Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - UPDATES  (Read 56551 times)

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Updates Thread for Es'hail-2 mission.

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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
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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

Es'hail 2 at Gunter's Space Page, Aerospace Technology


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Spaceflight Now has a launch window posted for Es'hail-2...

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

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Launch site: Cape Canaveral, Florida

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


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Cross-post (launch date shifted NET one day later; window unchanged):
http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html
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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.
« Last Edit: 11/05/2018 08:07 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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Es’hail-2 Launch Hazard Area 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.
« Last Edit: 11/09/2018 12:15 pm by Raul »

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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
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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/

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Heading to the pad, so the test will either be today or probably tomorrow. Launch date will remain the same in either scenario.
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Here she is heading up the ramp, booster looks sooty, guessing this is B1047.2! 8)

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1061670821368946689
"The Starship has landed"

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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.

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« Last Edit: 11/12/2018 12:52 pm by Orbiter »
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9 AM to 3 PM for the Falcon 9 Static Fire window. Aiming for the opening of the window.
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Looks like they tried at 9 AM and aborted.
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OCISLY departed with HAWK last night in advance of the landing.

https://twitter.com/CowboyDanPaasch/status/1061792549105553408
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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1062072787496505344


(Chris Edit: Thanks! I thought I posted it, but I posted in the wrong thread ;D)
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T-0 of 8:30pm EST per KSC EOC.
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Booster observed as venting, static fire within minutes.
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