Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : CCSFS SLC-40 : 18/19 December 2021 (03:58 UTC)  (Read 43980 times)

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Discussion Thread for launch of Türksat 5B

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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

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.

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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.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : Q2-2021
« Reply #1 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]
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : Q2-2021
« Reply #2 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

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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.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : June 2021
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : June 2021
« Reply #4 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

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : June 2021
« Reply #5 on: 11/17/2020 08:24 pm »
both

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : June 2021
« Reply #6 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

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : June 2021
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : June 2021
« Reply #8 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
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : Q4 2021
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : Q4 2021
« Reply #10 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 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,"
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : late 2021
« Reply #11 on: 10/07/2021 07:15 pm »
Launch Photography 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.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : late 2021
« Reply #12 on: 10/07/2021 07:24 pm »
late 2021 isn't actually a delay from Q4

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : end of 2021
« Reply #13 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?)
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : end of 2021
« Reply #14 on: 10/25/2021 12:32 pm »
Was LC-40 being renovated?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : end of 2021
« Reply #15 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.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Türksat 5B : end of 2021
« Reply #16 on: 11/11/2021 02:36 pm »
LP updated on November 9

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A Falcon 9 will launch the Turksat 5B communication satellite from pad 40 in December.

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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.

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SFN 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.
« Last Edit: 11/18/2021 02:43 am by zubenelgenubi »
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Where is the payload?
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