuse

Successful launch on March 30, 2017 at 1827 EDT (2227 UTC) from LC-39A at KSC.  First stage 1021-2 landed on ASDS.



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Online Chris Bergin

Per L2, SpaceX has March 27 (Window 1658-2058 Eastern) *Range Approved* for the SES-10 launch on the historic Falcon 9R 1021 (re-)launch!

Big ask. Need the 39A shakedown report concluded following the EchoStar 23 launch. That would be some turnaround.

Online Flying Beaver

Spaceflightnow:

SES 10 telecom satellite fueled and readied for launch on reused rocket

https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/03/18/ses-10-telecom-satellite-fueled-and-readied-for-launch-on-reused-rocket/

"Officials said the SES 10 satellite was scheduled to be enclosed this weekend inside the two halves of the Falcon 9’s nose cone"

"officials expected the SES 10 launch to be moved back a couple of days after EchoStar 23’s delay."




Saw OG-2 Booster Land in person 21/12/2015.

Online Chris Bergin

Well this one went through a bunch of updates today, to summarize L2 (and this is the very latest and post Atlas V slip)

39A Pad Shakedown Report - Cleared for use (really holding up well!)

Static Fire March 26
Launch March 29 (1659 - 1929 EDT)
First stage - remember, this one has already launched, will attempt a second landing on the ASDS. Getting this S1 back twice would blow a lot of minds! :)

« Last Edit: 03/25/2017 09:21 AM by jacqmans »
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F9-033 SES-10 Map of Launch Hazard Areas for March 29, alternatively March 30.
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NAVAREA IV 239/2017 (11,26) 
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   292054Z TO 300021Z MAR, ALTERNATE
   302054Z TO 310021Z MAR
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39N 080-38W, 28-40N 080-38W, 28-42N 080-34W, 28-39N 079-37W, 28-33N 079-37W, 28-30N 079-50W, 28-32N 080-36W.
   B. 28-47N 076-50W, 28-37N 073-00W, 28-17N 071-30W, 27-37N 071-50W, 28-17N 077-00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 310121Z MAR 17.
( 230214Z MAR 2017 )

Online Flying Beaver

Per Instagram, looks like the Strongback went vertical yesterday afternoon to pick up the launch frame for rollback to the HIF. Progressing good towards static fire.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSAdo18jVTf/
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Stephen Clark‏ @StephenClark1 36s37 seconds ago

Encapsulation of the SES-10 satellite inside Falcon 9’s payload fairing underway this morning at Cape Canaveral. Launch still NET 3/29.

https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/845272665573249025

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T/E back to the horizontal ahead of tomorrow's static test firing.

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« Last Edit: 03/25/2017 06:52 PM by Orbiter »
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« Last Edit: 03/25/2017 04:20 PM by jpo234 »
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Static Fire test window opens at 3 pm local time (runs for eight hours, should they require it) on Sunday. Chris Gebhardt article with the overview upcoming.

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What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Saw OG-2 Booster Land in person 21/12/2015.


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Clear pad as of an hour ago. Also SFN stream showing no booster vertical.

Cutting it close for Static Fire.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSGhmh2lRM8/
Saw OG-2 Booster Land in person 21/12/2015.

Online Chris Bergin

https://twitter.com/SpaceKSCBlog/status/846018877045772288

Stephen C. Smith‏
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The hangar door is opening at @SpaceX Pad 39A. The show is about to start.

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But we're getting conflicting reports on status. Now confirmed slip to Monday for the Static Fire.

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per https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/03/24/ses-10-flight-preps/

16:44

The Falcon 9 rocket's static fire test planned for today has been delayed until Monday, likely pushing back the launch until Thursday evening.

Launch preparations are running behind schedule, and Thursday's launch window opens around 4:59 p.m. EDT (2059 GMT).
« Last Edit: 03/26/2017 03:52 PM by Reflectiv »

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per https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/03/24/ses-10-flight-preps/

16:44

The Falcon 9 rocket's static fire test planned for today has been delayed until Monday, likely pushing back the launch until Thursday evening.

Launch preparations are running behind schedule, and Thursday's launch window opens around 4:59 p.m. EDT (2059 GMT).

Officially, launch is still Wednesday, 29 March.  There has been no official slip at this point (14:08 EDT 26 March).

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That happened quickly. Booster up on 39A.

Sry just had my phone to get a screenshot.
Saw OG-2 Booster Land in person 21/12/2015.

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