Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : Cape Canaveral : August 30, 2020 (23:19 UTC)  (Read 176188 times)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : 2020 : Florida
« Reply #140 on: 06/25/2020 10:12 pm »
Brief update: I had a meeting today with CONAE, and the launch is still NET end of July.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : 2020 : Florida
« Reply #141 on: 07/01/2020 04:02 pm »
Cross-post:
We went back to the stringent quarantine level. No personnel will be allowed to travel at least for a month.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : 2020 : Florida
« Reply #142 on: 07/01/2020 10:46 pm »
Cross-post:
We went back to the stringent quarantine level. No personnel will be allowed to travel at least for a month.

At the moment, the previous NET holds. They will issue permits for the people involved in LEOP operations but will keep travelling to the minimum (only strictly necessary staff). Of course, it's a complex situation, and it could change at any time.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : 2020 : Florida
« Reply #143 on: 07/02/2020 10:06 pm »
News in Spanish from Federico Kukso, science journalist.

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Now we are going to take advantage of the launch window from July 25 to 30.

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Schedule: SAOCOM 1B will launch on Saturday, July 25 at 8:19 p.m. Argentine time.

https://twitter.com/fedkukso/status/1278798563909283845
« Last Edit: 07/02/2020 10:07 pm by Elthiryel »
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : 2020 : Florida
« Reply #144 on: 07/02/2020 10:46 pm »
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Schedule: SAOCOM 1B will launch on Saturday, July 25 at 8:19 p.m. Argentine time.
Argentina Standard Time is GMT-3.  That puts the launch at 23:19 UTC / 19:19 EDT (local time at the Cape).

Sunset times for 25 July:
* Cape Canaveral: 20:16
* Vero Beach: 20:14
* West Palm Beach: 20:11
* Miami: 20:10

This polar launch should put on quite a show, but I do wish it were scheduled an hour later.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : NET July 25, 2020 : Florida
« Reply #145 on: 07/03/2020 12:48 am »
https://www.argentina.gob.ar/noticias/el-satelite-saocom-1b-tiene-nueva-campana-de-lanzamiento

The Argentinian team supporting the launch will leave for Florida on Friday night.  They have all been tested for COVID-19, and will be quarantined until July 12 and tested again before starting the launch campaign.  Launch window is July 25-30.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : 2020 : Florida
« Reply #146 on: 07/03/2020 01:35 am »
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No, Argentina uses GMT-3, so (currently) we have just one hour difference with Florida. It's because Buenos Aires is on the east coast, and all the territory follows the same time zone.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : 2020 : Florida
« Reply #147 on: 07/03/2020 03:15 am »
[quote trimmed - gongora]

No, Argentina uses GMT-3, so (currently) we have just one hour difference with Florida. It's because Buenos Aires is on the east coast, and all the territory follows the same time zone.

My apologies. You would obviously know better than I.
I confused Argentina with Chile, even though I should know better.
I looked up Buenos Aires current time and it gave me the same time as Los Angeles.
I must have had some finger trouble.
Apologies for any confusion.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : NET July 25, 2020 : Florida
« Reply #148 on: 07/03/2020 07:34 am »
Facebook CONAE (oficial)  7 hrs ·

SAOCOM 1 B satellite has new launch campaign

It is planned to be placed in orbit at the end of July 2020 through SpaceX's Falcon 9 launcher from Cape Canaveral. Argentine engineers traveling to the United States will comply with strict quarantine until Sunday July 12th and, to enter Spacex facilities, they must have performed two PCR Test PCRs with negative results.

As part of the team travels a safety and hygiene responsible exclusively for monitoring the implementation of the protocol implemented for this mission, and the care of the members of the team and their health. On Monday, 29 and Tuesday, June 30, they were tested by PCR for COVID-19 and the results were negative. Argentine engineers travel with health insurance, personal protective equipment (EPP) COVID-19 and a protocol of preventive measures.

See the full information on CONAE Web: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/noticias/el-satelite-saocom-1b-tiene-nueva-campana-de-lanzamiento?fbclid=IwAR2oFLwFyh3MvHPUtbMzsnEQdRQHlqIz7c8BoodG1NQkrSZSkJR3bme_5UM

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« Last Edit: 07/03/2020 02:10 pm by gongora »
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : NET July 25, 2020 : Florida
« Reply #149 on: 07/03/2020 10:58 pm »
https://twitter.com/invapargentina/status/1279180603435384838
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We proudly bid farewell to part of the team embarking on the journey to launch the #SAOCOM1B @CONAE_Oficial Let's go Team! Let's go Argentina! @ciencia_ar

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : NET July 25, 2020 : Florida
« Reply #150 on: 07/13/2020 09:50 pm »
Today, the team in the US started working at SpaceX's facilities, and those in Argentina completed one of the last rehearsals for the launch. Everything's still on track for the 25th :D

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The team from CONAE and INVAP has completed the quarantine, and all the COVID-19 tests came back negative. From the US, Juan Ignacio Casais tells us how they are getting ready for their first day working on #SAOCOM1B at SpaceX's facilities.

https://twitter.com/CONAE_Oficial/status/1282658650256023553
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : NET July 25, 2020 : Florida
« Reply #151 on: 07/14/2020 02:38 pm »
A new Temporary Flight Restriction (discussed here) implies SpaceX is targeting a Sunday, July 19 launch of ANASIS-II.

Is six days long enough to turn around the pad at SLC-40?

Might one or the other of these launches be shifted to LC-39A?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : NET July 25, 2020 : Florida
« Reply #152 on: 07/14/2020 03:08 pm »
A new Temporary Flight Restriction (discussed here) implies SpaceX is targeting a Sunday, July 19 launch of ANASIS-II.

Is six days long enough to turn around the pad at SLC-40?

Might one or the other of these launches be shifted to LC-39A?
SAOCOM is likely being pushed a little. Ben Cooper's site now shows late July/early August launch date instead of the original July 25.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : NET July 25, 2020 : Florida
« Reply #153 on: 07/16/2020 08:10 pm »
https://twitter.com/CONAE_Oficial/status/1283796925507153921
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Today at 7pm, invited by @planetarioba SAOCOM professionals will participate in the virtual talk "SAOCOM Satellites: Observe the Earth from Space"
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : NET July 25, 2020 : Florida
« Reply #154 on: 07/17/2020 10:22 pm »
I still don't have confirmation of the new target date, but yes, it will probably get delayed by two or three days.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : NET late July 2020 : Florida
« Reply #155 on: 07/19/2020 03:38 am »
https://twitter.com/CONAE_Oficial/status/1284638492425945091
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Find out how the professionals participating in the observation satellite launch campaign are preparing #SAOCOM1B , scheduled for the end of July.
 I followed the story on the web: https://bit.ly/EquiposSAOCOM

The article has some good info

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : NET late July 2020 : Florida
« Reply #156 on: 07/19/2020 12:04 pm »
I followed the story on the web: https://bit.ly/EquiposSAOCOM

The article has some good info

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Five days before launch, the Argentine and SpaceX engineers will conduct a second procedural test, which this time will include the launcher and the satellite.

Are they saying they're going to do the static fire with payload attached?
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : NET late July 2020 : Florida
« Reply #157 on: 07/19/2020 12:23 pm »
I followed the story on the web: https://bit.ly/EquiposSAOCOM

The article has some good info

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Five days before launch, the Argentine and SpaceX engineers will conduct a second procedural test, which this time will include the launcher and the satellite.

Are they saying they're going to do the static fire with payload attached?

Seems like it. At least that's what I interpret from that.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : NET late July 2020 : Florida
« Reply #158 on: 07/19/2020 12:48 pm »
I wouldn't assume that means static fire.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SAOCOM 1B : NET late July 2020 : Florida
« Reply #159 on: 07/20/2020 02:20 am »
I followed the story on the web: https://bit.ly/EquiposSAOCOM

The article has some good info

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Five days before launch, the Argentine and SpaceX engineers will conduct a second procedural test, which this time will include the launcher and the satellite.

Are they saying they're going to do the static fire with payload attached?

As far as I know, yes, this is the case. We'll use this test as the last rehearsal before the launch.

PS: I was surprised, too. I thought they stopped doing static fires with the payload attached after AMOS-6.
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