Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Intuitive Machines IM-1 : KSC LC-39A : 15 Feb 2024 (06:05 UTC)  (Read 455271 times)

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Quote from: William Harwood tweet
F9/IM-1: SpaceX is running tests at KSC pad 39A today to verify the performance of recently installed liquid oxygen/methane propellant loading hardware needed for Intuitive Machines' IM-1 moon lander; the spacecraft’s Falcon 9 rocket was hauled to the pad yesterday and venting indicates testing is underway this morning; launch is targeted for 2/14, pending test results. [Feb 8]



Also, does anyone have the launch time to the second?
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https://twitter.com/InfographicTony/status/1757030529482834384

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Work-in-progress: here’s an update on my (unofficial) infographic of the upcoming IM-1 Mission by NASA & Intuitive Machines. Words still to come plus still trying to get confirmation of the flight path plus drone ship. Finished version will be uploaded exclusively on X tomorrow.
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This is a year old, but relative to the upcoming launch.

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On propellant load operations for launch day:

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Chris Culbert, program manager, CLPS, says they expect to start fueling tanks on the Nova-C lander about 3 hours before liftoff.

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1757079327601004858

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https://twitter.com/launchphoto/status/1757140160586682793

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Falcon 9 on pad 39A, poised to launch the IM-1 lunar lander Tuesday night to the Moon's south pole for Intuitive Machines & NASA

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1757142324247953756

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Targeting Wednesday, February 14 for a Falcon 9 launch of the @Int_Machines IM-1 mission to the Moon from Launch Complex 39A in Florida → spacex.com/launches

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=im1

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SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, February 14 for a Falcon 9 launch of the Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission to a lunar transfer orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous launch window is at 12:57 a.m. ET. If needed, a backup opportunity is available Thursday, February 15 at 1:05 a.m. ET.

A live webcast of this mission will begin on X @SpaceX about 45 minutes prior to liftoff. Watch live.

Approximately two and a half hours prior to liftoff, teams will begin loading the lunar lander with cryogenic methane and oxygen on the pad ahead of stepping into propellant load for Falcon 9.

This is the 18th flight of the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched CRS-26, OneWeb Launch 16, Intelsat IS-40e, O3b mPOWER, and five Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
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SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, February 14 for a Falcon 9 launch of the Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission to a lunar transfer orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous launch window is at 12:57 a.m. ET. If needed, a backup opportunity is available Thursday, February 15 at 1:05 a.m. ET.

A live webcast of this mission will begin on X @SpaceX about 45 minutes prior to liftoff. Watch live.

Approximately two and a half hours prior to liftoff, teams will begin loading the lunar lander with cryogenic methane and oxygen on the pad ahead of stepping into propellant load for Falcon 9.

This is the 18th flight of the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched CRS-26, OneWeb Launch 16, Intelsat IS-40e, O3b mPOWER, and five Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=im1

https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1BdGYrXraeLJX

Booster 1060 on its 18th flight, but missions of 1076 . . .

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SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, February 14 for a Falcon 9 launch of the Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission to a lunar transfer orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous launch window is at 12:57 a.m. ET. If needed, a backup opportunity is available Thursday, February 15 at 1:05 a.m. ET.

A live webcast of this mission will begin on X @SpaceX about 45 minutes prior to liftoff. Watch live.

Approximately two and a half hours prior to liftoff, teams will begin loading the lunar lander with cryogenic methane and oxygen on the pad ahead of stepping into propellant load for Falcon 9.

This is the 18th flight of the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched CRS-26, OneWeb Launch 16, Intelsat IS-40e, O3b mPOWER, and five Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=im1

https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1BdGYrXraeLJX

Booster 1060 on its 18th flight, but missions of 1076 . . .

And they didn't even get those correct. They omitted Ovzon-3.

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PDF of online press kit and link to Twitter livestream.

https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1BdGYrXraeLJX
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https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1757160416784855265

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I talked with Intuitive Machines executives earlier today who said they had completed data reviews from two wet dress rehearsals (tanking tests) of the lander last week and that everything looked good. They are ready to go to the Moon.

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The mission webpage has been updated with the list of prior missions for B1060.18.

https://www.spacex.com/launches/mission/?missionId=im1

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SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, February 14 for a Falcon 9 launch of the Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission to a lunar transfer orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous launch window is at 12:57 a.m. ET. If needed, a backup opportunity is available Thursday, February 15 at 1:05 a.m. ET.

A live webcast of this mission will begin on X @SpaceX about 45 minutes prior to liftoff. Watch live.

Approximately two and a half hours prior to liftoff, teams will begin loading the lunar lander with cryogenic methane and oxygen on the pad ahead of stepping into propellant load for Falcon 9.

This is the 18th flight of the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched GPS III-3, Turksat 5A, Transporter-2, Intelsat G-33/G-34, Transporter-6, and 12 Starlink missions. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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https://twitter.com/Int_Machines/status/1757210909619925371

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Intuitive Machines and
@SpaceX
 Complete Successful IM-1 Test Campaign:

Liftoff of the IM-1 mission is targeted for a multi-day launch window that opens at 12:57 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on February 14, 2024, from Launch Complex 39A at @NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

https://intuitivemachines.com/post/intuitive-machines-and-spacex-complete-successful-im-1-test-campaign
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https://twitter.com/turkeybeaver/status/1757377150917722330

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A mega exciting mission is set to launch late tonight from 39A. It’s the first time we will will load cryo propellant on a payload on the pad right before launch. The SpaceX and Intuitive Machine teams completed several successful wet dress operations over the past week and are ready to proceed to a launch attempt!

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L-1 weather forecast

95% GO for February 14th
Upper-Level Wind Shear & Solar Activity risks are Low-Moderate

90% GO for February 15th
Upper-Level Wind Shear risk is Low-Moderate
All other additional risk criteria are Low or N/A

80% GO for February 16th
All other additional risk criteria are Low or N/A
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cross-post

https://twitter.com/LaunchPhoto/status/1757423046585888888

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Two Falcon 9 launches & two LZ landings in a row are on tap from Cape Canaveral overnight tonight and tomorrow afternoon, carrying a lunar lander & a Space Force mission.



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previously posted but might have an update:

https://twitter.com/Raul74Cz/status/1757427038749659575

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Launch Hazard Areas for #Nova-C IM-1 mission from KSC LC-39A, valid for NET 14 Feb 05:57 UTC, alternatively 15-16 Feb based on issued NOTMAR/NOTAM. LZ-1 landing for booster 1060.18. Estimated fairing recovery position is approximately 580km downrange. https://bit.ly/LHA-33
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