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Title: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 11/09/2017 01:26 pm
Discussion Thread for launch of Türksat 5B

NSF Threads for Türksat 5B : Discussion (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=44189.0)
NSF Articles for Türksat 5B :

Successful launch December 18 at 10:58pm EST (03:58 UTC on the 19th), on Falcon 9 (booster 1067-3) to GTO, from CCSFS SLC-40. Successful booster landing on ASOG (towed by Finn Falgout).  Fairing halves previously flew on the GPS III-SV05 mission.  Insertion orbit was supersync GTO of 198 x 68,931km, 27.12 degrees



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Airbus to build Türksat 5A and 5B satellites (http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/11/AirbustobuildTurksat5Aand5Bsatellites.html)

First Türksat contract for Airbus, First all-electric satellites for Türksat

Ankara / Toulouse, 09/11/2017 - A contract for two new generation communications satellites was signed today by Türksat with Airbus Defence and Space.

The satellites, Türksat 5A and Türksat 5B, are based on the latest Electric Orbit Raising (EOR) version of Airbus’ highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform, which uses electric propulsion for in-orbit raising and station-keeping.

“We are very pleased to welcome Türksat as a new Eurostar customer for the most powerful satellites of their fleet. We were the first to demonstrate full electric propulsion technology for satellites of this size and capacity, and this will enable the Türksat spacecraft to be launched in the most cost-efficient manner,” said Nicolas Chamussy, Head of Space Systems at Airbus.

Türksat 5A is a broadcast satellite which will operate in Ku-band at the 31⁰ East longitude slot in geostationary orbit, covering Turkey, the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and South Africa. The spacecraft will have a launch mass of 3,500 kg and electrical power of 12 kW. It is planned for in-orbit delivery in 2020.

Türksat 5B is a broadband satellite which will operate in Ku- and Ka-bands at the 42⁰ East longitude slot in geostationary orbit. Its HTS (High Throughput Satellite) payload will provide more than 50 Gbps of capacity over a wide coverage including Turkey, the Middle East and large regions of Africa. The spacecraft will have a launch mass of 4,500 kg and electrical power of 15 kW. It is planned for in-orbit delivery in 2021.

The satellites will be built by Airbus in its UK and French facilities, with valuable Turkish contribution. Both satellites are planned for a service lifetime largely in excess of 15 years.

Türksat 5A and Türksat 5B are the 57th and 58th Eurostar E3000 satellites ordered, and the 7th and 8th in the Eurostar E3000e version, which recently completed the fastest electric orbit raising ever from transfer to geostationary orbit.

Tweet from Peter B. de Selding (https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/928575192275697665):
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As part of @AirbusSpace 2-satellite in-orbit delivery contract, Airbus gave customer @turksat launch options. @SpaceX was chosen for both Turksat 5A in 2020 & 5B in 2021.

Türksat 5B on Gunter's Space Page (http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/turksat-5b.htm)



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Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : Q2-2021
Post by: Jansen on 10/27/2020 10:49 am
https://www.dailysabah.com/business/tech/turkey-to-launch-turksat-5a-satellite-into-space-on-nov-30

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Minister Karaismailoğlu added that the country will launch another satellite, Türksat 5B, in the second quarter of 2021.
[article dated Sept 16]
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : Q2-2021
Post by: Jansen on 11/07/2020 10:09 am
https://www.iha.com.tr/haber-bakan-karaismailoglu-tamamen-yerli-ve-milli-olan-turksat-6a-uydumuzun-calismalari-devam-ediyor-875767

Quote from: Turkish news website
As for the satellites to be launched into space, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “We will launch the TURKSAT 5A satellite into space at the beginning of December. As of next June, we will launch 5B into space. "The work of our completely domestic and national TÜRKSAT 6A satellite continues."

Turkey’s Minister of Transport and Infrastructure confirms slip into June 2021.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : June 2021
Post by: Jansen on 11/16/2020 10:45 pm
https://tr.sputniknews.com/amp/ekonomi/202011161043230213-turksat-5a-ve-5b-uydularina-uzay-sigortasi/

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For the 5A satellite and the 5B satellite, the company will be paid approximately $ 120 million  launch fee.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : June 2021
Post by: rhys2000 on 11/17/2020 08:16 pm
Is this 120 million for both satellites or 120 million per satellite. Im assuming both but just want to be sure
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : June 2021
Post by: gongora on 11/17/2020 08:24 pm
both
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : June 2021
Post by: Jansen on 11/25/2020 11:58 pm
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We started satellite level tests at Türksat 5B. The work continues in accordance with the satellite's launch schedule in the second quarter of 2021. With the integration of band services, Türksat will be able to provide Global Ka-Band service. "

https://www.milliyet.com.tr/ekonomi/sen-turksat-5bde-uydu-seviyesi-testlerine-basladik-6364026
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : June 2021
Post by: Jansen on 01/08/2021 06:59 am
https://www.trtworld.com/turkey/turkey-launches-fifth-generation-satellite-turksat-5a-42962

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Following the Turksat 5A satellite, the country will also launch another communication satellite, the Turksat 5B, in June, the minister added.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : June 2021
Post by: Jansen on 04/09/2021 01:34 am
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/science-technology/turkey-to-launch-turksat-5b-communications-satellite-in-q4/2200844

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Turkey will launch its Turksat 5B communications satellite into orbit in the fourth quarter of this year, the country's transport and infrastructure minister said on Wednesday.

"One of the prominent features of Turksat 5B, which will be launched into an orbital slot at 42 degrees East, is to increase Turkey's Ka-band data communication capacity by 15-fold," Adil Karaismailoglu told a news conference in the capital Ankara.

Turkey is rapidly moving towards becoming an international player in the field of satellite and space research, Karaismailoglu said.

"Whoever has a footprint in space also has power in the world," he underlined.

Delayed to Q4 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : Q4 2021
Post by: gongora on 10/07/2021 01:38 am
https://www.haber1.com/ekonomi/12-ulastirma-ve-haberlesme-surasi/

Several Turkish news stories giving an end of 2021 launch period, if Google Translate is to be believed.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : Q4 2021
Post by: StraumliBlight on 10/07/2021 06:51 am
https://www.haber1.com/ekonomi/12-ulastirma-ve-haberlesme-surasi/

Several Turkish news stories giving an end of 2021 launch period, if Google Translate is to be believed.

Turksat website (https://www.turksat.com.tr/tr/haberler/12-ulastirma-ve-haberlesme-surasi-basladi) doesn't mention a delay but we really need a native Turkish speaker to watch the interview with Adil Karaismailoğlu.

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Speaking at the opening of the Council, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, "Now, Türksat 5B and We have 6A satellites. The design and production stages of Türksat 5B were successfully completed. The installation of Türksat 6A, our National Communication Satellite, integration and tests continue at the Space Systems Integration and Test Center in Ankara. We plan to complete the production and testing process of the satellite by the end of 2022 and launch it in the first quarter of 2023. When we realize this, we will be among the 10 countries that can produce communication satellites,"
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : late 2021
Post by: StraumliBlight on 10/07/2021 07:15 pm
Launch Photography (http://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html) confirms the delay.  [dated October 6]

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Other upcoming launches include a Falcon 9 with the Turksat 5B communication satellite in late 2021.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : late 2021
Post by: gongora on 10/07/2021 07:24 pm
late 2021 isn't actually a delay from Q4
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : end of 2021
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/25/2021 06:16 am
SpX-23           LC-39A    August 29 UTC
Inspiration4  LC-39A    September 16
Crew-3           LC-39A    October 30
CSG-2            SLC-40?  November 18
IXPE               LC-39A    December 9
SpX-24           LC-39A   December 21
Turksat 5B                     late 2021

We're approaching the end of October, with no announcement of the next Florida Starlink launch. 

There is also a lack of launches assigned to SLC-40.

My hypothesis: The next Starlink launch will be NET November, or even later.  The first SLC-40 launch in several months will be the CSG-2 launch.

Following on to the above: Might either testing delays at Airbus, or LC-39A availability, delay the launch into 2022?  (Assuming KSC access is easier for foreign citizens than CCSFS?)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : end of 2021
Post by: TJL on 10/25/2021 12:32 pm
Was LC-40 being renovated?
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : end of 2021
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/25/2021 05:16 pm
Was LC-40 being renovated?
Not that I'm aware of.  The Eastern Range was closed for maintenance (all of July?).  All Falcon launches following have been from LC-39A.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : end of 2021
Post by: StraumliBlight on 11/11/2021 02:36 pm
LP updated on November 9 (http://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html)

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A Falcon 9 will launch the Turksat 5B communication satellite from pad 40 in December.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : December 2021
Post by: StraumliBlight on 11/12/2021 11:16 am
New Launchphotography update: [November 11]

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The launch window stretches to 2:30am EST. Then, a Falcon 9 will launch the Turksat 5B communication satellite from pad 40 in mid December, likely at night EST.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 11/17/2021 08:10 pm
SFN Launch Schedule (https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/), updated November 17:
Türksat 5B
SLC-40
December 19 03:58-05:28 UTC (90 minutes)
= December 18 10:58 pm to December 19 12:28 am EST

No identification of first stage.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 11/18/2021 11:25 pm
Where is the payload?
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Yiosie on 11/25/2021 06:33 pm
https://twitter.com/akaraismailoglu/status/1463490446844432389

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Türksat 5B
Yolculuk Başlıyor [The Journey Begins]
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: karanfildavut on 11/25/2021 08:45 pm
Native turkish speaker and longtime lurker. Happy to provide any translations if people request.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: gongora on 11/30/2021 01:23 pm
A cargo flight from Toulouse landed at KSC today.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 12/07/2021 09:29 pm
Will 1049.11 be assigned to this launch?

Is that first stage back in Florida?

Or will 1049.11 be held until an expendable mission in early 2022?

One possible option: Transporter-3 (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=45440.msg2310126#msg2310126)

Another known option: B1049's final and expendable launch will serve the second O3b satellite triplet, bound for MEO (Medium Earth Orbit), later in 2022. (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=51658.msg2298945#msg2298945)  That launch is already known to be expendable.

Whenever 1049 is next used, it will be Static Fired.
First stages below S/N 1050 perform one before every use, and it is the only operational pre-1050 left.

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Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 12/07/2021 11:03 pm
Orbital launches from the Space Coast for the immediate future:
2021 Launched:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

December 19 Q2 June Q4 end of year Dec mid Dec - Türksat 5B - Falcon 9-133 TBD 132? (1067.3 1052.3? S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A - 03:58:39 likely night EST 03:58 to 05:28

December 21 Oct 2 Nov Nov 10 Dec Dec 2 4 late - Dragon SpX-24 - Falcon 9-134 131? 132? TBD 133? (1069.1 1062.4? S) - Kennedy LC-39A - 10:06:08 ~09:00
(ISS flights: 22-26 minutes earlier/day)

2022 Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

NET early January NET July 2021 NET Sept 2021 Aug? 2021 NET Sept? 2021 NET Oct 2021 TBD 2021 NET late Dec 2021 - Starlink group? 4-? (x53? x60) (flight 34? TBD) [v1.5 L5? v1.0 L31 L-TBD] - Falcon 9-135? TBD (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40
(mid-inclination Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

January 10 Dec 2021 Dec 4, 2021 NET Dec 20, 2021 NET Jan 2022 NET Jan 10 - Transporter-3: Alba Cluster 3 and 4 [Carnegie Mellon sat, DelfiPQ, EASAT-2 , Grizu-263a, Hades, MDQubesat-1, PION-BR1, Sattla-2, TRSI-2, Unicorn 1, Unicorn 2A, Unicorn 2D, Unicorn 2E], Capella-7, Capella-8, Fossa PocketPOD deployers (x2) [CShark Pilot-1, WISeSAT-1 & 2, 3 sats, (total 8 sats)], Hypernova, HYPSO-1, ICEYE US (x1), ION-SCV [Guardian, LabSat, STORK-1, STORK-2, SW1FT], Mars Outpost Tech Demo hosted payload, Sherpa LTC-1 [KSF 2A (PPM 1A), KSF 2B (PPM 1B), KSF 2C (PPM 1C), KSF 2D (PPM 1D), LLITED (x2), Lynk 05 (Tower 1), MA61C (SPin1), ORESat0, VZLUSAT-2, GT-1, Hawk 5A, 5B, 5C , (total 10 sats)], Sich 2-30, Spire (x?), SuperDoves (x44), TechEdSat-15, UMBRA-02, URESAT-1, Adler-1, GHOSt-1 & 2, Sherpa FX3 [Hawk 4A, 4B, 4C, ELaNa 40: WVSAT (x2 cubesats + x2 thinsats), TagSat-3 hosted payload], TRSI-1, Unicorn 2 - Falcon 9-136? (1049.11? expended?) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A - 10:00
(Sun-synchronous orbit satellites: launch at approximately the same time of day year-round)

January 21 Q4 2020 Mar 2021 or Spring 2021 Aug 2021 early Sept 2021 NET Nov 2021? NET mid Nov 2021? NET mid Nov 2021 TBD ~Nov 22, 2021 Jan 2022 - USSF-8 (GSSAP 5 and 6) - Atlas V 511 (AV-084) - Canaveral SLC-41

January TBD 2022 (NET) Nov 18, 2021 Dec 2021 Dec 14, 2021 Dec 2021? early 2022 - CSG-2 - Falcon 9-TBD 128? TBD 130? 131? (L?) Vega-C - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A Kourou - ~23:11 23:11:12
(Sun-synchronous orbit satellites: launch at approximately the same time of day year-round)

NET mid January NET Aug 2021 NET Oct 2021 TBD - Starlink group? 4-? (x53? x60) (flight 36? TBD) [v1.5 L7? v1.0 L32 L-TBD] - Falcon 9 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40
(mid-inclination Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

January NET Dec 1 2021/NLT July 2022 NET Dec 2021 NET Jan 2022 - VCLS Demo 2A: BAMA-1,  CURIE A, CURIE B, INCA, QubeSat, R5-S1 (ELaNa 41) - Rocket 3.x (Astra) [LV0008] - Canaveral SLC-46 Kodiak LP-3B / Kwajalein

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zubenelgenubi
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: realnouns on 12/08/2021 01:17 pm
Will 1049.11 be assigned to this launch?

Is that first stage back in Florida?

Or will 1049.11 be held until an expendable mission in early 2022?

One possible option: Transporter-3 (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=45440.msg2310126#msg2310126)

Another known option: B1049's final and expendable launch will serve the second O3b satellite triplet, bound for MEO (Medium Earth Orbit), later in 2022. (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=51658.msg2298945#msg2298945)  That launch is already known to be expendable.

Whenever 1049 is next used, it will be Static Fired.
First stages below S/N 1050 perform one before every use, and it is the only operational pre-1050 left.

Edited

Also possible 1067.3 is used.  Would be a 38 day turnaround.  It's also the newest booster, so presume that it could achieve this.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/08/2021 03:14 pm
Is this B1067?  :-\

https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1468609791698296838?s=21
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 12/08/2021 03:22 pm
Is this B1067?  :-\

https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1468609791698296838?s=21

Call me bluff, but the soot pattern looks very close to the STP2 falcon heavy side core soot….
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/08/2021 03:28 pm
Is this B1067?  :-\

https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1468609791698296838?s=21

Call me bluff, but the soot pattern looks very close to the STP2 falcon heavy side core soot….

Yeah, it is B1052 after all!

https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1468617143671480326?s=21
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: crandles57 on 12/08/2021 11:06 pm
https://twitter.com/GomolaSamuel/status/1468634760712962049

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More likely for CRS-24, as it´s heading towards LC-39A around press site at KSC. There is only one way to launchpad and as far as we know, refurbishment facility is on Roberts road and at LZ-1, this booster wasn´t for sure stored in bussy 39A HIF. Turksat will launch at SLC-40.

Second stage attached could just be a fit test and some way off launch, but unlikely to be transported like that in that case so more likely to be flying soon?

Either payload fairings or Dragon for CRS could be attached to upper stage?

Heading towards 39A means it is unlikely to be Turksat which is flying from 40? (if so why are pics in this thread?)

So, ... do we know what it will launch?
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: realnouns on 12/13/2021 01:50 pm
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1470322902952288256
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 12/14/2021 06:54 pm
Will there be a Static Fire before the Turksat 5B launch?

We don't have a sure ID on the first stage.

If it is 1052.3, SpaceX may perform one to ensure the modifications made to convert it to a "single stick" are good.  We'll see.

Add: A Static Fire that's for an external customer, and also not a Dragon spacecraft, would most likely be performed without the payload and payload fairing--a "headless" rocket.

Time would be required to roll out, countdown, static fire, roll back, attach payload fairing to the rocket, roll out again, and countdown.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: vaporcobra on 12/14/2021 07:06 pm
Will there be a Static Fire before the Turksat 5B launch?

If it is 1052.3, SpaceX may perform one to ensure the modifications made to convert it to a "single stick" are good.  We'll see.

Above all else, B1052 has also been sitting mothballed in storage for more than two years, so I think a static fire is practically guaranteed for whatever mission it flies on next.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: wannamoonbase on 12/14/2021 07:12 pm
Will there be a Static Fire before the Turksat 5B launch?

If it is 1052.3, SpaceX may perform one to ensure the modifications made to convert it to a "single stick" are good.  We'll see.

Above all else, B1052 has also been sitting mothballed in storage for more than two years, so I think a static fire is practically guaranteed for whatever mission it flies on next.

Agreed, maybe even a longer one.  Having sat idle for 2.5 years and being the first booster conversion it could help build some confidence.

I'm really looking forward to seeing this one fly.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Rondaz on 12/15/2021 11:38 am
Rare weekend night launch viewing at Jetty Park for the upcoming Turksat 5B mission.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1470957735369969668
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: lenny97 on 12/15/2021 12:00 pm
"A Shortfall Of Gravitas" Droneship departed an half-hour ago from Port Canaveral with tug Finn Falgout, ahead of Türksat 5B Mission.
—Credit: NSF Fleetcam
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Ken the Bin on 12/15/2021 01:32 pm
L-3 weather forecast.  80% 'Go' for December 18/19.  60% 'Go' for December 19/20.  All Additional Risk Criteria are Low for both days.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Rondaz on 12/15/2021 02:57 pm
A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship departed Port Canaveral around 7am ET this morning for the Turksat-5B mission!

Tug Finn Falgout is towing downrange.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1471119206875906054
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Ken the Bin on 12/16/2021 03:36 am
NGA "Rocket Launching" notice.  "Space Debris" notice for the second stage reentry has not yet arrived.

Quote from: NGA
160358Z DEC 21
NAVAREA IV 1125/21(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   190358Z TO 190615Z DEC, ALTERNATE
   0358Z TO 0615Z DAILY 20 THRU 23 DEC
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-36-06N 080-35-16W, 28-38-00N 080-20-00W,
      28-36-00N 080-02-00W, 28-32-00N 080-01-00W,
      28-31-00N 080-16-00W, 28-31-51N 080-33-41W.
   B. 28-03-00N 075-14-00W, 28-35-00N 075-13-00W,
      28-42-00N 072-17-00W, 28-27-00N 071-33-00W,
      27-45-00N 071-32-00W, 27-28-00N 072-12-00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 230715Z DEC 21.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Josh_from_Canada on 12/16/2021 03:45 am
"Space Debris" notice for the second stage reentry has not yet arrived.
The second stage for the Türksat 5A mission was not deorbited. I don't think they will for this mission either.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Lars-J on 12/16/2021 05:54 am
"Space Debris" notice for the second stage reentry has not yet arrived.
The second stage for the Türksat 5A mission was not deorbited. I don't think they will for this mission either.
No de-orbit burns have been done for SpaceX GTO missions, AFAIK.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: ZachS09 on 12/16/2021 12:20 pm
"Space Debris" notice for the second stage reentry has not yet arrived.
The second stage for the Türksat 5A mission was not deorbited. I don't think they will for this mission either.
No de-orbit burns have been done for SpaceX GTO missions, AFAIK.

The upper stages for GTO missions decay from orbit anyway due to the low perigee.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: gongora on 12/16/2021 03:31 pm
The upper stages for GTO missions decay from orbit anyway due to the low perigee.

Eventually, could take a decade or more in some cases depending on the exact transfer orbit
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Ken the Bin on 12/16/2021 04:40 pm
L-2 weather forecast.  80% 'Go' for December 18/19.  60% 'Go' for December 19/20.  All Additional Risk Criteria are Low for both days.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: SPKirsch on 12/16/2021 07:32 pm
https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1471576459244457989
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Bob departed Port Canaveral this morning to support the TurkSat-5B mission.

http://nasaspaceflight.com/fleetcam
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Vultur on 12/16/2021 11:14 pm
If Starlink 4-4 and this launch both go as planned, is that a record for time between SpaceX launches?
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: scr00chy on 12/16/2021 11:22 pm
If Starlink 4-4 and this launch both go as planned, is that a record for time between SpaceX launches?

Yes. Current record is 44 hours.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Rondaz on 12/17/2021 01:56 pm
Launch Hazard Areas for #Turksat-5B mission from CCSFS SLC-40, valid for NET 19 Dec 03:58 UTC, alternatively 20-23 Dec based on issued NOTMAR. Former side booster 1052.3 landing 661km downrange. Estimated fairing recovery position approx. 797km downrange.

https://twitter.com/Raul74Cz/status/1471830273495080960
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Ken the Bin on 12/17/2021 03:22 pm
L-1 weather forecast.  80% 'Go' for December 18/19.  60% 'Go' for December 19/20.  Upper-Level Wind Shear Risk is Moderate on December 19/20.  All other Additional Risk Criteria are Low for both days.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Rondaz on 12/17/2021 08:46 pm
Today is the first day ever that SpaceX has had all three of its autonomous spaceport droneships deployed offshore for missions simultaneously.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1471951315798573062
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 12/17/2021 09:13 pm
Given the information below, I doubt there will be a Static Fire.  [Edit: no Static Fire]

We should soon see Falcon 9 roll out wearing its payload fairing for launch.

SFN, SpaceX to set new company records with back-to-back weekend launches (https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/12/17/spacex-to-set-new-company-records-with-back-to-back-weekend-launches/) [dated Dec 17]
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[Turksat 5B] mission is expected to fly with another reused first stage, tail number B1067, making its third launch for SpaceX.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: su27k on 12/18/2021 08:50 am
https://twitter.com/joroulette/status/1471941410874179589

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Turkish president Erdoğan gifts Elon Musk an NFT ahead of SpaceX's launch of Turksat 5B, Turkey's latest communications + military satellite
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 12/18/2021 03:28 pm
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Turkish president Erdoğan gifts Elon Musk an NFT ahead of SpaceX's launch of Turksat 5B, Turkey's latest communications + military satellite.
What is an NFT?



The Starlink cluster Falcon 9 launch was 15 hours, 17 minutes earlier at December 18 12:41 UTC.

This Falcon 9 will launch at Dec 19 03:58 UTC.

54 hours, 12 minutes after the second launch, the Dragon SpX-24 Falcon 9 will launch at Dec 21 10:06 UTC.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: DanClemmensen on 12/18/2021 03:48 pm
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Turkish president Erdoğan gifts Elon Musk an NFT ahead of SpaceX's launch of Turksat 5B, Turkey's latest communications + military satellite.
What is an NFT?
Very trendy. Non-fungible token.  Like a bitcoin, it's a digital unique "key" that proves ownership in some digital item such as an image.  I personally do not understand why this (or Bitcoin)  is useful or desirable. It's all part of a shared fantasy: value by consensus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-fungible_token
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 12/18/2021 03:50 pm
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1472246621622603782?t=Zili0q7uMUJL-A_DbRTyog&s=19
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 12/18/2021 03:50 pm
https://youtu.be/JBGjE9_aosc
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 12/18/2021 03:51 pm
Mission Patch
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 12/18/2021 03:55 pm
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SpaceX is targeting Saturday, December 18 for launch of the Turksat 5B mission to geostationary transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The 90-minute launch window opens at 10:58 p.m. EST, or 3:58 UTC on December 19, and a backup opportunity is available on Sunday, December 19 with the same 90-minute window.


The Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously supported launch of CRS-22 and Crew-3. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. The fairing halves supporting this mission previously supported the GPS III Space Vehicle 05 mission.
https://www.spacex.com/launches/index.html
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: RocketLover0119 on 12/18/2021 04:05 pm
Alternate image of the vehicle on the pad from the SpaceX website.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 12/18/2021 08:33 pm
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1472316260583153670
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Hard to believe it's December with the summer temperatures at the pad today. Things will heat up even more when Falcon 9 launches the #Turksat5B mission later tonight. Window opens at 03:58 UTC

📷 Me for @NASASpaceflight
twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1472316501055131648
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Tonight, SpaceX will launch the #Turksat5B communication satellite atop a Falcon 9 in a 90-minute window which opens at 10:58pm EST (0358 UTC).

Mission overview by Thomas Burghardt (@TGMetsFan98): https://nasaspaceflight.com/2021/12/turksat-5b-falcon-9/
https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1472316507950563332
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Reused fairing, reused booster. It’s all in a day’s work for Falcon 9.
This fairing once encapsulated the GPSIII SV05 satellite, and booster B1067 supported two Dragon missions - CRS-22 and Crew-3.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/18/2021 09:36 pm
Falcon 9 slated to launch Turksat 5B from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:58 p.m. EST this evening — SpaceX’s second launch today after a Starlink mission from California this morning.

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1472307151217516550
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/18/2021 09:38 pm
#Tupperwarecam 1 and 2 have been deployed ahead of tonight’s #Turksat5B mission. Do me proud, y’all!

https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1472317174018711552
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 12/19/2021 12:02 am
Has anyone stated anticipated launch window open time to the second, assuming launch at window open?  I haven't seen it yet.

Will it be 03:58:00 UTC?
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 12/19/2021 01:04 am
Has anyone stated anticipated launch window open time to the second, assuming launch at window open?  I haven't seen it yet.

Will it be 03:58:00 UTC?

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1472385005259214853
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 01:34 am
NSF stream.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoWYFMGmjEM
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 12/19/2021 02:13 am
Mission Control Audio (video id pmz56zx449g):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmz56zx449g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmz56zx449g)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:18 am
NSF coverage has started.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:21 am
T-38 minutes. Go for propellant loading should be happening about now.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:24 am
T-35 minutes. Propellant loading should have started.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:31 am
Vapour coming from base, indicating that propellant loading has begun.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:39 am
T-20 minute vent.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:43 am
T-16 minutes. Second stage LOX loading should be starting about now.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:44 am
SpaceX coverage has begun.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:46 am
ASOG waiting for booster.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:49 am
T-10 minutes. 90% go on weather.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:52 am
T-7 minutes. First stage engine chill should be happening about now.

Showing a video on Turksat 5B.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:55 am
T-4 minutes. Strongback is retracting.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:56 am
T-3 minutes. Stage 1 LOX loading is complete.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:57 am
T-2 minutes. Stage 2 LOX loading complete.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:58 am
T-1 minute. Falcon is in startup.

LD go for launch.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 12/19/2021 02:58 am
If there's an abort, launch would be NET tomorrow, same time.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 02:59 am
Liftoff!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:00 am
T+1 minute.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:01 am
T+2 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:02 am
First stage separation.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:02 am
Fairing separation.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:03 am
T+4 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:05 am
T+6 minutes.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:06 am
Entry burn.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:07 am
T+7 minutes. Trajectory nominal.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:08 am
SECO-1.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:08 am
Touchdown!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:10 am
Upcoming events.

00:26:43    2nd stage engine restarts
00:27:44    2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
00:32:45    Turksat 5B deployment
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:25 am
One minute to second ignition.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:26 am
Second ignition.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:27 am
Cutoff.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:29 am
Satellite and engine views.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:31 am
One minute to separation.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:34 am
Separation! Time was a couple of minutes later than published.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:36 am
End of SpaceX coverage.

Congratulations to SpaceX and Turkey for the successful flight!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:39 am
Here's a PDF version of the online press kit.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 12/19/2021 03:39 am
And thank you, Steven, for your live launch thread coverage!

Thanks to the NSF team, we have the SpaceNews award winning webcast coverage!
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/19/2021 03:45 am
Here's the link to the SpaceNews award for NSF!

https://spacenews.com/the-spacenews-awards-2021-meet-the-nine-winners/
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 12/19/2021 08:34 am
Post-launch photos from the SpaceX website.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/19/2021 10:14 am
Liftoff!, Landing, and Deployment..

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1472416330397618178

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1472418539873046528

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1472425080789487617
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/19/2021 10:16 am
Beautiful Saturday night launch of the #Falcon9 and #Turksat5B! Never gets old hearing that rumble and watching a rocket soar through the skies.

https://twitter.com/RDAnglePhoto/status/1472431173435641856
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/19/2021 10:17 am
F9/Turksat5B: For those of you scoring at home, this will be the 133rd Falcon 9 flight, the 30th of 31 planned for 2021, the 117th launched from Florida and the 77th from LC-40; it's the 3rd flight of 1st stage B1067; a successful recovery would be SpaceX's 99th, its 76th at sea..

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1472403788241723399
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/19/2021 10:19 am
Saturday night lights in Satellite Beach!

#SpaceX sent the  #Turksat5B satellite to space atop a #Falcon9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, FL at 10:58pm (ET).

https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/1472422776157974533
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/19/2021 10:20 am
Falcon 9 launches Turksat 5B from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:58 p.m. EST this evening

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1472420530942881796
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: ugordan on 12/19/2021 02:11 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yaV38bFu5Y
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/19/2021 02:59 pm
Taking flight and roaring into the night. Falcon 9 successfully completed the Turksat-5B mission, the second of the day for SpaceX. This was the 30th Falcon 9 launch of 2021 and the third flight of B1067.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1472594191679213569
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: soltasto on 12/19/2021 05:17 pm
Here is also my version of the captured "press kit" with OCR.

Didn't manage to capture the pre launch version, so had to play with the html to bring it back to yesterdays version
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 12/20/2021 12:27 am
https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1472737958050484227
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CelesTrak has a TLE for 1 object from the launch (2021-126) of TURKSAT 5B atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Dec 19 at 0358 UTC

198 x 68,931km, 27.12 degrees
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 12/20/2021 02:15 am
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1472598324377051136
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Two Falcon 9 launches completed in ~15 hours
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 12/20/2021 02:16 am
https://twitter.com/JennyHPhoto/status/1472604434119241736
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At 10:58 PM ET last night, Türksat 5B lifts off into the night sky.

📷: Me for @SuperclusterHQ
 
@elonmusk
https://twitter.com/space_explored/status/1472746194820640768
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Last night SpaceX launched Türksat 5B.

Check out these remote camera shots from Space Explored photographers @baserunner0723 and @derekiswise.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: OneSpeed on 12/20/2021 03:21 am
This was posted in the Starlink Group 4-4 thread, but here might be a better place to answer it.

Watching the landing on the broadcast, I noticed the displayed stage 1 velocity was still 263 kph when the altitude reach 0.0 km, and was still 183 kph when the altitude flipped from 0.0 km to -0.0 km, which presumable meant effectively 0 m. Since the video had cut out (as usual) I found this telemetry disconcerting. Fortunately, a few seconds later we got confirmation of a safe landing so clearly the broadcast telemetry was inaccurate (maybe just out of synch). I haven't watched every landing, but it always seemed like the displayed telemetry converged nicely to 0 velocity and altitude at the same time in the past. Was this landing unique or have we seen misleading telemetry in the broadcast previously? Any idea why the two data streams would be so far out of synch?

There have been many instances of interruptions to the webcast streams over the years, especially of the video for the ASDS landings. As you say, for Starlink 4-4 the speed, altitude and video were all heavily corrupted, perhaps by atmospheric conditions, and/or shock from the engine plume.

For Türksat 5B, the altitude changed from 0.1 to 0.0km at a speed of 167km/h, i.e. at an altitude of 100m, which is norminal, as John Insprucker would have it. The Türksat 5B S1 telemetry is as smooth as I have seen.

The Türksat 5A stream was quite brittle during the boost phase, as you can see from the comparison with Türksat 5B. The speed value froze several times, registering as large negative jerks in acceleration, followed by positive jerks as the buffered stream data caught up once transmission resumed.

As well, there was no telemetry broadcast for the Türksat 5A second stage GTO burn (SESU2), for reasons I'm not sure of. Happily, these issues were resolved for the Türksat 5B mission.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 12/20/2021 04:34 am
https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1472737958050484227
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CelesTrak has a TLE for 1 object from the launch (2021-126) of TURKSAT 5B atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Dec 19 at 0358 UTC

198 x 68,931km, 27.12 degrees

With the listed orbital parameters, the delta-v to get to GEO is around 1,611 m/s.

https://gtocalc.github.io/
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: crandles57 on 12/20/2021 01:26 pm
A record 25th consecutive successful landing, if I am counting correctly. Also 49 of last 50 successful - 98% but perhaps that is a bit cherry-picking.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: soltasto on 12/20/2021 01:34 pm
https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1472737958050484227
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CelesTrak has a TLE for 1 object from the launch (2021-126) of TURKSAT 5B atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Dec 19 at 0358 UTC

198 x 68,931km, 27.12 degrees

With the listed orbital parameters, the delta-v to get to GEO is around 1,611 m/s.

https://gtocalc.github.io/

I get a slightly lower delta v to GEO: 1603 m/s

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Super-sync transfer.

First maneuver:
Perigee changed to 35786km
Inclination changed to 1.4563 degrees
Current Orbit: 35786.0000 km x 68931.0000 km x 1.4563 degrees;
Apogee Speed: 1949.2716 m/s; Perigee Speed: 3481.8429 m/s; delta v to this orbit: 1187.6282

Second maneuver:
Apogee changed to 35786km
Inclination changed to 0 degrees
Current Orbit: 35786.0000 km x 35786.0000 km x 0.0000 degrees;
Apogee Speed: 3074.9218 m/s; Perigee Speed: 3074.9218 m/s; delta v to this orbit: 1602.9613

Total delta v to GEO: 1602.9613 m/s
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/20/2021 03:42 pm
NSF Fleetcam - LIVE SpaceX Fleet Operations at Port Canaveral, FL 24x7

https://youtu.be/gnt2wZBg89g
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/21/2021 09:42 pm
ASOG droneship and the booster from the Turksat-5B mission should arrive at Port Canaveral around dawn on Thursday 23rd.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1473385375687225348
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/21/2021 09:43 pm
Bob appears to be on course to arrive around 11pm ET tonight with the fairing.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1473387012283584522
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/22/2021 12:53 pm
Early morning jousting match?

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1473642298047176715
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 12/22/2021 02:24 pm
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1473669760453853191
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Two recovered Falcon 9 fairings from the Turksat 5B mission!

Bob has brought them back to Port Canaveral.

http://nasaspaceflight.com/fleetcam
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/22/2021 08:30 pm
Finn is chugging along with ASOG and looks to be on track for hopefully an early morning arrival on Thursday. Doug, with JRTI and the newest booster 1067, finally left their landing zone late last night. Too soon to say when they will arrive.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1473720379617198088
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/22/2021 08:32 pm
Turksat 5B fairing being unloaded from Bob

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1473741083272269835
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 12/22/2021 09:15 pm
https://twitter.com/kristinaverner/status/1473741747880669194
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 12/23/2021 01:27 am
https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1473787380230496264
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ASOG droneship and the Turksat booster are due to arrive at Port Canaveral on Thursday.

Believe the weather offshore to be poor. Should arrive sometime during the day, possibly early afternoon.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/23/2021 05:26 am
I get a slightly lower delta v to GEO: 1603 m/s

I agree with this value. The 1611 m/s value comes from performing all the plane change in the first burn.

Burn at 68931.0 km: theta1 = 27.12 deg, dv1 = 1204.3 m/s
Burn at 35786.0 km: theta2 =  0.00 deg, dv2 =  406.8 m/s
dv = 1611.1 m/s

Burn at 68931.0 km: theta1 = 25.66 deg, dv1 = 1187.3 m/s
Burn at 35786.0 km: theta2 =  1.46 deg, dv2 =  415.3 m/s
dv = 1602.6 m/s
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/23/2021 01:11 pm
Booster updates

Finn is chugging along with ASOG and looks to be on track for hopefully an early morning arrival on Thursday. Doug, with JRTI and the newest booster 1067, finally left their landing zone late last night. Too soon to say when they will arrive.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1473720379617198088
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 12/23/2021 08:58 pm
https://twitter.com/kristinaverner/status/1474045261701865480
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Heading out to sea and spotting #ASOG in the distance. More photos to follow.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/24/2021 01:03 am
Just a typical night here in Port Canaveral.

Finn Falgout and ASOG have returned with Falcon 9 B1067, following the #Turksat5B mission.

Watch recovery ops live on Fleetcam 24/7:

https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1474190527612469251
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/24/2021 01:03 am
Another thing checked off

https://twitter.com/JustSeanC/status/1474172278963376137
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/24/2021 01:04 am
Finn Falgout and A Shortfall of Gravitas are inbound with B1067 bringing the Turksat 5-B recovery mission to an end. This was the third flight for this booster and the 99th landing of a Falcon 9.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1474147158823772163
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/24/2021 01:05 am
Just a couple of fairing halves waiting for transport. I can assume they are from TurkSat but they're not on the usual transporters. Final destination unknown.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1474097360385060865
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/24/2021 01:06 am
Here’s some more shots from our on water encounter today! Such an amazingly different perspective of the droneship and rocket. (Didn’t catch a single fish, but this was sooo worth it!)

https://twitter.com/kristinaverner/status/1474143405387259905
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/24/2021 10:21 am
#SpaceX #Falcon9 booster B1067 is back in town, returned to Port Canaveral after the #TurkSat5B mission.

https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/1474221441654657026
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/26/2021 04:54 pm
From 12/23: the #SpaceX #Falcon9 booster B1067 in Port Canaveral, seen here with the 80% illuminated waning gibbous Moon rising behind it.

(I had hoped for a shot with the Moon higher, but low clouds obscured the Moon shortly after it was first visible on the horizon.)

https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/1475127472677167110
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/26/2021 11:44 pm
Amazing. Beautiful. Stunning.

https://twitter.com/ThemeParkRob/status/1475220643910144003
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/27/2021 11:19 am
The #Falcon9 booster B1067 in Port Canaveral today. This was the third flight for this #SpaceX booster!

https://twitter.com/TheCruiseJunkie/status/1475301327940980736
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 12/27/2021 04:59 pm
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1475482664912265216
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B1067
People for scale
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1475487011003944961
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A wider view of B1067 being processed after the Turksat-5B mission. Watch the dance of cranes and lifts on the @NASASpaceflight Fleetcam.

http://NASASpaceflight.com/fleetcam
https://twitter.com/Cygnusx112/status/1475523707149987846
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Booster 1067 that last flew #Turksat5B has the lifting cap installed. First leg is currently being retracted. #SpaceX
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 12/27/2021 07:41 pm
https://twitter.com/JennyHPhoto/status/1475558635015229440
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The last landing leg is up on B1067-3.

📷: Me for @SuperclusterHQ
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 12/28/2021 12:03 am
SpaceX booster 1067-3 being processed this evening after launching Türksat 5B on Dec 18th.

https://twitter.com/JennyHPhoto/status/1475627010672119809
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)
Post by: eeergo on 03/18/2022 07:47 am
Debris appears to have rained down on Brazil:

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1504679714618757135