Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : Nov 15, 2018 : KSC 39A - DISCUSSION  (Read 55063 times)

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SFN is also reporting NET August for Es'hail. I would agree that this looks very unlikely at this point based on the lack of FCC permits.
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

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SFN is also reporting NET August for Es'hail. I would agree that this looks very unlikely at this point based on the lack of FCC permits.
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

it has a great amateur radio payload on it....my 4 meter dish is ready :)

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SFN is also reporting NET August for Es'hail. I would agree that this looks very unlikely at this point based on the lack of FCC permits.
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

No more
As of today SFN says "4th Quarter Falcon 9 • Es’hail 2"
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Es'hailSat confirmed a Q4 2018 NET earlier today.

https://twitter.com/eshailsat/status/1024898547165093890

Edit: just realized that "NET earlier today" is sneaky lil' palindrome :)
« Last Edit: 08/02/2018 05:48 pm by vaporcobra »

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The flight for Es'hail 2

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Launch Photography seems to suggest that Es'hail 2 will be the next Falcon launch from Florida. So if the satellite is shipped in early October, the launch could probably happen sometime in the first half of November, before CRS-16.

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This flight and CRS-16 might be from different pads.  There was an FCC filing for a launch from 39A (which doesn't guarantee it's from 39A, but that seems to be the plan when it was filed.)

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This flight and CRS-16 might be from different pads.  There was an FCC filing for a launch from 39A (which doesn't guarantee it's from 39A, but that seems to be the plan when it was filed.)
Launch Photography confirms this will launch from 39A:
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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 TBD.

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The flight for Es'hail 2

A heads-up to our Space Coast plane-spotters to BOLO for an An-124 arriving/departing from Space Coast Regional Airport.

(Assuming that "Titusville" is specific, and not a delivery to the somewhere else in the vicinity, such as the SLF at the Space Center, or the former "Skid Strip" at the Air Force Station.)
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Es'hailSat confirmed a Q4 2018 NET earlier today.

https://twitter.com/eshailsat/status/1024898547165093890

Edit: just realized that "NET earlier today" is sneaky lil' palindrome :)
Actually... it's a recursive acronym like GNU  (GNU's Not Unix).
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http://www.arrl.org/news/amsat-dl-symposium-hears-update-on-es-hail-2-geostationary-satellite

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Es’hail-2 is set to go into space this fall or early winter aboard a SpaceX vehicle; a specific launch date is not available.

Does that sound like it is slipping later than
http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html
'November TBD' ?

(both date Oct 4)

Different launch pad so suppose it could be quite close in time to CRS-16's planned 27th Nov.

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Looks like this satellite was delivered to the Cape a couple days ago.  (The email account where I get my alerts wasn't updating for some reason.)
« Last Edit: 10/11/2018 02:26 am by gongora »

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Given that Es'hail will not use a booster for the third time, it would have to be 1047.2 or a 105x.
It's 16 days away - surely we should be able to uncover this.

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Given that Es'hail will not use a booster for the third time, it would have to be 1047.2 or a 105x.
It's 16 days away - surely we should be able to uncover this.
Unfortunately we have about 5 candidates. Not even info if a core will be re-used. 
We will know more beginning of November.

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Cross-post:
Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2018
November 15 - Cygnus NG-10 (CRS-10), SASSI2, NSLSat 1, ThinSat 1A, ThinSat 1B, ThinSat 1C, ThinSat 1D, ThinSat 1E, ThinSat 1F, ThinSat 1G, ThinSat 1H, ThinSat 1I, ThinSat 1J, ThinSat 1K, ThinSat 1L - Antares-230 - MARS LP-0A - 09:49
November    14   15 - Es’hail 2 (AMSAT P4A) - Falcon 9 - Kennedy LC-39A - 20:46-22:27

Changes on November 5th

No conflict between these two launches on the Eastern Test Range, same date?
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Cross-post:
Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2018
November 15 - Cygnus NG-10 (CRS-10), SASSI2, NSLSat 1, ThinSat 1A, ThinSat 1B, ThinSat 1C, ThinSat 1D, ThinSat 1E, ThinSat 1F, ThinSat 1G, ThinSat 1H, ThinSat 1I, ThinSat 1J, ThinSat 1K, ThinSat 1L - Antares-230 - MARS LP-0A - 09:49
November    14   15 - Es’hail 2 (AMSAT P4A) - Falcon 9 - Kennedy LC-39A - 20:46-22:27

Changes on November 5th

No conflict between these two launches on the ETR, same date?
These two launches aren't on the ETR, Cygnus from Virginia (MARS or WFF) and Eshail 2 from KSC (ETR)

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Cross-post:
Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2018
November 15 - Cygnus NG-10 (CRS-10), SASSI2, NSLSat 1, ThinSat 1A, ThinSat 1B, ThinSat 1C, ThinSat 1D, ThinSat 1E, ThinSat 1F, ThinSat 1G, ThinSat 1H, ThinSat 1I, ThinSat 1J, ThinSat 1K, ThinSat 1L - Antares-230 - MARS LP-0A - 09:49
November    14   15 - Es’hail 2 (AMSAT P4A) - Falcon 9 - Kennedy LC-39A - 20:46-22:27

Changes on November 5th

No conflict between these two launches on the ETR, same date?
These two launches aren't on the ETR, Cygnus from Virginia (MARS or WFF) and Eshail 2 from KSC (ETR)
Yes, but there are, I think, some commonalities between the Eastern Range and the Wallops Flight Facility Range.

Is this true?

If so, do these commonalities preclude near-simultaneous use of range facilities?

Or, have the recent range upgrades, or Falcon 9's use of AFSS, rendered such a potential range usage conflict moot (approximately 11 hours between launches)?
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Given that Es'hail will not use a booster for the third time, it would have to be 1047.2 or a 105x.
It's 16 days away - surely we should be able to uncover this.
Unfortunately we have about 5 candidates. Not even info if a core will be re-used. 
We will know more beginning of November.

We will?

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