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SpaceX F9 : Zuma : Nov. 2017, KSC : UPDATES
« on: 11/08/2017 01:46 AM »
Updates Thread for unknown Northrop Grumman payload Codename Zuma mission.


NSF Threads for Codename Zuma : Discussion / Updates / L2 Coverage November-December / ASDS / Party

NSF Articles for Codename Zuma :
   SpaceX adds mystery “Zuma” mission, Iridium-4 aims for Vandenberg landing
   Launch Overview Article


NET 0100 UTC Nov. 18 (2000 EST on Nov. 17), 2017 on Falcon 9 (booster 1043) from LC-39A.  RTLS landing is expected.



Getting this started per this FCC launch license from yesterday


There are approved FCC licences for an RTLS launch 1390 from 39A on November 10th.

1446-EX-ST-2017:
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=80568&RequestTimeout=1000

1318-EX-ST-2017:
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=80217&RequestTimeout=1000

Licenses call for this to go from LC-39A on 10 November 2017 and RTLS to LZ-1.



Other SpaceX resources on NASASpaceflight:
   SpaceX News Articles (Recent)
   SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews)
   SpaceX Dragon Articles
   SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions)

   L2 SpaceX Section
« Last Edit: 11/17/2017 03:14 PM by gongora »

Offline Chris Bergin

Latest documentation (L2) shows SpaceX is on track to conduct a Static Fire test on Saturday evening.

Window for the test opens at 18:00 local.

Spacecraft and mission are still totally secret.

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Cross-post from discussion. Launch Hazard Area.
Saw OG-2 Booster Land in person 21/12/2015.

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RTLS

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Nov 15; window opens at 8 pm! A landing is planned at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station!
https://twitter.com/45thSpaceWing/status/928763643172474880
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SpaceX has positioned its next Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad in Florida for a test-firing today. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 is set for no earlier than Wednesday. spaceflightnow.com/2017/11/11/fal…

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/929359024008695814


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30 minutes to the opening of the Static Fire window. We're expecting live streaming via Alicia (SpaceGal)‏ @murphypak shortly.

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F9/Zuma: Standing by for a Falcon 9 static firing at KSC pad 39A; extremely windy, but vehicle is venting, presumably on track for 6pm EST first stage engine test firing

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/929479080638144512


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William Harwood‏ @cbs_spacenews
23s23 seconds ago

F9/Zuma: Engine ignition at 6pm; firing appeared normal duration, no obvious issues; will now stand by for SpaceX post-test update

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/929484000380497920

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Right at the start of the window!

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F9/Zuma: Falcon 9 hot-fire test as viewed from 3 miles away

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/929486865098567680

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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting November 15 launch of Zuma from Pad 39A in Florida.

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/929487948289937408

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Launch forecast attached, 70% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30% 
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Think Cloud Layer Rule     

Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10% 
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule

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L-2 day weather outlook.

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Rocket is off the pad, going back to the HIF for Payload integration:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbaduoljcgR/
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WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
160055Z TO 160337Z NOV, ALTERNATE
170055Z TO 170337Z NOV IN AREAS BOUND BY:
A. 28-38N 080-43W, 29-12N 080-06W,
30-04N 079-00W, 29-56N 078-52W,
28-41N 080-10W, 28-26N 080-21W,
28-22N 080-38W.
B. 30-04N 079-00W, 30-52N 078-17W,
31-32N 077-25W, 31-54N 076-49W,
31-49N 076-45W, 31-36N 076-57W,
30-44N 077-53W, 29-56N 078-52W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 170437Z NOV 17.//

Authority: EASTERN RANGE 072156Z NOV 17.

Date: 110428Z NOV 17
Cancel: 17043700 Nov 17

SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 03, DNC 04.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS SPACE DEBRIS
160300Z TO 160637Z NOV, ALTERNATE
170300Z TO 170637Z NOV IN AREA BOUND BY
30-27S 064-51E, 30-44S 067-03E,
38-10S 082-43E, 47-22S 108-39E,
50-30S 124-39E, 51-55S 126-03E,
53-32S 125-05E, 54-24S 116-01E,
53-34S 101-27E, 47-46S 082-05E,
39-58S 069-31E, 31-56S 063-23E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 170737Z NOV 17.//

Authority: EASTERN RANGE 072155Z NOV 17.

Date: 110407Z NOV 17
Cancel: 17073700 Nov 17
« Last Edit: 11/13/2017 07:18 PM by input~2 »

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Northrop Grumman on #SpaceX Zuma launch: "This represents a cost effective approach to space access for government missions. Northrop realizes that this is monumental responsibility and has taken great care to ensure the most affordable and lowest risk scenario for Zuma."

https://twitter.com/nova_road/status/930211593014652934

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