Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - JCSAT-14 - May 6, 2016 - UPDATES  (Read 151028 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

UPDATE ONLY JCSAT-14 Thread.

NET May 6 - 0121L – 0321L.

JCSAT-14 Related News Articles:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=JCSAT-14

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JCSAT-14 Discussion Thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33778.0

Party Thread -
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40089.0

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Resources:

SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0

SpaceX News Articles (Recent):
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/

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L2 SpaceX Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=24469.0

L2 JCSAT-14 Section:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39796.0

Offline Chris Bergin

McGregor leg article for the next two missions, including JCSAT-14:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/03/spacex-prepares-two-missions-mcgregor/

(Quote and discuss on the JCSAT-14 discussion thread to keep this thread purely on updates).

Offline Chris Bergin

Cross posting:

I saw this photo of an F9 arriving at McGregor on the Facebook SpaceX enthusiast page

https://i.imgur.com/hFy9Seg.jpg

It was later tagged as Eutelsat.  Seems like SpaceX may be picking up the pace for realz. :)

photo credit: Leann Carr Bowden on Facebook

The question I want answered is if F9-024 have had its static fire at McGregor yet

Meant to ask about that...will get on it. And yeah, that's absolutely the next stage....as JCSAT's was last seen on the test stand a while back, pre-CRS-8 launch.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/03/spacex-prepares-two-missions-mcgregor/

I would totally assume the firing will have taken place by now, but it needs to be confirmed.


Forgot to post that the answer is the static fire was completed. Will be shipping out soon-ish.

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JCSAT-14 Falcon 9 spotted en route to the Cape:

http://m.imgur.com/sVkO65W

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JCSAT-14 F9 Static Fire NET April 24 (now pending - see next post)

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/04/falcon-9-booster-reuse-testing-ksc/

Offline Chris Bergin

L2 Cape/Range shows new NET of May 3, same window. 01:22L to 03:22L (L=Local. That's Eastern). 

As always, we turnaround documented schedule info as it arrives due to people booking flights/hotels....and a good camera position overlooking the docks from Fishlips, Port Canaveral waiting for Falcon 9 S1 to turn up singing the "I'm on a boat!" song ;)

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This appears to be the FCC transmitter permit for the stage 1 recovery ships on the JCSAT-14 mission. The permits are a bit tricky to decipher because they don't specify the mission, only a 6-month range of operations dates. But the permit previous to this one appeared to be for the CRS-8 mission, so I believe this one is for JCSAT-14. The ASDS position is consistent with a low launch azimuth for GTO and is almost identical to its position on the SES-9 mission (within a few miles).

https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=69736&RequestTimeout=1000

ASDS coordinates:

28 11 30 N
73 50 15 W

(Degrees-minutes-seconds)

That is 409 statute miles from the launch site.
« Last Edit: 04/25/2016 01:39 PM by Kabloona »

Offline Chris Bergin

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch with JCSAT-14 now looking at May 4 NET target (0122-0322 Eastern Window). Looks like  it was decided a few days ago, but it took until the Monday update to see it.

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JCSAT-14 mission patch:

http://i.imgur.com/loBuxxe.png

No ASDS on the patch?
« Last Edit: 04/26/2016 02:59 AM by tleski »

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Updates, people. Discussing the mission patch is.. um... wait, let me think... I'll get it in a sec.... O ya! ... discussion!

Moved a few posts.
« Last Edit: 04/26/2016 12:00 PM by Lar »
"I think it would be great to be born on Earth and to die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact." -Elon Musk
"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - JCSAT-14 - May 6, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #10 on: 04/26/2016 03:07 PM »
News release posted today on SKY Perfect JSAT Corporations website.

http://www.sptvjsat.com/en/

A Launch schedule update.

SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President &
Chief Executive Officer: Shinji Takada; “SKY Perfect JSAT”) announces the launch schedule for its
JCSAT-14 communications satellite.

JCSAT-14 is a communications satellite with Ku and C-bands, and will replace JCSAT-2A at the 154
degrees East longitude. The satellite will provide Ku-band coverage over Japan and the Asia-Pacific region,
and extends coverage beyond Asia and Oceania into Russia as well as Pacific Island nations in C-band.
SKY Perfect JSAT continues to provide high-quality satellite communications services in Japan and
further expand its global business in the Asia-Pacific region.

1. Planned launch date : Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (Japan Standard Time)
2. Launch site : Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA
3. Launch vehicle : Falcon 9 (SpaceX)
4. Satellite bus : SSL1300 (Space Systems Loral)
5. Satellite specifications :
   (1) Frequencies: Ku and C-bands
   (2) Coverage area: Japan, Asia, Oceania, Russia, Pacific region
   (3) Design life: 15 years
6. Planned orbital slot : 154 degrees East longitude

*Attached a rendered picture of JCSAT-14 that was part of the pdf news update. Update confirms launch date reported earlier.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - JCSAT-14 - May 6, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #11 on: 04/27/2016 10:48 AM »
Yes I know its not CRS-8....

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - JCSAT-14 - May 6, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #12 on: 04/27/2016 04:48 PM »
Here is what I have for timing and danger areas.  I've not plotted it.  IIRC, the last time we did this there was a difference between the areas shown in jacqumans' info and that shown in this info. Not sure how that can be.  Hmm, was it, yea, I think it was that jacqumans' info was airspace and my info was for marine surface use.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - JCSAT-14 - May 6, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #13 on: 04/29/2016 03:19 PM »
Air Force Space and Missile Museum Foundation:


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Our History Center will be closed on Sunday due to launch activity. Sorry for the inconvenience!


So static fire on Sunday ??

« Last Edit: 04/29/2016 03:19 PM by jacqmans »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - JCSAT-14 - May 6, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #14 on: 04/30/2016 03:40 AM »
Some more info on JCSAT-14 landing directly from Elon's twitter:

https://twitter.com/gdoehne/status/726211059263127552

gdoehne: @elonmusk Will we get to see JCSAT land live too? Or was that a one-time thing for CRS-8?

elonmusk: @gdoehne JCSat is pushing the envelope as a very hot and fast mission, so will land on the droneship. Next land landing in a few months.
« Last Edit: 04/30/2016 03:50 AM by tleski »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - JCSAT-14 - May 6, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #15 on: 04/30/2016 08:28 AM »
Spaceflightnow reporting launch on 5th May

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - JCSAT-14 - May 6, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #16 on: 04/30/2016 11:51 AM »
A friend (SpaceX employee) of a reddit user also said that SF & launch have been delayed by a day. Now targeting launch on 5th of May as per him.

Offline Chris Bergin

Yeah, it's been NET 5th for at least 24 hours now, but this was a strange one where the Static Fire moved from Saturday to Monday, then Sunday (currently) and upon checking the official line, the launch date change was classed as something for the customer to reveal (which we - at least - respected and that overrides the fast turnaround, although they seem to be incredibly slow to update at JCSAT Towers). Also the 5th is technically for the LRR to confirm and the schedules show the installation of the 6th as the backup.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - JCSAT-14 - May 6, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #18 on: 04/30/2016 11:21 PM »
On the port Canaveral webcam Ocisily is headed out to sea.

Matthew

Offline Chris Bergin

OK folks. Discussion thread for discussion...moved some posts. And also we have the ASDS thread. This following post is worth checking per the ASDS movements - but the above post is a good update.

On the port Canaveral webcam Ocisily is headed out to sea.

FYI more discussion and occasional pictures are posted in the ASDS thread here.

And next we wait to hear about the F9 taking a Sunday stroll for the Static Fire. Chris Gebhardt with an article for this event, but I want to hear about the F9 out of the HIF. Lots of people we usually rely on (those working in the area) are not at work on a Sunday, so local observations will be required.

If in the area and you see her, post in this thread, as that would be an update. If someone on Social media (Twitter etc) spots her, post a link to that tweet as accreditation.

SpaceX only update when the Static Fire is complete. And of course all flow milestones are subject to change.

The window for the Static Fire on L2 Cape Status was the usually long static fire window of 1600-2200 Eastern. That is subject to change as always.

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