Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : SES-10 with reuse of CRS-8 Booster SN/1021 : 2017-03-30 : UPDATES  (Read 245897 times)

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SES-10 is now in GEO:

NORAD ID: 42432 
Int'l Code: 2017-017A 
Perigee: 35,697.5 km 
Apogee: 35,736.1 km 
Inclination: 0.1 ° 
Period: 1,432.2 minutes 

http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=42432#results

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So many threads this could be posted in ...

Here's a video montage of the life of booster 1021 as presented by Gwynne Shotwell at the space symposium on Wednesday:



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View from the fairing during SES-10 mission. #EarthDay

10:08 AM - 22 Apr 2017

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@SES_Satellites: SES-10 (@AirbusSpace, 55 Ku xpndrs) orbited Mar30 w/ @SpaceX Falcon 9 reused 1st stage now operational over LatAm @ 67degW.

https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/864025052827840512

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Here's the SES press release:

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SES-10 Satellite Fully Operational over Latin America

Written on 15 May 2017

SES-10, the first satellite launched using a SpaceX flight-proven rocket, will provide direct-to-home broadcasting, enterprise and mobility services

LUXEMBOURG, 15 MAY 2017 -- SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that the SES-10 satellite is now fully operational at 67 degrees West and will be serving the thriving markets in the Latin America region.

SES-10 was launched on 30 March 2017 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida onboard a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite is the first geostationary commercial satellite ever launched on a flight-proven first-stage rocket booster.

Since then, extensive in-orbit tests have confirmed the flawless functioning of the spacecraft.

SES-10 was built by Airbus Defence and Space and is based on the Eurostar E3000 platform. The multi-mission spacecraft is the first SES satellite dedicated to providing service to Latin America and has a Ku-band payload of 55 36MHz transponder equivalents, of which 27 are incremental. SES-10's high-powered beams will augment SES’s capabilities across the region and will provide direct-to-home broadcasting, enterprise and mobility services to Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

Pursuant to an agreement with the Andean Community (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru), the satellite will operate as the Andean Community’s Simón Bolivar 2, providing satellite capacity for each Andean Member State. The Andean satellite project came from the shared Member States’ interest in having a common satellite network to take advantage of the Andean spectrum resources at 67 degrees West.

https://www.ses.com/press-release/ses-10-satellite-fully-operational-over-latin-america

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SpaceX booster may be displayed near Port Canaveral, Air Force Station

James Dean | FLORIDA TODAY
Updated 9:07 p.m. ET May 26, 2017


Discussions between the Air Force and SpaceX could result in a rocket stage taller than the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse decorating the skyline near Port Canaveral. [...]

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/spacex/2017/05/26/spacex-booster-may-displayed-near-port-canaveral-air-force-station/350073001/

It seems resilience to hurricanes is a possible blocker with AFs preferred CCAFS South Gate location. Also liked this above reminder of just how big F9 boosters are.

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