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From https://tess.gsfc.nasa.gov/launch.html

"The TESS launch date is NLT June 2018 (the current working launch date is December 2017)."


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The NASA website for the mission describes the orbit as, "857-890 km, 22-day repeat, 78 Deg Inclination." I've also seen an estimated mass for the SWOT spacecraft of 2000 kg. Is this well within the capabilities of F9? What Atlas V configuration would have been required for the launch?
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What Atlas V configuration would have been required for the launch?

Well within 401 capability.

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They can do payload processing. Payload processing is determined by the customer, which in this case will be done at non SpaceX facilities also located on VAFB.
Astrotech at Vandenberg?
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They can do payload processing. Payload processing is determined by the customer, which in this case will be done at non SpaceX facilities also located on VAFB.
Astrotech at Vandenberg?

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32982.msg1107751#msg1107751

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=26122.msg818793#msg818793
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A NASA 2018 budget presentation shows this as a FY2022 launch, so it may be slipping a little.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : NASA SWOT : April, 2021 : Vandenberg
« Reply #26 on: 01/17/2018 04:26 PM »
NASA OIG Audit on SWOT

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