The last in order of time is that the system provided for reference satellite, the EuropaSat / Hellas-Sat 3, which was to be launched from a SpaceX Falcon Heavy.Given the continuous slippage of the Falcon Heavy, Inmarsat has signed a backup option aboard a Proton-M of the Russian-American International Launch Services (ILS), which will bring the spacecraft into orbit in the first half of 2017.
IridiumIR @IridiumIRIridium NEXT first launch date set for Dec 16 at 12:36 PST, pending regulatory approvals #NEXTevolution.”
In the meantime, NOAA will continue to mitigate issues it has had with another large satellite constellation: the $10 billion Joint Polar Satellite System. The first of that constellation, which will orbit the Earth at the poles in a much lower orbit, was delayed up to another six months in the fall because of issues with onboard instrumentation and ground systems. Scheduled for a March 2017 launch, JPSS-1 is likely delayed until at least October
https://twitter.com/IridiumIR/status/804301653927231489QuoteIridiumIR @IridiumIRIridium NEXT first launch date set for Dec 16 at 12:36 PST, pending regulatory approvals #NEXTevolution.”
Was working this and SpaceX have ruled out December 16....but there's no official new launch date target, so likely January.
Quote from: Salo on 12/01/2016 12:24 pmhttps://twitter.com/IridiumIR/status/804301653927231489QuoteIridiumIR @IridiumIRIridium NEXT first launch date set for Dec 16 at 12:36 PST, pending regulatory approvals #NEXTevolution.”SpaceX is no longer targeting Dec. 16, and will most likely RTF in January.Quote from: Chris Bergin on 12/07/2016 12:58 amWas working this and SpaceX have ruled out December 16....but there's no official new launch date target, so likely January.
December 7, 10:30am EDTWe are finalizing the investigation into our September 1 anomaly and are working to complete the final steps necessary to safely and reliably return to flight, now in early January with the launch of Iridium-1. This allows for additional time to close-out vehicle preparations and complete extended testing to help ensure the highest possible level of mission assurance prior to launch.
SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1: November 2017SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2: May 2018
The first phase of testing will include two satellites: Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b. These two satellites are intended to be launched as early as 2017. Both of these satellites will be deployed in one mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle into an orbital plane of 514 km circular at 97.44 degrees inclination....You can look through the attachments for more detail. The FCC site is at https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/index.cfm, you should be able to look for the file number with the Generic Search tool.
There's a NET January 7 placeholder (L2)....again pending FAA, processing flow, good static fire and LRR.
Inmarsat will launch Inmarsat-5 F4, a Global Xpress (GX) satellite, with SpaceX. This launch is planned for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017.
We have a Jan 15 NET show up in the L2 KSC schedule for this mission: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=41538.msg1623404#msg1623404 (L2 link). Window opens at 23:50 Local (Eastern).
On December 26th the launch of SpX/CRS-10 was moved from Jan 22 to February.This was also seen in the Launch Manifest is SpaceFlightNow.Was there a specific bit of news that prompted this change?