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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1A : September 2018 : Vandenberg
« Reply #21 on: 08/01/2018 02:57 pm »
Flight has taken off from Argentina.  I don't see it on the flight tracking sites.

https://twitter.com/CONAE_Oficial/status/1024643383057367041
Google Translation: "GOOD JOURNEY SAOCOM 1A! He took off from the Bariloche airport this morning, the Antonov transport plane, with our beloved Argentine satellite SAOCOM 1A! A lot of emotion! A lot of teamwork! CONAE, INVAP, VENG, CNEA, GEMA, STI, DTA, ASCENTIO, SOUTH. Now to prepare launch!"

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1A : September 2018 : Vandenberg
« Reply #22 on: 08/01/2018 04:55 pm »
https://twitter.com/CONAE_Oficial/status/1024617789175291905
Microsoft translation: "Ready to fly with the SAOCOM 1a! The team of engineers accompanying the Argentine satellite SAOCOM 1a on their flight from Bariloche to California, this morning when boarding the Antonov. The launch is near! Bravo Team! CONAE, INVAP, VENG, CNEA, GEMA, STI, DTA, ASCENTIO, South"

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ARTICLE: SAOCOM 1A ships to Vandenberg as Falcon 9 prepares for the first west coast RTLS -

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/08/saocom-1a-ships-vandenberg-falcon-9-first-west-coast-rtls/

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1A : September 2018 : Vandenberg
« Reply #24 on: 08/01/2018 10:51 pm »
ARTICLE: SAOCOM 1A ships to Vandenberg as Falcon 9 prepares for the first west coast RTLS -

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/08/saocom-1a-ships-vandenberg-falcon-9-first-west-coast-rtls/

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B1048.2 to be used.

Do West Coast boosters stay as West Coast boosters or do they need to go to McGregor or elsewhere such that likely/easily possible to change location?

(24hr theoretical minimum turnaround time sounds like they don't have to go far but ...)
« Last Edit: 08/01/2018 10:53 pm by crandles57 »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1A : September 2018 : Vandenberg
« Reply #25 on: 08/02/2018 06:29 pm »
Looks like the satellite arrived after a few stops in Santiago, Cancun, and LA.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1A : September 2018 : Vandenberg
« Reply #26 on: 08/03/2018 04:52 pm »
Does anyone know if Surf Beach will be closed down for this RTLS launch?   I want to bring the family up to watch the launch.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1A : September 2018 : Vandenberg
« Reply #27 on: 08/03/2018 06:52 pm »
Does anyone know if Surf Beach will be closed down for this RTLS launch?   I want to bring the family up to watch the launch.
Yes, Surf Beach is closed for all SpaceX launches. Your best bet is probably Ocean Avenue, although you will not see the pad and landing zone unfortunately.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1A : September 2018 : Vandenberg
« Reply #28 on: 08/07/2018 02:16 pm »
What time is the SAOCOM 1A's launch window?

I last recalled that it's not a instant launch like Iridium's but 3 hours launch window, an hour before sunlight?



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Tweet from CONAE:
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El satélite de observación SAOCOM1A llegó muy bien al sitio de lanzamiento en Vandenberg, California. El equipo de  trabajo de CONAE, VENG, INVAP y CNEA, trabaja en la sala limpia de Spacex, preparándolo para el lanzamiento, previsto entre el 28 de septiembre y el 4 de octubre.

[translation] The SAOCOM1A observation satellite arrived very well at the launch site in Vandenberg, California. The work team of CONAE, VENG, INVAP and CNEA, works in the cleanroom of Spacex, preparing for the launch, scheduled between 28 September and 4 October.
« Last Edit: 08/17/2018 06:25 pm by gongora »

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SAOCOM 1A now apparently NET Oct. 7.

Source: https://twitter.com/pacobianchi/status/1034207686647209984
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1A : NET Oct. 7, 2018 : Vandenberg
« Reply #33 on: 08/28/2018 07:07 pm »
Sorry, that page does not exist is what I got
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1A : NET Oct. 7, 2018 : Vandenberg
« Reply #34 on: 08/28/2018 07:54 pm »
Sorry, that page does not exist is what I got
User claims to be sysadmin for CONAE: https://twitter.com/pacobianchi/

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HAWTHORNE, Calif. – September 5, 2018. Media accreditation is now open for SpaceX's SAOCOM 1A mission from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket will deliver SAOCOM 1A to a low-Earth orbit (LEO). The launch is targeted for no earlier than October. 
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1A : NET Oct. 7, 2018 : Vandenberg
« Reply #36 on: 09/14/2018 09:26 pm »
SAOCOM at the SpaceX's clean room in Vandenberg

« Last Edit: 09/14/2018 09:38 pm by gongora »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1A : NET Oct. 7, 2018 : Vandenberg
« Reply #37 on: 09/14/2018 10:04 pm »
SAOCOM at the SpaceX's clean room in Vandenberg

Just to clarify, are these sourced from somewhere or from you yourself? Great photos, rare to get that many encapsulation photos from a Vandy mission.

Edit: Ah, this is the source.

https://twitter.com/CONAE_Oficial/status/1040694505903738880
« Last Edit: 09/14/2018 10:15 pm by vaporcobra »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1A : NET Oct. 7, 2018 : Vandenberg
« Reply #38 on: 09/15/2018 01:51 am »
SAOCOM at the SpaceX's clean room in Vandenberg

Just to clarify, are these sourced from somewhere or from you yourself? Great photos, rare to get that many encapsulation photos from a Vandy mission.

Edit: Ah, this is the source.

https://twitter.com/CONAE_Oficial/status/1040694505903738880

My mistake.  I actually pulled them from the CONAE Facebook page posted in a SpaceX group...
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1A : Oct. 6, 2018 : Vandenberg
« Reply #39 on: 09/21/2018 09:49 pm »
Argentina bets on $600 million satellite to boost agriculture sector
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Scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Oct. 6, Argentina’s SAOCOM 1a satellite “is going to boost the high quality precision agriculture Argentina relies on,” President Mauricio Macri told farmers and industry representatives last week.

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