NASASpaceFlight.com Forum

SpaceX Vehicles and Missions => SpaceX Missions Section => Topic started by: Chris Bergin on 10/17/2018 06:03 pm

Title: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/17/2018 06:03 pm
Updates Thread for Es'hail-2 mission.

NSF Threads for Es'hail-2 : Discussion (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36435.0) / Updates (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=46603.0)
NSF Articles for Es'hail-2 :

Successful launch November 15, 2018 at 2046 GMT (3:46 p.m. EST) on Falcon 9 (booster 1047.2) from LC-39A to GTO.  Successful ASDS landing.



Es'hailSat Satellites (https://www.eshailsat.qa/en/satellites)
Quote
With the success of Es’hail-1 and the growing demand for a range of satellite services in the MENA region, we are currently working on the manufacture of our second satellite Es’hail-2.

Scheduled for launch in 2018, this high-powered, advanced satellite will further boost broadband delivery, broadcasting and global connectivity in Qatar, the entire region and beyond.

Es’hail-2 is being manufactured in Japan by MELCO (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation).

Es’hail-2 will have Ku-band [24 transponders] and Ka-band [11 transponders] capabilities and support TV distribution, telecoms and government services to strategic stakeholders and commercial customers who value broadcasting independence, interference resilience, quality of service and wide geographical coverage. 

The satellite will also provide greater capability for anti-jamming protection and redundancy and back-up for Es’hail-1.

Es’hail-2 will also provide the first Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) geostationary communication capability that connects users across the visible globe in one single hop and in real-time.

It will allow also the AMSAT community to validate and demonstrate their DVB standard.

[Press Release Sep. 8, 2014] Mitsubishi Electric to Deliver Satellite to Qatari Operator (http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news/2014/0908.html)

Es'hail 2 at Gunter's Space Page (http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/eshail-2.htm), Aerospace Technology (https://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/eshail-2-communication-satellite/)


Other SpaceX resources on NASASpaceflight:
   SpaceX News Articles (Recent) (http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/)
   SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews) (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0)
   SpaceX Dragon Articles (http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/dragon/)
   SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions) (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0)

   L2 SpaceX Section (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 14, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/17/2018 06:03 pm
NET Nov 14 per L2 Eastern Range. ASDS landing.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1052620988393840641
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 14, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Draggendrop on 10/26/2018 03:48 pm
Spaceflight Now has a launch window posted for Es'hail-2...

Quote
Launch window: 2046-2227 GMT (3:46-5:27 p.m. EST)

Quote
Launch site: Cape Canaveral, Florida

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/ (https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/)

Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 11/05/2018 08:07 pm
Cross-post (launch date shifted NET one day later; window unchanged):
http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html
Quote
The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch the Es'Hail-2 communication satellite for Qatar, from pad 39A, on November 15 at the earliest, at 3:46pm EST. The launch window stretches to 5:27pm EST.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/08/2018 02:19 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1060551990332284928
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Raul on 11/09/2018 12:14 pm
Es’hail-2 Launch Hazard Area (https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1dHqAYXF6NNKkdcnXTcHE0123pBKHoxh_&ll=28.075880049886212%2C-76.27652039115026&z=7) based on issued NOTMAR, valid for Nov 15 (20:46 UTC), alternatively Nov 16 (20:48 UTC).

Appropriate FCC application for SpaceX Mission 1385 states planned ASDS position for booster landing 658km downrange.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/09/2018 06:14 pm
We don't write Static Fire articles for each one as we'd be tripping over our own feet, so a round up that starts with the next milestone (this mission's static fire test).

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1060973553414275072
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: vaporcobra on 11/11/2018 10:53 am
I believe the T/E is back in the hangar as of Nov 10! Static fire today is thus still possible, but safer money would be on Monday.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqBagsug4WK/
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/11/2018 04:41 pm
Heading to the pad, so the test will either be today or probably tomorrow. Launch date will remain the same in either scenario.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/11/2018 05:21 pm
Here she is heading up the ramp, booster looks sooty, guessing this is B1047.2! 8)

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1061670821368946689
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/11/2018 07:45 pm
https://twitter.com/_TomCross_/status/1061711443295436800
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: cygnusx112 on 11/11/2018 11:42 pm
As of 7:20pm the lights were still on at the pad but she's still not vertical. Heavily cropped picture taken from 13 mile's away.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/12/2018 12:53 am
Now vertical

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/1061798395155832832
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Orbiter on 11/12/2018 12:51 pm
Fueling underway.

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1061977219461984257
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/12/2018 12:54 pm
9 AM to 3 PM for the Falcon 9 Static Fire window. Aiming for the opening of the window.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Orbiter on 11/12/2018 01:03 pm
Looks like they tried at 9 AM and aborted.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/12/2018 04:37 pm
OCISLY departed with HAWK last night in advance of the landing.

https://twitter.com/CowboyDanPaasch/status/1061792549105553408
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/12/2018 07:11 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1062072787496505344


(Chris Edit: Thanks! I thought I posted it, but I posted in the wrong thread ;D)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Orbiter on 11/13/2018 12:08 am
T-0 of 8:30pm EST per KSC EOC.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Orbiter on 11/13/2018 12:27 am
Booster observed as venting, static fire within minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Orbiter on 11/13/2018 12:31 am
Static fire observed!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/13/2018 12:58 am
https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1062161803965276160
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/13/2018 01:14 am
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1062166579306102784
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: vaporcobra on 11/13/2018 04:18 am
Pretty decent photo a few hours prior to ignition.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqGnVIYnFUt/
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Lewis007 on 11/13/2018 05:13 am
Video of static fire test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quJOFGfk29g
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/13/2018 02:24 pm
Weather forecast 60% GO:

Quote
Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule
 
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10%
Primary concern(s): Liftoff Winds
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/13/2018 04:22 pm
Airspace Closure Area and Launch Hazard Area.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/14/2018 03:29 pm
No real change to weather forecast, still 60% GO:

Quote
Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule
 
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10%
Primary concern(s): Liftoff Winds
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/14/2018 10:34 pm
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1062835375297740801
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/14/2018 10:37 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhTbzc-BqKs

Press kit attached
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/14/2018 10:46 pm
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1062852687828529152
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/15/2018 10:47 am
Another great feature article from William Graham:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/11/spacex-falcon-9-launch-eshail-2-39a/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1063035521188925441
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/15/2018 11:17 am
https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/1063041368874987522

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1063043526596923393
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/15/2018 11:23 am
https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1063044157319626754
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/15/2018 11:58 am
https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1063053390559756288
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Raul on 11/15/2018 02:14 pm
Official SpaceX photo
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/15/2018 03:40 pm
https://twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/1063080722444009473
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 11/15/2018 05:21 pm
A note about weather today...

Yes, there is a 60% chance of favorable conditions.  But that calculation ONLY takes into account clouds, rain, ground winds, lightning... 

It DOES NOT include the Upper Level Winds, which are forecast to be high at 90 kts at 40,000 feet from the southwest. 

ULW limits are mission-specific, so there's no overall hard scrub limit on those winds.  But bear in mind that ULWs are in play today.  And they are forecasted to get worse tomorrow (Friday).
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 11/15/2018 06:05 pm
Clocks are counting down here at KSC.  T-1hr 41mins and COUNTING.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/15/2018 06:08 pm
https://twitter.com/_tomcross_/status/1063138038098870273

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1063098531727241216
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 11/15/2018 06:46 pm
T-1hr and COUNTING.  Launch Director's loop is very quiet (which is good).
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 11/15/2018 07:01 pm
Right now, weather is GREEN.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 11/15/2018 07:05 pm
GO/NO GO fueling poll underway.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 11/15/2018 07:08 pm
GO for prop load.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 11/15/2018 07:11 pm
T-35mins and COUNTING!

Launch auto has started.  Fueling of the Falcon 9 has begun!

Teams have received their standard "what to do if the need to urgently abort the auto-sequence occurs" briefing.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 11/15/2018 07:16 pm
T-30mins. 

All going well with initial stages of fueling.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 11/15/2018 07:21 pm
T-25mins.

All still good with count and fueling and weather.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:25 pm
Funky music has started.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 11/15/2018 07:26 pm
T-20mins

No issues.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 11/15/2018 07:30 pm
T-16mins

2nd stage LOX load has started.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 11/15/2018 07:31 pm
Es-Hail 2 is on internal power.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:32 pm
Webcast has started.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/15/2018 07:32 pm
And the webcast is live.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:32 pm
Drone ship.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:33 pm
T-13 minutes. Second launch for this vehicle.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:34 pm
T-12 minutes. No fairing recovery attempt today.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:36 pm
T-11 minutes. Saying Go/no-go for propellant loading was at T-1 hour.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 11/15/2018 07:36 pm
T-10mins.  LD loop still very quiet.  No issues.  No constraints.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:36 pm
T-10 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:37 pm
T-9 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:38 pm
T-8 minutes. Talking about Radio amateur payload.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:39 pm
T-7 minutes. Engine chill should be starting now.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:40 pm
T-6 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:41 pm
T-5 minutes. Es'hail 2 on internal power. Weather is go for launch.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:42 pm
T-4 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:43 pm
T-3 minutes. Stage 1 LOX closed out.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:44 pm
T-2 minutes. Stage 2 LOX load complete.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:45 pm
T-1 minute. Falcon 9 is in startup.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:46 pm
Liftoff!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/15/2018 07:47 pm
LAUNCH!!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1063171591440400384
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:47 pm
T+1 minute.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:48 pm
T+2 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:49 pm
Separation.

T+3 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:50 pm
Fairing separation.

T+4 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:51 pm
T+5 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:52 pm
T+6 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:53 pm
Entry burn.

T+7 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:54 pm
T+8 minutes.

SECO!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:55 pm
Touchdown!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/15/2018 07:55 pm
Another one landed! :)

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1063173579435659264
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 07:56 pm
On ship.

In space.

T+10 minutes. Upcoming events.

00:26:34 2nd stage engine restarts
00:27:29 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
00:32:29 Es’hail-2 satellite deployment
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 08:01 pm
T+15 minutes. Over the Atlantic.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Mapperuo on 11/15/2018 08:05 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir8OH8rrD_c
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 08:06 pm
T+20 minutes. Heading towards Africa.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 08:11 pm
AOS Gabon.

T+25 minutes. Over Africa.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 08:12 pm
One minute to second ignition.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 08:13 pm
Ignition!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 08:14 pm
Cutoff!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 08:15 pm
Nozzle and satellite.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 08:16 pm
T+30 minutes. Separation in 2 minutes 29 seconds.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 08:18 pm
One minute to separation.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 08:19 pm
Separation!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/15/2018 08:20 pm
And another job done!

Many thanks to Steven (and others) for the coverage. Huge help, allows me to edit the launch article, social media and guard the server hamsters. ;D

As always, post launch congrats on the party thread, etc. We keep this pure updates these days on this update thread.

Updated article, photos from Brady Kenniston.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1063179603223764997
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Hauerg on 11/15/2018 08:21 pm
Was there an issue with the separation?
Induced rotation.
Like caused by bad timing of release mechanism.
Or is it just me?
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/15/2018 08:21 pm
First SpaceX launch in November. Webcast has ended.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: SciNews on 11/15/2018 08:32 pm
launch highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEJ7qbYh6lM
satellite separation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF4w1M4xJWQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/15/2018 08:33 pm
https://twitter.com/eshailsat/status/1063172082253606913

Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/15/2018 08:41 pm
https://twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1063175320398938112

https://twitter.com/_tomcross_/status/1063177544973869058
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/15/2018 08:47 pm
https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/1063186461879689216
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/15/2018 08:49 pm
Launch photo from SpaceX website
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: catdlr on 11/16/2018 02:41 am
SpaceX - Es"hail 2 - Launch And Track 11-15-2018

USLaunchReport
Published on Nov 15, 2018

https://youtu.be/_-cWI2X8CTE?t=001

https://youtu.be/_-cWI2X8CTE
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Raul on 11/16/2018 04:41 am
Two cataloged objects launched by this mission:

2018-090A   2018-11-15 22:50 UTC - 201/37688km/25.02°
2018-090B   2018-11-15 22:43 UTC - 194/37539km/24.99°
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/16/2018 06:21 am
https://twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1063197430240428033

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1063241662636351489
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: woods170 on 11/16/2018 08:28 am
Was there an issue with the separation?
Induced rotation.
Like caused by bad timing of release mechanism.
Or is it just me?

Yes, there was rotation of the payload post separation. But nothing outside of allowed parameters.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Lillmalen on 11/16/2018 08:44 am
Rotation per request, tuned by different spring force.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/16/2018 02:39 pm
Remote cameras now being collected:

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1063450497305190402

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1063452290244386816

https://twitter.com/marcuscotephoto/status/1063451996580179968

https://twitter.com/joroulette/status/1063453093432606721

https://twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1063455891352113153
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/16/2018 06:18 pm
Some fantastic SpaceX images
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/16/2018 06:23 pm
SpaceX drone video:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqQKH7KFh3h/
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: catdlr on 11/17/2018 01:48 am
SpaceX Es'hail-2 Launch - UP CLOSE VIEWS


AmericaSpace
Published on Nov 16, 2018

https://youtu.be/Hi8FzoQAweA?t=001

https://youtu.be/Hi8FzoQAweA

Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/19/2018 11:07 am
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1064481584475250688

So will hopefully see soon why the recovery fleet took nearly a day before starting to return.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/19/2018 01:43 pm
https://twitter.com/marcuscotephoto/status/1064529529241260032
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/19/2018 02:12 pm
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1064536313792221184
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/19/2018 02:56 pm
Tanker entering port right now, and GO Quest has pulled ahead of HAWK and will enter first:

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1064545370741587969
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/19/2018 04:01 pm
GO Quest has arrived!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/19/2018 04:19 pm
First distant shot of F9

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1064568589485772802

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1064567251989422082
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/19/2018 05:05 pm
Tally Ho!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/19/2018 05:10 pm
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1064581500849537024
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/19/2018 05:17 pm
Getting closer!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/19/2018 05:19 pm
Can see Octagrabber now:

https://twitter.com/cygnusx112/status/1064583105166622720
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/19/2018 05:26 pm
Pretty sooty:

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1064585057824837632
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/19/2018 05:32 pm
https://twitter.com/murphypak/status/1064586705779531776
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/19/2018 05:35 pm
https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/1064586993986953217

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1064587647933386753
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/19/2018 05:37 pm
Nice video:

https://twitter.com/portcanaveral/status/1064588032710508545
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/19/2018 05:41 pm
Soot looks less bad in these brighter shots:

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1064588404409675777

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1064588851056951296
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/19/2018 05:46 pm
Nice close-ups

https://twitter.com/cygnusx112/status/1064590202470100994
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/19/2018 06:03 pm
https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1064594669907132416
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/19/2018 06:56 pm
https://twitter.com/cygnusx112/status/1064602746664423425
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/20/2018 06:10 pm
https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1064923675156250624

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1064955779885789185
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: ugordan on 11/21/2018 08:01 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lhmNKyDbIk
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/21/2018 12:18 pm
The legs have been removed per the Orlando princess webcam
Guess we will have to wait on legs being folded for now.........
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/21/2018 03:42 pm
Booster is currently going horizontal
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/21/2018 03:51 pm
About halfway there.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/21/2018 03:55 pm
Now horizontal
This has to be one of, if not the fastest times to go horizontal after arrival!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: cygnusx112 on 11/21/2018 06:07 pm
A few pictures I took of the move this morning.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 11/21/2018 08:11 pm
Per the Orlando Princess webcam, B1047.2 has departed port, it will now be refurbished for a third flight!

Link- https://50.30.56.25:8081/mjpg/video.mjpg
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/23/2018 07:35 am
https://twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1065816787512639488
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Lewis007 on 11/24/2018 05:19 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2RNQVnkFnM
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Lewis007 on 11/28/2018 05:10 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCMM0VCphys
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: eeergo on 11/28/2018 10:24 am
https://twitter.com/brianweeden/status/1067510452207394816
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 11/30/2018 05:38 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1068567439561056256

Edit: SpaceX have now posted higher res images - attached
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: Lewis007 on 12/01/2018 06:07 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi8dCd7zC_g
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: gongora on 03/07/2019 09:58 am
https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/1103608976019808256
Quote
[email protected] Qatar Satellite Co's Es'hail-2, built by #MitsubishiElectric, launched by @SpaceX mid-Nov, completes testing & starts service at 25.5/26deg E. Ka-, Ku- spot beams, and amateur-radio payload. Expected 16 yrs service life.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 09/14/2019 10:03 am
Remote cameras now being collected:

twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1063450497305190402

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1063452290244386816

twitter.com/marcuscotephoto/status/1063451996580179968

twitter.com/joroulette/status/1063453093432606721

twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1063455891352113153

John has tweaked his wide shot:

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1172500041451364353