Intelsat 40e has landed in Florida! In preparation for an April launch, the @Maxar-built IS-40e satellite and its hosted pollution-monitoring @NASA payload known as TEMPO arrived at Kennedy Space Center (KSC).
291823Z MAR 23NAVAREA IV 375/23(11,26).WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.FLORIDA.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING 070429Z TO 070717Z APR, ALTERNATE 080429Z TO 080716Z, 0428Z TO 0716Z DAILY 09 THRU 11 AND 0427Z TO 0715Z DAILY 12 AND 13 APR IN AREAS BOUND BY: A. 28-38.01N 080-36.98W, 28-39.00N 080-34.00W, 28-39.00N 080-10.00W, 28-31.00N 080-06.00W, 28-31.00N 080-30.00W, 28-31.74N 080-33.63W, 28-31.82N 080-33.67W. B. 28-19.00N 074-53.00W, 28-27.00N 074-52.00W, 28-36.00N 072-44.00W, 28-28.00N 072-23.00W, 28-09.00N 072-27.00W, 28-01.00N 072-49.00W.2. CANCEL THIS MSG 130815Z APR 23.//
Departure! ASOG droneship and Doug are underway from Port Canaveral to support the Intelsat 40e mission.This departure then paves the way for JRTI droneship to enter Port shortly after with B1077 from Starlink 5-10, which is waiting just offshore. 🎥 nsf.live/spacecoast
One droneship coming in, one droneship going out!
What a sight to see this morning at the Cape! Tug Crosby Skipper and SpaceX droneship JRTI return to port with Falcon 9 B1077 as droneship ASOG heads out with Doug for the next mission💪 @SpaceOffshore
Doug and A Shortfall of Gravitas head downrange for the upcoming Intelsat 40e/TEMPO mission currently scheduled for Friday at 12:29AM
Intelsat 40e is fueled up and one step closer to launch!Working closely with IS-40e manufacturer @Maxar, IS-40e completed propellant loading operations and is now onto the next phase of the launch integration.
The IS-40e satellite and its hosted pollution-monitoring @NASA payload known as TEMPO is encapsulated under the payload fairings and will soon move to the hangar where it will be mated to the launch vehicle.
When in geosynchronous orbit over North America, the communication satellite will provide focused coverage for many of Intelsat’s customers, including commercial aviation, mobility and networks.
SpaceX is targeting Friday, April 7 for launch of the Intelsat IS-40e mission to a geosynchronous transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The 119-minute launch window opens at 12:30 a.m. ET (04:30 UTC). If needed, a backup opportunity is available on Saturday, April 8 with a 119-minute window opening at 12:29 a.m. ET (04:29 UTC).The Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched CRS-26, OneWeb Launch 16, and one Starlink mission. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.A live webcast of this mission will begin about 15 minutes prior to liftoff.
Launch Hazard Areas for #Intelsat 40e mission from CCSFS SLC-40, valid for NET 07 Apr 04:30 UTC, alternatively 08 to 13 Apr based on issued NOTAM/NOTMAR. B1076.4 landing 673km downrange. Estimated fairing recovery position approximately 872km downrange. http://bit.ly/LHA-24